Very cheap. Not comparable to in store purchases at all!
So the one time I didn’t read reviews and I regret it. I though, “Ticonderoga are great pencils and I don’t need to read reviews!”
By KAdams on June 1, 2019
Well 15 minutes after ordering, the Amazon robots were quicker than my attempts to cancel the order.
These pencils arrived the next day. So the pencils are indeed from Mexico with a (c) 2017. I pulled out a comparison box of Ticonderoga pencils I got from Target last summer when the school supplies went on seasonal clearance. The Target ones were made in China and (c) 2015. I sharpened the Amazon (made in Mexico) pencils first and they sharpened just like those cheap pencils with cute designs that you get in places like party favors or for cheap prizes in an arcade. The wood caught and the lead almost fell out having to start another round of sharpening to get another fine point. The ones I purchased in Target sharpened smoothly, without the wood catching and the wood color was noticeably distinct and different. It created a nice smooth even point when sharpened.
Well now at least we have a bunch of back up pencils for around the house.