I am a natural born scribbler. As someone who writes, a lot, I tend to have pens and legal pads laying around all the time which all, at one point or another, seem to go missing. My aprtment is not big enough to conceal these items, yet there seems to be some sort of Bermuda Triangle effect going on between my living room, office and kitchen.
With that in mind, I decided to stock up on pens and bough a pack of 36 Paper Mate ballpoints from Office Depot for the ridiculously low price of $4.99. I'm sure you you have all seen these pens at one time or another. Perhaps you work in an office or have had to fill out a drunken statement for the police, but these familiar looking, ghastly blue pens seem to be everywhere.
I really didn't expect to much, but have been more than plesantly surprised. It has been over a month and I am still using the original 3 pens that I started off with and all are still writing beautifully with none of that inky build up you seem to find in a lot of cheaper models. The slenderness of the pen itself makes it very comfortable to write with and they also seem to be impervious to disappearance or alien abduction.
I would have probably been fine buying a pack of 6, but the price was right and at this rate I'll be using pens from this same box to write my memoirs when I am old and crotchety....great pens, great price.