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125 of 130 people found the following review helpful
Zebra Sarasa Gel Retractable Roller Ball Pens / B0000AQNW5

I bought these to use with my ever-growing "to do" list of chores - I use the colors to categorize chores and organize my thinking. I really just bought these at random, figuring I'd make the best of whatever I got, but I *love* these Zebra pens so much that I'm thinking of using them for all my writing, not just list-making.

1. Readable: Most assorted color sets have at least two or three colors that are so light, you can barely read them. Not so here - even the lightest colors (orange and lime green) are easy to read, so you really are getting 10 pens here, not 8 and two junk pens.

2. No-Smear: A lot of gel pens seem to "bleed" all over the page, or take forever to dry and smear whenever you turn the page, but these Zebra pens dry almost instantly - I've yet to cause any smears.

3. No-Cap: Retractable, so there's no cap to lose or accidentally knock off.

4. Comfortable: The rubber grip is very comfortable and smooth - no ridges, bumps, or anything fancy to get on your nerves.

5. Easy Writing: The points are just perfect on these. Sometimes I struggle with certain brands of roller ball pens, or maybe the pen has to be held at a "just so" angle, but these write splendidly no matter how you hold them.

~ Ana Mardoll
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2009
I've been using these pens for some time now. I really like them. They write very well and smooth. On rare occasions they leave a little excessive ink (when making long lines), but it's not a problem and doesn't happen much.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2011
I used to buy these pens individually at my college bookstore a few years ago. I'm hooked on them! (I have one in front of me right now as I write this!) They write extremely nice and are particularly comfortable to hold. The rubber section on the image makes it look bulky, but it's actually a very low-profile and smooth rubber grip. The clip of the pen is more durable than many other pens. I've had a couple break over the years, but only because I am always fiddling with them.

Like all gel pens, you have to let the ink dry. My lefty girlfriend doesn't like these pens because it's too easy for her hand to get ink on it and for the writing to get smeared. I'm a righty, so it's fine for me.

Another downside is that the ink goes by too fast. I'm constantly writing things down at work, and the ink in one pen rarely makes it to the two-week mark. That may be long for you, but for me, I wish it lasted longer. However, the .7mm lines do look very nice.

Also, be careful where you buy this pen. I bought a full box of them at a very low price from an alternate seller on here, and the pens are junk. They must be 2nd quality pens: the clickers jam and ink goes up the barrel until it starts spilling out the top. My recommendation is to buy from Zebra (which I think is the default seller for this item).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on October 1, 2011
These Sarasa gel pens are great to write with. The ink flows evenly and smoothly. However, as with all gel pens, the ink does not last as long as it does with an old-fashioned ball-point pen. If you use these pen for art work (as I do) you need to know that the ink in the light blue pen is almost as dark as the ink in the navy pen. Also, the burgundy ink is more of a dark brown than a dark red (although that is true for other brands as well). Over all, these are some of the best gel pens available (although pricy $$$).
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2007
This is a nice set of disposibles and offer a nice veriaty of colors. The only thing I have noticed with these, is if you are used to the Gel G-2's, these seem not to flow as smoothly, although this isn't enough of a draw back to keep me from buying more sets.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2010
This is simply the best all-pupose business pen I've ever used. If someone tells you that gel-ink makes no difference, they are wrong. The reduced drag and smoothness with which the pen glides over the page is the single greatest improvement in my day-to-day business equipment in years.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2004
These pens are wonderful. Write so smooth. Pretty colors too. Only thing is they run out faster than other pens (when you are using them a lot like I did... everyday for my journal etc.). Would suggest.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
These pens write very smoothly. I wish the company would offer a set with only black, blue and red. (I use those colors at work.) Pink and light green just don't go over very well at work. =) Otherwise, they're very enjoyable to use. I'd choose these over any other gel pens.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2010
I bought these pens for my 11 year old daughter. They seem to work great for her schoolwork (smooth line, no blotches no smudges). She was disappointed that they didn't have more "pretty" colors. You can find similar sets at your discount stores for less money, but this pack had colors I couldn't find in the discount store sets.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2009
I enjoy the bright colors of these pens. Makes writing a lot of fun. Please note that the pen tip is not fine so the pen mark is fairly thick.
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