So I like to keep an eye on where the Pilot G2 falls in the ranks of Amazon’s Top Selling Pens, because quite frankly I don’t understand why it sells so well based on the poor performance I’ve seen from it. Based on this screen shot from 9/25/2012, it looks like the back to school season shopping has again secured the Pilot G2 as one of the top selling pens on Amazon. As you can see, three of the top four selling pens on there are some version of the Pilot G2, even with all of its erratic performance with random glops of ink left behind, people still buy them enough to keep them ranked this well. At least Uniball has cracked the Pilot G2 dominance with their Uniball Signo 207 which is a direct competitor to the G2.
Personally, if I had to pick an “off the shelf” every day work horse pen (ie. easily found at a domestic retail office supply store or Amazon) I’d go with either the Uniball Jetstream, Pilot V5, or the Pilot G-Tec-C. These three options are all far superior (althugh slightly different types of pens) to the G2, I’ll never understand why they dont outsell it by far. Maybe one day I’ll stop complaining about the G2, but probably not…sorry.