Concern For #2 Pencil Hoarders re Coming Graphite Shortage!
Turns out (I think) that most of the #2 pencils I have accumulated may not actually have 'graphite' lead in them? I'm not sure, but, at least those made in China have some kind of a synthetic material instead of pure graphite as I thought? In any case, that would make all my pencils worth considerably less? Any of you 'graphite' experts know anything about this potential issue? I figure it will be too expensive to have an analysis run? This whole graphite thing is turning in to a financial disaster. I wish I had never read the original letter on GRPH! Anyone else feel the same way?
Shame on you. I was smart, I bought every pack of mechanical lead refills I could find in a 35 mile area. Took me days to do it, but I avoided paying for all the wood in regular pencils. I've an old post I did when my wife got excited by getting that "Letter". I put a bunch of her money in an online portfolio and saved the letter. So far her loss (would have been) is around 66%. I haven't shown it to her yet, will wait till she mentions it! I call this phantom transaction, "Cheap, casual, entertainment".
It turns out I'm looking pretty smart after all! Each of my number 2 pencils is now worth more than a share of GRPH stock! Imagine, if I had bought thousands of GRPH stock shares instead of thousands of pencils! I would be out a lot of money, instead, I have lots of pencils that at least I can write with them! Anybody need any? I'll let them go for 1 cent less than I paid for each one. Quantities are limited....but, not too much so!