I am very pleased with my purchase. Ninety of the one hundred pens were forwarded to a third party as a gift and he was pleased as well, so I consider that a "score". The random ten I kept were to test writing ability on difficult surfaces (eg. gas pump receipts) and whether the ink flowed smoothly. I was pleasantly surprised by how easily the fine ballpoint moved across regular paper and the ink dried quickly, so no smudging. All ten worked better than most of pens you find on retail checkout counters, so I consider that a bonus. A few of the barrels were not assembled snugly and the ink tube can't hold very much ink, but that is a non-issue. These were novelty pens to be seen frequently and used occasionally. Best of all the lettering didn't chip off when I scraped my fingernail over it, so I consider that a 3X multiplier.