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BayesianPrior
November 1st, 2016, 02:23 PM
There is a generous ink sample PIF happening on another fountain pen board, but I don't want my friends on FPGeeks to miss out.

My very modest offer is four ink samples (3ml each) to one lucky winner.

Choices are from the following inks:
Diamine Beau Blue
Diamine Cerise
Diamine Majestic Purple
Diamine Matador
Diamine Tyrian Purple
Diamine Oxblood
Diamine Salamander
Diamine Teal
Diamine Macassar
Diamine Raw Sienna
J. Herbin Vert Empire
Pelikan 4001 Brillant Green
Pelikan 4001 Brillant Black
Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue
Sailor Jentle Blue-Black
Sailor Miruai
Sailor Doyou
Waterman Intense Black
Waterman Absolute Brown
Waterman Florida Blue

The details:


List yourself in this thread to enter.
I'll choose a winner by random number generator on Fountain Pen Day (Nov. 4) and consider all entries as of the time I get around to drawing a number.
I'll post the screen name of the winner on here and PM the winner to get mailing information.
Free postage worldwide.


2 Nov: Edited for slight tweaking of the rules - and worldwide shipping!

migo984
November 1st, 2016, 03:16 PM
Not a "very modest offer" at all; it's very generous of you.

I'm not entering as I already have those inks, but I know there will be other FPGs who will eagerly enter their names into the draw.

Thanks for your kindness :applause:

svalcourt
November 1st, 2016, 03:44 PM
What a generous PIF, count me in!
Thanks.

Monkey
November 1st, 2016, 04:18 PM
*raises hand* I'm in, too!

DavidtheGnome
November 1st, 2016, 04:32 PM
Very generous PIF, I',m in the states so I will sit this one out!

BayesianPrior
November 2nd, 2016, 02:40 AM
Very generous PIF, I',m in the states so I will sit this one out!

I've changed the rules. Do you want to play?

datainadequate
November 2nd, 2016, 03:51 AM
Can't resist the chance to try yet more inks, please count me in :)

Chrissy
November 2nd, 2016, 09:16 AM
Not an entry, but I just wanted to say that this is a very generous PIF. Thank you BP. :)

supersets
November 2nd, 2016, 09:49 AM
So very generous of you. As being quite new to fountain pens, I admit that I haven't sampled any of the inks you listed, so please count me in. Thanks!

BayesianPrior
November 2nd, 2016, 09:49 AM
Thank you BP. :)

It was the least I could do after that Deepwater Horizon fiasco... :facepalm:

datainadequate
November 2nd, 2016, 11:20 AM
It was the least I could do after that Deepwater Horizon fiasco... :facepalm:

:faint: :pound:

titrisol
November 2nd, 2016, 02:29 PM
Count me in!!!
I'm looknig for a blue ;)

caribbean_skye
November 2nd, 2016, 05:47 PM
not any entry but I wanted to say thank you for your generosity.


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Haefennasiel
November 2nd, 2016, 07:24 PM
Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! A "penthusiast" can never have too many inks so count me in please! [emoji4]


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Mining4God
November 2nd, 2016, 07:29 PM
Please count me in.

Moto Z Forced me to do this.

Camdenrb
November 2nd, 2016, 09:21 PM
I would love to be counted in for your PIF as I am new to the fountain pen community! Thanks again!!!

laurielindly
November 2nd, 2016, 11:09 PM
What a wonderful PIF; I just wanted to thank you. This is not an entry.

pollyskips
November 3rd, 2016, 08:00 AM
Oooh yes please count me in too - great inks giveaway. [emoji7]


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rubendh
November 3rd, 2016, 11:41 AM
woah! I'm a student and have only a few inks. I'd love to try out some new ones. Count me in :)

BayesianPrior
November 3rd, 2016, 02:22 PM
Hi fellow geeks. The PIF drawing will need to be delayed for a week due to a family emergency. I will close the PIF as promised on the 4th and may have a chance to draw the winner over the weekend. In any event, the inks won't be dispatched until the week of 14 Nov. Apologies.

Monkey
November 3rd, 2016, 02:27 PM
Family definitely comes first; I hope everything is okay!

southpaw52
November 4th, 2016, 06:46 AM
Thank you for a great PIF, count me in.

jay.is.here
November 4th, 2016, 08:02 AM
aha... lovely inks.. count me in :)

Nomdeplume
November 4th, 2016, 12:16 PM
Thank you for your generosity! I hope the family emergency is resolved quickly and to your satisfaction!

BayesianPrior
November 5th, 2016, 06:11 AM
Many thanks to those who have expressed such kind words. The emergency has resolved itself, in a manner of speaking, and our family is now smaller by one.

I'm an ocean away from my inks, so the winner must wait unfortunately. I should be back home on 13 November, but the dispatch of ink samples will not be my priority when I return.

This little PIF has given me some welcome distraction (as do my pens) during a time of turmoil and distress. As I am quite jet lagged, I am up before the rest of the house so I had a few moments of quiet to do the drawing.

The winner is....

Monkey!!!!

Please post your four ink choices in this thread and PM me your address.

Also, a little surprise (because I love surprises)...this PIF has a runner-up! (You didn't expect that, did you?) titrisol you are in the enviable position of being able to choose two ink samples which will be sent to you. As with Monkey, please post your choices in this thread and PM me your address.

Thanks to everyone for playing!

Monkey
November 5th, 2016, 10:32 AM
Oh yay, how exciting! Okay, I will tryyyy... Diamine Majestic Purple, Diamine Matador, Diamine Raw Sienna, and Waterman Florida Blue. Thanks so much!

Don't worry at all about when you get around to sending them, this is all just in good fun, the real stuff going on in your life of course takes precedence. It's a generous offer no matter when it winds up in the mail! I'm awfully sorry that things are in turmoil, though. :(

jay.is.here
November 5th, 2016, 11:10 AM
congrats to both the winners

Monkey
November 22nd, 2016, 06:17 AM
I didn't really want to start a new thread for it since it's not remotely a review, but
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Extra/n-wQtgT/i-nvt86Mw/0/L/i-nvt86Mw-L.jpg
this is my first "tested" sample from this PIF: Raw Sienna. The photo color looks fairly close to what I see on the page, though it's perhaps got just a little more of an olive-ish hint IRL than is visible here. But it's pretty close, at least on my screen. It's a really nice color that will very likely find its way to me later on. :)

BayesianPrior
November 27th, 2016, 07:57 AM
So pleased to hear the inks arrived safe and sound. And I'm also happy to hear that you appreciate Diamine Raw Sienna which is one of my favourite lighter browns due to the absence of strong red tones.

Thanks for posting your thoughts!

kinglouie
January 8th, 2017, 06:35 PM
wow! I'm new to the hobby and only have one type of ink. Please count me in!