you can get almost 1oo pens for $15. not that you need that many pens. but the BiC Round Stic is a nice pen. we think that the flexible barrel is a nice upgrade from the rigid six sided Cristal. it is a little bigger and it has good feel to it. uncapped, it will roll off the desk if you have an uneven surface. which could be the stuff of comedy. at least you will know that gravity, not elves took your pen.