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    Hi guys, I saw a listing on ebay for a Parker Vacumatic Golden Web, the seller had it listed for $500 and I sent them an offer of $200, skeptical that they would accept it. Well turns out they did, what is the usual market price for one of these? In good condition?


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    Default Re: Parker Vac golden web price?

    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlifter View Post
    Condition is superbly well. The seller also offers free returns. Im on a limited budget so Im choosing between this and a NIB MB146 Unicef, and I cant decide what would be the better purchase.


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    Default Re: Parker Vac golden web price?

    $200 for a Golden Web in "superb" condition is a very good price. I payed more for mine ten years ago...


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    Default Re: Parker Vac golden web price?

    IMHO When you suggest you're deciding between a Parker Vac Golden web and a Montblanc 146 Unicef you're talking about a really vast difference. It's like comparing apples with a chair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    IMHO When you suggest you're deciding between a Parker Vac Golden web and a Montblanc 146 Unicef you're talking about a really vast difference. It's like comparing apples with a chair.
    Except one is an extremely rare golden apple no?


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    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    $200 for a Golden Web in "superb" condition is a very good price. I payed more for mine ten years ago...

    How much did it cost you?


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    Who cares about the MB? Go for the rare pen! If you decide to pass on it, I'll take it.
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    Default Re: Parker Vac golden web price?

    penmainiac,

    what is the usual market price for one of these? In good condition?


    In answer to your question.

    I spent a few moments researching your question.



    On UK ebay, good ones sell for 300

    Mint ones are more


    Can you please post an image of the pen that you have mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proteus View Post
    penmainiac,

    what is the usual market price for one of these? In good condition?


    In answer to your question.

    I spent a few moments researching your question.



    On UK ebay, good ones sell for 300

    Mint ones are more


    Can you please post an image of the pen that you have mentioned.
    Here are some pictures from the seller, hes reported that the pen has no cracks chips or bite marks, just some micro scratches.





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    Quote Originally Posted by proteus View Post
    On UK ebay, good ones sell for 300 Mint ones are more
    Are you quoting prices for completed sales or asking prices. Also, prices for objects are best tracked over time, not a one-look snapshot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by penmainiac View Post
    Here are some pictures from the seller, hes reported that the pen has no cracks chips or bite marks, just some micro scratches.
    I have no idea why you are even hesitating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by penmainiac View Post
    Here are some pictures from the seller, hes reported that the pen has no cracks chips or bite marks, just some micro scratches.
    I have no idea why you are even hesitating.
    Just put in the order, I cant wait!!!


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    Default Re: Parker Vac golden web price?

    From the images shown it looks great.

    Buy it.


    Nb JS I have read your replies to my comments a few times
    My polite reply - You decide the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proteus View Post
    Nb JS I have read your replies to my comments a few times. My polite reply - You decide the answer.
    I'm not trying to be confrontational or anything, and I know we have been in purchasing discussions before. Just keep in mind that many people read through these threads and *won't* have the benefit of past discourse. I tend to make it a rule to ask that question when someone mentions that they are figuring out current selling price points, because there are many, many people who are not aware of how off the mark you can be when you only look at asking price, yet that is precisely what they were doing.

    Not about you at all, and I meant no offense.
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    Default Re: Parker Vac golden web price?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by proteus View Post
    On UK ebay, good ones sell for 300 Mint ones are more
    Are you quoting prices for completed sales or asking prices. Also, prices for objects are best tracked over time, not a one-look snapshot.
    Interestingly I just did a search and found one currently on auction on ebay UK. We can watch and see what it fetches in a couple of days time.

    However, when searching for "Sold items" it appears that this same seller has recently sold this pen at least twice. Once in November and once in January, so all may not be as it seems....... Unless, of course, he has at least 3 identical golden web pens.
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    Default Re: Parker Vac golden web price?

    I found two others... One being auctioned and is now about 15$ with a misaligned nib another for 4500 US $.
    Quite a contrast

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    Default Re: Parker Vac golden web price?

    Personally, I would never make an offer out of ignorance. Do you homework before bidding. As JS said, others may read this later.

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    Default Re: Parker Vac golden web price?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
    Personally, I would never make an offer out of ignorance. Do you homework before bidding. As JS said, others may read this later.
    Ive done quite a lot of reading on Parkers, I knew straight away from the listing that is was one of the famed golden webs, I just never thought the seller would accept such a low offer


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    Quote Originally Posted by penmainiac View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    $200 for a Golden Web in "superb" condition is a very good price. I payed more for mine ten years ago...

    How much did it cost you?


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    I can't remember the exact sum, but was something between $250 and $275. As already said, 10 years and more ago...
    Last edited by christof; February 6th, 2021 at 12:32 PM.

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