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What's A Reasonable Waiting Time For A Sailor Pen To Ship?


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Sure. But the problems you're describing will hit you *after* the item has been shipped.

The problem with Engeika, it seems, is that items don't even get shipped.

Let me answer you in two parts: first I've always been of the opinion that Engelika was one of those too good to be true things. After reading their Fine print I've stayed away electing not to risk it. Other's saw it differently and had good experiences. Others not so good.

Second: sailor is dependent on supply lines for the materials used to make their pens and ink. When they slow down, vendors can't replenish inventory.

I've been hunting for some sailor pens over the past two months. I've been in contact with several well established vendors who are use to taking the order, then if necessary picking up the phone to the Sailor warehouse on the west coast for replenishment. It's not uncommon for them to take an order for an item out of stock. They expect quick replenishment from their suppliers. They all have all been getting the same answer from sailor. There will be a 1-2 month delay with no specific delivery date. Even the vendors I've contacted in Japan are giving me long lead times. Maybe it's Sailor, maybe it's the world shipping environment.

I don't have all the answers, I just think things are going to be a little bit sketchy for a while.

I'm still waiting for my pen from Fahrney's. At least, they send me email updates. They have to wait, so I wait.

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