Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop Fountain Pen (2-Pack)search

Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop Fountain Pen (2-Pack)

Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop Fountain Pen (2-Pack)

bookmark_borderSave
Where's the price?
To negotiate the best possible price for our members, we must agree to hide our prices externally.



To anyone that has ordered this...did your shipment come safely? Because I had just received my order today. And with one of the boxes, the seal was broken and the two refillable ink cartridges were missing. I kinda took a gamble with joining this drop (I had some doubts but decided it was most convenient for me to order these pens through this service) but I didn't even get what was advertised. I'm kinda disappointed with this drop :/
cyclone5000
The seal on one of mine was still closed and both cartridges were missing anyway.
Another Massdrop fail. Why have you downgraded this formerly great drop!? Instead of selling the Pilot pack with the converter, you are selling the cheezy big box office store version WITHOUT the converters! I can get these pens for less--with the converter--from my local third generation fountain pen shop. This is beyond ridiculous.
IMHO, I've gotten some good deals here but this is not one of them. I just bought the turquoise pen, fine nib, for $9.65 USD on Amazon, and that included a squeeze type converter and one ink cartridge. The foam-lined Pilot container it arrived in doubles as a case. Free 2 day shipping since I have Prime. Other colors and nibs were available at different prices. -- Lyn
My pens apparently shipped 15 June and disappeared sometime around 21 June because Asendia cannot track anything within Canada and does not register shipping info with Canada Post like the USPS does. (FWIW, 103 trustpilot users rate Asendia 0.8/10 https://trustpilot.com/review/asendia.com)
Happily, Toby, at Customer Service, was very helpful and issued a prompt refund. Thank you, Toby!
kplus
Update: My shipment arrived today, 7 weeks after shipping date.
So ugly...
Such a shame that those types of pens don't work for left-handed :( (Those tips are made to write from left to right, or else they tear the paper/no ink comer out)
Load 3 more comments
Pellegrini
I'm left handed. This is one of my favorite, smooth writing pens. Maybe you got a bad one?
Oh I think I see the problem now. I'm left handed as well and I have found that though I must push hard to write with most other types of pens, fountain pens require no pressure - the weight of the pen itself is enough to cause the ink to flow onto the page with capillary action. I have included pictures of myself writing with a Metropolitan to show how I do it - I do turn the pen a certain way for the flow to work, but I write normally. It's incredibly smooth and fun to write with.
search

search
They can't mean "compatible with standard cartridges," can they? I was pretty sure that these only worked with proprietary Pilot/Nakimi cartridges.
sloopjohnb
I think your right.
You'll get a way better deal on amazon for this pen.. choice between medium and fine, and you'll get the converter included. PLUS prime.. how is this even a drop? I would buy on amazon: http://amzn.to/2q0d3CJ
Load 1 more comment
Yes this is true, the amazon offer is much better for me unfortunately because of the shipping. The other advantage is I can choose to get the medium nib. So for the same price (or less really) and with a shorter turn over time I can get exactly what I want with Amazon on this offer.
dieyen
I see your point. I think you'll like the pen once you get it. Enjoy.
fine nib only? .... no thanks
The courier company charged me $10 extra even after paying all the charges at Massdrop. Don;t understand, why !!
Do pens come with converter ? what is the different between CON-50 converters and Squeeze converter?
Load 2 more comments
Thank you for the clarification. I brought that up when I was just about to go to bed. I don't exactly express myself the most clearly at that time.
MegaFighter_X
I know what you mean. Been there, done that.
Haven't received mine and I'm in Canada!
Anyone else from Germany? I thought the price for 2 pens is lower than import tax threshold but there is 5.80€ fee on it!?
Nevertheless as fine nibs are nowhere to be found here so in total this is still a good choice.
Something to look out for: I purchased a total of four pens and received them today. One ink cartridge in one of the packages had somehow already been partially punctured, and maybe a quarter of the ink had seeped out. In another package, there was only one ink cartridge included, rather than two.
Neither of these are huge deals since I purchased converters and don't really care about the cartridges, but it is potentially annoying/messy.
I recived my first drop purchase Lanier E420 Marbled Fountain Pen and roller pen but to my surprise UPS charged me $30  extra over and above I paid as custom clearance charges. its not advisable to make any purchases on massdrop for indian as you lands u paying more then the cost of actual product.
Does anyone know if extra fine nibs are in the pipelines?
Load 3 more comments
SophieGirl
They have EF nibs on their Pilot Penmanship which you can find on Amazon, I got mine for $6 and swapped it onto my metro and one for my prera. They use the exact same nib so it fits the metro, plumix, prera, kakuno.
Gelandfountain
Thanks for the info. do you notice a difference in your writing between the fine and extra fine nibs?
I just made my first purchase on massdrop after joining recently, awaiting stuff to reach me
Can't join the drop because the bar for placing the order is greyed out and won't activate. Tried on pc and iPad. Neither works.
Bonsoir
If it's any consolation, I'm having the same problem. (It's being shipped to Europe). Perhaps exporting them is an issue.
The F nib on this pen is quite nice. They aren't scratchy and I haven't experienced any skips. Here I have it inked with Robert Oster's Fire & Ice. Shading is far more apparent on the page itself than in photo, but I am also using tomoe river.
search
Please note that I do generally write smaller than most.
Even if you can't get a M nib, for the price I can't recommend this pen more. Personally I do prefer the F over the M but such things are simply preference. For the price of this pen you aren't losing much if you find you don't like it.
Load 1 more comment
Both nibs are great indeed!
As for the ink, it's definitely one of my favorites. The shading is superb, and while I typically lean towards slight green, Fire & Ice is just so gorgeous. Tranquility is nice too (leaning more green), but Fire & Ice can't be beat. Robert Oster is also a great guy so I'd gladly support his endeavors. He replied to me just this morning thanking me for enjoying his inks.
akdls
I would add that i didn't like "Summer Storm" at all. Too dry and unsaturated for my taste. But i might try a sample of Tranquility (love Goulet's samples)!
Is there a shipping charge? What happened to showing how much?
haroldship
This! I also want to know, could be as expensive as the set itself.
The description says 2 pack but when reading the information it seems like it is only 1 pen. Can you clarify?
KatieHendersonHartsell
when you join, you can select 2 pens, as well as converter cartridges.
I really want to take part in this but I can' stand fine nibs :( I like a nice wet juicy line! Is there anyway to get at least a medium nib with these or is it going to be a fine nib or nothing at all situation?
Load 1 more comment
That's not really how I would have described my Pilot F. Worth noting that Pilot is Japanese, so their F is more like a western EF than anything. I would definitely describe my Metro F as a bit dry for my taste, at least.
chossenger
Ah I gotcha. My experience with them was based off a yafa (yaffa?) pen, and it barely wrote.
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).
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see photos of the drops you've received. Give us a follow @Massdrop and tag your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
Thanks again for joining this drop! Shortly after the drop ended, we submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop Fountain Pen (2-Pack). The vendor informed us that the bulk order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive by 9/12.
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 9/13.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
I´ve joined this drop 3 times now! These will be more colorful! I was hoping for Extra Fine, but maybe The fine will do! Love these pens.... More than my many Watermen!!!!
Lulis56
Pilot doesn't sell the Metro with an EF nib, but you can buy a Pilot Penmanship and swap the EF nib from that onto your metro easily.
tiffbunny
Oh! Good to know!!
Really wanted to hop on this but most of the colors are already sold out! :(
Agh! Just saw this drop and missed out on the two I wanted - houndstooth fine and blue fine. Well, maybe next time.
As soon as I went on here all the medium tips are gone and even if I wanted the fine there are only two colors left, one of which I already have. Very frustrating!
They do not sell the Pilot Metropolitans with FINE nibs in Europe, that's why I joined... The fine nib is perfect for Diamine's more lubricated and intensive inks like Chocolate Brown or Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple. Not so good with dry inks like Waterman...
Really wanted medium nib. Maybe next time.