Good, Cheap Pens?
Usually we discuss high-end writing sticks here ... but we sometimes have need of low-end tools, too.
Years ago, I bought a stash of inexpensive ball-point pens, primarily for my kids to lose -- use at school. But they dried out and are now worthless. [I tried heating the tip of one, and it disintegrated.] I need to replace them.
So, can anyone recommend pens that are:
- really low cost -- such that you wouldn't mind handing one to a 9 year old boy in the morning only to find out he lost it by the same afternoon. Or gave it to a friend (my daughter gave out a half-dozen pens in a day, once)
- can be bought in bulk (I hate emergency runs to the store)
- has a long storage life
- is a "pen", not a "marker"
- writes decently -- I know cheap pens won't write beautifully, but there shouldn't be any blobs or skips