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Old Jun 26, 2013, 01:15 AM   #1
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Help! Impossible to Find Pen Refills

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I have an atypical office equipment problem. I only use Pilot G-2 Pens in Ultra Fine (0.38mm) in blue. They are excellent for marking up documents that I review on a regular basis. I like blue because it doesn't blend in to the page like black and its not too flashy like green or red. I I guess its a weird personal personal preference.

Anyways, is it me or do these refills not exist?

Please help if you're knowledgable about this. I'm trying to be environmentally friendly and not throw away so many used up pens.

Also, thank you all for reading and helping.
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Old Jun 26, 2013, 01:24 AM   #2
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A quick Google search shows lots of suppliers selling packs of a dozen. 38mm, blue. You must have a slack stationery store.

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Old Jun 26, 2013, 01:29 AM   #3
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A quick Google search shows lots of suppliers selling packs of a dozen. 38mm, blue. You must have a slack stationery store.

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Yeah office max is next door and mad sketch. Can you link me? I really appreciate it. Admittedly my own Google-fu is somewhat lacking these days.
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Old Jun 26, 2013, 01:35 AM   #4
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Yeah office max is next door and mad sketch. Can you link me? I really appreciate it. Admittedly my own Google-fu is somewhat lacking these days.
My pleasure:

http://www.google.co.nz/search?clien...F8SRkQWfnYDwDQ

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Oh man, I was looking for refills, not the actual pens. As stated in my first post, I have a ton of used-up pens that I don't want to throw them away for environmental reasons. I'm looking for 0.38 refills in blue for the G-2.

Thank you for the effort, though, I really appreciate it.
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Oh man, I was looking for refills, not the actual pens. As stated in my first post, I have a ton of used-up pens that I don't want to throw them away for environmental reasons. I'm looking for 0.38 refills in blue for the G-2.

Thank you for the effort, though, I really appreciate it.
Is this refinement of any use to you?

http://www.google.co.nz/search?clien...w=1276&bih=893

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Old Jun 26, 2013, 02:40 AM   #7
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Is this refinement of any use to you?

http://www.google.co.nz/search?clien...w=1276&bih=893

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Ok yeah so, this is where I got stuck too. All the links on the first page, including the one from Amazon, do not provide a 0.38 refill in blue; they either sell the pen whole or provide a refill in black.
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Ok yeah so, this is where I got stuck too. All the links on the first page, including the one from Amazon, do not provide a 0.38 refill in blue; they either sell the pen whole or provide a refill in black.
Try, try, try again. Then suck eggs.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006RVSU

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Try, try, try again. Then suck eggs.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006RVSU

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I tried that too. If you mouse over 0.38 and click it, the page will change to black only. Haha, frustrating I know.


... this is best i could do to date

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Refill-Pilot...item3cb65a51f1
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I think at this point I'll withdraw, red faced and flummoxed. Even looking at www.pilotpen.us it seems that the extra fine refill is available only in black.

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I think at this point I'll withdraw, red faced and flummoxed. Even looking at www.pilotpen.us it seems that the extra fine refill is available only in black.

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yeah its super weird
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I find Cult Pens the best place to find refills they're based in the UK (as I am) but they do ship to the US, I think these are the particular refills you're after.

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I find Cult Pens the best place to find refills they're based in the UK (as I am) but they do ship to the US, I think these are the particular refills you're after.
@ $2.00 a pop, its more than buying whole pens
You can eBay whole pens from hong kong for about $0.78 per unit

But, thank you for pointing to a very useful resource. It may come in handy later on.
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I'd buy a different pen that has available fine blue ink refills. It's not worth the trouble.
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I'd buy a different pen that has available fine blue ink refills. It's not worth the trouble.
Agreed. You tried OP, but it is time to move on if you want blue refills or just buy the pens you want and forget about refilling them.
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@ $2.00 a pop, its more than buying whole pens
You can eBay whole pens from hong kong for about $0.78 per unit

But, thank you for pointing to a very useful resource. It may come in handy later on.
LOL beggars can't be choosers.

I would just buy more pens if you are absolutely in love with them. Cut your losses. Consider the Zebra F-701 pens. Fine point is something like .7mm, which I understand is wider than .38mm, but maybe you'll like them. I also think there is an ultra fine out there.
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Trying to recycle things that are already less than $2 = Spending more money and time than you really should be.

There will be a recycle label on the package that tells you in which way these should be thrown out in order to be properly sent out to be repurposed again. Would be the ideal solution to making them more eco-friendly for you and not have you feeling so bad about chunking them.

Refills are more for the nicer pens, like the two sets or one that costs more than $6.
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email the manufacturer and ask them maybe?
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I doubt not throwing out a few of your pens will reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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Is this seriously a thread where the OP keeps asking the forum to continually revise a Google search for him because he claims to be "somewhat lacking" in his ability to search?
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Is this seriously a thread where the OP keeps asking the forum to continually revise a Google search for him because he claims to be "somewhat lacking" in his ability to search?
no, that's that other thread you're thinking of, not this one.

found THIS which is a bit cheaper i guess. kinda like looking for pennies in the parking lot without all the bending over and icky/sticky stuff.

if you would only move up from .38 to .50 then life would be all peaches and gravy, because those .50 things are everywhere. best of luck.

EDIT: ooh, how about... damn, red ink. hate it when that happens.

EDITx2: how about a box of 12 HERE. seller from Hong Kong, site has decent feedback FWIW. with 2.00 for shipping, ends up about a buck a pen. now there is some progress!
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http://www.jetpens.com/search?q=pilo...c9f9a706b03fdd

There you go my friend.

EDIT: Hopefully prices are not too high?
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http://www.jetpens.com/search?q=pilo...c9f9a706b03fdd

There you go my friend.

EDIT: Hopefully prices are not too high?
Did you really have to post that? Now I'm going to HAVE to buy the entire store!
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Did you really have to post that? Now I'm going to HAVE to buy the entire store!
Hahaha, this place is known for having lots of rare and cool stuff that has to do with writing.

I think they are based out of Japan, and so is Pilot pens, so it makes sense that they would have the hard to find items like this in stock.
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Did you really have to post that? Now I'm going to HAVE to buy the entire store!
I've already done that.
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