I love the fact that these ink pads are an amazing investment. I used to buy the ones from the store, they were a couple bucks cheaper. But they dried out in a year or so. That didn't make them cheaper, just cheap.
CTMH ink pads are keepers. You can even pass them down to family members. I hope you don't have to do that anytime soon, but just know that you can. You can find them on my website here.