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Offline Brad franklin

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Gillot pen company
« on: December 12, 2016, 05:57:52 PM »
Seems like Gillot is going to be my the grinch for me this Christmas! My Mother ordered me some 303's for Christmas. But they have not told the vendor why and when they will get their order so I can get mine. I  figured they would be a better company than this. I hate the words back order!

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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 07:37:44 PM »
We feel the frustration!  I will let y'all know when we know something. 

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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 02:23:14 PM »
And I just got a bad batch of 3 dozen!  So disappointed!

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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2016, 03:30:51 PM »
Again?

So sorry to hear this Bianca. This is very disappointing indeed.

I thought they had sorted out the quality issues and was thinking about ordering a gross.

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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 06:35:46 PM »
@SMK I thought so, too, and I had completely fallen in love with them.  The batch I have shows visible defects in nearly every nib.  I'm astonished at how bad they are.

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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2016, 09:20:54 PM »
@Bianca M please email us for replacements (when they arrive!).

I hate that there have been issues with the "new improved" version of this nib. 

Finally heard from them today and will have new stock after the new year.  We will test the new shipment before we send them out.


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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 11:23:03 PM »
@JohnNealBooks I actually have misplaced the batch of 303s that I ordered from you!   :-[  So, I don't know how they perform yet.  I'll give the search another try tomorrow and if I find them, I'll test them out right away and let you know how it goes.  :)  The other batch I have is from PIA.

Thanks so much!  Hoping for good news come January!

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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2016, 02:11:12 PM »
i am so glad I ordered mine from John Neal. Because I figured what PIA had were the bad ones. I ask before I ordered if it was the new ones.

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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2016, 03:03:26 PM »
I got a dozen from Jon Neal when the new ones became available and they are good. I didn't think anyone would still be selling the old stock.

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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2016, 04:26:58 PM »
Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I finally found the dozen I bought from John Neal last month, and they are the same.  I wonder if Gillott still has some bad inventory that they're sending out?  I hope that their retooling efforts haven't gone awry.

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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2016, 06:27:09 PM »
Now I am  nervous

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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2016, 07:59:17 PM »
I ruin everything.

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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2016, 08:09:47 PM »
No you don't! It is very informative to me. And what I might expect but hope not.

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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2016, 01:38:41 AM »
Guess I was lucky.  I got a gross of these nibs in September.  They are just perfect.
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Re: Gillot pen company
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2016, 08:21:24 AM »
Yes, we have had some complaints about some of our recent stock.  I have been talking with Gillott and the nib's were not "old stock", rather they were new stock that was rushed through production.  The new batch is currently in production and they are aware of the recent problems, so they will be better, I hope. 

If you ever receive defective nibs from JNB, please let us know.  We will replace them at no charge.  Always.