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I am so undecisive - I don't know which pen to buy for university! Fountain or roller or gel or.... bic?!

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Alambil Thu 04-Sep-08 00:08:42

I need a long lasting, comfortable, easy to use, not likely to run out at inopportune times, cheap pen

So do I go for a £8 parker to begin with or a £1 99 multipack of "comfort" pens?!

S1ur Thu 04-Sep-08 00:09:54

Well obv you need both a bit. but really you need those lovely ink biro types, my fave ever, will see if I can link.

Alambil Thu 04-Sep-08 00:10:01

o bollox, meant to put this in chat... ignore me!

S1ur Thu 04-Sep-08 00:11:58

No shan't you are being very unreasonable.

FFS some people don't have the choice about the pen they use you insensitive sod.


Alambil Thu 04-Sep-08 00:12:38


callmeovercautious Thu 04-Sep-08 00:14:36

Gel pens all the way. When marking students scripts that was all I used. If I ever used a biro I was crippled for hours after just 2 papers.

If you are taking notes and not used to handwriting then a gel pen is easier on the wrist. I think the brand I used was "zoo" but there are loads of cheap ones in Tesco now.

hobnob Thu 04-Sep-08 00:14:40

Choose whichever you can write most quickly and comfortably with. How about lots of cheap ones, then you won't stress about losing them? Good luck!

Not a very helpful suggestion, I grant you.

Sazisi Thu 04-Sep-08 00:16:46

sorry blush

S1ur Thu 04-Sep-08 00:19:29

You couldn't let it lie Saz. Tut, of course the rest of us noticed but we were too polite to mention it, but oh no, not you.

<pretends to have noticed very obvious mistake>


Alambil Thu 04-Sep-08 00:35:08

Slur you are making me LOL!

I am used to writing - was not so long ago that I did my degree; I spent a LOT of money on pens for that because I did so much writing... so I'm wondering if a refillable one is going to be wiser.


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