We have multiple posts on pens that cost as much as some of us make a month. Let this post be about your favorite pen that costs less than 10$ US. I wirte a lot, both for work and for pleasure, and I tend to get very picky about my pens. The one thing that bugs me the most is a pen that fails to write smoothly. This is even more an issues as I prefer a very vine point for my pens. During my quest to find the ultimate "beater pen" I have come across 2 that have become favorites. The first is the Sanford Uniball Vision. It's easy to find, writes beautifuly smooth, has a waterproof ink, and tends to last a good bit before needing a new one. My only complaint about this pen is that the ink is not the fastest drying and one must be careful to avoid smearing it. My second favorite cheap pen is the Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pen. I have several fountain pens and have fallen very much in love with the tactile response they give when writing. The problem is of course dealing with refils, pens that dry out quickly (even when capped), and the occasional leakage. The Varsity seems to be fairly immune to drying out as long as it is well capped, and leaks much less than the other fountain pens I have. Now lets hear about yours.