Generally speaking, pencils are not supposed to be expensive. You can pay $4 for a 24-pack of No. 2 pencils or you can get one of the Graf Von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencils for $240. This premium writing instrument includes a sharpener and a replaceable eraser under the cap. If you can afford to pay the price, a fancy pencil such as this one can really boost your self-esteem, not to mention your writing skills.