Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Clones


Bought in different shop in last few months, different brand names but otherwise identical.  These are cheap every-day pencils with scratchy core.  Presumably somewhere in China there is a pencil factory where someone amuses themselves by periodically changing the text being stamped on the pencils.

2 comments:

Matthias said...

Fox essentials is very common around Preston. The scary bit is that it is replacing good-quality pencils in post offices etc. :(
Pencils last so long for what they cost, why ruin it to save a few pence for an item that will last weeks or months..

razide17 said...

Fox Essentials is the name of a craft catalogue (cross-stitching,papercraft quilling, jigsaw puzzels) my wife gets.

The pencils could be promotional items for it or bonus items for ordering early or for large amounts.