I received my pen with much excitement ! a crystal pen I mean come on, who doesn't deserve a little bling in their life ? so upon receiving my pen, which was of course delivered by my lovely post person- they had been extra careful to protect my pen wrapping it lovingly in their postal bag, so it wouldn't break- for which of course I am truly thankful ! my pen was delivered to my home and I felt like it was Christmas ..oh wait it is Christmas !!!!! I carefully I unwrapped my pen and held it up to the light in the living room for closer inspection .there I realised I had been truly swindled, my pen wasn't crystal after all I checked again just to make sure ....no crystal the shock was to much to take in .. I made myself a strong cup of tea and took in the sheer disappointment whilst taking in that sheer disappointment I had to consider how else I might use my pen I mean 97p is a lot of money to spend on a pen .. and one that isn't crystal ..so I went and found some paper and I bet myself that my new found friend may be able to write ... so I gave it a try and sure enough it made marks upon the paper it was so clever it wrote lots of words ... I went off writing on bits of paper I could find around my house and guess what it wrote on those too , maybe I felt bad that i had doubted my pen to start with but now I realised it was a clever implement to have around ! later on I got bored of writing with my new found chum and not crystal pen! and me and my friend used our bic biros as pugil sticks and pretended that we were the gladiators I won! I mean what a warrior I am !!! even better if you want real fun with this pen loosen the top and then fly the top across the room ...hours of fun and it has only cost you 97p anyway after finding many uses for my pen I realised that this makes for a great chew ...ive learnt the art of not like digesting any of the ink, but just chewing happily away . I mean if you want to be cool and like own one of these I would happily recommend one of these exceptional inventions to you 97p but be warned crystal it aint !!!
See question posed above asking whether it uses invisible ink and this answer to their question after purchasing a multi-pack myself. I think you will find the ink becomes invisible the more you use the pen. Once all of the ink has turned invisible the pen still works and puts invisible ink on to the paper. I scientifically prooved this by using a pencil ( with its lead at an angle of 43 degrees taking in to account the 22.3 degrees slope of the pencil lead from sharpening it , depending on the type of sharpener used ) to lightly brush over the writing I have just done on a piece of paper. The writing shows up. I have found that once it changes in to invisible ink it becomes thicker because I have to press harder with the pen on the paper to get enough ink to be able to see the ink with the pencil method. However, unexpectedly I discovered that at a certain point of pressure with the pen the writing is able to be read without using the pencil method ... I can read it straight away ... wow, well done guys at Bic you are so clever.
However, lost a star because you neglected to tell everyone about the invisible ink qualities in your description, which is a cynical marketing ploy on the part of Bic to get everyone to purchase new ones ... shame on you. I live quite close to your HQ under the large round building in Cheltenham so I have a mind to complain in person, but I have noticed you have quite tight security ... not suprising with half the people wanting to get their hands on your secrets and the other half annoyed by being conned in to buying new ones when the old ones carry on working. I have to admit Bic, I had to look up the definition of the name of your building, 'British cryptography and intelligence agency' ... For those like me intrigued; Cryptography definition is ' the science or study of the techniques of secret writing, especially code and cipher systems. Copy this link in to your browser for a photo, but dont tell anyone
I tried rewinding my cassettes with a pencil (2H; HB is for peasants only) but after a few winds the pencil edges began to round until it because unusable. This biro, however has lasted WITHOUT ERROR for 2173 cassettes worth of rewinds - that's 102,379 revolutions, many using the one-handed twirl-it-like-a-baton technique recommended by experts for speedy tape rewinding with nary a scratch on its deliciously peek-a-boo transparent surface.
I love you, bic. Forget my dalliances with pencils in the past. You and my C90s were destined to be together.