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Old 04-13-2018, 09:25 PM   #1
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Talking Pen ideas for college graduate

My son's GF is graduating from college this spring and his mother and I were thinking of giving her a pen (rollerball) for graduation. We wanted to give her something classic that lasts that she might consider special and treasure as she prepares for her career. She plans to work the summer and study for the LSATS before applying to law school the following year.
Was hoping for classic MB Meisterstuck but prices seem to be creeping up since we bought ours.
The kids seem to be pretty serious and we like her but we'd need to keep it around $200 to less than $300 max.
Any pen ideas or even alternative gift ideas?
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I was gonna say - if they are VERY serious about each-other I'd get her a MB rollerball of some kind. When I bought my first brand new MB rollerball back in 1998 it was $99. Today they are almost $399 brand new. I'd pick one up on Amazon for a fraction of that price.

If she was a "so-so' in the serious department I'd be looking at something like an upscale Parker, Cross or Waterman.

Don't pay retail for these pens though, like I said, most of them can be had for a significant amount off MSRP at places like Amazon, etc.
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How about one of those tasty bad-ass Monteverdes ? I'd bet you could still find one.
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How about one of those tasty bad-ass Monteverdes ? I'd bet you could still find one.
I doubt she could lift it. She's petite and that pen is badazz.
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In that case, I think a nice Visconti rollerball could be had in the $200-ish range.
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I just bought the last BNIB Montblanc Meisterstuck in BORDEAUX color leftover in the safe of my favorite store.
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I'm pretty excited.
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Excellent ! Those Bordeaux MBs have always been your favorites. (But I’m guessing you exceeded your original price point ?)
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There were some excellent recommendations made above, but that MB Bordeaux is a fine choice!
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That’s an awesome color ! Always wanted to pick up a MB in that color. They are getting hard to find.
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She graduated yesterday. We gave her the pen this morning.
She liked it but I suspect she doesn't fully grasp what a unicorn it is even though I tried to explain it.
Hopefully someone in her family is familiar and can help her to understand.
I just hope she doesn't daily carry and lose it. I'd really rather she save it until she has her own office but its hers now to do with what she wants.
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She graduated yesterday. We gave her the pen this morning.
She liked it but I suspect she doesn't fully grasp what a unicorn it is even though I tried to explain it.
Hopefully someone in her family is familiar and can help her to understand.
I just hope she doesn't daily carry and lose it. I'd really rather she save it until she has her own office but its hers now to do with what she wants.
That's so cool, and such an awesome gift ! Like you said, hopefully someone in her family is a pen enthusiast and tells her what a score she got on that pen. Hopefully she'll appreciate / cherish it for years to come. These pens can last several generations ( if not lost lol ).

Hell, I still have my fathers MB fountain and ball point pen that he bought in the early 80's. Both still work 100% and look almost new after all this time.
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