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Two lovely pens! 5 beautiful inks. Couldn't be happier, except now I have to wait another month for my next box.. feeling anxious!
I signed up for the Collector box and upgraded to the full bottle of ink as a Christmas present to myself because I saw that it was being offered for $75. I didn’t realize until after I’d received the first box that I needed to subscribe for three months. That was frustrating, but also entirely on me as I should have read all the fine print before subscribing. I also didn’t add preferences when I signed up assuming that the “manage your subscriptions” page on the website would include a place to update preferences. Instead, I learned that I needed to send an email to add my preferences. My first box came with the wrong pen, which was quickly rectified (customer service was excellent and the person I spoke with was really nice!), and during that communication I updated my preferences through email. Both pens in my first box were nice, though they were both “Truphae exclusives” which I found off-putting. Regardless, it was kind of fun to have someone else choosing for me. Even with the fact that they were store exclusives, they seemed to fit with the well-known brands and styles shown in the advertisements, and I was excited to receive my second box. Sadly, though, it has been downhill ever since. My second box arrived with none of my preferences accounted for (I requested a medium nib and no blue ink, and I received a fine nib pen and a bottle of blue ink—the second in two boxes—for which I have no use). The pen was from a brand I’d never heard of and was, again, a Truphae exclusive. I just received my third box and inside found yet another Truphae exclusive pen (this time with a medium nib and pink ink!), also from a brand I’d never heard of. Not only is the brand unfamiliar, it’s from a side brand made by the same company that makes the pen I received last month. I’m not averse to trying new things, but had I realized this subscription was only for pens that are exclusive to this shop from brands that are on the whole either new or not well-established, I would never have signed up. Also disappointing is the fact that, based on the advertisements and reviews, I was under the impression that boxes would include other items such as paper and pen cases, but all three of my boxes have been a pen and a bottle of ink. I now have two expensive pens and two bottles of ink that I don’t particularly want and which have little to no resale value. On the whole I’m very disappointed and won’t be continuing my subscription. All of that said, though, A+ for customer service and I would absolutely choose my own pens to purchase from this shop.
I purposely waited until I had received 4-5 boxes before writing this review so I could be comprehensive. I have been very happy and excited every month to get my Inkredible box. My favorites so far have been the Pelikan M405 Pastel Green, the Visconti Mirage Hera, and the Mariora Truphae Limited Edition. Oh, and the sweet little Gold Lamy Safari. In terms of non-pen goodies, the Halloween themed inks were super fun and the notebooks were great to play with. Another great aspect of the box is that is has been able to introduce me to pens I wouldn't have thought of, like the Benu and the Marlen. They only didn't make my favorites list b/c I liked the others so much more. Very happy and will continue to get my monthly box until I run out of space for new pens!
The box was great. Good quality for someone who isn't picky. However, it lacked the customer wants and needs. No ink. Only grid paper. Extra find pens only. I have enough ink to last a lifetime. Mailed box back. I just didn't care for the pen without a converter, lined paper, or more ink.
I brought this box after learning about it for my partner and myself as we share a love for fountain pens and are new to the hobby and thought this would be a fun thing to on box and share. When opening I saw a huge box with Stipula which I hadn't heard about before after open was kinda disappointed a wasn't a colour I requested and was surprised but how heavy it was. However even though I put in my own personal preferences when subscribing my partner LOVED IT and it writes so smoothly no scratchiness to it at all so it was a win, but hey this box was to share with him :D
The 2nd pen was a Monteverde as I opened I let out a gasp and sqwee I was so happy a beautiful purple swirl pen I am very happy I love the weight and the writing has a little bit of feed back I do enjoy.
Lastly was the ink I paid the bit extra for a full bottle and we got a Noodlers Ottoman Rose which is a lovely deep pinky red which I filled my new monteverde with.
Also since I live in Australia the shipping speed was quick only about 5/6 days I was very impressed.
One thing I would like to see added to the box is maybe a hand written thankyou note of who packed the box or who picked the items and why they think I'll love them or something like that. I don't know why but guess with other sub boxes there's always a little sheet or cheat sheet in them or thankyou notes, I just think it might be something to make these expensive boxes just a little more special.
Other than that very happy 10/10