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PenSurveys: Buyer's Survey 1/27/02

To Dip or Not to Dip: That is the Question

Invariably in conversations and emails with pen collectors the subject of mint vs. dipped comes up. So the question is: When you buy a pen that you intend to use, do you want it to be mint, dipped and tested, or broken in?

I've personally sold mint pens to people who specifically asked me to dip and test the pens before I sent them. They did not want to receive a pen that they would not be pleased with. I know others who really care a lot about how mint a pen is when they buy it. And, believe it or not, there are those who really like a well broken in pen, one that they know will work well on arrival.

This subject applies to new pens as well as vintage. Many won't buy a new pen unless they can try it out or are assured that it is tested before shipment. Others insist on being the first to use their new pen.

Please take a minute to cast your vote on the subject. There is also a comment section on the results page.

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