- Reputable Dealer?

Discussion in 'The Barber Shop' started by ada8356, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. So I'm shopping for fancy new fountain pen and I stumbled across

    Well they have a Pelikan M1000 for $370 and a Pelikan M800 for $265. These prices are so much lower than any where else I'm suspicious.:001_huh:

    Anyone familiar with the site?
  2. FYI:

    I found this website while lurking on FPN.
  3. I had a good experience with my one order from them, and IIRC he's got a good rep over on the Fountain Pen Network.
  4. has a great reputation. I have bought a few pens from him / them over the last few years with no problems. I bought my M1000 for $300.00 from:
    who now has the M1000 for $359.00 US. The company is in Malaysia which puts some people off, but I have purchased from MelPens more than once with no problems. The one issue may be that if you need warranty service there may be a problem because it comes from out of country. I simply don't know.
    Best regards, and good luck. Ken.
  5. Great.

    I just wanted to check since he's so much cheaper than other places I was looking.

    (I did try to join FPN to ask there, but had some technical issues.)
  6. Another good on-line resource is . If you are not familiar with Pentrace, they have the main "yellow board" for conversation, and the "green board" for sales. I have gotten some really nice used pens off of the "green board".
    Best, Ken.
  7. Suzuki

    Suzuki Moderator Emeritus

    I've heard good things about this vendor - great price on the Lamy 2000 as well!
  8. I also found this forum from FPN. I have placed a dozen or so orders with Todd with no problems whatsoever. I did receive a smashed package from him once, not his fault, it looked like the USPS ran it over with a truck. Only one item in the package was damaged, and he replaced it free of charge. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

  9. Well I just ordered an M800 from him. Can't beat his prices.
  10. Suzuki

    Suzuki Moderator Emeritus

    Sweet - what colour and what nib size?

    Tell us how you like it.
  11. ada --

    +1 to Suzuki -- I am interested in hearing about your buying experience as I am thinking of getting a Pelikan from him as well. Thanks!
  12. I got the plain black (with gold tone) with an extra fine nib.:biggrin:
  13. Suzuki

    Suzuki Moderator Emeritus

    I've got the black and gold with a fine nib - just an amazing pen both in terms of performance and looks. I've had mine for over 2 years and had no problems whatsoever.
  14. I'm really looking fwd to it. Hopefully it shows up early next week.
  15. I'd get the M800. I have the M1000, but I find it just a little too big for me and I have big hands too.

  16. A nice Pelikan will be my next pen. Either a M800 or one of the sterling/blue M625 that I've been lusting after. I've bought a few pens from Todd and every experience was perfect. Enjoy your new pen, now on to ink!

  17. As far as I've never used them. I've always used

    Here's a site with everything
  18. For those that have ordered from him, how long did it take to get your stuff? I ordered last Friday and haven't seen any thing yet. Just wondering.
  19. IIRC, it was about two weeks.

  20. Sweet.

    It was waiting for me when I got to the office this AM.

    Very nice looking pen.

    Zhivago is a great ink color.

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