The Fountain Pen Network is a fun group for finding fountain pens and those fascinated by them.
What to do when a pen fails? Repairs can be costly and fixing a pen can present a chance to learn more about pens. Isn’t learning more what it’s all about? Isn’t there some fun in trying and failing?
OTOH, some of us struggle to fix anything. Is it worth the trouble to try? Is it worth trying to fix a pen even when you know you’re likely to ruin it? And that someone else could do a better job?
P.S. I love fountain pens.