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Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink (50mL)
Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink (50mL)
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Successfully got all images up! Images taken from google.images, but credit for the originals goes to
; a special thanks to the one company which actually had ink cards accompanying their photos of the bottles! This makes it much easier to get a read on what the expected ink color is to be. Enjoy voting, I wish all of you great success!
Thanks for spending the time to get all of these up. I'd really like to have a few of these, so maybe this will work out in a 3 pack or something.
Not a problem! I'm hoping for the same thing :D
for starting this poll. We actually already dropped Iroshizuku inks in the past, so it's best to add your votes as requests instead, on the drop page:
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any Pilot Namiki items right now, but if we can keep logging these requests hopefully they can tip the scales in our favor for future Namiki opportunities.
Thanks for the heads up on that; however I have seen the other drop for Iroshizuku ink and even with 700+ requests it was not something which appeared to be any closer to getting a re-drop. I do have another question, if you don't mind me asking. There is a website called
which deals with japanese pen manufacturers. They have discounts for people who sign up for a membership in the same way Massdrop does, but their catch is that because they are shipping items from Japan, the minimum order cost is $100 US, or else the shipping fees are incredibly high. They currently are offering 50mL bottles of every color in the Iroshizuku ink line to members for $13.50 US. The link can be found here:
Since it does require a login, I used 10minute mail (a website which makes self-destructing email addresses to be used for signups that you are unsure you want to commit to) to make a login you can use the email address: email@example.com and the password: 12345 to check out what is offered on the link for yourself.
For me, and many others like myself, there are a couple inks which we are interested in purchasing, but we don't want to spend the money on 8 bottles to make it cost worthy (as you'll need 8+ to qualify for free shipping). If Massdrop were to offer a drop on Iroshizuku ink again, would it be possible to just order it from
? What we're really looking for here is the power of group purchasing to get over that $100 mark for free shipping. Even if people participating in the drop are charged a little over the price engekia is offering them for, it is still a great deal and would get many participants, especially since they could choose whichever color(s) they were interested in. (I was thinking ~$16-$18 per bottle, so massdrop would be making $2.50-$4.50 per bottle ordered before shipping costs; I would be hesitant to go higher than $18 because then you're getting close to what Amazon tends to offer the inks for, and because Massdrop wouldn't have to pay anything for the initial shipping. You could even set a minimum number of bottles required to participate at this price to ensure you have enough to make a profit) Pilot might not be willing to do another drop directly again, but if you are able to work with a company other than Pilot for the same product, is not that still worth it? And look at all the votes this poll obtained in a 24 hour period! Nearly 1/2 of the required votes were in before it was closed, and with the 700+ requests already on the old drop's page, I think there is definitely enough interest for both Massdrop to make a profit and for the Massdrop writing community to obtain great savings!
Thanks for taking the time to read this and to check out my suggestion, please let me know what you think!
Thanks for the tip. We'll look into this, and will keep working on efforts to offer all items from the Pilot Namiki line in the future.
Hello again Liz, just an update since if you checked out engeika at the time you did you'll have noticed there were no pilot products listed at all. Apparently there were some issues with Pilot/Namiki and they were "under maintenance". Not sure if it means they were sold out or had to renegotiate, etc... but they are currently all listed again as available.
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