first of all, be sure that you're getting something the person wants and something he will use.
fountain pens are expensive and they are a bit more maintenance than a regular pen. I actually did a lot of research and got the John Lennon special edition for my dad. 1) he doesn't like a cap on his pens and 2) he doesn't like fountain because he prefers to use it daily therefore 3) ball point was the only way to go.
anyhoo, ebay was a great choice and online US shopping is great. good luck.
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