Well, maybe it’s not a new way, but I just got around to noticing.
The Internet continues to open up all sorts of shopping opportunities.
A few weeks ago, my daughter and son in law (before he was official) ordered a book on the history of The Peaky Blinders for me. I mentioned it here.
The book, ordered on Amazon, was shipped from Great Britain although they did not know they were ordering it from a supplier there.
Back in the mid-1990’s I was gifted with a very nice pen which became the genesis of what has grown into a pen collection. While most people don’t care what they write with, I tend to regularly use fountain pens, (which freaks young people out).
One of my favorite brands is Pelikan and I have three of their fountain pens and two rollerballs, including this “Black Jade” model.
I needed to get refills for the pen and unfortunately, Staples does not carry them, so I went online, searched for the model, found the item, picked the quantity and gave my credit card info. I selected the slowest (spelled cheapest) shipping and waited.
A few days later, the package arrives . . . shipped from Japan!
The refills were wrapped in bubble wrap and included inside the box was an envelope, with my name and a thank you card!
How cool is that?
I’ll be ordering more supplies from Shingo.
And yes, I’ll leave a very positive comment online.