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13 March, 2008

cheaper by the bulk


I have to admit that I am not as advanced or hi-tech as some modern 21 century kids. During my school years, I copied down (almost) everything on the board by pen and paper, I did most of my practice on paper with pens. Today's advanced kids? Everything digital. Notes taking in the class? Laptop! Diary? PDA! and lots more to list.

Well, I somehow like to use blue ball pens. Although I've been getting quite a lot of free pens from trade shows and expos, most of those free pens are black, and many of them don't last. Yesterday I decided to buy some blue ball pens myself. Officeworks has pens in large quantity. I bought 62 pens.

A regular ball pan is about 70c to $1 each. The 50-pack Bic blue ball pen is $13.98, and the 12-pack Staedtler pen is $5.58. That's 27 cents for one Bic pen and 46.5 cents per Staedtler pen. Those 62 pens should last me for a while, assuming Laurent does not steal my pens.

Posted by Antony on 13 March 2008 8:44 PM | photos

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Well, just for the records, I also copy down everything on the board with a pen and paper. I don't take notes on my laptop, and I don't even keep a diary to begin with. It's easier for me to use a PIM on my laptop for remembering important dates. I use these Staples-brand pens, the black-colored "gel ink" ones, which are a bit easier to write with. They come in packs of twelve for $4, that's around 33 cents per pen. Each one lasts between five days and 1.5 weeks depending how much I have to write.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 14 March 2008 7:57 AM.
"Cheaper in bulk" Antony, "cheaper in bulk"!!!
Because I am away solong your English goes out the window!!!!
Posted by Rev Dr Wu Yi on 20 March 2008 11:26 PM.
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