Monday, February 15, 2010

Panasonic Pencil Sharpeners...

I've recently been looking to buy a new pencil sharpener, both battery and electric however I've been seeing "out of stock" just about every where I've looked. That seemed odd. Jokingly I thought maybe the container carrying them from China fell off the boat. Joking aside, I've since found out it's worse than that. One of my students said an employee at the store she was in called Panasonic and found out they are not going to make pencil sharpeners any more. NOT GOING TO MAKE PENCIL SHARPENERS ANY MORE?????? WHAT MADE THEM DECIDE THAT?

Now what? I really don't care for Boston/Xacto. Most of them leave a blunt tip on the pencil. How about Bostich? If any of you know of any other sharpeners that make a long, sharp point I'd be happy to hear from you before I buy up what's left of the Panasonics. Just kidding.....

Oh and, you may not want the new, cute little black and red one made by Panasonic. It does not have the steel alloy cutter blades. FYI...

6 comments:

Lynda Schumacher said...

Oh my goodness Linda: I am on the phone with Elizabeth Patterson as I read your post, and we are both as unhappy as you! Elizabeth says, "This is a disaster of catastrophic proportions!"

Brandy said...

OH NOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Barbara Goodsitt said...

Please start an email campaign to reverse this decision.

Toni James, Toni, Tj, pencils4me said...

Lovely.. just lovely! How do we intercept the delivery to your house? lol.

I needed a battery powered sharpener a while back, and didn't have time to wait for an order. I picked up a "Ipoint". Same type of sharpening mechanism, but titanium which is supposed to last longer.. uh huh, thats what they say. They also have an electric counterpart. What I liked about this one was that the lenght/angle of the point is basically the same as the Panasonics. I found the points just fine, but someone else with one said hers wasn't pointy enough. So maybe it varies? Good luck on your search and keep us informed!!

Thanks Linda. Now..when did you say the last remaining Panasonics are due to arrive at your house?

:D

Marion Smith said...
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Marion Smith said...

B I use a cheap battery pencil sharpener to sharpen my pencils as much as possible and then finish it off with a hand held Prismacolor pencil sharpener. It works okay but I would certainly love to have one of those Panasonics!