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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    Any updates on the MRR saga?

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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    Still have the pens at their facility with a status of "parts ordered."

    Considering that it's not an off the shelf 146(or other) nib I'm not too worried at this point as I'd guess the oblique LE/SE nibs are made to order and not stock items in Germany. I've heard estimates of around 6-8 weeks for MB to get them done, so I'm hoping that they're back by the end of March.

    We'll see which arrives first-my Edison(estimated I think March 26th), my 146C(from Iguanasell, ordered January 12th) or these two pens.

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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    Just received a shipping notification/tracking number, so we'll see what things look like in a few days!

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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    Keeping my fingers crossed that they did the nib exchange correctly!

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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    I get the impression from reading this thread that Montblanc, by providing this kind of service, is trying to drive the users nuts, by providing a service system unworthy of a high end product. I think the same of Pelikan. The vendors should be the ones jumping through hoops.

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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    Keeping my fingers crossed that they did the nib exchange correctly!

    My wife texted me a little while ago that it had been delivered(actually left on the porch and not signed for, but that's a UPS problem...) so we'll see when I get home from work!

    One would think that a nib exchange couldn't be messed up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajaro View Post
    I get the impression from reading this thread that Montblanc, by providing this kind of service, is trying to drive the users nuts, by providing a service system unworthy of a high end product. I think the same of Pelikan. The vendors should be the ones jumping through hoops.
    Sadly, I get that impression too.
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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    No chance to ink it(probably won't yet, but may dip it in a bit) and it certainly LOOKS like an OBB.

    Also, I sent the pen with its factory F sticker still on the turning knob. They removed that and put an OBB sticker on it.

    Incidentally, earlier in the thread I was speculating about whether this, my Edison, or my 146C would arrive first.

    This is the "probably" week Brian gave me on the Edison, although I'm not stressing out too much on that one since it hasn't been super long.

    No word on my 146C...someone on FPN who ordered from the same vendor as I did got theirs a few weeks back, so I'm just hoping I'll get them as they trickle in.
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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    Here it is-still need to ink and write with it.

    The nib doesn't look as stubby as I'd like, but it is certainly an OBB. That part isn't MJR's fault, though-it's how MB made the nib.

    Overall, though, looks like all said and done I have nothing to complain about with the nib swap

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    Lovely!

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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    I like the look of the nib but the pen wouldn't be my choice. Thankfully we're all different.
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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I like the look of the nib but the pen wouldn't be my choice. Thankfully we're all different.
    Well, my wife liked it, and given that she usually just rolls her eyes at FPs, I figured that was a sign to buy

    She still won't USE it(which is why I felt okay putting an OBB on it) but she at least likes it.

    Regardless, it's still a lot of fun to sit and look at the detail in it.

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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    The nib is beautiful, and I see why you enjoy it.

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    I hope the OP gets this sorted out. This is what happens when companies outsource things they really shouldn't. I ordered a 149 from Montblanc's website and a third party is running the website and fulfilling orders. Now, my 149 seems to be slowly leaking ink where the nib assembly meets the body. Hopefully I don't run into any problems with MJR.

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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    Quote Originally Posted by jdwhitak View Post
    I hope the OP gets this sorted out. This is what happens when companies outsource things they really shouldn't. I ordered a 149 from Montblanc's website and a third party is running the website and fulfilling orders. Now, my 149 seems to be slowly leaking ink where the nib assembly meets the body. Hopefully I don't run into any problems with MJR.
    Good luck. I'll likely never own a MB pen, but I've read these repair saga threads with some fright! I like how Chrissy wrote the CEO of Monblanc. BAM!

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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    Quote Originally Posted by jdwhitak View Post
    I hope the OP gets this sorted out. This is what happens when companies outsource things they really shouldn't. I ordered a 149 from Montblanc's website and a third party is running the website and fulfilling orders. Now, my 149 seems to be slowly leaking ink where the nib assembly meets the body. Hopefully I don't run into any problems with MJR.
    Oh dear. It sounds like it's not just repairs that Montblanc has outsourced. if this is a brand new pen that was faulty when supplied then maybe the vendor should be on the hook to replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    Good luck. I'll likely never own a MB pen, but I've read these repair saga threads with some fright! I like how Chrissy wrote the CEO of Monblanc. BAM!
    He was not the first and probably won't be the last. LOL
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    Default Re: My Jewelry Repair Nib Exchange-Not Happy

    So, I just exchanged a Montblanc rollerball I had purchased over the summer for a 146. Great service from Reis-Nichols in Indianapolis for letting me exchange a pen I had for several months. They also offered to send in my 149 for repair even though I didn't buy it there.

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