06-22-2014, 10:14 AM
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I have been waiting for the TWSBI Eco (for Economy) to go on sale and it finally seems reasonably close to happening. Based on the photographs here, http://fpgeeks.com/2014/06/twsbi-teases-...nd-images/, I like what I see. If this is as great a writer as my other TWSBI pens (Diamond 540, Mini, Vac 700) and is well put together then the rumored $25.00-$30.00 price will be a bargain.

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 06-22-2014, 12:13 PM
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Saw this the other day and got really excited about it. I was all ready to buy the Mini and then I started reading about this model. This will more than likely be the first TWSBI that I buy. Now if I can only wait until they bring it to market....

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 06-22-2014, 12:59 PM
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I was initially thinking about both this and the Vac mini. However, the more I use my Vac 700 compared to my mini Classic, I am finding that I just enjoy the larger nib of the 700 much, MUCH more.

Regardless of my personal preference, this pen should make a tidal wave of impression for those wanting to give fountain pens a try (especially a piston filler) for minimal investment.

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 06-22-2014, 01:01 PM
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(06-22-2014, 12:13 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: Saw this the other day and got really excited about it. I was all ready to buy the Mini and then I started reading about this model. This will more than likely be the first TWSBI that I buy. Now if I can only wait until they bring it to market....

Clinton, I really like my three TWSBIs (Mini, Diamond 540 [since replaced by the 580], and Vac 700) and are some of the only pens that are always inked up and stay in my rotation.

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 06-22-2014, 01:38 PM
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Thanks for the link, Freddy! The pen looks very practical!

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 06-22-2014, 05:23 PM
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(06-22-2014, 01:01 PM)freddy Wrote:
(06-22-2014, 12:13 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: Saw this the other day and got really excited about it. I was all ready to buy the Mini and then I started reading about this model. This will more than likely be the first TWSBI that I buy. Now if I can only wait until they bring it to market....

Clinton, I really like my three TWSBIs (Mini, Diamond 540 [since replaced by the 580], and Vac 700) and are some of the only pens that are always inked up and stay in my rotation.

I am quite positive I would love the Mini Classic, or any of TWSBI's offerings from what I've heard. Had I known at the time that rumors were going to be swirling around the Eco for so many months I probably would have just pulled the trigger on the Mini and called it done. At this point though, I feel it's prudent to wait for the Eco since we appear to be so close to the release date. However I still see a Mini or Classic in my future. They just look like such fine writing instruments at such a fair price for the quality.

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 06-22-2014, 05:53 PM
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(06-22-2014, 12:59 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I was initially thinking about both this and the Vac mini. However, the more I use my Vac 700 compared to my mini Classic, I am finding that I just enjoy the larger nib of the 700 much, MUCH more.

Regardless of my personal preference, this pen should make a tidal wave of impression for those wanting to give fountain pens a try (especially a piston filler) for minimal investment.

The Vac 700 is a great pen, Brian. Initially, I had some problems with the nib on mine. However, TWSBI's customer service is the best and the pen is now just an amazing writer.

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 07-07-2014, 11:06 AM
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Already got the pen, it is definitely worth it

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 07-07-2014, 09:08 PM
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(07-07-2014, 11:06 AM)slonenek25 Wrote: Already got the pen, it is definitely worth it

You have a TWSBI Eco? Where did you get it and what was the cost, if I may ask?

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 07-08-2014, 05:39 AM
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I have one TWSBI and am not a huge fan of it, so I expect I'll take a pass when this one comes out.

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 07-08-2014, 09:22 AM
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(07-07-2014, 09:08 PM)freddy Wrote:
(07-07-2014, 11:06 AM)slonenek25 Wrote: Already got the pen, it is definitely worth it

You have a TWSBI Eco? Where did you get it and what was the cost, if I may ask?

Signs011

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 08-02-2014, 07:07 PM
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On Brian Goulet's Q&A Episode 42, he answers my question (#10- 37 minutes, 12 seconds into the video) about the release date of the Eco and the last he heard is sometime this autumn.

http://www.inknouveau.com/2014/08/goulet...Nouveau%29

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 08-03-2014, 08:05 AM
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Looking forward to this and the Vac mini.

I've heard that TWSBI takes its time releasing new models, but I guess as far as design tweaks and last minute essential changes, that can be a good thing also.

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 08-03-2014, 08:49 AM
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I love my TWSBI pens but I honestly think the company announces them way too soon, sometimes when it's still in the concept stage. The Eco has been rumored, teased via Facebook and pictures, and promised for more than a year.

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 08-07-2014, 06:28 PM
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TWSBI enjoys testing our AD control. I too, have awaited the actual release of the Eco. I currently own an older 540 and 2 minis along witha complte nib set for each. IMO, TWSBI is worth the wait but they make it sooooo hard with the pictures and all!

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 08-07-2014, 06:43 PM
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(08-07-2014, 06:28 PM)MsBlackwolf Wrote: TWSBI enjoys testing our AD control. I too, have awaited the actual release of the Eco. I currently own an older 540 and 2 minis along witha complte nib set for each. IMO, TWSBI is worth the wait but they make it sooooo hard with the pictures and all!

Oh yeah! Rolleyes

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