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No More Fountain Pens In Mexico


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Fellow "Keepers Of The Flame", I carry my fountain pens in my shirt, breast pocket. Maybe it is coincidence that it is next to my heart. There it is, my fountain pen, in a warm place next to my heart.

Keep them well and loved, until the day when the lights come on again, in the world. We will be waiting.

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn.
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen:
Verweile doch, du bist so schön !

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Near Avenida Cuauhtemoc every saturday there is a flea market where you can find some vintage pens in good condition and for good prices. There are like two three vendors specially that have a nice amount of pens.

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Old thread but... Costco has a pack of two medium nib Pilot Metropolitan pens with the usual converters and a bunch of cartridges for $700 Pesos, which works out to 65% more than in the US but still less what Amazon Mexico wants for them (for the medium, the fine is cheaper there). Black and silver. Lumen sells a converter (con-50 maybe) for $175 pesos.

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 

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Last post is just about when my fountain pen obsession started. I live in Mexico city and I can tell you that fountain pens are certainly not mainstream, but are not absent.

 

In my constant search for pens I have seen Inoxcrom, Online, Pilot, Zebra and Pelikan fountain pens at many stationery stores, most of them either school or disposable pens. At big chain gift and novelty store Sanborns, you can always find at least Cross, Sheaffer, Parker and Waterman, ocasionally Lamy, and most recently Kaweco. It seems they tried Pelikan but didn't work out (I bought my all white M205 there). Other stationery and art stores sell more premium products from all previously mentioned brands plus Caran d'ache and Faber Castell, and also some Monteverde products.

 

In my opinion Mexico city is still a good place to get new pens. There is also the previously mentioned Miguel Angel pen store which offers absolutely stunning pens from most widely recognized brands (including Italians like Omas, Visconti and Aurora).

 

And yes, vintage pens are here for those who are willing to dig a little.

 

Tadeo

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Honestly, it sounds like you now have about the same selection as we do here in Washington State, USA. There are a very, very few places in the local area that sell some Waterman, and a few low-end Scheaffer pens, nothing else. It's a four-hour drive to anyplace for me that sells anything more, and likewise, the websites of our major office supply places do not carry them. Amazon and the dedicated fountain pen websites that we all know and love are the primary sources, at least in the couple hundred miles around where I live.

 

I feel your pain, man!

 

Five years late, but I mean, in wenatchee... you're kind of in the middle of BFE. It's not exactly a capital city... Spokane is a long ways a way (and the hilbillies there aren't interested in pens anyways :P ) and Seattle is a good four hour drive away.

 

But if one went to seattle, you'd find one luxury botique that carries high end MB, cross and visconti, the UW bookstore carries a good variety of kaweco, lamy, pilot, and a few others (as well as a huge variety of inks and good paper) and the main Uwajimaya's stationary store has a great selection of ink, paper, and japanese pens.

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Selling a boatload of restored, fairly rare, vintage Japanese gold nib pens, click here to see (more added as I finish restoring them)

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Old thread but... Costco has a pack of two medium nib Pilot Metropolitan pens with the usual converters and a bunch of cartridges for $700 Pesos, which works out to 65% more than in the US but still less what Amazon Mexico wants for them (for the medium, the fine is cheaper there). Black and silver. Lumen sells a converter (con-50 maybe) for $175 pesos.

 

I mean, $8 for a converter isn't horrendous, and $35 USD for a two pack pilot metros is actually a fair price considering the current MSRP of around $20.

Selling a boatload of restored, fairly rare, vintage Japanese gold nib pens, click here to see (more added as I finish restoring them)

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Am I the only one...

 

who buys at Amazon overseas?

 

 

Maybe it is because I started ordering from Amazon when it was US only, but currently I often find my self, when looking for an interesting product, fishing in Amazon DE, ES, FR, IT US, UK, and comparing prices, and ordering from wherever has the best one. Sometimes, even adding the shipping costs, I've been able to get something for half the price. And oddly sometimes it wasn't the maker (or Amazon in the maker's country) who offered the best price, but Amazon at another country (possibly because it had it stocked and with no demand).

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