Check out the customer reviews for the Bic Cristal Ballpoint Pen. Here's a couple of excerpts...
'Received Bic Cristal a short while back and initially was very pleased with the product but after a couple of weeks usage it stopped working. There was no instruction manual, leads or power supply and didn't seem to be any way of charging it back up. I then decided to called the customer helpline regarding its warranty and to see if they would repair or replace it but the girl who answered my call just laughed and put the phone down on me. Very shoddy. Be warned.' - J.R. Hartley.
'My pen of choice when writing death threats and begging letters... especially the blood red version.' - Alan Smith.
'Whilst perfect as a general day to day writing implement, as I have many Pen Pals across the globe, I am wondering if it comes in any other languages? My foreign friends would be simply delighted to receive a missive from me in their native tongue and, not least, pretty damn impressed. If anyone can let me know that would be great.' - P. Day. (Amazon product listing).