Originally Posted by just_v
One of the things we repeatedly tell people is to buy the largest set you can possibly afford. No one has come back yet to tell us they've regretted it!
If you can afford it and it makes sense to you, then definitely go for it!
okay, so I might regret this, but I opted to stick with my original order of 48. MOST of the reason being that I happened to go into the college bookstore today (yes, there is a college in my little po-dunk town hehe) and they had PRISMACOLOR pencils for 25 cents a piece or a bag of 20 random colors for $5! I figured it doesn't get much better than that! They didn't have a very large variety, but I ended up with 40+ pencils that aren't in my 48 set for $10. yay! There are still some I want, so I'll probably go back soon...I sat there on the floor in the store for like, an hour sifting through colored pencils--the lady was like, "Ummm, can I help you with something?!" She probably thinks I'm crazy, and it will probably be embarrassing to go back, but worth it I'm sure.