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#161 yash_666

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 11:37

Hey Hari, I can not thank you enough for this post. I visited Apsara and shukla pen mart recently and my experience was nothing less than amazing. One quick question though, I got a 1.1 mm stub on my lamy safari at 1000 rupees, was it a fair deal? The mrp is 1100

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 15:10

I think its a fair deal.


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 15:39

Hey Hari, I can not thank you enough for this post. I visited Apsara and shukla pen mart recently and my experience was nothing less than amazing. One quick question though, I got a 1.1 mm stub on my lamy safari at 1000 rupees, was it a fair deal? The mrp is 1100

great. the current mrp appears to be 2200, so I feel you got a good deal?


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 11:43

great. the current mrp appears to be 2200, so I feel you got a good deal?



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Posted 27 November 2015 - 11:44

2200 for a replacement nib? Wow, lucky me.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 11:46

2200 for a replacement nib? Wow, lucky me.

hello, I thought you had purchased a full pen with a 1.1 nib for 1100. 2200 is the price of the pen, not just the nib.  I have no idea of the nib prices, but any price less than the stated mrp should be fine. enjoy!


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 18:17

hello, I thought you had purchased a full pen with a 1.1 nib for 1100. 2200 is the price of the pen, not just the nib.  I have no idea of the nib prices, but any price less than the stated mrp should be fine. enjoy!

Thats what I thought too. The pen comes in for less that 2200 if you ask for a deal on a regular color. Thank you anyway.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 18:29

I know this is an old topic, but reading through it, and enjoying the pictures of the pen store and the marketplace, was fascinating.  I have two vintage pens needing new sacs,  and will be installing those sacs soon.   Thanks FPN for the education given on how to replace a sac, and clean up an older pen making it look new!



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 18:32

I know this is an old topic, but reading through it, and enjoying the pictures of the pen store and the marketplace, was fascinating.  I have two vintage pens needing new sacs,  and will be installing those sacs soon.   Thanks FPN for the education given on how to replace a sac, and clean up an older pen making it look new!

Thanks Helen. I am glad this thread continues to be interesting even after 8 long years. The shops are all still there, some have been re-modelled/face lifted,


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 18:48

I never thought I would go to Mumbai...but these photos may cause me to consider changing my mind.

 

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 17:20

I asked the price for a pelikan m1000 in Apsara pen mart, they said it is around 38k, where as the online price of m1000 (william penn and even in flipkart before they went out of stock) is around 62k which is too much. Is the service provided by Apsara pen mart reliable enough to purchase such an expensive pen and what are other alternatives to buy an m1000 in INDIA.



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 19:54

Thanks for sharing those pictures. India ia such a fascinating country!
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#173 hari317

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 11:57

The original article along with the now missing pictures is available for download as a pdf file at the following link:

 

https://ia801507.us....i pen shops.pdf

 

I hope it is useful.

 

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