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#1 amberleadavis

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 16:06

https://www.justwrite.com.au/ JustWrite the maker of Blackstone ink has been offline for months now.  Blackstone inks are still available at other stores but if you love them (like I do), you may want to acquire your bottles now.  This could be a temporary thing, but with cross ocean shipping delays during Covid, we may not see more supplies for a while.


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 13:47

Thankfully I’ve got two bottles of Sydney Harbour Blue left. I love that ink. Hopefully the company will go back to normal soon!



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Posted 24 August 2020 - 21:48

I fear it's too late. I can't find Blue Gum anywhere, let alone Barrier Reef Blue. I wonder if the company is still in business.


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Posted 24 August 2020 - 21:51

Lemur inks has a few available, but not Barrier Reef Blue.



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Posted 25 August 2020 - 01:27

Hmmm. I thought LarryPOST in Australia would likely carry Blackstone inks, but apparently it doesn't.

 

(I had to call the folks there just now, because LarryPOST's web site is down and they didn't know about it. Given we're wondering whether certain Australian manufacturers and retailers in this hobby have quietly gone out of business without putting up a post on their web sites, or even Facebook or Instagram, I suggested they attend to the little IT problem promptly, lest they give the wrong impression about LarryPOST's status.)


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Posted 31 August 2020 - 00:30

I fear it's too late. I can't find Blue Gum anywhere, let alone Barrier Reef Blue.

 

 

Fountainfeder.de must have just received (or found?) a shipment of Blackstone inks, because when I looked a week ago Barrier Reef Blue was not in stock but just now it is. Blue Gum, too.

 

No affiliation, other than having been a customer of Stefanie's. Her customer service was good, although I'm not entirely (or at all!) happy that she adds the 19% MwSt (i.e. VAT) to the total on an order even when directly exporting to customers outside Europe. If you can't find an ink you want from some other channel, then that's just something you need to decide whether you want to accept, especially if it doesn't look like Blackstone is still trading and/or producing ink.


Edited by A Smug Dill, 31 August 2020 - 01:20.

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 20:38

Fountainfeder.de must have just received (or found?) a shipment of Blackstone inks,

 

Thank you so much! fountainfeder.de actually is the website from where I get my Blackstone supply.

 

I checked quite often recently, but not these last days. Now all stock is replenished! I'll write her right away to ask her if the large bottles of Barrier Reef Blue and Blue Gum I asked her to order for me have arrived with the small ones.


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 10:51

Now all stock is replenished!

 

Unfortunately, that's not true. Two bottles of Barrier Reef Blue and one of Blue Gum just reappeared from somewhere after stock-taking. You were right, she didn't receive, but found them.

 

I wrote Stefanie yesterday about the large bottles and she answered that Blackstone doesn't answer anymore and that it seems they won't deliver anything in the near future.

 

The only solution would be to drop in on their office/workshop. Does anybody live near by? Okay, quite improbable and asking too much anyway.


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 11:21

The only solution would be to drop in on their office/workshop. Does anybody live near by? Okay, quite improbable and asking too much anyway.

 

 

If I'm not mistaken, Kevin who owns the Blackstone brand is based in the state of Victoria, and Victoria is under Level 4 'lockdown' restrictions at the moment — the strictest compared to the rest of the Australian states — so going for a casual/recon visit is not permitted.

 

I seriously doubt Blackstone is actually still trading, anyway. My preferred supplier has also said Blackstone isn't responding at all; and, not that I know Kevin or have been in contact with him personally before, but I sent him a polite private message on the FPN platform back in June asking if Blackstone is still operating or trading, and I never got a reply. That's fine, and I didn't take exception per se, when I don't even know if he's still, well, active; but I'm just going to spend my money elsewhere on something else.


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 23:21

I seriously doubt Blackstone is actually still trading, anyway.

So do I.

 

My preferred supplier has also said Blackstone isn't responding at all;

That's what mine tells, too.

 

Ach, what a pity! I love these two blues, and I also love the bouncing bottles in which they come, i.e., came.


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