My best friend had these and liked them, but when I looked at the price tag, I just couldn’t bring myself to pay it. Then she got them for me as a gift and I fell in love. I spent so much time trying different tweezers and never finding ones that had good gripping power or that worked the way I wanted them to. These are now one of my favorite gifts I have ever received and I panic a little when I think I might have lost them. If I did lose them, I would happily pay the price now to replace them.