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Old 03-25-2010, 05:48 PM
herricane herricane is offline
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Location: Gold Hill NC
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My Home depos still have them. If you can not find them let me know I will help. I bought 12 of them today. Hope that is enough for the fuse.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:31 PM
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I let family worry about sourcing the perfect Sharpie. The standing order for my mother is to ONLY get me a fresh new box (or two) of the correct sharpie pens at Christmas. She knows it is her duty and its importance. It makes her feel good to have something to put under the tree, and I do enjoy always having a fresh new sharpie.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:57 PM
ccrawford ccrawford is offline
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Originally Posted by Doug Lewis View Post
How well do the retractables work?
They work just fine.. at least you can't lose the cap.

However, I prefer the ones that have a fine tip on one end and a medium sized tip on the other. Lets me choose the most appropriate tip for the job!

The ones I have are similar to these (but older style):
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:02 PM
Rupester Rupester is offline
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Default JUst looked on Amazon...

They have boxes of 12 blue ultra-fine sharpies for 8.99, free shipping.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:33 AM
jchang10 jchang10 is offline
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I started using those retractable Sharpies almost a year ago. After a little over a year, every single retractable sharpie has now gone dead or were too unreliable. You make a mark and realize it wasn't made. Then you waste your time drawing lines twice or 3x just to make sure. What a waste. I never had these issues with the original sharpies.

Ironically, the original sharpies I got with my avery toolkit some 5 years ago, also all started to die at the exact same time.

I went out and bought all new original sharpies.
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