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    Default PenBBS: Are they going under?

    Taking a look at their ETSY site...not looking too good.
    Overall inventory levels of their pens is down to single digits for most.
    I cannot obtain replacement parts for the pens of theirs that I own and I'm not buying a replacement pen on ebay for $100.
    I kinda feel like I have no choice but to move on to a pen with the same features but a bigger name...hopefully, a stronger company.
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    Default Re: PenBBS: Are they going under?

    Maybe production was down for the Chinese New Year celebrations?
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    Default Re: PenBBS: Are they going under?

    That is my impression, too, Ivan. And this isn't a big company but a small, independent maker. Get something if you see it and like it, there is NO reason to believe it will always be made. Beyond that, they DO offer a parts package for a few bucks that has an assortment of feeds, nibs, etc. OP doesn't state precisely what parts are needed.
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    Default Re: PenBBS: Are they going under?

    Oh it's a replacement section.
    I guess it will wait til after their holiday season/time/year.
    Until then I'll be exploring life in the Opus-88 camp.
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    Default Re: PenBBS: Are they going under?

    Quote Originally Posted by Detman101 View Post
    Until then I'll be exploring life in the Opus-88 camp.
    Just throwing this out there: I was made aware the other night of yet *another* inexpensive ED pen that people are slapping other nibs into as a project pen, maybe worth a look: Tramol.
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    Default Re: PenBBS: Are they going under?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Detman101 View Post
    Until then I'll be exploring life in the Opus-88 camp.
    Just throwing this out there: I was made aware the other night of yet *another* inexpensive ED pen that people are slapping other nibs into as a project pen, maybe worth a look: Tramol.
    Whoa-ho-ho!!!
    VErrrrrry nice!
    I'm picking up one of these on principle, Thank you!!!!
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    Default Re: PenBBS: Are they going under?

    For years I used tram oil on the Monarch ways. I was pretty liberal in how much I used...until I was about out and found out how difficult real tram oil is to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    For years I used tram oil on the Monarch ways. I was pretty liberal in how much I used...until I was about out and found out how difficult real tram oil is to find.
    I switched to funicular grease a few years ago. A more stable formula.
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