I think the only reason I held on to this little thing was that it reminded me of elementary and middle school.
Then I realized, why in the world would I want to remember middle school?!
It also seemed to break every pencil I would put in it. And my husband had an electric one that worked! Out it goes.
Original Cost: None to me. My mom paid for it when I was a kid.
What convinced me to get rid of them: It didn't work and I owned a spare!
Fate: Recycling bin.
Total $ wasted on junk so far this year: $53.