Title: Loved at first, but disappointed after 1 month
Content: When I first purchased these markers, I was hesitant because other people mentioned how difficult it was to open the tops & how the magnets were very weak & wouldn't stay on their refrigerators. I have arthritis in my arms and I have to admit that at first it was a bit difficult to remove the lids as they were tight. However, after a few times of pulling the lids on & off, it got much easier. With regard to the magnets, they were a little weaker than other brands I've used, but they were also smaller, so I think that has a lot to do with it. I just moved them from to the side of my refrigerator instead, so they didn't get knocked off when I opened the door. One of the things I loved about these markers was the thickness, or should I say 'thinness' of the tips & the writing. I keep a monthly calendar of events for my household, including holidays, birthdays & doctor appointments. I was able to write so much more in each box of my calendar & include little details that I couldn't do before. What I didn't like is that it is unfortunately very hard to tell the difference in color between the red & the pink, and the purple is so dark it almost looks like the black. In addition, I after purchasing these markers on May 24th, I received them on May 26th, and by July 4th weekend, 3 colors had started to dry out! I went to make my July calendar and noticed that pink, light green & dark green were totally unusable. And these were not prominant colors I use on my calendar! I should also mention that I store the markers with the tips pointing down, so the color can run into the tips and made sure to put each top on completely when closing, specifically to avoid this problem. If these markers would have lasted longer, I would have rated them 5 stars, as they were everything I needed. Even the slight flaws of the difficult caps & small magnets could have been overlooked. Unfortunately, with 3 of the markers not being able to be used after only 1 month, in addition to the cap issue & magnet problem, have to give my rating 2 stars. The only reason I haven't given 1 star is because I will still use the other colors. However, should this change at some point, I will update my review.