Wow! In the USA, the Metro is fairly inexpensive, $19.
A fantastic value from Pilot, the Metropolitan is a favorite first fountain pen. This silver-colored metal bodied pen has a glossy silver accent band, silver trim, and a steel nib. It comes with a squeeze converter and a black Pilot ink cartridge.www.gouletpens.com
Ah, that would explain the frequent recommendations online. While it's not that cheap here, other pens are, so no huge loss