November 2004

Pen Stores and Pen Collections


These days I regularly receive a note about a great pen store in various locations that are no longer in business. In talking with some store owners they admit that business is tight. Inventory control is key and some have had difficulty when taking on too much in a time of slow sales. If there is ever a time that local pen store needs your support its now. Nothing against buying pens on-line, I do that myself sometimes, and depending where you live it may be your only option. But customer loyalty is usally paid off with a good price break and one-on-one service you just can't beat. So when you get your e-bay deal for many many dollars less than your local store go for it. But to save five or ten dollars I have found the shipping charges soon wipe those out and I would rather deal with my local store.




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