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OmegaMountain

Alright - time for round two. I currently have on order the following brand new items:

 

A Lamy Safari in blue with a medium nib

A Z24 Converter

A 30ml bottle of Diamine Oxford Blue

 

All this can be yours - if your number is drawn!

 

I will be out of town for work a couple of days this week, so let's run the deadline to FRIDAY JANUARY, 20th at 12:00 PM EST.

 

Here be the rules:

 

- You can only enter once.

- Post a comment under this post - handwritten posts are cool though they won't earn you any extra probability of winning!

- Each entry post will be assigned a number as they are posted.

- I will use random.org to generate a random winning number based off the number of entries.

- Anyone can enter and so long as shipping to your country from the U.S. is not prohibitively expensive and possible, I will ship your prize to you. You are responsible for any customs, etc., of course but this isn't a super expensive giveaway so I don't know if that will be an issue.

- Uh... that's it... I think.

 

Thanks for playing and good luck!

 

 

 

 

"Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts." - Patrick Rothfuss

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Thanks for the very generous offer. Please include me in the drawing.

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It would be so cool if I won this, and if shipping to the Netherlands is too expensive for you, I can pay for that myself.

Forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde.

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Cool PIF! I would love to be considered :)

Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!

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The only thing I've ever won was a pineapple upside down cake at a school raffle when I was in the 8th grade. Maybe I'm due to win something again, so count me in. Thanks!

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I'd like to enter this giveaway. I don't own any Lamy pens right now, and the Safari is one of their models that I've been thinking about getting eventually, so this is a great chance to get one. Thanks for the offer!

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OmegaMountain

NOTE: I have asked the mod to edit and I know this isn't a big deal, but the ink is actually DIAMINE FLORIDA BLUE. I was choosing between the two to order and went with Florida but typed Oxford. Carry on!

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