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Parker Jotter Stainless Steel Gold Trim Ballpoint Pen $16.96 + Delivery ($0 with Prime/ $39 Spend) @ Amazon AU

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Hey Ozbargainers, was browsing in Amazon & noticed these couple of Parker pens on discount.

Main deal link is 43% off & This Blue Parker Retro Jotter is 50% off @$10..

edit, found more:

Bond Street Black/Chrome 36% off @$19.09

Plain Stainless 30% off @$20.56

enjoy.

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  • +35 votes

    I believe I am at the point of my life where a nice pen is an acceptable accessory. Purchased. Thanks OP.

    • +1 vote

      Congrats, at this price makes for an easy decision.

    • +17 votes

      Would that be the ballpoint of your life?

  • +2 votes

    A couple of the reviews suggest it's not genuine…

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      Its Amazon, if you believe that be the case, free returns.

      • +11 votes

        Very true! Those reviews may be when customers have ordered from sellers other than Amazon directly.

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          also true..

        • +3 votes

          they comingle inventory, even ordering supplied by amazon you can get fakes.

  • +1 vote

    I dunno why people still live ball Point. Roller balls are so much better

    • +9 votes

      I personally use the Gel ink refills, feels smoother IMO.

      • +18 votes

        People use ballpoint because gel and roller use more ink… which is nice… unless you're left handed and want clean paper, and non- blue skin…

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        Gels are nice but I find they evaporate so quickly in the summer

    • +2 votes

      Yeah I bought one, but I'll be swapping out the refill for a gel one - I can't stand writing with ballboint pens.

    • +1 vote

      I prefer Rollerballs too (I'vebeen using Artline Ergoline Rolleballs 0.4mm for work the last 4 years) but I'm looking to swap to a quality Ball Point.
      In my line of work as a Permit Officer on a mine site, paperwork that I send out has a good chance of getting wet.
      The ink from Rollerballs (atleast the ones I'e used so far) tends to disappear completely when it gets wet, which isn't ideal at all.

    • -1 vote

      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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      Oh god I hate the feel of rollerball pens

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      Rollerballs always felt too scratchy to me. I'm absolutely in love with the Schmidt EasyFlow series of ballpoint refills, by far the smoothest I've ever tried.

  • +5 votes

    That thumbnail. 100% sure it was a 600ml flask of some description.

    • +1 vote

      legit thought the same too hahaha

  • +2 votes

    are these the ones they gave away on Sale of the Century?

    • +3 votes

      Along with the diamond-set memento from Bruce and Walsh?

      • +3 votes

        don't forget your very own sale of the century board game by milton bradley so you can play at home

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    Nice, ordered the stainless steel model. Should be a nice upgrade to the Bic 4 pens I normally use at work.

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    So what’s special tbh?

    • +2 votes

      the price

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    quite pricy for a ballpoint pen, but might good for some people.

    • +10 votes

      These are budget compared to the likes of 'Montblanc', 'Waterman', 'Lamy' etc. They cost $100's..

      Might be worthwhile doing some research rather than commenting.

      • -2 votes

        Lamy cost $100’s?
        I bought one recently for $22

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          obviously nothing like this 1 then?

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            @Bunsen: Hardly comparable to the deal you posted.
            More like this

            • +4 votes

              @blibster: Lamy is like Parker, they have a budget range & then go up from there.

              I really don't get where you're coming from aye… U questioned my reply about Lamy costing into the hundreds, i gave u an example.

              End of story.

              • -5 votes

                @Bunsen: Not end of story.
                You grouped Lamy with Montblanc & Waterman
                Lamy is like Parker, not like Montblanc.
                That was the point, my friend;)
                Sorted

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    Slightly off topic but does anyone know of a good pen type that can write on papers or labels with smooth surfaces and at the same time not easily wiped off accidentally (letting your finger glide over it)?

    • +1 vote

      Sharpie, fine point permanent marker, they dry pretty quick, bit thicker than pen though.

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        Agreed. Also fountain pens with quink.

        Even as a leftie, I don't smudge quink.

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          Fountain pens do not work well on smooth surfaces.

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            @vlo: Which ink specifically?

            I've tried laminated cardboard and inkjet photo paper; works well.

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              @MasterScythe: I guess it depends on the definition of what a smooth surface is. My definition of smooth surfaces are surfaces that are non porous. For example plastic labels.

              It’s not about the ink but the fountain pen. Fountain pens are designed to put ink on paper/ surfaces with little to no pressure.

              If the surface is non porous and you can’t put pressure while writing then I just don’t see how the ink will stay on the surface. Fountain pen inks do not have properties of permanent markers.

      • +1 vote

        cool found them in officeworks, will give it a shot!

  • +4 votes

    Get the free pens at work - why are people buying stuff like this? Lol

    • +10 votes

      i use uni power tanks which is basically a better fischer space pen for less than $5 because i'd rather have a pen that works when i need it than 100 free pens that don't.

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        Thanks for the tip

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        hmmm 100 free pens sounds quite excessive lol I'm sure I would go through 2-3 pens to get one that works and 80% of the time work has new pens so it would work all the time if you got a new one

    • +1 vote

      Depends on your personality and preference

      My previous engineering team had lots of budget to splurge on unnecessary stuff and we had pilot pens…. yup I’d use them

      Moved to finance and noticed they skimp on everything and we got like… brand less pens.

      Funny thing those pens were so worthless that there are expectations that people lose their pens easily so they bought a huge quantity like hundreds whereas there was only 10-20 pilot pens in the cabinet at any point in time

      Oh well for me writing is something I do a lot at work so having something that is nice to write is important. But personally I wouldn’t recommend jotter… too thin and light and refills are pretty expensive. Get a Lamy Safari Rollerball and you can chuck in different types of refills including their original Lamy or pilot g2 or anything that suits your preference. It’s 20+ but I feel it’s worth it

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        I found the 'Parker Urban' more comfortable than the Jotter, though i don't write for extended periods, more just notes etc… Alot also depends on your finger/hand size & dexterity, some ppl prefer a thin pen rather than thick. Totally personal preference.

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    I do not have a jotter but I do have a stainless steel sonnet. I could be wrong, but from what I’m seeing the shape of both pens are very similar.

    My personal experience with my sonnet is that the pen can get a bit slippery during long writing sessions due to how smooth it is. Just something to think about if you are looking at buying the stainless steel one.

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      Sonnet and jotter are different
      But the slippery feeling is due to it being stainless steel not due to jotter or sonnet.
      I tend to either not get stainless steel pens or when I do and write with them, put on a rubber grip from an old pen…

      • +1 vote

        I never claim that sonnets and jotters are the same. I just commented on the shape of both pens. Also I don't think I ever said all jotters and sonnets are slippery. There is a reason why I mentioned the material of both pens. So please do not take what I said out of context.

        I am not trying to provide a solution I am trying give people an idea of what to expect. And why would someone buy a "fancy" pen just so they can add some cheap rubber grip on it? Why not just buy one that's not slippery?

  • +1 vote

    3ct Value Pack is also not bad at $30.63.
    Include:
    1 x Royal Blue Ballpoint Pen
    1 x Red Kensington Gel Pen
    1 x Stainless Steel Mechanical Pencil

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      UK so $49 min spend

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    Any idea which of the parkers on sale come in a box or case for making nicer gifts ?

    • +2 votes

      maybe This set

      • +2 votes

        I got that set as a gift a few years ago! it was very nice although I have never used the mechanical pencil.

  • +1 vote
    • +3 votes

      Main deal link is 43% off & This Blue Parker Retro Jotter(amazon.com.au) is 50% off @$10..

      I grabbed one, always looking for a pen and covid means no more stealing work pens.

      • +1 vote

        woops missed that

  • +4 votes

    What's retro about this pen? I was given one for my 16th Birthday! Oh, hang on, that was 37 years ago…

    • +2 votes

      lol they've been making them for 67 years

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        Heh. The original price point in 1954 was US$2.95. Using some quick back-of-an-envelope arithmetic means that’s about $28.50 today (assuming linear average rates of inflation). So, at RRP these pens are holding their value well.

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    I got the chrome jotter a few years ago as a gift from an acquaintance, it was not until I started university and wanting to be more sustainable that I began to use it. While I really like it I noticed that for some reason the replacement ink for it faded and ran out quickly. At first I thought it was defected ink so I got a replacement and it still happened. I generally now stick to BIC Atlantis black ballpoints which are $3 compared to $10 Parker replacement ink and have more longevity.

    TLDR: Parker replacement ink runs out unusually fast compared to cheaper pens.

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    Nice pens but I hardly use pens due to nature of my work. But whenever I need to sign or write something, the Mitsubishi Uni-ball Eye is always reliable

  • +5 votes

    Sell me this pen

    • -4 votes

      You're better off with something like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32831795345.html

      Nice metal pen, reasonably priced refills.

      Plus, buying from Ali (and ignoring China's boycotts of Aussie goods) helps to show China 'respect', which our Kiwi cousins tell us would be a good idea.

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      but… it's your pen

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    Thanks …………. Where's Scrimshaw ? our pen and pencil professional ?

  • +1 vote

    Not eligible for Amazon Prime ???

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    That gold one is from Amazon UK. Wont be able to buy it at that price.

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    Thanks, bought 6.

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    The reviews are scathing

    • +3 votes

      yeah i reckon, 4.6/5 is terrible.

  • -1 vote

    If you want the stainless at a cheaper price point you can buy the blue and just scratch the paint off.

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      Blue tube is plastic.

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        I got a black one last year that's now plain stainless steel.

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          • Ultra resistant scratch-free plastic body

          go for gold mate.

  •  

    Is anyone else getting this as UK import i.e. having to spend $49 to get free shipping?

    • +2 votes

      looks like the original deal may have sold out, try later as Amazon often re-stock.

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    No longer lifetime warranty… That said I have made several claims on my PP over the years and always had no issues with replacement items.

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    Can anyone tell me if Parker fountain pens suit left handed people? Wanting one but just unsure if I'll smudge it…

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    Looking for a sonnet fougere at a good price
    .

  • +2 votes

    For some reason I'm a fan of the jotters. I modified one by polishing it with 300 grit paper and a fine polish after. Was very sleek and always commented on when using to sign documents. Unfortunately someone else liked it more then me, left it on my desk and went to get a coffee and boom gone.
    I use a Parker fountain pen now and no-one has bothered to use it and it helps me slowing my scribble dow. So it's more legible.

    Quink is pretty past drying.

  • +1 vote

    I had a few Parkers in my life and none of them wrote on the first go after a while. Always had to scribble on a paper before writing. Lost interest in them after that.

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    Good buy. But in all fairness I felt I got extremely lucky and picked up the last Waterman hemisphere from Peter's of Kensington for $30.
    If they had anymore available I would have posted it. But it was the last one. Sorry peeps.