Ok. I’ve had it with brick and mortar stores in this town.
A week ago I decided to get some Edelstein Sapphire. Not an uncommon ink in Germany, mind you. The department store told me that they stopped carrying it. So I go to the upscale stationary store. They have 3 bottles that have been out of their boxes in UV light for who knows how long, and none of them is Sapphire. But, no worries Timbo, the clerk is quick to reassure me: new bottles are ordered, just come back next week.
Yesterday I’m in the area. They got 1 additional bottle. Not Sapphire. Good thing they unpacked it and put it on the shelf with the others, so that it can get some light…
That’s it. Online all the way for me from this point on.