This item too seemed to be of low quality. In my initial conversation with the sales person, I asked for the bic-click pen. I was told of this one. I had seen it in the catalog but feared it to be of low quality. I changed to the pen because of what I was told. I regret my decision. I wish I had stayed with the bic-click pen. It was a little bit more for the price, but I think I would have liked the qualilty of the pen.