They would probably have a lot more of my money if I wasn't already elbows deep in the pipe collecting rabbit hole. I don't mind buying from business like Goulet, Vanness, etc. instead of just ordering from Amazon and getting my free 2day shipping. Plus, when I finally decide to drop a significant chunk of cash on a fountain pen (ie. Pelikan M205, Lamy2000, Sailor 1911, etc.) I would rather support a family business, given they work so hard to educate via blogs and articles, bring difficult to find items to us, and curate the collection so I have some idea where to begin looking. Plus I would feel comfortable knowing the item is legit.