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Michael SumnerFrom: United KingdomDate: 14/08/2015 at 10:45
The Writing Desk provides a professional, friendly service. My latest purchase: a YARD-O-LED Diplomat Hexagon Barley pencil is beautiful, arrived promptly, well packaged and sent FREE by Royal Mail Signed For delivery. Perfect service. Has become my go-to supplier for all things to do with writing.
Dominik DessFrom: DeutschlandDate: 13/08/2015 at 19:49
Shippment was fast, about five days from GB to Germany. Shippment was nicely and securly packaged. Just the wax cap from my J.Herbin 1670 ink well had a small crack, but that could have happened during manufacturing at J.Herbin. I will order from here again, once the next J.Herbin 1670 inks is released.
Elaine KellyFrom: IrelandDate: 10/08/2015 at 09:55
I placed my order on Thursday, 6th August, and it arrived on 10th August, which is an amazingly speedy delivery time given that I'm in Ireland! As usual with The Writing Desk, I'm impressed by the standard of service and the items I bought. Thank you!
Quentin WilliamsonFrom: EnglandDate: 10/08/2015 at 09:25
Excellent service as always even though the Writing Desk was on holiday when I ordered my ink. Unrivalled choice of inks for all types of pen.
Major D. BottingFrom: EnglandDate: 05/08/2015 at 21:18
My order was dealt with very promptly. It arrived the very next day after I was informed it had been processed. Many thanks.
Gillian KempFrom: United KingdomDate: 05/08/2015 at 10:38
Very pleased with speed of delivery and general communication. I love using purple ink in my fountain pen - something different! - and The Writing Desk is a good source of supply. Many thanks TWD!
John HancoxFrom: EnglandDate: 04/08/2015 at 19:35
Good range, excellent prices, prompt service and modest delivery charges. Highly commended/
Dragos MocanuFrom: RomaniaDate: 28/07/2015 at 10:27
Thanks again for an impeccable service! The inks I've ordered are absolutely great!
kenneth mcgeechanFrom: United KingdomDate: 21/07/2015 at 20:25
Just got my TWSBI ECO 1.1 this is a lovely pen and super fast delivery, thanks for the sweets I am meant to be on a diet but it was such a small packet I scoffed them down :) Keep up the good work :)
Christopher BrownFrom: NorwayDate: 21/07/2015 at 15:36
My third - or is it the fourth? - order has received within a week, again. The nib was replaced correctly as per order. Will buy again. Christopher B., Norway
WilliamFrom: West SussexDate: 21/07/2015 at 09:29
Excellent prompt service. Highly recommended.
Mike SumnerFrom: United KingdomDate: 15/07/2015 at 15:32
Excellent service for my first order at The Writing Desk. Two bottles of Pelikan Edelstein ink, superbly packaged and delivered promptly. The bottles are beautiful, I just might not open them!
AndrewFrom: United KingdomDate: 15/07/2015 at 13:54
Very pleased with my purchase of a Faber-Castell e-motion propelling pencil. I bought it yesterday and it arrived today free of charge. The Writing Desk's price was 4 cheaper than Amazon's, a saving I used to buy some replacement leads.
LynseyFrom: UKDate: 14/07/2015 at 13:05
Good company. I bought a Lamy Joy and a bottle of ink from this company. They delivered very fast and their communications with questions and issues were excellent. I'd use them again.
GaryFrom: Date: 10/07/2015 at 17:14
Excellent Fast delivery, great price
David JefferyFrom: UKDate: 08/07/2015 at 16:55
The usual very high standard of service! As always a very quick delivery, The Writing Desk put many other similar suppliers to shame.
SandraFrom: United KingdomDate: 08/07/2015 at 15:51
Very quick delivery of my Lamy Neon Yellow fountain pen which I am so pleased with! Great service from The Writing Desk, very many thanks.
Oscar BowmanFrom: N. IrelandDate: 05/07/2015 at 14:38
Hi, I received the 14K Lamy and Pelican nibs. Both are amazing. Thank you for the quick delivery.
Laurence HastingsFrom: UKDate: 03/07/2015 at 21:10
I've been using this company a while now for my fountain pens and inks etc. Every pen I've bought has ended up with a fabulous nib exactly to my taste. They are extremely knowledgeable and very helpful, have answered and resolved all my concerns and questions. They even sorted one of my existing nibs for me, brilliant. It has always been a pleasant experience dealing with The Writing Desk. Always willing to help and give an excellent service they are my preferred go to company for anything fountain pens.
NicolasFrom: SuisseDate: 02/07/2015 at 19:27
Votre service est parfait, ce qui n'est pas une surprise. Et je constate que les pointes Sailor en acier sont aussi excellentes que celles en or. Mille mercis !
Julian HollandFrom: United KingdomDate: 27/06/2015 at 10:13
Very quick and prompt service and the goods arrived exactly as promised. Very happy!
JuanFrom: U.KDate: 25/06/2015 at 13:27
The first time I bought a fountain pen, now I just bought ink. Diamine Saddle Brown which is a beautiful leather/chocolate colour. Delivery has been super-fast! and really competitive prices!!
Steve CoxFrom: UKDate: 25/06/2015 at 11:57
Truly excellent service as always - my eagerly awaited Pilot Decimo arrived very promptly and is proving to be even better than I had hoped. From the outset the nib writes beautifully, and is ideally suited to my small handwriting. [Using De Atramentis black ink - also supplied from you know where!]. Some reviewers had mentioned that having the pen clip up at the sharp end felt uncomfortable, but I find it sits neatly between thumb and forefinger and ensures a consistent grip on the pen. Extremely pleased with both the pen and the service. Would thoroughly recommend both.
ADRIAN MIRCEAFrom: ROMANIADate: 23/06/2015 at 16:42
Today I have received another Diamine Eau de Nil ink bottle. It's the same great quality, fast delivery, available costs. This ink dries faster than Pelikan Royal Blue, being easier to be wiped out using the razor blade in case of mistakes. I have been fully satisfied about this ink, it's simply special in comparison to ANY commonly available ink on the Romanian market. Good for you having available this large variety of ink ! !
Claire HastieFrom: UKDate: 20/06/2015 at 10:11
Superlative service, I couldn't fault it! Thank you
AliFrom: UKDate: 16/06/2015 at 16:02
Delightful service and an excellent range of products. I will not hesitate to recommend the services of these good people to all. Many thanks indeed.
Janice CookFrom: EnglandDate: 12/06/2015 at 20:28
Wow! I love my new Caran d'Ache Leman pen which arrived today. Usually it takes a while to settle with a new nib, but this one immediately felt as if I had been using it for years. It has a lovely solid feel and (dare I say)surpasses the Mont Blanc I've been using for 15 years. I've bought lots of ink and note books from The Writing Desk and know they fulfil orders quickly and reliably so I felt confident in making a 'big' purchase. I can thoroughly recommend The Writing Desk to potential customers.
AdrianFrom: RomaniaDate: 12/06/2015 at 20:24
I have been writing both at work and after, with my piston filler fountain pen. As I have been sick of the commonly available Pelikan Royal Blue ink, I have bought an ink-bottle of Diamine ink # Eau de Nil. It's been absolutely GREAT ! That is why I am going to get another Eau de Nil ink, to have an ink-bottle at the office, not only at home... Furthermore, I have been strongly determined to use this type on and on...IT IS WORTH THE MONEY !!!
Alex HFrom: U.K.Date: 11/06/2015 at 12:25
The Writing Desk, moreover, Anna has been great from start to finish. Quick response to an initial query, through to getting my new pen to me promptly - which I absolutely love, by the way! Looking forward to many years of writing pleasure with my Sailor Professional Gear II.
SimonFrom: UKDate: 10/06/2015 at 17:05
Excellent! I ordered at 11am and they were dispatched before 4pm same day. Thank you
Andrea AntenucciFrom: ItalyDate: 10/06/2015 at 00:28
I had the pleasure to buy on this site several spare parts and inks (so not that expensive items), and I can confirm that it's a pleasure to deal with Anna & Martin. Prices are honest (even considering dispatching to Italy), packaging is well able to protect items, delivery times are respected, finally if necessary, they answer to questions by mail with maximum trasnparency... I confirm it's a pleasure to deal with this kind of sellers. PS: Sorry for bad English.
Paul TeagueFrom: United KingdomDate: 03/06/2015 at 15:46
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the Edison pen, my wife is delighted with it.looks even better in the flesh. Thanks again
Paul TeagueFrom: United KingdomDate: 28/05/2015 at 10:42
Dear Anne and Martin, Just to say thanks again for your excellent after sales service. Received the replacement pen top in the post and most impressed as I have had the pen for 2 years + and was not expecting to be able to source a new top. Many Thanks Paul Teague
Jiwoong KimFrom: South KoreaDate: 22/05/2015 at 22:05
Thanks for excellent and faultless service. would be happy to use again. I like this shop!
Brian CrawleyFrom: EnglandDate: 19/05/2015 at 11:48
First class service. I was kept informed from ordering to delivery which was prompt. I would certainly recommend you and will shop with you in the future. Thank you very much. Regards Brian Crawley
Patrick ZhuFrom: AustraliaDate: 15/05/2015 at 07:35
Thank you very much for you help and assistance in purchasing fountain pens and ink. The delivery time was very quick and everything was in perfect condition. The Writing Desk is very reliable and good store.
Yoshihisa HirataFrom: JapanDate: 15/05/2015 at 05:23
(Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand Vicrotian) Impressive. The beauty of engraved silver goes very well with weak light. The smoothness of the nib is excellent. Some remarks : the clip is riveted a little obliquely and its size looks too small for the large body. The blank area on the cap degrades the unity of the pattern (the upper part of the cap could receive inscriptions if wanted). Anyway, I'm very satisfied by this pen, and by the purchase from you, perfectly reliable store. The pen will be the treasure of my family. Thank you very much.
SteveFrom: UKDate: 12/05/2015 at 11:24
Have just received my Sailor 1911 Classic in double quick time , thank you , inserted the cartridge - it is now working like a dream . This is my first " proper pen " , many thanks for a great service . Steve
DimaFrom: RussiaDate: 07/05/2015 at 18:07
Fast and nice! Thank you =)
Patrick FordFrom: UKDate: 26/04/2015 at 10:50
Prompt and informative response and delivery to a small order
Penelope PatrickFrom: EnglandDate: 24/04/2015 at 20:45
I cannot speak highly enough about the help and advice that The Writing Desk have given me. If there are any problems, they give incredible back up and sort everything out. I can happily recommend The Writing Desk to anyone.
Wajid RazaFrom: United KingdomDate: 24/04/2015 at 16:03
I experienced very helpful staff, a professional service and the products that I actually needed at a good price. Well packaged efficient delivery. Trustworthy vendors and overall pleasure to deal with.
Ivan KarpowitschFrom: United KingdomDate: 22/04/2015 at 13:38
Thanks again to Anna & Martin of "The Writing Desk" for your excellent service! I also know this excellence is consistent as it's now the 4th time I've bought from you, the latest a Pilot fountain pen to follow my previous 3 Lamy's. None have disappointed, but exceeded expectations for overall performance. - All the best!
peterFrom: ukDate: 21/04/2015 at 18:21
Tremendous service given when purchasing a Pelican pen. Could not have asked for more. Their honesty and help was so nice to receive. Product arrived next day and is great. Will definitely use again.
Martin StrobelFrom: DeutschlandDate: 18/04/2015 at 17:06
I've had the pleasure to deal with The Writing Desk several times and am very happy with the prompt and friendly service, very high level of competence, great range of products and competitive prices. I think I'll stick to them.
Pradeep DFrom: IndiaDate: 17/04/2015 at 15:12
I have purchased twice from The Writing Desk, once a UK delivery and once to India and received prompt and excellent service both times. My Edison Collier and TWSBI Diamond were in excellent condition and so were the Lamy 1.1 Nib and the bottle of Stormy Grey Ink. Martin and Anna are extremely propmt with their replies and are a joy to work with. The offer International Shipping at great prices and the goods arrive very well packaged. Thank you for the amazing service.
Volker JandaFrom: GermanyDate: 17/04/2015 at 11:05
as always very friendly and fast reply.My TWSBI Vac 700 Cap had three cracks.Writing Desk sent me without discussion and very fast a new cap.Based on this and my already existing past experience with Writing Desk i can highly recommend them.
Helder Casa GrandeFrom: BrazilDate: 17/04/2015 at 01:58
Thanks for the excelent service. Second time buying with you guys, and everything went fine.
RuedigerFrom: GermanyDate: 16/04/2015 at 20:15
Excellent service, extremely fast delivery to Germany. I ordered a replacement nib for my Pelikan 800, and it writes fine and smooth. Thanks!
Rebecca PrescottFrom: Isle of ManDate: 15/04/2015 at 17:14
Just received my new TWSBI Diamond 580 in Green trim, with a Fine nib and it is beautiful! Inked it up with some J. Herbin in 'Vert Reseda' and it now writes in the exact same shade of green as the trim on the TWSBI. The nib writes fine, but smooth and not at all dry. Very comfortable and pleasant to write with. As always, the level of customer service provided by Anna & Martin was exemplary. Lovely, friendly, prompt, email communication, incredibly fast delivery, item well packaged, lots of options to choose from before ordering, free P&P on it because it's a fountain pen. Just an all-round excellent shopping experience from a wonderful small-business, that I cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you for another great purchase. I will definitely be back. Again!

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