Pilot Pens V Super Color Marker

Filed Under (New Products) by Don on 23-03-2009

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Pilot V Super Color Marker

Pilot V Super Color Marker

Pilot pen has added to their BeGreen line-up a refillable chisel point marker called the “V Super Color Marker” available in black (43904), red (43906) and blue (43905).  Pilot claims the product is made from 92% recycled products.  I was given a sample of this product last week for evaluation.  Including the cap the marker measures approximately 5″ in length and uses a liquid ink refillable cartridge.  In my opinion the earth friendly component is a good selling point but as we all know the liquid filled markers and highlighter perform well but are subject to drying out much faster than their counterparts when the cap is left off for a period of time.

With a M.S.R.P. of  $22.68 per dozen this product is an expensive alternative to more economical markers.  The average street price of $17.99 per dozen and the refills selling for around $0.89 each makes this marker much more expensive.  This product, in my opinion, is not very cost effective when you consider the Avery Marker No.08888 sells for less than $10 a dozen and some house brands such as Universal sell for less that $7 per dozen.  For the savy purchasing agent looking for good deals in our depressed economy I don’t expect the Pilot V Super Color Marker will be receiving many new product placements.  While the marker performs well as I would expect from a quality manufacturer as Pilot Pen I would not purchase this product for my use nor would I recommend it to my customers.

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