I’m glad this tip is not just US centric. I’m having trouble locating a Montblanc refill in the UK though. G2 pens are available from Staples and probably places like WH Smiths. Your work might also have some so you might get a few for free.
Found some refills, 4.25 GBP each or 11.95 GBP for three, over here. So if you get the G2 for free from your work this whole upgrade could cost as little as 4.25 GBP or 7.20 including postage. The Montblanc rollerball costs 196 GBP, so this saves 189.68 GBP.
Go out and find a Mont Blanc pen you like. Ask the salesperson to let you write with it…nice, huh? Now ask the price. When you’ve gotten over the sticker-shock, leave and go back to your good old G2.
Remember what life was like before G2? The pens were cheap and the ink was like cheese. G2s were the best thing since clickable mechanical pencils. Even after we all had G2s, I still admired the uber-extravagant Mont Blanc people. Their pens were so smooth, they nearly wrote by themselves. Alas, at $200-$2000 a pen, that miraculous ink was out of the reach of the common man…..until now.
OK, cutting through the massivly padded article the conversion of the G2 outer and Montblanc inner is as follows: Cut the blue/black plastic at the end of the Mont Blanc refill off to match the overall length of the G2 refill. Ta-daa.
I’ve got the G2s, I just need to get the Mont Blanc refills now.