A few months ago, I bought a Gold Metallic Sharpie marker. It cost $2.50, which I thought was a little expensive. But it’s a brand name sharpie, and I thought the Gold Metallic color was cool, so it was worth it.
I used the marker immediately when I got home. I wrote fancy words with it, taking care not to press to hard so I didn’t ruin its tip. The Sharpie worked great for a little over month or maybe two and I absolutely loved it. I didn’t use it everyday, and when I did use it, I used it only for adding detail and writing more fancy words.
Recently I found that my Gold Metallic Sharpie appeared to be drying out. I kept it stored with my other Sharpie markers in a coffee mug on my desk. When I would use my Sharpie the ink would be spotty, and wouldn’t be as bold in color as it was, just as if it was drying out. I kept the lip pushed on all the way, so I didn’t know what was causing this.
After looking my Sharpie over, I found that it proper care instructions were to ‘Store Tip Down’. It had been stored whichever way it happened to fall when I tossed my Sharpie in with the rest. I kept my Sharpie tip down, hoping that the ink had just gone to the other end of the pen. I didn’t use the pen for a few days.
I took the pen out to test it and it was still the same as before. To this day I’m not sure what’s wrong with my Sharpie; if it’s because the Sharpie Company put less ink in to make more money, or what’s wrong. I asked a friend of mine about it, who had the same marker, and she said the same thing has happened to hers as well. It’s disappointing.
If I see the Gold Metallic Sharpie ever go on sale, I’ll most likely buy one so I can use my favorite marker again. Having the ink run out so quickly was really disappointing; especially for the price I paid. But I still love the color. Overall, it’s a good idea, but life of this pen is not anywhere near the life of other markers or pens.
So, now that you know about the ink problem I’ve had with the Sharpie, do you think you will get one or not? Have you had this problem with the Gold Metallic Sharpie, or any other ones?