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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Head's Up: Price Increases on April 1

As time goes on, manufacturing and shipping costs go up, and there comes a point in time when distributors/importers can no longer absorb these increases and must pass them on to the retailer and thus to the customer. Fortunately these increases for Diamine and Monteverde we're about to announce are fairly modest, but we recognize they're still increases which are never fun (for any of us!). We're giving you a head's up in case you want to take advantage of the lower prices for the next few days.

Effective April 1, here are some new retail prices you'll see at GouletPens.com:


Diamine:

80ml Bottled Inks: $14.95 (originally $12.95)

40ml Anniversary Bottled Inks: $15.95 (originally $15.00)
Anniversary Inks Set of 8: $115.00 (originally $108.00)

Music & Flower Sets: $99.00 (originally $89.00)

30ml Registrar's Ink: $16.95 (originally $15.50)
100ml Registrar's Ink: $33.95 (originally $29.75)

30ml Bottled Inks: $7.50 (originally $6.95) -- coming soon to Goulet!
Ink Cartridges: $8.50 (originally $7.95) -- coming soon to Goulet!
 
Our 2ml samples will remain $1.25 each for all of the standard colors, and $1.75 for the Registrar's.


Monteverde: 

Intima Fountain Pen: $56.00 (originally $52.00)

Prima Fountain Pen: $60.00 (originally $56.00)

Invincia Deluxe Fountain Pen: $99.00 (originally $108.00) -- a price decrease! We've gone ahead and implemented this new price as of this blog post. ;)

All other Monteverde pens and inks will remain the same price.


That's all for now! Enjoy your weekend.


Write On,
Rachel Goulet

16 comments:

  1. Well Diamine got those new sized bottles out just in time then, ha!


    Okay this isn't so horrible, especially considering the Diamine 80ml bottles are A LOT of ink and their inks are wonderfully awesome and priced compared to inks that have half that amount of ink for the same price. $2 is definitely not the end of the world.


    Thank you Rachel for giving us the heads up. It's definitely appreciated.

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  2. Thanks for the heads up. The real problem is that the US dollar is worth less as its buying power declines.

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  3. Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the USD been generally appreciating lately? I know it has been appreciating relative to the euro, which would explain the price increases (Diamine gets less in euroes at the 12.50 price in dollars than they did before)

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  4. The dollar is actually really strong right now against the pound and the euro, so Diamine gets more in euros (or pounds), not less at the 12.95 price point (and certainly at the new 14.95 price point!). I would say that the price increas is likely about distribution and shipping costs and not currency conversion.

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  5. Hey Tom! You bring up some really great points on the benefits of cartridges, especially in terms of ink capacity. Do you find that you make less mess? You are making me reconsider my ink filling methods... :)

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  6. Hey Cathy! This is ingenious! Thanks for sharing. You've got quite the impressive pen collection. Way to get your son involved in the FP world as well! I wish I'd learned about them sooner. :)

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  7. Hey there Donalda! I got my parent's started using cartridges, so I know exactly what you mean in terms of them being "less scary". A mix and match pack would be great! Thanks for the suggestion. :)

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  8. Hi Javier! That's pretty resourceful! You could definitely take it traveling if you needed to. :)

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  9. Hi Kenny! What a beautiful and thoughtful response! I recently purchased a Kaweco and foresee cartridges in my future as well. I think the syringe method will make it less restrictive which is one of the reasons I think I'll be able to enjoy the pen. There are a lot of great colors in cartridges, but sadly not most of my favorites!

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  10. Good point David! :)

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  11. Hey Paul! I've never thought about Preppys like that... I can see how that would be a bit strange! Have you tried converting them to an eye dropper? :)

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  12. Hey Dorothy! The ink limits have always kept me away from cartridges for the most part as well. The syringe method does allow for more flexibility. :)

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  13. Can I swap nibs between my CP1 and Safari? They appear to possibly have a slight size difference.
    Thanks so much!

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  14. Rachel, Any chance of getting some Woodland Green from this months ink drop before the price change goes into effect? It's been sold out since I got my set :'(

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  15. Well, time to stop doing doodles and changing inks so often, scribbling with my dip nibs and writing nonsense. I will be thinking more whether it needs to be drawn or said, LOL.

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  16. And I found my own answer, thanks to another great blog post.
    Thanks for putting out so much great information!

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