Fellow FPN lovers,
I do not know if this is the place to ask a question about Montblanc 146. I am considering ordering my first ever Montblanc fountain pen 146 Le Grand EF from Appleboom pens. I see that the price quote is Euros 479.34 plus shipping, about $567(https://appelboom.co...27=Fountain pen).
A quick question to you is if this prie incudes VAT that is about 20% of the price or it is without VAT? I checked fr the same pen in our US MB site and it is about $705 +10% tax here in CA (https://www.montblan...0565448096.html). So it will be about $770 locally. The problem is I need an EF nib. Local MB only has M and F nibs.
The question is has anyone purchased from the Appleboom store. I am not afraid but I have been saving for the past two years to purchase my first MB.
Do you have any advice for me? Also, I am failing to understand the large price difference? Maybe I am reading the information incorrectly? Or should I just get a used MB from local dealers in California like Penguin Pen co. or others online dealers like Endless pens.
So many choices but price point and authenticity are of concern. Any help you can provide/ insight/ advice to me will be appreciated.