The Sharpie has been around for a while now, but I still don't think people give the product enough credit for doing the job it was made to do. I have used a Sharpie at least a few times a month for just about my whole life, so it is pretty obvious that I am a huge fan of what it can do. Unlike many of the other so-called “permanent” markers out there, this one doesn't even fade no matter what type of chemical I throw at it. For that reason alone, this is a five star product.
I mostly use my Sharpies on clothes and any books that I pick up, but I have used them for many other things, as well. I want the ink to stay on whatever I put it on, which is exactly why this is the best permanent marker around. I can rely on it to stay on clothes even when they go into the washer and dryer regularly, and an added bonus is that the marks I make don't fade to gray no matter how many times they are washed.
Just about everyone has used a Sharpie at some point, but for those looking to buy permanent markers for their homes for the first time, I highly recommend buying a few packs of these because they last a while and they do all of the jobs that you would ever need a permanent marker to do.