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    Default Decluttering

    Moved to Sales forum
    Last edited by Empty_of_Clouds; September 21st, 2022 at 03:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Decluttering

    If they don’t eat, keep them or give them away…..unless you need the $.

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    I see several in there that would be quick easy sales for a lot of dealers.

    I know you don't want to sell separate, but if you should find yourself there I'd be a buyer on the jade Duofold and the Skyline set, potentially others. PM me if so.

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    If selling as a lot best to put a price on the group as a whole and not worry about individual prices.

    I can think of a few buyers for you if you have no luck finding someone local to here or need options.

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    Default Re: Decluttering

    Some very nice pens.

    Especially that midnight set!

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    Default Re: Decluttering

    Send 'em to your favorite forum member? Send 'em to your least favorite forum member to make amends?

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    Default Re: Decluttering

    Chatterley pens, https://chatterleyluxuries.com/product-category/pens-2/, do consignment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Finally! found the word I was looking for, and it is 'consignment'. Not really sure how that works or what it means. Saw it on a sales site stated pens were being sold on consignment.
    Generally in "consignment" sales you retain ownership of the item(s) while someone else keeps them in their possession. That person then advertises the items for sale or otherwise places them for sale and handles all of the nuts-and-bolts of getting them to the individual buyers. Once sold, the seller will remit the money to you less their consignment fee-often 10-30% based on several different factors. It's similar to selling through an auction house, however you are at the mercy of how quickly the item sells.

    I've sold odds and ends from my watch collection on consignment before, always through the same person who was better connected than I was to find a buyer for some more unusual pieces.

    Usually the money from consignment is better than simply selling outright to a dealer, as in the latter case the dealer is tying up their money up-front and knowing that getting it back may take months or years as they work through. The other side, though, is that in a consignment sale you don't get any money until the dealer is able to sell. Auctions are kind of a middle ground, as you do get the money(reasonable) close to the end of the auction, but prices realized are somewhat variable.

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    Default Re: Decluttering

    Jaw-droppingly awesome collection.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Default Re: Decluttering

    This is again one of your unique EOC threads.

    I can’t understand why you don’t want to keep them.
    Even you don’t use them right now, they don’t need much space, unless you need the money.

    But as you thinking about just give them away, it seems you don’t really need money.

    Some of them look very nice, and create inside me a subtile “want to have” feeling.
    Which often happens when I look at nice pens, but I learned to suppress such feelings in the last years.

    My advice would be:

    1. Keep them and put them back in a drawer, you might change your mind some time and will be happy to pull out some of them for use. It will be just like getting something new if they stayed long enough in the drawer (imho best solution)

    2. If for some reason you canˋt just keep them, sell them off individually, to get at least some money out of them to use for whatever you enjoy these days.
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    Default Re: Decluttering

    EOC, these pens caught my eyes in particular, I’m curious to learn something about them.
    Could you please tell me some words about them?


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    Thanks 🙏

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    Thanks a lot for the infos.

    I think you are many things but not “just a random guy” (in a good manner) 🤪

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    Default Re: Decluttering

    No consignment shops in your city?

    edited: since I know your city of residence (I used to, anyway), I did a search and found some, a few of which seem not to be just clothing. Maybe one of them?
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    Default Re: Decluttering

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    No. There would be no movement of this kind of good in those shops. Fountain pens in New Zealand are not really much of a thing.
    Bilbo Baggins used a dip nib to write his book There and Back Again in his Kiwi Hobbit home!

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    Try Bryant at Chatterly if you haven’t already…I don’t know of many others who consign that have a reputation like his.
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    I wish i could buy the lot from you, it’s a great selection, but unfortunately it’s not in the budget

    Have you tried emailing Ron Zorn? His Main Street pens website says he buys pens
    https://www.mainstreetpens.com/buyingpens.htm

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    Why always so complicated EOC?

    Create a selling thread, enter prices for the individual pens, optionally a price for the whole lot for fast buyers and sell them off…… done.

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    I've offered pens to Terri at Peyton Street Pens in the past. In short, she will buy them outright. I believe she offered me around $240 for a pen lot. I ended up passing on the offer and decided to just wait and sell them myself. Ended up making about $500, which I reckon she would make, too, so I assume she offers about 50% of their value (unless she valued some of them much higher than I did).

    You can contact her and inquire, though, and attach an image of the pens and see what she says.

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    Feel free to post a lot price here. You may be surprised at the number of buyers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Bump
    Did you see my most recent PM to you that I sent a few days ago?

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