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Pilot C823 special edition, beautiful but expensive



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Tokyo retailer Shosaikan offers a Custom 823 special edition limited to 100 pens (<—link). For some reason that I haven’t quite figured out yet, I find this pen very appealing. It really speaks to me. The cosmetic changes are subtle yet effective. Love the understated beauty of the nib! The only thing that’s stopping me is the price. Taking import duty into the equation it would become too much when compared to a regular C823.

 

 

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At 100 pieces, they’re bound to go fast. 

 

 

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49 minutes ago, TheDutchGuy said:

At 100 pieces, they’re bound to go fast.

 

It's unclear to me whether there are 100 pieces each fitted with F, M and B nibs, or 100 pieces in total. Considering that the pen has a different Japanese Article Number depending on the nib on it, I wouldn't be surprised if there are in fact 300 such pens.

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3 hours ago, Chinchy said:

If you send me a referral, maybe I can help you earn points if I sign up....?

I have nothing to do with them - just for your information. Living in Japan means I don't need them.

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On 4/7/2021 at 1:33 PM, mke said:

Get a Blackship address in Japan and the problem should be solved.

-> blackship.com

 

Thanks for the tip. Are there other services comparable to this? Just want to have a range of options.  

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5 hours ago, steve50 said:

Are there other services comparable to this?

 

Yes, of course. 

https://www.google.com/search?q=japan+forwarding+service

 

The services returned by the search are comparable in that they are broadly the same type of service that can then be compared with each other, functionally and qualitatively, in how well they deliver to the user's objective.

 

It's up to you to do the data gathering and analysis, from your own perspective and in line with your individual preferences and concerns, though. They are not presented as reviews and/or in a ranked list after having already been compared by someone else.

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