Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January 10th, 2011 acquisitions to my collection

Here are some things that I bought yesterday while bumming around. I found the pack of Paper Mate American Classic pencils at a thrift store. A few of the pencils were missing, but 7 were intact and unused. I paid 50 cents for those, a very good deal in my opinion. 50% off the MSRP. I don't believe they make those pencils anymore, as they have been replaced with the Mirados last time I was at Walgreens. I bought the Waterman Black cartridges with an Office Depot rewards card I had, and I believe they're universal (can anyone confirm this?). The four items up top are items I found on clearance at a book store that specializes in selling books that are new, but out of print or leftovers from other stores. From left to right, a pack of Pentech erasers, two Paper Mate Mega-Lead pencils (I already have two in 0.5mm, so these will go great with my collection) One of which includes a spare eraser. They're similar to the Pentel Twist-Erase pencils in that they twist to reveal more eraser. They also come with 12 sticks of lead pre-loaded into the barrel. Wish I had those in college. I went through Bic-Matics like crazy. And lastly, I found a pink Parker Jotter in the bottom of the clearance box. Pink is not my color, but for only a dollar, I couldn't resist. I already have two Jotters, a ballpoint from 1986 and a red Jotter FP.

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If you're interested in purchasing any of these items, here are the Amazon links:
Waterman Black Cartridges: Waterman Fountain Pen Cartridges Black-8/Cd
Pink Jotter: Parker Jotter Pink Ribbon Retractable Pen, 1 Blue Ink Pen (1736845)
American Classic pencils: American® Classic Pencils, Pre Sharpened,#2
Paper Mate Mega Lead 0.7: Paper Mate Mega Lead 0.7mm Mechanical Pencil Starter Set (1739310)
Pentech Eraser Set: Pentech Eraser Set 7ct (27527)

-Derek (ThirdeYe)


  1. Hi, Derek! You are a bargain master. Great finds for the prices. Any tips on how to get such deals? I'm particularly impressed by the Paper Mate pencils. I haven't seen those in awhile. Makes me feel like studying for the SATs...

  2. Angie - What's with the "mymaido" link?

    Anyways, regarding to tips in finding deals like this, I find it's a fun hobby to browse around thrift stores, book stores, and antique stores and you'll eventually stumble upon things like this. It's very hit or miss, and sometimes you will go through a very dry spell until you hit the jackpot. :)