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Staedtler Stick 430 M-3 Ballpoint Pen Medium - Blue (Box of 10)
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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
on 13 February 2014
People don't understand my quest to find the perfect stationary. I can see their apprehension when I say I order pens online. But they're wrong, and I'll tell you for-why:

These pens are GREAT (I'm closer, if not finally at, finding the perfect pen), and I own 50 of the bad-boys. Let me name a few of their championship-level features: They don't smudge. They don't dry out randomly. They don't dry out non-randomly, either. They don't smudge unless you really try. They allow themselves to be held like a gentle dove, but also like a dangerous terrapin, all depending on your needs. The ink doesn't randomly stop and start (I'm looking at you, BIC, heathen pen company). They look smart, yet modest. They're not soft plastic, so people don't chew on the ends. I LITERALLY COULD GO ON.

I bought them maybe a year ago, and only two have died on me (and to be fair, I reversed over one). By that standard, I'm in the clear for the next 25 years, so that's something to also consider.

My only complaint is that I can't take all 50 around with me in my pocket, and that's something I want to do because they're so great. Even having said that, it's comforting to know I have a cache of pens JUST WAITING for me to return home, excited for me to use them. Their only flaw is also a strength!
In addition - now people come round and see I have 50 identical pens in my pen mug. They always say "damn, that's a hella lotta pens", and I reply "HELL YEAH IT IS, I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER", and I daydream about how if these pens were people, they'd be great people, too.

In conclusion: Buy them, and your life will change. Don't buy them, and you'll be haunted by nightmares of what you could have had but now don't.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 14 April 2009
I'm a left hander, and from past experience with pens, I know that these in particular are nowhere near as bad, smudge-wise, as many others available. So I hunt them down. Pack of 10 is going to last ages, and they're well worth getting for personal or business life. Top quality, yet simple pens!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on 4 July 2010
If you want pens (and let's face it,who doesn't?) these fit the bill perfectly. Come with all the standard features such as removable top, and, well that's about it really. Ink obviously, black of course - useful for all those forms where blue just won't do. And there's 10 of them - and all 10 worked straight from the box without needing additional tools or upgrades.
Look - they're pens, they're cheap, and they work.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 13 September 2010
I have been using these since I started Highschool in 1997. And the only ball point pen I have encountered which is comparable is the Bic Cristal ball points. The design is very comfortable for writing for long periods, the ink quality is superb and they last a long time. After what must be many hundreds that I have used, not one has let me down on a multitude of surfaces. For the price, you really owe it to yourself to at least try one of these.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
In my work as Senior Examiner, I do a lot of over-marking in green, so a good supply of green biros is a must. And they're not as easy to find as you might think! This 10 pack from Staedtler do the job at a good price: and the ball runs smoothly, making writing fluent and easy. My 10 pack will keep me going for a couple of years - and then I'll be back for more!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I cannot say enough good things about these pens. Though I primarily use black as it is required of me in work the same stands for this colour as its the same pen. I do a lot of writing in work, often in terrible conditions, and these just work, all the time everytime! They are reasonably comfy in hand and produce a good solid medium point. Also, a box of 12 is convenient and the price cannot be beaten. Much better than the standard bic stuff! Not a great deal more to say on these, excellent pen for the price. I highly recommend them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 September 2011
Mark my words - "The Staedtler stick 430M ballpoint pens are the ones you want for your office". The write evenly and reliably, even on thin paper and on cold mornings. There are no rattles. The nibs don't bend under heavy handed writing pressure. The lids fit well and come off easily. The plastic feel of high quality, with no rough edges. The proportions are comfortable.

Basically - they tick every box. You couldn't expect more from a disposable pen (except perhaps a few more colour options).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 14 October 2010
Nothing flamboyant about these pens; German-made they are appropriately efficient and write very well. Just the job.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 May 2013
well the pens arrived in a plastic sandwich bag.
out of the ten only 3 worked and not very well.
i emailed the seller and said how disappointed i was and that i would be binning the product and informing others not to buy them and got this as a response ' thanks for the threat' !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 April 2012
These are really nice quality pens good for writing and drawing I really love using them would highly recommend any one who needs some good quality pens that can last. Comes with a box you can rip the top off and easily take pens from the top.
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