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This website is the only pen enthusiast site devoted exclusively to buying, selling, and trading writing instruments and accessories.

And it's completely FREE to use.
No fees whatsoever!


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--Post buy/sell/trade listings or reply to postings
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--Contact other members by personal message (PM) or email
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--View photos in posts

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Why Fountain Pen Classifieds?


First off, this site is not an attempt to replace Fountain Pen Network (FPN), Pentrace, the Zoss List, or any of the other fountain pen forums and mailing lists you might frequent.

It's a different creature from them.

The other pen forums were created for pen aficionados to share their knowledge and love of pens and other writing instruments. While buying, selling, and trading were part of these forums, it usually played a secondary role.

That's why I encourage you to continue patronizing your favorite pen forums. There's plenty to be gained by participating in your favorite pen sites--for you and the other members of these sites.

This site has only one purpose: To aid the buying, selling, and trading of writing instruments and related items, like ink, paper, parts, etc..

My primary goal in creating this forum is to give buyers, sellers, and traders a community marketplace. I'm a marketing consultant (who happens to specialize in online marketing-- go figure), so I pay close attention to online commerce venues. And I think the time has come for a pen site that focuses on the commerce side of the hobby.

I also have another purpose with this site: To help educate buyers and sellers, so both sides of the deal can benefit. So many "bad deals" could have been avoided by a little knowledge and preparation. You'll find the forums for discussing buying and selling under Community Chat.

And, although this site is called "Fountain Pen Classifieds," I decided to use a forum-style format for the listings, instead of a formal classifieds ad system.

Forum-style sales have worked well for other collectible forums (including FPN and Pentrace), so I see no reason to change that format. Plus, it has the added bonus of making the whole process feel more like part of community, rather than a cold and sterile place like eBay or Craigs List.

I plan to keep this site free for everyone to use for as long as I can afford it.

Active forums tend to be hard on servers, so I will have advertising on this site to help offset my costs of running it. This advertising will include Adsense text ads, plus tasteful banner ads for legitimate products and services (no diet, make money, or LowerMyBills goofy ads that insult your intelligence). I will also accept banner ads from pen-related advertisers. More details on how to buy ads will come soon.

Now it's your turn.

If you like what I'm trying to do here on FPC, here's how you can help.

First, I want your opinions about what you'd like to see as both a buyer and seller. I created a Board Suggestions forum under the Community Chat section for your feedback. If you have criticism about what you see, please let me know--and feel free to offer suggestions about how you think I can fix it.

Second, please tell as many pen friends as possible about this site. A sales site is only successful if we have plenty of buyers and sellers.

Third, use the site to buy, sell, and trade.

That's it for now.

Let me know what you think under Board Suggestions or leave a comment below.

--Karl


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