2018 Price Increases

Edison Nouveau Premiere regular edition fountain pens.

It’s that time of year again, when manufacturers re-assess their costs and pass on any necessary price increases forward. We do have some increases to report, as well as some decreases — all effective on January 1, 2018. We wanted to give you a head’s up in case you were thinking about purchasing any of these items.


  • All fountain pens, including the Beaumont, Collier, Pearlette, and our regular edition Premieres, are going from $149 to $169. The upcharge for a gold nib on one of these pens will be $130. (Check out this blog post from Edison explaining this change further.)

J. Herbin:



  • All Namiki maki-e pens will be displayed at full MSRP starting on January 1. However, to see and take advantage of our best price, you’ll just need to log in to your gouletpens.com account, similar to our Visconti pricing structure.


  • Pilot Metropolitan will be going from $15 to $18.50.
  • The Pilot Varsity will be going from $3.25 to $3.30. No change for the 7-pack at $21.
  • The Plumix will be going from from $9 to $9.25.
  • Several Pilot cartridges and converters will be going up slightly in price, not by much.

Miscellaneous Paper Brands:

Some of our package sets will be updated in price accordingly if they contain any of these items.

Disclaimer: If you don’t see an item listed here, then it isn’t changing price, or at least not in January. You may see some variances in what other retailers charge for these products, but we can only speak to our prices.

Hope this information helps! Happy shopping!

Write On,
Rachel Goulet

2017-12-28T15:00:30+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Pen News|16 Comments
  • Kathy

    Rachel, thank you so much for letting us know about the various price changes. I know of no other retailer who cares enough about their customers to do this. One of the many reasons I’m a customer for life. Hope you and Brian are enjoying some time off with Ellie and Joseph. Happy new year!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Thanks, Kathy! <3

  • David

    I hit the brakes when Edison hit $149. At $169 they’re just a dot on the horizon. It’s too bad, I was a repeat customer before.

    • Tom Johnson

      You are totally wrong. Edison never “hit” $149, their production pens have been at that price ever since they were first sold, nearly ten years now. You need to get your facts straight before you go into your raves.

      • David

        I remember Edison at $129, and off Goulet Pens it wasn’t all that long ago. And you’re the only one raving here son.

        • Tom Johnson

          “Then when we started with our Production Line in 2011, that pricing structure began and remained the same as today”. That is from Brian Gray in his blog post a couple of weeks ago. He sets the prices of the Edison pens. Your memory is obviously not very good.

  • Tom Johnson

    Rachel, as Kathy says you are the only retailer I’ve ever known who has been this upfront about coming price increases, and it is greatly appreciated. Thank you for pulling together this information about so many of your stock items. As Kathy also says, I’m a customer for life!

    Edison pens are crafted by a small team of Americans to as high a quality as many $300 and $400 pens, and Brian Gray was upfront with his price increases also. This is the first price increase for Edison pens in nearly 10 years. For hand crafted pens made by just a few craftsmen, I think that $169 is a bargain. That is why I own six of them so far.

    I know the Pilot Metropolitan price has been at $15 for over 4 years (when I first found out about this wonderful pen), so its price increase is very reasonable too.

    Looking forward to all the new things coming to Goulet Pens in 2018, and thanks for being the great company you are, caring for your customers and your team members so much.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Thank you for the kind words, Tom. I can see how the price changes are frustrating for people but we hope that by giving some clarity in these blogs, it’s more understandable and fair, rather than just upping the prices without warning.

    • Kathy

      Tom, at any price under $200 Edison pens are a bargain. As you said, the American craftsmanship is on par with far more expensive pens. I, too, have several of them, in a variety of nib sizes both steel and gold. I’ve yet to have the first issue with any of them. Plus they are dang easy to clean. I don’t collect each seasonal edition, but I did buy both Nouveau Premieres for this winter. Nightfall is easily on par with my Pelikan Ocean Swirl. Different pens but Nightfall is just as intriguing.

      • Lydia At Goulet Pens

        I am with you, Kathy, those winter premieres are pretty breathtaking but I have to hold off on buying any more pens for a while. Too many to give them all equal love right now. haha

  • Lesley Schultz

    In all cases these price increases are modest, and a part of doing business. The one that shocked me the most was the Pilot Metropolitan, but it is still in line with many other metal body pens in the under $25 range like the Platinum Plasir.

    If the extremely modest increase keeps my Leuchtturm1917’s with continued fine quality paper (I know its not THE best, but that is subjective anyway.) in a roughly A4 size with a hard cover and Dot Grid then I will gladly pay the roughly $1 more indicated here. For me it is the perfect lesson planning notebook, which can stand up to the abuse I put it through during the school year.

    In all cases, I will continue to support an upstanding company like Goulet, and like Tom said below me, find another retailer that is this upfront about price increases.

  • Uniotter

    Appreciate the head’s up, another reason why your customer service is so stellar. Wishing the entire Goulet team good health, happiness, and success in 2018!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens


  • Carol Clark

    Thanks so much for being upfront with your customers about the price changes. This transparency and openness is what makes me a repeat (and repeat and repeat) customer.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Thanks, Carol! <3

  • David L.

    As I said on Brian Gray’s post, this price increase is very small. It doesn’t make me want to buy an Edison any less, in fact, I may prefer to pay for the Edison quality I keep hearing about. Thanks for the heads up!