with card making all the rage, you might find some bagains to be had... For XMAS I bought 2 pairs for my wife (from our boys) and they were a buck each (that's Aussie bucks too! 75cents to you Yanks) She liked them vey much, but I had to tell her just how little I paid cause it was such a bargain

Since she uses them for card-making, I can't see any problem with borrowing them for my darkroom