Pilot crisis averted

I’m a stationary fanatic, and when I find an item that I love, I rarely use it for fear of “wearing it out” such as the Pilot G2 0.5m pen lol. DON’T LAUGH, I know some of you are just as crazy as I am about pens and other writing utensils. Trust me on this.

I ended up writing the Pilot pen company back in October about my favorite pen asking where they now sold it as I couldn’t find my favorite pen anymore, to buy a backup!!! CRISIS!

Here is my e-mail that I sent to them:

Hi there! tweet

I’ve been rarely using my favorite pen: Pilot G2 (0.5mm) for a few years, for fear of it running out of ink. I picked up this pen from a store that sold them individually. Little did i know that it became my favorite one to use, because of how fine the tip is. tweet

I’ve tried to purchase a back up for when I run out but I have been out of luck trying to find one whether it be a new pen or a refill. I can easily find the 0.7mm tips but I don’t want to purchase those. tweet

I’m currently located in Waterloo, Ontario Canada and searched online at Staples Business Depot and have gone to various other office stationary supply stores only to not find the pen. tweet

I haven’t been able to find them online either on your pilot website. Did Pilot stop making this sized pen? If you could direct me in the right direction I’d be thrilled! I clearly love this pen and am on the hunt until I find my backup. I can then use it everyday. Awesome. tweet

Thanks for your time! tweet

Their reply?

Dear Ms. *****, tweet

Thank you for your recent E-mail message. We appreciate the opportunity to assist you. tweet

Listed below is the Pilot subsidiary for your location. tweet

You may contact Crestar Limited. Crestar Limited is a subsidiary of Pilot Pen in Canada. tweet

Website:    www.crestar-limited.com Tel:        1-514-731-3808 tweet

Each Pilot Affiliate has a specific list of products available to them and the residents of their marketing area. They may not sell outside of their area, nor may they sell directly to consumers. Regrettably to say we are unable to provide assistance for these pens. tweet

Once again, thank you for your interest in our products. tweet

Sincerely, tweet

Holly ******
Consumer Advisor
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Ugh. Those people do not sell singles to a person who just wants one or two pens for a back up. I’m not looking for hundreds. So I stopped, and only used my pen like once a month, literally. I’m crazy, I know. But it’s my favoriteeee pen.  It’s super incredibly fine pointed and I can print like no other.

See? I mean, a regular pen can’t make me write like that. I only use this for writing on envelopes now, or special occasions.

I thought all hope was lost.

That is, until I was at a loss for what to search for next, on Ebay to buy. Since I’m a new user and all, it’s gotten terribly addicting. I searched for my Pilot G2 (0.5mm) and found a seller in HONG KONG and I purchased a package of 6 in the first few weeks of March.

The package of 6 pens arrived on March 31 just 12 business days to get to me from Hong Kong! I’m going to covet these pens with everything I’ve got. Nobody is allowed to ever use them. lol.

Who knew people like that existed? Pilot doesn’t sell the pens, but then there’s an Ebay seller, in Hong Kong no less, who sells them. It’s an incredible place, ebay.

They are all now, sitting pretty on my desk at work — replacing my second favorite (Uniball 207).

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11 Comments

  1. LOL, you are so funny. I like those pens too but I’m not sure what tip size I use. I will have to look (tmrw at work). I’ll also look at the store…if they sell them regularly here, use your 6 pens! When you run out I can send you more, hehe :)

    Nancy says: ARE YOU SERIOUS? Lol. How did your company get them? I thought Pilot said they stopped making them. I will definitely contact you once I run out, ha ha ha.

  2. Haha I can so relate to this post! My favorite one is a papermate though, and I actually lock it up in my desk drawer when I leave work for the day because I’m scared someone will take it from my pen/pencil caddy to jot something down with and not return it :p I am not a fan of “inky” pens like your fav though, probably because I’m not a good writer!

  3. This post made me smile. Because that’s just too cute. I’m crazy obsessive about some things, too. Not pens, but I still get where you’re coming from… :)

  4. Im the same way except i dont know where i got my favorite pen and i havent been able to find it in stores :( Boo. Maybe ill go google it now hahah

  5. Omg I am glad to know that I am not the only one who gets so into pens! My new fave is the Papermate Profile. Check it out. It has changed my life!

  6. lmao, I’m the same way. When I get pens I purcahse them in bulk *looks at desk* I currently have 4 of the same kind of pen..
    ps. I had no idea you actually lived that close to me. lol

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