Sumgai or Sumgal Finds
Last updated: 07/03/12
Here is my honor roll of some incredible purchases that I have come to learn. These Parker 75s were found "in the wild", i.e. outside normal pen venues like shows and stores. Personally, I find it quite encouraging to see it is still possible to get 75s at good prices, don't you?
The term 'sumgai' is pronounced as in the sentence "Sorry, some guy just cleaned me out of a boxful of pens which I sold for $5."
My guideline for consideration in this list is that a 75 is acquired for a small fraction of the true market value, at most 20% for the typical 75s, a bit higher for the rarer versions. As an example for the everyday sterling grid, this would be at $15-25. The more scarce and desirable the 75, the better the find.
Oh, just to keep things fair, I automatically disqualify myself from consideration. I have some friends who have a different opinion of this policy, but I think it would be unfair for me to be judge, jury, and executioner. :-)
Do let me know if you have found incredible deals on 75s by using this link to send me email. Hopefully these examples will show that it is possible to find great deals on 75s even today.
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