A New Way To Shop

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.IMG_3798

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.  IMG_3791

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.

いえいえ。 Ieie

And yes, I’ll leave a very positive comment online.






About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to A New Way To Shop

  1. josiesvoice says:

    The magic of online shopping. Amazon is a great electronic department store to find rare items no longer available in a physical store. another place to find is on eBay but you will need to make bids unlike in amazon, the prices are already fixed. with a computer, one can reach anyone else in any part of the world.

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  2. Osyth says:

    Firstly – all hail fountain pen users. You have another here. Secondly, what a wonderful package to receive thorough the mail. A lovely example of a little extra giving a lottle pleasure 😊

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  3. At work I always used a fountain pen with black ink. It was the only way people could recognise my signature on documents or cheques (checks)!

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  4. Debra says:

    Such a nice exchange! I enjoy these moments of international connection. I do a lot of on-line commerce, and my current international exchange is working with PayPal to find out how “the Russians,” yes, that’s right, hacked my account. I apparently “gifted” some snow boots and clothing to someone in Russia. The good and the bad, I guess! LOL!

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  5. I enjoy physical shopping for clothes, but everything else is conducted online unless I’m impatient and want it NOW. I’m afraid I never give feedback unless I receive the little extra touch. I take the view that apart from saying thank you to the store staff where I am always very polite, I wouldn’t give actual feedback in a store so why should I here.

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