Surface Pen Tip Kit - sold out/expensive?

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  1. ONeill

    ONeill New Member

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    Hello!

    I bought my first pen tip kit 1 year ago for 10 € (Germany). It seems that nowadays it´s quite hard to buy it for that price. Big electronic stores typically dont have them, same as for amazon. The microsoft store charges around 20 $ for it.

    I finally found a store (now living in Finland) that has them in stock for around 11 €. Is it only my impression that it´s getting much harder to buy the tips for a reasonable price?

    I am just imagineing what might happen in one year when I will need new tips again, when it´s already hard to buy them now. :confused:

    Looking forward to read about your impressions, thanks.

    BR ONeill
     
  2. hughlle

    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd be interested to learn what the general concensus is on these. I bought the pack, and it's been sat in a draw since. I just couldn't find any benefit to it over the regular tip.
     
  3. ONeill

    ONeill New Member

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    Dear hughlee,
    I personally really like the "B" tip, it makes it easier to take notes for me. The difference is quite big, as long as your screen is clean. I sometimes change the tip between artwork and taking notes. From my point of view, the price of 10 € is ok, but 20 € is way to expensive.
    BR ONeill
     
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    In Italy I can find on amazon for 7 € with free shipping cost and 2 day for arrive


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    LOL We have 21 SP4s at my work and the nurses go through pen tips like crazy. Now like O'neal commented, they are selling out or sell 3 for $20usd and 4 packs around $35usd. Seems like Microsoft may be phasing out the 4 tip pack for a 3 tip pack but still charging $20 a kit! What Microsoft is charging for these pen tips is highway robbery when you consider going through 4 x 4 packs a month or 2.

    Zero bulk purchase for any specific tip either.
     
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    What on earth are your nurses doing wih their pens? I have used the same pen extensively day in day out for 3 years and never had to replace the nib or even consider replacing it.
     

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