One should really not underestimate the value of good staples. Technically, the value is about $4.18 per 5000 staples or $0.000836 per staple, but it's not the monetary value we're concerned with. It's the time/effort/life value of good staples that matters. The particular staples, Swingline S.F.4 Premium Staples, are more uniform and have slightly sharper tips thus making them staple paper more easily and with less frequent mis-staplings. All of you out there using standard quality staples are really missing out.