You know, having fountain pens as a hobby sort of have helped me be less impulsive when it comes to spending money.
Because let’s face it, why the fuck would you spend so much money on just one pen. It’s in the end just a pen that looks a bit more fancy than a disposable fine liner or bic ballpoint.
Thing is, I don’t buy these pens and inks the moment I see them. The fountain pen community is surprisingly big, and most retailers have useful customer reviews for almost every pen they sell. A fountain pen requires maintenance; so you read up on how the pen of what brand has been for other users.
So I like wait months before I decide to purchase a new pen. And I’ve never regret any pen I’ve purchased. It is such a joy for me.
I’ve honestly felt worse spending four bucks on a shitty Starbucks coffee in Sthlm.