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$30 for a mechanical pencil? For that price, I'd expect packaging and extra components. They look like something you can get from Alibaba for well under $1.

NYC must have some serious inflation issues!

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Must be one of those artisan pencil places in Brooklyn. I dont know what id do without my gluten free biodegradable paint bamboo pencil infused with lead that hewn from rocks in the swiss alps. 

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So I went online thinking I could find some of these pens at a cheaper price. Nope.

The one I wanted was I think ~$30 and is not available in the US, or at least any online US store.

https://www.scrikss.ro/elegance-collection/trio-93/blue-bt/trio-pen-6?en=on

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Scrikss-93-Trio-Multipen-Ball-Pen-Ballpoint-Pen-Mechanical-Pencil-Blue-80518-/311787325641

Kaweco's not much cheaper on US Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Kaweco-Sport-Classic-Ballpen-Black/dp/B006CQRHY8

So I Googled, why is Kaweco so expensive?

Anyways, it was fun trying all the pens and writing the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog umpteen times. I bought a "piece of crap" $3 pen, lol.

It's the McNally Jackson store near the NYU campus.

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