14 January 2011

Free For All Friday No.113

I quite often see people send out a message on Twitter saying that they have lost their Filofax... disaster!

However, did you know that you can register your Filofax with Filofax themselves and if found and returned to you via Filofax then the finder is given a reward, which I believe is a gift voucher or similar.

To use the service just log in to your account on the Filofax website and look for Personal Organiser Registration Then fill in your details and they send you a registration number to write in the front of your diary refill.  Do it today... it's a Free service.

As it's Friday, please feel free to discuss anything Filofax related.

20 comments:

  1. Yes, I have registered my Filos but that doesn't help if one is maliciously stolen (as I believe my cuban personal zip was), thus why I am now in process of experimenting with my pocket Eton. It's really cute as I mentioned, but just so,,,,,,small! Should I just give myself time to get used to it? Any ideas would be great.

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  2. Mine are both registered. The system is easy to use and adds peace of mind - recommended!

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  3. I have done this with all my filofaxs BUT I have recently moved house, so if I did lose my filofax (I's just die) but then it would be returned to my old address.

    Do I need to re-register them all again?

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  4. I highly doubt that the registration is effective at all! Think about it: if you found a Filofax would you really send it all the way to a Filofax store? Or would you just send or bring it to the owner's address which is in the front of EACH and EVERY filofax? I know, that I would bring it directly to the owner, to spare him more agony about the loss of his Filofax ...

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  5. I never put my personal contact details in my filofax. My thinking is that if it is lost most people would be nosy and check all my personal stuff, know where I live (and from my diary when I am in and out). This would give anyone who is unscrupulous just the info they needed to burgle my house etc! Am I being paranoid?

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  6. I don't put my personal details in it either, not least because if I have my bag stolen, and my Filofax and my keys are in the bag, well, obviously I might get burgled! So I registered my details with Filofax, and hope that if it did go missing, someone would return it. You know that they offer a free gift to anyone returning a Filofax too?

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  7. The tip about checking TJMaxx was a great one!
    I found a pink zipped A5 Finsbury for a great price at the store near my work during lunch hour. Later that day I also found a blue / black personal Mode at a store near my house - great finds!

    Of course, then I had to take advantage of the Daily Planner sale and get some inserts, hmmm, maybe not such a bargain anymore!

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  8. Ooo thanks been meaning to do that for ages!

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  9. In one of the older binders I bought off of Ebay, there was a page printed on very heavy card stock with artwork that made it look like a US dollar bill, a space for an address and the word REWARD.

    That, I suspect would work better than the current registry system.

    Currency just has a way of catching people's eyes.

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  10. This is slightly off topic, but being FFAF I thought I would ask!

    I am starting a new gym in a few weeks and really want to be able to record my progress and want to use a filofax to do this!

    Any ideas how I can set it up?

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  11. I, like Allison, do not put my personal information in my Filo for that same reason - rather I hole punch one of my business cards and stick that in the front of the binder.

    That being said, I also register them with Filofax to cover all the bases. I agree that someone returning it to Filofax is unlikely.

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  12. JJ, just like the filo in the movie "Filofax"!!!!
    Which everybody here must have seen, right? If not: the complete movie is on Youtube (hacked into 12 or so episodes, but still the complete movie)!

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  13. Just a quick question - does anyone know how many business cards the business card insert for the pocket filofax holds? Its hard to see from the picture on the site, so I'm not sure how many to order. Thanks!

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  14. Sharon- I'm glad you asked that! My NY resolution is to work out 3X per week, and track what type of exercise I am doing. Right now I just have a note page in the back of my personal domino where I write the date, type of exercise, time, etc. It is working alright, but I would like to do more.

    I am going to check out TJ Maxx, and ONLY if I find a pocket or mini there will I try a full "fitness tracker" filo. But I am not sure how to set it up yet?! I am thinking Wo2P diary so I can track exercise, food and water intake, etc.

    Any ideas? Of course if I don't find a clearance steal, I will continue to use my personal. I think Philofaxy also has some fitness pages in their "files" section that I might investigate!

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  15. i am concerned about my filofax. it is beautiful but it is on it's last leg. i have had a saved ebay search for the model for about 4 years now and no exact hits. the closest hit was the right model but the wrong size. when do you say goodbye? how do you say goodbye?

    mind you i do NOT want to say goodbye. i love this thing. i have had it since 1999. ughhhhh i wish i could just find another one!

    i bought an old windsor thinking it would be a replacement. it was nice and all but it simply wasnt as satisfying to use. i wasnt as excited to see it in my bag.

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  16. Colie, you are not saying goodbye, it is just going into a well deserved retirement. What style is it, maybe someone could help?

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  17. @saffy it is a personal green piccadilly. they just dont make the colors as vibrant as they used to. i will say the orange finsbury was an exception.

    I DONT WANT IT TO RETIRE!!!

    i should post photos of it on flicker

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  18. on topic, i wish there was a way to update your registration info. i re-registered mine because i moved recently. i wish i could have kept the old number and just updated it. w/e

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  19. A great tip!! I didn't know you could register your Filofax(es) so I'll be doing that. Thanks.

    Slightly off topic,but as it's FFAF, here goes. Not selling or endorsing here, but thought I'd mention that I saw a children's organiser in John Lewis today called My very special organiser, by Rachel Ellen Designs....web searched, and the makers have a website. Never too young to begin the route to Filofax fun and enjoyment thought I!! For all of you with children...... there are children's organizers out there too!!! Heee Heee!!!

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  20. @Alison the credit/business card holder for the pocket size has four vertical pockets...two front ,two back so holds 4 business cards,but I stuff the less important ones in and it takes about 8-10 easily that way:) hope that helps....the pocket is a great size...I never have to think should I take it with me or not...

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