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    Default This is different- Hire out your pens

    https://www.pensharing.com/

    Anyone done this? Either hiring out or hired a pen?

    I can see more pitfalls than benefits and can imagine problems galore.
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    Default Re: This is diffreent - Hire out your pens

    I follow Jon on Instagram and have been intrigued by his idea. I have not heard of anything going wrong so far but yeah, I can see something really messing it up for everyone.
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    Default Re: This is diffreent - Hire out your pens

    How do I get an invite? Is it Euro only?
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    Default Re: This is diffreent - Hire out your pens

    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpenkid View Post
    How do I get an invite? Is it Euro only?

    https://www.pensharing.com/en/infos/how_to_use

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    Default Re: This is diffreent - Hire out your pens

    Oh god, not this discussion again.

    https://www.reddit.com/user/pensharing/ << all above board

    https://www.reddit.com/r/fountainpen...d_be_great_to/ << robust discussion with lots of testimonials.

    Bottom line: it has worked remarkably well for years now with trust as a major element of its success. Nobody has had a problem, although yes it doesn't take much imagination to think of some potential pitfalls. If you don't want to share your pens, especially precious pens, nobody is forcing you to. If you want to try someone's pen and it's on Pensharing, give it a go. It is not a scam. It may have flaws, but most things do.

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    Default Re: This is diffreent - Hire out your pens

    Quote Originally Posted by Eciton View Post
    Oh god, not this discussion again.

    https://www.reddit.com/user/pensharing/ << all above board

    https://www.reddit.com/r/fountainpen...d_be_great_to/ << robust discussion with lots of testimonials.

    Bottom line: it has worked remarkably well for years now with trust as a major element of its success. Nobody has had a problem, although yes it doesn't take much imagination to think of some potential pitfalls. If you don't want to share your pens, especially precious pens, nobody is forcing you to. If you want to try someone's pen and it's on Pensharing, give it a go. It is not a scam. It may have flaws, but most things do.
    Sorry if this has annoyed you.

    I don't use Reddit and I cannot recall seeing Pensharing as a business discussed on pen forums in the past.

    What I saw was something that could be of interest (or concern) to others and therefore worth posting.
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    Default Re: This is diffreent - Hire out your pens

    As Fermata said, not everyone uses Reddit.

    Besides, so what if it is on Reddit? Reddit’s structure encourages repetition and consensus. This place has a different set of parameters that make for a different quality of conversation. Ditto for the Other Place and Pentrace so on and so forth. We’re here because we want to have conversations HERE.

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    Default Re: This is diffreent - Hire out your pens

    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    As Fermata said, not everyone uses Reddit.

    Besides, so what if it is on Reddit? Reddit’s structure encourages repetition and consensus. This place has a different set of parameters that make for a different quality of conversation. Ditto for the Other Place and Pentrace so on and so forth. We’re here because we want to have conversations HERE.
    Thank you for your comments Guyy, I was beginning to feel that I had made a mistake in putting Pensharing forward as a topic.

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    Default Re: This is diffreent - Hire out your pens

    Quote Originally Posted by Eciton View Post
    Oh god, not this discussion again.
    Perhaps you'd prefer the one about Noodler's ink? That's a perennial "Oh god, not again" in these parts. Local customs, you know.

    I think maybe this has cropped up before, but perhaps that was the Other Place. Aside from the potential for disaster, the idea appeals to me for trying the spendier pens. Unfortunately the sending to and fro securely is a major stumbling block for me, and if I could get to the post office to do that, I'd probably be selling rather than hiring or lending. Regardless of all that, it's rather nice to see that some folks have such faith in their fellow human beings - sometimes it feels like no-one ever trusts anyone anymore - so my heart is lifted by its existence. Thank you for starting the topic, Fermata.
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    Default Re: This is diffreent - Hire out your pens

    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Eciton View Post
    Oh god, not this discussion again.
    Perhaps you'd prefer the one about Noodler's ink? That's a perennial "Oh god, not again" in these parts. Local customs, you know.

    I think maybe this has cropped up before, but perhaps that was the Other Place. Aside from the potential for disaster, the idea appeals to me for trying the spendier pens. Unfortunately the sending to and fro securely is a major stumbling block for me, and if I could get to the post office to do that, I'd probably be selling rather than hiring or lending. Regardless of all that, it's rather nice to see that some folks have such faith in their fellow human beings - sometimes it feels like no-one ever trusts anyone anymore - so my heart is lifted by its existence. Thank you for starting the topic, Fermata.

    Thank you.

    Having been bitten once I am twice shy, I lent an as new 51 to an experienced pen user, a man that I knew. he wanted to try one pending purchase. after a month of badgering I had the pen back, it was in such bad condition that I thought it had been swapped, perhaps it had.

    I think Hertz rent-a-car had this problem, they used to rent out high performance Fords for a weekend, when the car came back it had an engine that looked similar but had been swapped.

    We are all different, I would not be happy hiring out my pens for just a few pounds as most of my pens have been fully restored by me, I think too much of them.
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    Default Re: This is different- Hire out your pens

    I would totally do this with people I knew, but I only have a few pens worth over $100, and I would not volunteer them (I would miss them too much: I use them every day).

    So maybe I wouldn't do it

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