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New sharpie retractable pen????

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by jymkym1, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. jymkym1

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    Anyone have one?? How are they
     
  2. Dodger

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    If this is the pen you are asking about Sharpie Ultra Fine Retractable

    I have had one for about 2 weeks and find it quite good sofar, but I think the paint will wear off the barrel before the pen run out of ink
     
  3. zip22

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    I had a few deal breaker problems with the normal capped version, but I really liked the way it wrote. The first problem is that paint would chip off and get all over my hands and pockets. The second is that after a day or two in my pockets, I think the movement would squeeze the pen and it would bleed into the cap. When I opened it, I would get ink all over my hands.

    maybe I'll give these a shot. I think my ideal pen right now would be a sharpie pen with a strong enough shaft that didn't flake off or squeeze out ink. These seem a bit more expensive than the capped model, but not too expensive (amazon has them $6 for 2 - the capped version is $3.60 for 2).

    Dodger, where did you find them? online they have a release date of Sep 1st.
     
  4. STHFNGLD

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    Wow, I was quite a fan of the Sharpie Pen for a while. I'll definitely have to check these out once they hit my local Staples! O0 Thanks for the post! :highfive:
     
  5. Timbokhan

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    I love the sharpie pens, and I use them exclusively now. Curiously, I have not had any of the problems that other people have had with the capped versions! In any case, I just like the way that they write. I will certainly give the retractable version a shot.
     
  6. houdini28

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    A review of the retractable sharpie pens can be found at the Office Supply Geek . I liked the way the capped versions wrote, but I did not like their ergonomics. Other than making a quick note they were not comfortable to write with for any length of time. I prefer to write with Papermate Flair felt tipped pens. I will have to try out the retractable sharpies at some point in time.
     
  7. IceAuger

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    I finally found the new Sharpie RT at Target today. From looking at the pictures I expected it to be a thicker pen and I guessed right. It's a little too fat for my tastes and the plunger is too long. The pen feels somewhat cheap and doesn't have a good weight to it compared to the physical size. The $6 price tag (for a package of two) is a little steep for the quality of the pen......feels more like a 50 cent pen. It does write nice but not sure if it's something I want to carry around due to the size. I think they could have done a much nicer job with this pen and really missed the target on this one.
     
  8. Timbokhan

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    I can't do anything but agree with you on this one. I love the stick version, but after having tried the retractable version, I just didn't like it, for pretty much all the reasons you mentioned.