It's not often that a manufacturer will drop the price of a pen, usually you see increases! But TWSBI has just announced the price drop of their VAC-700 pen, and it's a pretty nice one. Previously, they were available for $80 (standard nibs) and $85 (stub nibs), but the price has been cut by $15, so they are now $65 (standard nibs) and $70 (stub nibs).
Everything else on the pen is exactly the same, only the price has changed. Why? Well, that's a good question. We were told that it was to get the price more in line with the Vac Mini, which is to be released in early 2014. Since the TWSBI 580 and TWSBI Mini are close in price, so they wanted to get the Vacs closer in price, too.
Now I'm a retailer so take what I say with that in mind, but I have been a fan of the Vac-700 all along, and now that it's $15 cheaper it's just an incredible buy. I've done a slew of videos on this pen, check them all out here:
- Full TWSBI Vac-700 review
- Changing nibs on a Vac-700
- Getting a full fill on a Vac-700
- Screw them vac-fillers!
- Removing vacuum filler o-rings
- TWSBI Vac-20 inkwells