I've been keen on getting a fountain pen and unfortunately the local stationary store was sold-out of all pens in the $20-$100 range. The one pen under $100 was the Dollar 717i, which I purchased for $10 (http://evan-fountainpens.blogspot.co...llar-717i.html - mine's black). I also picked-up a bottle of Sheaffer Skrip black ink. Surely the pen doesn't look or feel expensive but it seems to be a good introduction to fountain pens. I look forward to getting something a bit more refined in the near future.