20 September 2011

Free for All Tuesday No. 33

So I hope you have some good questions for us this week... fire away folks.

33 comments:

  1. Am I really the first???

    Okay - a comment on here made me wonder about when Filofax changed various style relating to the F on the spine etc.
    My oldest Filofax (Portland) has an F on the metal spine (inside), inbetween the two sets of rings. My new ones have Filofax written on the metal bit, in both 'right way up' and 'upside down' (so it doesn't matter which way they put the spine in, it will always look the same.
    When did they change? And what did they do before the single F in the middle?

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  2. Blimey! I appear to have stunned everyone into silence on here!

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  3. I think everyone is just all talked out after the Great German Giveaway!! :)

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  4. I wonder of the German give away will affect UK sales? I guess quite a few people spent out on the German site!

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  5. I wonder what the ratio was between ordered items... items actually received... items kept... items sold/given away as presents

    A few appearing on Ebay already

    Steve

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  6. I see that Ochre has disappeared off the UK site of available Malden colours

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  7. Does anyone have an extra Sunflower Personal Piazza from the $9 sale that they don't want? I'm in love with it and missed the sale. I have Filos to trade or I can just pay. My email is mrsgrievous@gmail.com. I will, of course, pay for international shipping to the US.

    Also, Steve, I swear I'm working on my reader spotlight. I just need a good picture and I'll be done. ^_^

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  8. Mine were accessories and for Christmas presents. It's a shame if some have bought to sell on ebay and others didn't get the chance to buy something they wanted to use. I guess that is the way of the world.

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  10. Hi everyone,

    I have a question. Has anyone ever been sent the wrong inserts in their new Filofax. I bought a Crimson Malden from the UK Filofax site when they were half price and the inserts that I received in the Malden were essentially the ones that come standard with a Mode or a Chameleon (pastel tabs and envelope pocket instead of cotton cream tabs and business card holder. A few other inserts were different too).

    So I emailed Filofax and explained the situation. They sent me a list ofthe inserts I Should have received and asked me to pick out the ones I hadn't received. I did this (and there were quite a few on the list that I either didn't receive or which had been replaced by a different insert) and now they want me to send my Malden back to them so they can replace the missing items!!! Apparently all their Filofaxes are quality checked before they leave the warehouse and so they need to take this issue up with their warehouse.

    Has this ever happened anyone before? And why do they need to take my lovely Malden away from me?

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  11. @Lady Tamlynn - I can understand why they *may* require the inserts back, but not the binder. In any case I would have thought they would let you keep the wrong inserts as a bonus for not getting the correct ones. Have you tried calling them and having a chat about it?

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  12. I wanted to choose between an A5 and a personal and realized the personal Panama was too small for my needs, so I resold it to CatB.

    Today I got a pocket Finchley in Teal for my sister's X'mas present and a red Topaz accesory case for me to use as a cosmetic case to carry in my handbag. The Topaz is pretty cute, but I confess I'm a little disspointed with the feel of the Finchley leather. It's a little rubbery... I like the feel and smell of my pocket Chameleon much better. And the Finchley doesn't have the wonderful full pocket that makes the Chameleon perfect for wallet use. But it does have the cotton cream inserts, yummy!

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  13. @Lady_Tamlin: call them and explain that you would consider it too big a risk to send your Filo in the mail. Afterall yours wouldn't be the first one to vanish in the black hole of postal services ....
    Tell them you'd be heartbroken without your Malden and that - after all - it wasn't exactly YOUR fault that the Malden came with the false inserts???
    I am sure you can work something out, without them having the Malden sent over.

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  14. Yesterday, I was involved in the great German train robbery:

    I received a parcel containing a Personal Piazza in red (109 Euro list price) and a Personal Tropic Bamboo (189 Euro!). For 21 Euro incl. packaging and transport I got two Filos worth 298 Euro. Not too bad, isn't it?

    Best,

    Bernhard

    PS: Anybody going to Munich visiting the beer festival? My office is only 10 minutes away from the party ground, so you are invited to my place to "Vorgluehen" as we call it.

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  15. Hi all!
    Long time lurker, but first post here - currently enjoying the stunning Cuban A5 & Personal in saddle brown as my main filos for university!

    @Lady Tamlynn - this happened to me when I got my A5 Chameleon from Filofax Norway. I emailed them saying I didn't want to return the whole filo (postal rates here are just silly) and they quickly sent me the missing inserts, hope they help you out too!

    Anyone else seen the great offers over on the Danish site? 50% off on Deco, Amazona, Classic, Tropic, Butterfly, Urban and Graphic, among others. Sorry if I'm just repeating what you already know :)

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  16. hi all, have you ever hear of this? Is it a real Filo? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pocket-Filofax-Domino-Baroque-Dark-Brown-/230675530671?pt=UK_BOI_Office_Office_Supplies_Stationery_ET&hash=item35b55543af

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  17. I have a question for today.

    Have you ever bought a new Filofax and been unhappy with it on opening it? What would you do? Try it out to see if it "works" or try to sell it on?

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  18. @Lady_Tamlynn
    I also ordered the Crimson Malden and didn't realise until just now, but I have received the same inserts as you - pastel tabs and the top opening pocket.

    I had thought the pastel looked a bit odd but didn't think anymore of it really.

    TBH I'm not too bothered as I swap and change my inserts around to suit me - made my own dividers etc and actually prefer the top opening pocket as I like to display photos in them :o)

    I hope that they sort it quickly for you though

    Tali

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  19. nickie - if i don't like the filo upon opening, i immediately pack it back up and return it. the bunner is that i do lose money for the shipping but at least i'd get full price back for it that could be spent on a DIFFERENT model that i like...

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  20. @katka - yes it is a real domino baroque filofax. Not too long ago it was also available from WHSmith. I think it is old stock but quite nice and something different for the non-leather binders.

    @Nickie - I have bought a few Filofaxes that just 'weren't me' and sold them on. If I am unsure I always keep it in the original box so that if sold it will be in pristine condition for the new owner.

    Of course that is providing I can't just take it back to the shop.

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  21. @Lady_Tamblyn I received a Vintage Pink Malden from Pens & Leather with a Week on One Page. I was assured that they all ship with a Week on Two Pages. In the end, I decided not to pursue getting it switched since I had already received a Raspberry Fins when I had ordered a Pink (from Kate's Paperie) and that Fins came with a Week on 2 Pages. I just ended up switching the one for the other. But yeah, I got the wrong inserts.

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  22. Hi OrganisedNinja: I went to the Danish website and I want a personal Deco, but I don't know how this conversion of the euros works to the US dollar.

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  23. Hey, this is the first time i've posted here.. although I've been sneaking around obsessing with y'all for a while.. i've had a red pocket Amazona for a month now.. I LOVE IT but sometimes I fear I don't really have enough space to write things in.
    But then again I only want a filo if it's beautiful like my Amazona and I really can't afford a personal one!
    A lot of my friends take the mickey out of me because apparently I should use my phone for all my appointments but I don't care!!! I love filofaxes!

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  24. Mrs. Grievous: there is a personal sunflower Piazza for sale on Ebay UK right now.

    Mywormy: I find this currency converter very useful when Filofax shopping 'around the world'

    http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

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  25. Hi Olgamenright: Thank you very much!!

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  26. @MrsGrievous - I've sent you an email x

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  27. Thanks to @SNARLing and @Saffy - I'm leaving it in the box for a while - I love the size and the smell (it's a leather one) but the colour doesn't feel right.

    We're a fickle bunch, arent' we :-)

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  28. @Nickie - I am curious, which model is it? You could of course sell it here at Philofaxy in the Adspot.

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  29. @Saffy - it's the Personal Panama in dark green. I got it in the 9Euro sale and it feels very masculine in a way. I may just save it for a Christmas present for my dad :) but I seriously haven't made my mind up about it yet.

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  30. @Nickie - I have the personal panama in the pearl and it is really lovely. I love that it lays flat straight away. Would love to have seen the green panama up close because I love green but am not too keen on very dark colours/binders.

    Someone on here was after 2 panama's because they missed out.

    Good luck with your decision.

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  31. Here will be the first place I offer it if I decide to release it into the community :)

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  32. I got a dark green panama in the German sale and I love it. I think it's going to become my book-o-fax if I ever have time to set it up!!!

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  33. @Lady Tamlynn - same thing with the wrong inserts in the Crimson Malden happened to me! I e-mailed them and I am hoping that they won't request that my beautiful Malden be sent back, as I love it so much, and post offices can be evil, evil places (I've already had two FFs damaged in the mail).

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