For a limited time, you can order a variety of Uni-ball retractable gel pens (4 ct.) from Office Depot/Office Max for only $2 each with FREE in-store pickup. That's a savings of $6.99 to $7.49 per pack.
I like to splurge and get my boys at least one pack of nice pens for school. I know that I loved having a nice pen to write with for school. It somehow made doing school work just a little bit more fun. However, I'm not willing to buy a ton of nice pens and have them lose them either.