I know the usual purpose of a custom promotional pen is to promote your business, but I'm thinking these would be kind of cool for a college student. We could get Cory some with his name and whatever else he wanted on it, and then everybody would know that those were his pens. That ought to cut down on 'lost' pens, right? Either that or everyone will grab them because they're so cool. And some day, when he's famous, they might even be worth something.
Honestly, I'm just looking for an excuse to get some of these engraved pens because they look really nice. They're not your ordinary, boring stick pen. I got some of those once, even though I didn't have anything to promote, and they were just ugly and didn't work very well. These are very nice looking pens, can have custom text and/or a logo engraved on them, and write very nicely. They are a bit more expensive than the back-to-school sale or clearance pens I usually buy, so I probably won't get any - unless I can think of something I need to promote.
While I'm at it, I'll need some custom stationery and custom envelopes too. Maybe if/when I ever start my own business... Or if I ever go to a big blogging conference, I can use them to promote my blog.