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Warning: Chinese Converters Being Sold As Schmidt Universals


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I hope this is the right place. There is a seller on Amazon that is selling cheap Chinese converters as Schmidt universals.

When the converter arrived, it didn't look like any Schmidt converter I own. It was green and looked suspiciously like every single converter in a Jinhao or Hero pen.

I tried the converter in my KarasKustom: It did not fit. It slipped right out. I tried the converter in my Faber-Castell Loom: it slipped right out of that too.

Despite being advertised as a Schmidt on Amazon, when it arrived, the seller's packing slip further identified it as Schmidt bluRAFIA.
Research on the seller's website said it was a Chinese converter made by a German company. Huh?? It's a Chinese (probably Jinhao) converter masquerading as a Schmidt.

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Ambimom, thank you so much for sharing this information, this is very important.

 

I hope you provided this information in a negative product review on Amazon. And, I hope you contacted Amazon with this information and asked for a refund. Amazon is very serious about fraudulent information on their products.

 

I particularly like the misleading oxymoron lie: "Chinese converter made by a German company". That would be enough to trigger my warnings. Even if it fit your Karas Kustoms pen, the quality would be very low and it would probably not last very long.

 

I bought my Karas Kustoms Fountain K pen from Goulet Pen Co. and it came with a Schmidt converter, in the Karas Kustoms box with the pen. I love that I can easily disassemble my Schmidt converters for cleaning and re-lubing the bore and threads with silicone grease.

 

Personally, I buy my pens and supplies from Goulet Pen Co. They sell the true Schmidt converter for $5:

 

https://www.gouletpens.com/standard-international-cartridge-converter/p/MV31065

Eschew Sesquipedalian Obfuscation

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Thanks for the heads up. I would agree with the first response to your post. I definitely would get on the phone with Amazon asap. This is unacceptable.

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Too bad about this experience, but thanks for passing the lesson to the rest of us!

 

Fortunately, Amazon is very easy to work with on returns/refunds.

 

I ordered a Sony TV through Amazon, got it, set it up, found it defective. Per Sony's instructions in owner's manual, I called Sony's number, reported the problem, etc., etc., etc. Long story short, Sony was a b**ch to deal with, and they refused to honor the warranty. I went back to Amazon, and in 2 days I had the TV replaced, no questions, no hassle, and NO extra cost to me.

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