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Graks
Jun 6, 2011, 01:09 AM
Is the tip of the wacom bamboo ipad stylus replaceable? Mine didnt come with a spare tip, where do i find a spare tip? Keep those styluses away from kids... ;)



3goldens
Jun 6, 2011, 10:40 AM
Is the tip of the wacom bamboo ipad stylus replaceable? Mine didnt come with a spare tip, where do i find a spare tip? Keep those styluses away from kids... ;)

I would start with Wacom perhaps?

or you could try their direct order site, I did not see any tips when I ordered, or I might have ordered a spare, actually never thought about it till now, did it break easily?

it may be a part you'll have to order. They may have a phone # there so may want to call them. Let us know what you find.
thanks

nineohtoo
Jun 6, 2011, 11:42 PM
I'd like to know also. I just ordered one this afternoon, and this seems like great info to have for later.

3goldens
Jun 6, 2011, 11:48 PM
really love this thing, a whole new sensation writing with it, right....Just saw there is another thicker tip under the thin one!

They should have included a case or something though.

Graks
Jun 7, 2011, 10:09 AM
I would start with Wacom perhaps?

or you could try their direct order site, I did not see any tips when I ordered, or I might have ordered a spare, actually never thought about it till now, did it break easily?

it may be a part you'll have to order. They may have a phone # there so may want to call them. Let us know what you find.
thanks

It broke becouse a child found it too delicous to chew on...
Have emailed wacom last week, but not got any respons from them.
Seems i have to buy another stylus, will try to find one with replaceable tip if that excists...

3goldens
Jun 7, 2011, 10:22 AM
It broke becouse a child found it too delicous to chew on...
Have emailed wacom last week, but not got any respons from them.
Seems i have to buy another stylus, will try to find one with replaceable tip if that excists...

OMG! I hope they are alright!

I have an email for a rep at Wacom, let me shoot him an email and I'll get back to you.

3goldens
Jun 7, 2011, 12:41 PM
THis is what he said:

"Unfortunately we do not have the replacement Bamboo Stylus tips in yet. We are expecting to get those Bamboo Stylus nibs in but we do not have an estimated time of arrival so it may take a couple of weeks? Maybe a month? Your associate might need to purchase a whole new pen in the meanwhile."

if you want his email shoot me a PM.

thanks hope this helps.

Graks
Jun 7, 2011, 11:46 PM
The kid is fine :) seems like there is no point to wait for them to deliver the replacement parts... Thanks for the clarification 3goldens.

Carnivor
Jul 28, 2011, 11:03 AM
Have to ask, as i have a bamboo stylus too, did the tip have a small split in it? as child used at weekend and i noticed it seemed deflated, then i saw the tiny split earlier today. you could only see it if you rolled the tip between thumb and finger.

I used a paperclip to apply a dot of superglue behind the split inside, then put a tiny piece of chewed up tissue paper in and popped it back on. now it seems better than before, its less spongy and just as perfectly responsive as before!

I wouldn't mind an army of spare nibs though...

Tenpenny
Aug 27, 2011, 03:25 PM
As someone who loves his bamboo stylus for ipad, when my nub started to ripped, I was irked to find that replacements were hard to come by.

BUT I stumbled upon this on the wacom site:

https://www.wacom.com/en/Store/Pages/Product.aspx?product=ACK20501&crumb=%7B17D0223A-9752-48D2-92CF-42CE06B69AA8%7D

the sku is ack20501 but its for a pack of 3 replacements nibs for cs100k (bamboo stylus for ipad)

enjoy!

RedM3
Sep 1, 2011, 10:05 AM
As someone who loves his bamboo stylus for ipad, when my nub started to ripped, I was irked to find that replacements were hard to come by.

BUT I stumbled upon this on the wacom site:

https://www.wacom.com/en/Store/Pages/Product.aspx?product=ACK20501&crumb=%7B17D0223A-9752-48D2-92CF-42CE06B69AA8%7D

the sku is ack20501 but its for a pack of 3 replacements nibs for cs100k (bamboo stylus for ipad)

enjoy!

I love the Bamboo Stylus but have worn out the tip that came with the original pen. I'm thrilled we have the replacement tips now. Thanks big time Tenpenny.

mechanopony
Sep 2, 2011, 02:31 AM
As someone who loves his bamboo stylus for ipad, when my nub started to ripped, I was irked to find that replacements were hard to come by.

BUT I stumbled upon this on the wacom site:

https://www.wacom.com/en/Store/Pages/Product.aspx?product=ACK20501&crumb=%7B17D0223A-9752-48D2-92CF-42CE06B69AA8%7D

the sku is ack20501 but its for a pack of 3 replacements nibs for cs100k (bamboo stylus for ipad)

enjoy!

Great find, thanks for sharing! My Graphire tablet/stylus was delivered with extra tips, so it is a little odd that they don't ship extra ones with the Bamboo stylus for iPad.

chadkee
Nov 19, 2011, 08:28 PM
I am also trying purchase these tips but the link is now saying out of stock. Is there any chance that the person earlier can contact her friend at Wacom to find out if and when they will be in stock again. Thank you..

dlemor
Nov 25, 2011, 02:15 PM
I tried to order the nibs today (Nov 25 2011) and the link on the thread doesn't even load. Seems like Wacom took the page down. I sent an email to their customer service to clarify what is going on and will update when I get a response.

In the meantime does anyone know if anyone besides Wacom sells the replacement nibs?

Karmak
Dec 7, 2011, 05:50 PM
I bought the extra nibs today at the address listed above. I love this stylus and wanted backups.

https://www.wacom.com/en/Store/Pages/Product.aspx?product=ACK20501&crumb=%7B17D0223A-9752-48D2-92CF-42CE06B69AA8%7D

re.coach.mw
Jan 3, 2012, 11:13 AM
I am on my second pen, and the nib just gave out, i get about a months use out of each pen. I love how it writes but in my opinion there's a defect here.

hchavarria
Jan 5, 2012, 10:04 AM
I have been using my bamboo for about 2 months now and no problems, I just ordered some replacement nibs to have them for when I need them.

jrstafford67
Mar 13, 2012, 07:58 PM
I've tried the URL's in the thread and also checked in various other places. They are out of stock and I can't find a replacement anywhere. Love the stylus but not worth paying $30 if you can't get a replacement.

Any other ideas to find replacement tips?

mr.wiggles
Mar 14, 2012, 05:01 AM
Keep trying the link given above. In the fall they were out of stock as well. When they got more, I ordered a couple packs. Should be set for quite a while now. Thanks for sharing that link!

ReallyBigFeet
Apr 15, 2012, 06:40 PM
FYI.....the nibs are backin stock! Get them while you can!

rdj
Apr 15, 2012, 07:18 PM
FYI.....the nibs are backin stock! Get them while you can!Awesome! Ordered! Thank you!!

-^-rdj-^-

DrMotownMac
Apr 15, 2012, 07:58 PM
FYI.....the nibs are backin stock! Get them while you can!

Thanks for the TIP (and pardon the pun)! I just ordered the maximum of 5 packs, since I've been waiting quite a while for these!

DrMotownMac
Apr 20, 2012, 07:45 AM
Wow, they're already out of stock again!! They only produce enough nibs to sell for about one week every six months or so.

rodneyranger
Apr 20, 2012, 11:26 AM
I have been trying to order three new nibs for my Bamoboo stylus also, for about six months. Whenever I go to the Wacom Website they are always out-of-stock! I tried ordering last night and their Website was down for maintenance and then this morning they were out-of-stock again!!! I purchased the Bamboo stylus because of the smaller diameter tip for illustrating using iDraw on my iPad2 and it has worked great until the nib split. Can't Wacom make a more durable nib? Like maybe one that is solid rubber or at least bit thicker???!!! I have a spare stylus to use, a Targus one, but the tip is larger than the one on the Bamboo stylus. And maybe when they receive the new stock, they can limit it to only one pack per customer so some of us can finally get a replacement pack. If I have to wait another six months, I will throw the darn thing into the garbage and find something else!!! For those people ordering FIVE packs of replacement nibs at a time, why not order ONE and let some of the rest of us get our replacements???!!!

ReallyBigFeet
Apr 20, 2012, 11:36 AM
Keep an eye on MacMall as well. They sometimes have them in stock even when Wacom doesn't.

http://www.macmall.com/p/Wacom-Pointing-Devices/product~dpno~9023828~pdp.hafaeba

rodneyranger
Apr 20, 2012, 01:22 PM
Thanks for the post ReallyBigFeet. I checked out MacMall and it says they will let me know when they have some available, so I guess they are also out-of-stock! On a whim, I checked on eBay and whamo! There are about a half-dozen vendors who have plenty of the nib packs to sell. So I was able to purchase a pack of three for double the price on the Wacom Website and that was the cheapest available. Many of these vendors were asking triple the price plus shipping of at least $5, making the nibs four times the price as on Wacom's Website. I am a bit disappointed, but the laws of supply and demand seem to be in effect, as Wacom allows people to purchase 5 packs at a time and they care sell them as they please. Free enterprise and all; that's capitalism, isn't it?

ReallyBigFeet
Apr 20, 2012, 03:22 PM
^^ Those eBay Bastids! I guess we now know why Wacom has a 5-limit purchase and still can't keep them in stock!

DrMotownMac
Apr 23, 2012, 07:59 PM
For those people ordering FIVE packs of replacement nibs at a time, why not order ONE and let some of the rest of us get our replacements???!!!

Sorry, man, that sucks. I'm one of the guilty ones, as I did order five packs of nibs. BUT, like you, I've also been waiting for about six months for these replacements and I was determined to not wait again. Since no one told me they'd run out so quickly again (in like a week!), and I'd never ordered them before, I just figured I'd stock up in case they had another shortage in the future when I'd need them again. Fortunately, I check MacRumors daily, and I'd been following this thread very closely, waiting for news about this particular product. When the news came out, I jumped on it and ordered right away. If you'd really been waiting that long, and you're a MacRumors member, it's a little puzzling how you missed this. Oops. I bet you won't let that happen again!

So, while I do empathize with your plight, you must realize that when products like this are in short supply, it's not really the responsibility of people like me to make sure other consumers are satisfied. Why would I care whether strangers on the internet are able to buy enough products for themselves, when I've been waiting for six months BECAUSE strangers on the internet bought up all of these things at that time! No one cared about me. Do you think when "Tickle Me Elmo" was flying off the shelves 20 years ago, moms and dads were cutting back their purchases so other strangers could buy one? I don't think so. It's the responsibility of the producer (WACOM), to make more nibs!! You should not be complaining to me, but rather to them (or their customer service dept.) and explain some of the basic rules of supply and demand.

"Dear Wacom: There is a tremendous demand for your Bamboo nibs, and you never seem to have them in stock. In order to correct this and actually PROFIT from it, you have a few options. First, consider limiting customers to ONE pack of nibs each, rather than five. That way you won't run out in one week. Second, consider raising the price on the nibs to ease the demand a little (and make some more money). Or third, simply produce more nibs and sell them, which would also make you more money. I can not understand why you would continue the terrible business model you're following at this time, as it is clearly not an efficient way to maximize your profits or satisfy your customers."

Hope that helps.

MISakaGOD
Jun 6, 2012, 10:33 AM
Anyone know if there's a warranty on the tip? I've had mine for about 1.5 months and just through normal use it split...and I'm one to baby my toys. Seems like it should last a little longer than that in my opinion.

kobiano
Jun 11, 2012, 09:12 AM
It's about making money. The light bulb was designed to burn out. Why? Economics my friend.

Anyone know if there's a warranty on the tip? I've had mine for about 1.5 months and just through normal use it split...and I'm one to baby my toys. Seems like it should last a little longer than that in my opinion.

Macman45
Jun 11, 2012, 09:15 AM
It's weird it didn't come with a spare...I got three with mine.

ReallyBigFeet
Jun 11, 2012, 09:32 AM
It's weird it didn't come with a spare...I got three with mine.

When they first started shipping, they all came with spares in the box. I don't think it was until last fall that they got cheap on us.

Qfic
Jun 21, 2012, 09:25 AM
Back in stock