If you buy a big bottle of Noodler's ink you (usually*) get a free pen.
*Usually ... check before you buy, some varieties don't come with a pen. Others do. (It's not random or anything to make it a suprise, though. If you buy somewhere reputable like Goulet, they will do a good job of indicating which colours have the free pen and which don't.)
Most of the pens that come with the ink are Preppies, which are $4 pens that write well, and are all set up to be filled with the eyedropper method ... which is convenient since the ink has an eyedropper cap, so you are all set. I've got a couple and like the way they write.
IIRC, you can get the Heart of Darkness black or the Lexington grey with a free pen for under $20, for example, and that much ink will get you through at least one year of classes.
... if you can go for the Kung Te-cheng for $27 you get a really nice ink that writes very well in that Preppy.
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