I rushed just yesterday to a school supplies store nearby to buy a refill for my 12 year old Cross ball point pen. For all these years, it never let me down. Well, unless I forget to buy a refill in time. Anyway, it was with me during my trial times like when taking exams or writing for school matters or the office. Up to this day, it never let me down. I even thought of it as some sort of a good luck charm because each time I use it, I get good grades or land the job.
The best thing is that it is really economical and reliable. I usually change the ink every after 3- 4 months, depending on the need or my use to it. And its refill is so easy to find, almost anywhere! You dont need to rummage every school or office supply just to find it, its an easy find, really. So if you are thinking of a gift or present, you can get one of this.