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Anyone know when this is shipping? Mine still has an estimated ship date of Feb 27. It's now March 8..
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Thank you!!
Ash11
Just got mine today. I ended up with red ink and the an extra fine Loom. My first nice fountain pen so i'm pretty happy. I know a lot of people were not happy with extra fine but extra fine is my preference. Hopefully you get your box soon!
Just got mine. I was happy that I got the pilot parallels, because that's the option I was really hoping for. I priced this pack out at Goulet, and it was USD63 without the gel pens, ~$16 at amazon. So ~79 of product for $55. I'm happy with it. Maybe not as amazing as previous ones, but I am not upset.
Complete waste of money. Don't get it.
jc5456
Somehow, I managed to pay $100 Canadian for something that i could buy around me for $60. ? It's one thing for a $55 box, plus 12$ shipping. But thats US and that is my fault for not checking that before I checked out. But then an extra $20 for COD, and not only that but they did not attempt to deliver it, they just brought it right to the local delivery centre, which is not close.
So, did they change this Mystery where it came with more fountain pens before? I'm looking at previous comments and they all have three pens instead of only one. Was it a different price or the same one?
Darian612
I think the very first mystery box was $50, and it was awesome. I was so glad I got in on it, it sold out fast! I can't even remember all of the box contents but it was well worth it! The past two, hard pass for me personally. Not nearly as much and no guaranteed fountain pen.
I'd consider joining a 'Writing Box' drop, but without the mystery - and probably pay a bit more for that privilege. If Massdrop was to offer a pen choice, paper choice, and ink choice combined in a single drop, this would suit me. Fountain pens, paper, and inks are all typically best acquired based on personal preference and not by throwing dice at the wall.
Give me a Faber-Castell Loom, a lined Rhodia pad, and J.Herbin's Lie De The or Poussiere De Lune ink and I'm in. Ask me to throw the dice to possibly acquire these, and I'm out. I have zero need for a Pilot Metro, and zero need for pink ink.
Note: These opinions/feelings are my own - yours may be completely different. I'm good with that. For those that make the leap, enjoy your surprise package.
FINALLY got my tracking number.
Zeired
Just got mine, Faber Castell LOOM, rouge ink, g-tec 10 pack and Rhodia graph paper. All in all pretty happy.
still awaiting a tracking number
my first son weighed 8 lb 10 oz - 175, lean and mean now
Thank 8lb, 10oz Baby Jesus- I got a tracking number today!
I got my drop today: 3 Pilot Metropolitans in different colors Pilot converter Large lined Rhodia pad Pilot G-Tec C ultra fine gel pen set J Herbin poussiere de lune
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I’m cool with it.
Thanks again!
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succubus
Hey, just curious- how much was this when you purchased it?
jc5456
They've been $49.99 each time.
Hi all,
I've looked into the delay, and it looks like we're just waiting on the last of the inks to get to our warehouse. Per the vendor these should be ready to ship within the next few days, and we'll work on getting these out asap after they arrive. The rest of the items in this mystery box are ready to go, and we're taking steps to prevent these sort of delays in the future.
Sorry for the delay here, and thanks for your patience!
@Zeired @Quinn12
About two weeks past the ship date, and still no update. I understand delays happen, but when you have other people's money tied up in it, giving them an update here and there would be at least a courtesy.
This was supposed to ship on 10/17 after being delayed. STILL waiting! this is the 3rd time I have had to wait MONTHS for a MassDrop order. Your vendors need to commit to a delivery time.
Quinn12
I'm betting they got too many responses and had to buy more b/c I'm assuming mystery boxes are to get rid of inventory.
Quinn12
Not only that, this is at least the second time that MAssDrop has been less than helpful in the communication department. I'm pretty sure it was the writing group last time it happened to me too.
Yikes—nowhere near as good as the last one. I got a $70 pen in the last one. I’ll pass I’m afraid. (I have all but the LOOM anyhow)
Yeah, also no extra possibility of a great pen like the Faber-Castell in the last one.
Extra fine nibs? Count me out.
Not worth it this time. I did a quick price comparison on Amazon and I can get the same items for $56.96, including shipping, and without the Massdrop wait time:
- Pilot Metropolitan Classic $11.79 - Rhodia 18 Yellow Staplebound Pad $10.31 - J Herbin Rouge Opera $11.68 - Pilot G-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen 10-Pack $16.39 - Pilot Metropolitan Converter $6.79
BlueTofu
Yeah, I don't understand this drop at all. I guess the other pens push it up in value but if you get one of the common packages you're just breaking even. None of this is even unusual or interesting, it's all standard entry-level fare. Odd.
This isn't barely $50 worth of stuff, much less $150... surely Massdrop must be including more than this...?
How is this the same price as the last one, but contains less than 1/2 the amount of stuff? I'd be in if this was under $20, but I could buy the majority of this stuff at retail for under $50...
Pretty bleak inclusions. Last time was better. No way this is 150 worth of value
Jazzman
I feel the last one was much better.
Im liking mine a little bit more knowing I got a lamy safare with an EF nib which is now very hard to find in the US.
I am very disappointed. This was my first order on mass drop and I got screwed.
Dear Massdrop team, I've paid for my order on Mar 29 and my order is in "ORDER PLACED WITH THE VENDOR" status from that time. You have provided a few updates (Apr 14, Apr 25), deadline for the last was May 2. I've contacted support yesterday and got only automated response.
I would kindly ask you to resolve the issue with my goods.
Thank you.
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They canceled our orders :(
chaosonearth11
Ugh, that sucks. I'm sorry.
I'm thrilled with my box. I got one of the e-motion pens! The only thing that I received that I already own is a bottle of Tsuki-yo iroshizuku ink, but it's my favorite of their colors, so I'm really happy. Some of the pens I got may end up being gifted to friends who color more, but this was a great collection.
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DrEEOB
If you are gifting the G-Tec-C I will happily take them, I'll pay for shipping :)
Anyone still waiting on theirs?
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katsoccer92
Me :(
katsoccer92
And me
I'm pretty happy with my mystery box:
Safari Yellow XF -Noodler's Ahab clear -Brause calligraphy set -Pilot Dr. Grip multi-function -Pilot Varsity purple -Black Rhodia A4 dot stapled -Black Rhodia A4 dot spiral -Moleskine Professional notebook -Rhodia A7ish webnotebook -Deatramentis Nicolaus Copernicus (royal blue) -Rohrer & Klingner Schreibtinte magenta
There are definitely a few "meh" things in there but that was to be expected right? The whole mystery was fun and it gives me a chance to try some new things without paying as much. The extras and unuseables can either go to my kids or someone else. If MD keeps these boxes going, I'm in every time I get the chance.
All in all I got very decent value for my money. Just frustratingly lucky... here's what I mean: ---The Pens: 1- Safari Yellow extra-fine. Nice, but I have two EF Al-Stars already. 2-Noodler's Ahab Lapis Flex. I guess that's good, I'm in the market for a quality Flex, this will serve as a test-drive. 3-Pilot G-Tec-C Hyper-Fine. This is my first time writing with a hypodermic needle; pleasantly surprised. 4-Pilot Metro Animal Pencil 0.5mm. I just gave one away a week ago. 5-Brause Calligraphy. Again, I recently got the same set for my mother. The Ink: 6- Rohrer & Klingner Verdigris. I love R&K inks. However, you guessed it, I already have Verdigris. 7-De Atramentis Kermisin Red. This is my highlight. My first bottle of De Atramentis. ---The Paper: 8-Apica Premium CD A4. Exactly what I needed, just not blank, which is what I got. I guess it will bundle nicely with the Brause set. 9-Moleskine Volant 2-pack. My sister's favorite composition books. Begin to see a pattern here? 10-Rhodia A4 notepad, ruled. My wife loves them. She'd just asked me to get her a few, minutes before the MD box arrived. I am not making this up. 11- Rhodia Webbie A6 dot-grid. I'm keeping this one, although I have little need for A6. Love the paper, love the binding. ---The Rest: 12-Washable Paper pencil case... to complete the Brause/Apica bundle I guess. 13-First off, was this on purpose? 13? really? 13-Rossi Thank You Card set. These are the icing on the cake. I'll be handing these out along with the giveaways so that they can write me thank you notes for all the involuntary presents :p
Honestly though, this box was a lot of fun. I get to play accidental Santa for under $50. Who can say no to that? Can we have another one @Liz? Please? Heck, I'd join again even if I was at risk of getting one of those Taccia Quill pens.
I am not upset or enthused about my box. Here are the contents of my box so we can get an idea of what it was like for everyone. Corcho Slim Note: Lime Green Lamy Safari: Charcoal Extra Fine Staedtler Triplus Fineliner 20 color Pack <- my favorite item of the bunch ONE Pilot Microfine G-Tec-C3 .3mm tip Rhodia Staplebound Dot Pad N18- A4 size Pelikan Edelstein Ink: Onyx Whitelines Notebook Medium A5 KarasKustoms Ink Pen Body: Black A box of a dozen Pilot Microfine G-Tec-C3 .3mm tip. The box of G-Tec-C3 wasn't in great condition when I got it but they were all there. Edit: I just read the email from support about the Pen Body. They dealt with this even before I received my box, so I will consider this again.
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I am completely shocked with what I got! I'm never this lucky! I received the Faber Castell e-Motion! I also got a Lamy Safari charcoal. Will definitely do this drop again! Thank you Massdrop!
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LOVED my box, it was like opening a gift from someone that knew everything I would like. Will definately do it again! Thank you SO much Massdrop! Faber-Castell Fountain pen e-motion pearwood black extra ($130.) Noodler's Ivory Darkness Ahab Piston Flex Neon Yellow Lamy Safari fine point Refillable Fountain Pen medium Pilot G-TEC-C3 micro fine Brause Introductory Calligraphy set Rohrer & Klingner writing ink verdigris and royal blue Soft ruled Moleskin pocket A6 Rhodia dot black webnotebook A6 Rhoda lined orange webnotebook Black 8 x 12" Rhodia wire bound dot grid
Add me to the extremely disappointed. The ONLY fountain pen I received was a Noodler's nib creeper! Some pencils, highlighters etc., lotsa notebooks, a couple of odd inks. I suppose it could total $150 at original retail (but I think you could find a good portion of it in the clearance sections of the on-line pen retailers. ) I would have loved a Safari -- or even an Ahab -- by comparison. Congrats to those of you who got something decent.