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August 10, 2010

Sharpie Liquid Pencil


Say what?

For those of us who can happily spend hours browsing the aisles at Office Depot, this is big, big news.

"A game-changing liquid graphite that eliminates broken pencil leads forever."

• Writes as smooth as a pen

• Erases like a pencil

• Becomes permanent like a Sharpie marker after three days


12-pack: $34.30.

You say you neither want nor need 12 of them?

Join the club.

If you must have it this week, the source above is the only one that's shipping today.

Take up a collection around the office and form a buying pool, everyone chips in $3 for theirs.

Sure, you can go to the Office Depot website and go through all the hoops and chutes to get to the final confirm page for your order of a 2-pack for $4.99.

But guess what?

Surprise! — they're out of stock and can't say when they'll have them back in.

Oh, but you're so very, very clever — I almost forgot, my apology — so you'll just head over to Amazon and get yours.

Not so fast, friend: "Ships in 2-5 weeks."

So what's it gonna be, punk?

[via Rex Hammock and Gadget Lab]

August 10, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink


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Uh, I saw this yesterday and I don't think the OD website is exactly "out of stock" - Sharpie is not actually shipping them for a couple of days, OD actually is allowing pre-orders.

Posted by: John A | Aug 11, 2010 1:03:09 AM

I've been using some liquid graphite pencils for a while now, and maybe this Sharpie is a great improvement, but I've never been overly enthused about the ones I have. Give me some sturdy paper, a regular old-fashioned #1 pencil and a decent vinyl eraser and I'm happy. But don't never touch my Staedtler pens.

Posted by: Flautist | Aug 10, 2010 1:08:09 PM

Sooo.. it's an erasable pen?

Didn't they have them in the 80's if not earlier?

Posted by: Rocketboy | Aug 10, 2010 11:58:20 AM


Posted by: Wings | Aug 10, 2010 9:47:44 AM

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