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If anyone wants a large bottle of red Super Quink with Solv-X, there's one for sale in The Junk Shop in Greenwich. They also have a half-bottle of (I think) permanent blue-black, and a few large bottles of Swan ink with very little ink in.

If it's still there in a week or so I might be compelled to buy it myself :)

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I foolishly bought a couple bottles of Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black on eBay a few years ago for $12 each. They looked like they were made in the late 60s. The labels showed they were from a shop in Salt Lake City, Utah. And when I cracked them open I found they had faded, maybe they sat in a shop window in the hot sun for decades. I still have them. The ink is now a grayish color. Its still usable but no longer blue-black as originally.

 

My mistake was buying on eBay. I love Pelikan 4001 Blau-Schwarz, in fact its my favorite ink. When I learned it couldnt be sold in this country anymore due to prohibited content I jumped on these eBay bottles, not realizing I could buy from Cult Pens online from UK anytime. But later I visited Munich, Germany and put in a lifetime supply!

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      Even so, you'd end up with a fragmented list, and it becomes an O(N²) process for each prospective requestor to check what is available: effectively recreate the list of currently active servers (without any reliable up-to-date info upfront about the inks and number of samples on offer in the thread) from the sequential list of posts, which may be spread over two or even more pages, and then query each server independently to check what is currently on offer.   It comes down to not hav
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      If one wanted to do this, one could just use the "About Me" field which appears to be unlimited in size.  And if a bunch of people wanted to cooperate, the Member Title field (or signature) could be used to this end - "Ink Giver" (or some such) could be used by those with inks to give...  No software edits required.
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      I suppose the update issue could be mitigated.  One would post a link in signature, to the particular part of your profile where you list the inks that you're willing to post samples to others, gratis.  But looking at profiles, I suspect that would require an edit to the board's software, potentially a nontrivial task.
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      I read your idea as getting willing givers to publicly register as members of a set of heterogenous servers, in a system in which a client would explicitly select an available server from a list, to which he/she will then send a request privately and asynchronously. Request handling in the system is unmanaged, and individual requests are handled by the targeted servers completely independently on each other. I think the model is fine, although there are some operational concerns you may want to
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      First thought on the method/system of ink sharing: Think the best way, to begin with, is to follow the way of the US thread: offer up a (small) list of inks you are willing to PIF, to whoever expresses interest. Write clearly in the "mission statement" how it works, with a tiny "quid pro quo" that even a struggling student can comply with, i.e. post your opinion and a writing sample, with option of a full review if desired.   So yours truly might say: "I'm offering up samples of D
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