Magnets were exactly as described and in good condition.
These are really fun great magnets for the decent price. Most are cheap and not strong- these are great. My boys like them along with the magnet marbles. (although the marbles are not as good and strong as these)
Marcelle A. Adkins
I like these magnets, too. The pencil idea is wonderful and my child say's they are cool! I got them originally because I needed ring magnets because I wanted to tie them to a string and have them hang down for magnetic pendulum experiments. However, I think the pencil trick is far cooler and kids can certainly see that and understand it well.