Let's say these pens are made by robots, and the few workers who run the robots are paid $.08 an hour. I still don't understand how they can sell these so cheaply, often with free or nominal shipping charges, as in this case. Imagine what the seller pays for them! And I don't see the market for fountain pens that would sustain this in the long run. But what do I know? Answer: 'nuthin.'
Just curious: how long does it take to receive Chinese pens from China? I can't remember. Ships take 20 days from there to Long Beach or LA, if they come by sea.