Figure out where you want to end up, pen-wise.
That is, if your ultimate goal is to own three pens each worth under $50, then you need different advice than if you want to end up with a $200 pen or a bunch of vintage ...
Be there or be square. Only I can do both!
I've got a cat named Beefeater and a dog named Beefeater, and two goldfish called Beefeater and Beefeater. There's Beefeater my hamster and Beefeater my horse, and my piglet, known as Beefeater of course.
Veteran of the Great Irisch Moos Campaign of 2008-09