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Noodler’s Ink & Pen Bundle

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Any chance on reviving this drop? Looks like a great bundle package.
My package arrived today. First time getting Noodler's since I'm in Europe and I must say the bottle is looking better than I thought. Too bad the cap cracked on the threading in transport, it makes me a little wary of the ink drying up or spilling when I move the bottle between my desk and drawer.
Also, can anyone recommend a tutorial on how to tweak an Ahab into a well-writing pen? Out of the box mine skips when starting the line and is a bit too dry for my liking.
Dekay
Try the following:
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 11/5. 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 11/6 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 Noodler’s Ink & Pen Bundle 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 11/6.
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 10/26.
Now that Noodler has changed their bottle design, are we getting the new plastic one or the old glass one?
A few quick points while this drop is still active ...
The products are solid.
However, due to a number of factors, the descriptions don't do these products the justice they deserve. I thought I'd add a little more:
Noodler's started as a boutique ink company but now offers a very nice variety of pens. Nathan, the founder, is particularly fond of designing pens that far exceed most competing products (at least at the time of conception, they did). Therefore, you will find good pens at reasonable prices that take well to his inks.
Many of his pens require a bit of tinkering. If you're looking for writing instrument that's just grab-and-go, straight out of the box, you might be disappointed. If you're looking for pens that are conducive to fiddling, tweaking, adjusting, etc. you will likely be quite happy with these. You will be hard-pressed to find other flex pens at this price from other companies that use quality parts and can be consumer adjusted to fit your needs.
For the first 2 months of owning an Ahab, I was convinced it was defective. It wasn't - I just had to make some adjustments. Now, it's one of my favorite writers.
In general, the online prices I found for the Ahab ranged from $20 - $25 both with and without shipping included. For this drop, remember that there is a surcharge if you are getting the Ahab instead of the other pen offering(s).
But the pens are just a means to using the inks. One of the great things about Noodler's is the TREMENDOUS variety of inks - both colors and properties. One of my current favorites is the 54th Mass. Also, almost every ink has a story - a raison d'etre, if you will. If you check on the forums or go to Noodler's site you can get more information. The only things the inks are guaranteed to have in common with each other is the bottle design. And they are all ink. Used for writing.
When I have the chance, I will make another post with some pictures reflecting the Ahab and some of the inks "in action".
As for the value of the drop, well ...
If these are precisely the droids you're looking for, then have at it. You'll probably save a few bucks over most other online offers. Otherwise, you might be happier going elsewhere for your purchase.
I've attached a link (end of this post) to a pdf on the Goulet website that explains the properties of some of these inks. Noodler's and GPC have a very strong partnership, so you will find a vast selection there.
Hopefully, this was helpful for anyone considering this drop.
Cheers.
Fine print: periodically edited - significant changes to content are noted, affiliations - if any - are clearly indicated, opinions are mine.
https://www.gouletpens.com/files/s8588/1/noodlers-ink-properties.pdf
GonzoTGreat
I'm not 100% happy with either of my Ahabs, but I have tried heat-setting the feeds and I think I'm getting closer. Have you converted yours to an eyedropper, or are you still using the piston convertor?
Xyverz
Careful going to an eyedropper if you've opened (carved out) many of the feed vents or the main center channel on the feed as the heat from your hand will slowly pressurize the ink and cause it to leak out.
Limited choice, not attractive, sadly. :(
Well well Massdrop. You have tempted me so many times. But this time I will resist!! And the fact that the ink I want is sold out already!! Next time Massdrop. Next time. (Unless suddenly there is MORE English rose!!!)
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Wyliekyote
I got the Only bottle, but...... What I actually ended up with was Australian Roses! Which is confusing considering it wasn't even on offer. But as luck would have it, I think I prefer this one anyway.
I have to say I'm feeling a bit misled by some of the photos since they show the Noodler's Konrad. I was excited for a very short period of time until I saw the pen options. (I already have two Ahabs and a Creeper.) I would join for the ink alone, but the options I'm interested in are also sold out. >.< My timing is fabulous today, LoL.
Too bad with the limited ink selection now...was very tempted :)
Wish there were more selections or- dare I say it - actual availability of existing choices. That said, I do appreciate Massdrop offering these items.
Got home this evening to find that the only colors left are the ones I already own! Too bad, I was looking for an excuse to pick up Midway Blue.
So an ahab is $20 and a bottle is $12.50 so that's $32.50(plus shipping, isellpens is $3 so if you get from them it's $35.50), this is $35.28 so for the deal of 25 cents less you can get a limited range of pens and inks that will get to you in a month or two. On the other hand if you get this somewhere else you can get a wider option of pen colors and inks and you get your order before this drop stops being joinable for the low low price of 25 cents. Massdrop yudodis2me
OK, so at the checkout you only get to choose 1 bottle of ink! Isn't this a two pack combination? I am the first person to purchase, and the English roses ink I chose is sold out? Was there only one bottle available?
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How about in the last line of the first paragraph.
Amafan
Good catch, @Amafan! This has been corrected.
Just a caution about Baystate Blue. It is a very controversial ink, and is notorious for staining everything it comes into contact to. It will likely stain converters and clear Demonstrator pens if the ink comes into contact with it whilst cleaning. It may clean off with a bleach dilution, but use at your own risk! On the upside, it is the most beautiful, striking, saturated blue you can get.
Please, any new information about this contest? I haven't received anything yet. Does it usually take so long?
Hi. Has anyone in Europe already received the items? I know Christmas is not the best for Post, but... So excited to have the parcel on my hands! :D
I received my order today but it was missing the Konrad. It was listed on the packing slip though. Are these being shipped out later.
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Hi! It has just arrived, I have just signed the postman's receipt a minute ago and opened it by the way!
But... I'm sorry to inform you that has happened what to rudedawg: Konrad pen is missing but in the packing slip... :( The rest is in perfect condition though...
Thank you! That's exciting news.
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.
Thanks again for the support guys. Drop by the discussion board and share your experience with the Noodler’s Ink Starter Pack. The community would love to hear your thoughts.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to email us at support@massdrop.com.
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 12/15. 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 12/16 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining the drop with the community. We submitted the group’s order with the vendor for the Noodler’s Ink Starter Pack shortly after the drop ended and they have begun preparing it for shipment.
Once the group’s order is ready at the vendor’s location, they will send the bulk shipment to our fulfillment center where we’ll break it up into individual orders and ship them off to you as soon as possible.
The moment we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you guys with updated information on the status of your package.
Expect an update from us on 12/10 or sooner.
i understand these pens have flex nibs, but how are they for note taking?
Fun pens but not necessarily the most user friendly options. If you are a first time fountain pen user I might start with something else.
A useful review of the Konrad & comparison of the three: http://blog.gouletpens.com/2012/05/noodlers-konrad-flex-pens.html
Would these be avilible ot ship before Christmas? Thank you :
lynsey
Hi @lynsey,
These are due to ship on December 11th. We have experienced some lag time with Noodler's on prior drops, but I think we've smoothed out the process and I expect orders to ship on time moving forward.
We will do everything possible on our side to make sure these are shipped on time and, provided there are no complications from the vendor's side, they should arrive before Christmas.
Is there ever going to be an option for a ink-only drop? I already have 5 noodler's pens that I obtained before massdrop, and I don't need more. Maybe a 5-bottle drop?
DogeJoe
Hey @DogeJoe, I can definitely look into a Noodler's Ink bundle.
I created a poll so you and other members can add and vote for color choices:
https://www.massdrop.com/vote/noodlers-ink---colors-for-bundle
Next drop : neponset please
cpmcnamara
Hi @cpmcnamara,
Great idea, I started a poll so that other members can vote for that as well. I added the Konrad Ebonite because every poll must have at least two options, but please feel free to add more - or you could make your own poll with pens in the $75 range from other makers. https://www.massdrop.com/vote/noodlers-ink-fountain-pens
Any reason the ink selection is smaller this time around?
I got mine a little while ago. As much as everyone likes to complain, Baystate Blue is a really nice colour. The Ahab I received had a sprung nib or something on arrivale. Every time I flex it it audible clicks. The nib creaper I got was in good shape, although I have since replaced the stock Noodler's nib with a Diamond Point # 5 14kt nib. It works really well with the Polar Black I got with the drop as well. So creamy. I'm a bit disappointed that the nib of the Ahab was janky, but I'm might replace it with another non-flex nib since I had planned on dedicating that pen to use with Baystate Blue.
Got mine today, looks like English Roses got swapped out with Australian Roses somehow :( [already contacted support].
Make sure you take a close look on opening the package.
Hook
Me too
Hook
LOL, a year later and the same thing has just happened to me!