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Diplomat Esteem Fountain Pen

Diplomat Esteem Fountain Pen

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Too bad it didn't reach the target... I was wanting that cobalt blue!
What happened? Drop status is inactive on the website but listed as "active" in my transactions? Did we get it?
Am in this drop but only at the lowest point - hope we get to the needed numbers. The irony - a German living in Dubai, buying a german pen in the US. This poor pen will have travelled a lot before it will reach me, haha.
Is the Cobalt model matt or glossy in finish?
Slimcea
Matte finis, both to the eye and to the touch.
I joined the last drop for this pen, and was satisfied with the schedule and highly pleased with the pen. Let's put scheduling and delivery to rest, since Jonas answered that question rather thoroughly, and look at the pen itself. It's a smooth writer--amazingly smooth, and the nib has just enough spring in it to satisfy this very picky writer, despite being stainless steel. I thoroughly enjoy writing with this pen, experiencing a fresh feeling of "wow!" each time I write with it. One very nice feature: If I pick it up after a hiatus of several days it starts right up, with no skips or hesitation. It's a great pen at a very reasonable price--And yes, you'll get it in a reasonable time frame.
So my Diplomat Esteem arrived a week or so ag. Been tied up so only a cursory look. However the converter that shipped is too long for the pen. Does not fit. dis I misread something on the original description?
dufferdan
It's possible there's an ink cartridge stuck up in the barrel of your pen. Tap it against a table or something to dislodge it if it's stuck. Your converter should fit just fine.
Broken record, but sheesh! Is this pen EVER going to ship?? Massdrop, I suggest you only work with vendors who can hit a reasonable delivery window--say two weeks, and even that's pushing it--for non-custom, mass-produced items. i think you'll agree that this is the biggest bone of contention among your members.
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Jonas,
I very much appreciate your thoughtful response--it's the first time anyone from Massdrop has bothered to respond, as far as I have seen, to the repeated complaints of the community over this particular aspect of your business model. As for Diplomat, I've bought two Diplomat pens through Massdrop before this one, and both were delivered long before the shipping estimate. Perhaps that colored my expectations for this drop.
I don't think anyone is expecting a 2-day turnaround on any of the products you sell, and I see your point about 15- and 20-day turnarounds and air freight vs ground. I also get it about putting undue pressure on your vendors. And I MUCH appreciate that you have left DHL behind and are now using FedEx Smartpost--a service that outpaces DHL by a country mile.
Having said that, there was a drop last year for an Italix fountain pen that took a full 8 weeks for fulfillment (the discussion page got ugly, and yes, i was a participant in the fracas). It took me a while to get back to the point where i was willing to buy from you again, because your communication was lacking in the face of that long delay. I just hope that experience isn't repeated.
But again, thank you for your response. My pen is out for delivery today, and i will be sure to post my thoughts.
writerstephen
I love working in a place where this kind of exchange can occur, and I also appreciate you taking the time to have thoughtful engagement with a goal of improving the community - that's why we're all here.
Parson's Italix, I remember that one. Sorry about that, thanks for giving us another chance. It is the nature of our business - not being in physical possession of most items we sell - that places us in a precarious position.
I can assure that we do decline to work with vendors - prospective and existing - if they cannot meet shipping deadlines. We're human, so are they. We make mistakes. We assume good intentions. We work to improve. You being here is a testament to that. Thank you.
My favorite daily driver, by far, and IMO the best value / most underrated fountain pen $50 to $100.
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Yep, I see what you're talking about. I would imagine they handle it quickly, if they don't we will help, and if you want...TBH I don't use my B nib that much, shoot me an email edc@massdrop.com with your address and I will send you mine NP.
JonasHeineman
Why, that's very kind of you. I'm very happy to pay for shipping; but i will gladly send you my address. Thank you.
wheeew this is a tempting one. That cobalt is stunning.
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I understand. Sorry, just annoyed with Massdrop at the moment. However, I am glad to be among the first to get one of these in the US!
Are you the folks working with Massdrop to fulfill this order? If so, why is it taking so long to deliver the bulk shipment? It's been 3 weeks now.
dammit I missed the drop. @elimelendez @Liz will you bring this back anytime soon?
TamPrs
We should be able to bring it back once we get more requests - make sure to hit the Request button so that you get an email notification when it drops again!
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
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Individual shipments are being prepared now! Our warehouse team received the group's bulk order earlier and have already broken everything down into the individual packages. As soon as your package is scanned into the courier's system an email will be sent with shipping confirmation and tracking info.
Expect another update from us on 9/9 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Diplomat Esteem Fountain Pen and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 9/20.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/1.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
I just tried to join the drop and commit at the lower price but the option to do so was unavailable unless I added a converter and a case and then removed them. May want to fix that.
I just join this drop but I didn't get any choice of color or nib size. Does this pen come in a med nib? Please check if I am in this drop cause I don't want join twice. Thank you.
It costs 60€ in a brick & mortar store, so I'll drop on this drop...
The price seem to increase compare to the price in the mid 2015
Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in 10/23. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 10/26 or sooner if something comes up.
The vendor has let us know that they are currently waiting for their allocation of Diplomat Esteem fountain pens to arrive. Based on current estimates the pens should arrive at their warehouse on 10/20. As soon as they arrive they will ship the group's bulk order to our warehouse. We will make sure to keep the group updated on the process.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 10/21 or sooner if something comes up.
We are in contact with the vendor and awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse. We will update the group as soon as these are on the way.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 10/14 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Diplomat Esteem Fountain Pen and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 10/23.
Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/12.
This will be my fifth Diplomat and I have to say this one of my favorite pens (hence owning five of them). This one is going to be slated for the J.Herbin Stormy Grey or Emerald of Chivor. I find that in the Diplomat medium nib I get a consistent line of color and sparkle.
Hi all,
Since this drop is getting so close to it's lowest point, we're going to extend it through to weekend to make sure everyone can get the best price for this great pen from Diplomat. Shipping will only be affected by a day or so.
I bought this pen from previous drop (with M nib, May or June 2015). I find the pen excellent, pleasant to hold and write with. It took me some time to learn how to post the cap but I managed. Excellent smooth writer! I use the Diamine Olive Green ink. A couple of days ago bought a converter. My Prague supplier had no con made by Diplomat but sold me a standard con made by Pelikan. It fits and functions perfectly. Highly recommended.
Trying here to answer the questions that have been raised this far. 5 year warranty is correct, and that information is included in the warranty/user guide booklet. I think the certificate you see is just the typical registration form. Here in the US, all new Diplomats come thru my import distribution and are always accepted for repair.
The EF nib mention is just something that Diplomat has never made available. The nib section is indeed molded plastic, but here again the warranty covers any problems there too. Hope that helps!
DiplomatUSA
I can attest to the excellence of Diplomat's service. Quick and easy.
Very nice looking pen, but I'm having trouble figuring out what material the grip section is made of. It looks plastic to me, but the description says full metal casing, so I'm not sure if that's just talking about the barrel.
Marshallmallowlol
The section is plastic. It's pretty comfortable to use. The body and cap are metal.
This is a nice looking pen. It's too bad there is no option for an EF nib.
KenS
Nope, they don't make an EF nib. Their F-nib is pretty wide, too, but it does have a little bit of flex, which is nice.
The drop description advertises a 5-year warranty, but the warranty leaflet ("International Diplomat Guarantee") that comes in the box has a blank certificate. That is, there is no stamp or anything of the sort to indicate the warranty is valid.
Massdrop, please advise.
Great news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see the photos of drops you've received and you can do that by following @Massdrop and tagging your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
An update for the group, the majority of the order has been shipped. The remaining orders will ship between tomorrow and Thursday. We will make sure to update the group as soon as this happens.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 7/10 or sooner if something comes up.