A few days ago, I dragged Kevin to Office Depot. I just like to look. But then he found a little clearance section that had a bunch of Monteverde refills that were priced at $1.00 and $2.00! Not too long ago, I acquired a Retro 51 Tornado Bamboo pen and had noted the names of refills it would need in the future. So I whipped out my notepad from my purse where I had written the names of the Monteverde and Parker refills that would fit the Retro 51, and pointed them out excitedly. Once again, he looked at me like I’m crazy, probably wondering how weird and convenient it was that I had the exact refills on the "to get" list that were in store and he said, “well, we might as well get one.” So I grabbed six packs.
What he ended up doing was the following:
- Measured the proper refill against the too-big refills to find out what length he would have to cut it to.
- Trimmed off extra length from the back end of the cartridge (including a tiny bit of the ink sponge...sad, but a sacrifice I was willing to make).
Monteverde Gel Refills for Parker Pens (Purple/Pink)
Regularly $ 8.29 each
Sale $ 0.84 each
Monteverde Ballpoint Refills for Parker Pens (Purple/Pink)
Regularly $ 6.29 each
Sale $ 0.64 each
Monteverde Ceramic Rollerball Refills (Fashion Colors)
Regularly $ 15.49 each
Sale $ 1.94 each
Retro 51 Tornado. Muahahahah! No, I’m kidding. ... Kinda.