08 November 2011

Free For All Tuesday No 40

So if you didnot manage to get to the Skype chat on Sunday to ask your questions, now is your chance to ask about anything related to Filofax...

33 comments:

  1. I ordered some FFs from the Denmark 90 year celebration sale and when I got them was unbelievably pleased with the inserts. The dividers are all black, which just looks so luxurious compared with any of the others I have, and all the other inserts that come as standard seem to have actually been thought about. Looking on the FF Denmark website I see that they also do top tabs (all with categories included so not perfect, but thay have some). Is it just FF Denmark that have really nice FF inserts? I am going to go out now and by some metallic pens in different colours to use with my new black dividers - so pleasesd!!!

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  2. I noticed this also - I bought an FF for my father from the Denmark store, and the diary inserts are so beautiful that he's not at all concerned about the foreign language (I believe he said "Torsdag - Thursday...simple enough!")
    I was hoping he'd reject the foreign inserts so that I could keep them! They're cream WO2P with mostly black text but also striking red week numbers and Sundays...it is also ruled with appointment times instead of blank boxes - fantastic!

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  3. ooh - they sound really lovely. Anyone posted any pics anywhere??

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  4. does anyone know how much the adelphi a5 was when filofax were selling it please

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  5. Hello all :)
    Does any one use the filofax storage binders? I think they're quite expensive for what they are, but just in case they're reduced when we visit Neal Street.

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  6. Hi Anita
    I picked up a Pocket size one on Ebay a few years ago along with a pocket punch which was what I was after really.

    Yes they are expensive... cheaper to buy another organiser in a sale (TK Max, WHS etc) Use for an Apex may be!

    Steve

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  7. @ Amanda - there are some pics at http://ljsblogofstuff.blogspot.com/2011/11/work-filofax-more-decisions.html, but not the full range, and only the A5 ones. If you want to see more I can add another post showing all the inserts for both the A5 & the personal.

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  8. Oh happy dance. I received my Deco Personal Ruby filo yesterday!!! Love Love Love it! Has any used one for awhile and how do they wear? I am scared to use it! Hahaha.

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  9. Hi, @KellieJo -

    Heartfelt congrats on your Ruby Deco! Gorgeous binder - yahooey! =)

    I've used an ivory personal deco for @ a year and a half. I'm a grad student; Deco goes with me everywhere, and her usual home is either in the back pocket of my messenger bag or in my purse (or I'm holding her and using her as a wallet). It's real life use. Through it all, Deco still looks fantastic, which is a testament to how well it's made.

    The only wear is on the metal clasp and release button, where there are some scratches (not a bunch), perhaps due to my lack of care when I throw her into the messenger bag (uh, oopie). I don't see them deterring from Deco's look. I added some Swarovski crystals around the clasp mechanism when I first got her, and when I look at the clasp, I see the crystals - not the scratches.

    If scratches on the clasp concern you, perhaps be more present and gentle with Ruby vs. my rough and "whatever" attitude - be more careful on how and where you put Ruby in your purse or bag.

    The leather (both outside and inside) is still beautiful and gorgeous!

    Enjoy your new baby! Hehe - I guess like most babies, she's more durable than you think. ;)

    Oh - and be prepared to get a ton of compliments!

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  10. Hello Christa
    The A5 Adelphi in the UK was £90.00 inc VAT.

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  11. Last year we didn't quite make the '1 post per day' average... we came very close with 363 posts in the year... this year we have already exceeded that target by quite a long way....just under 450 posts so far this year.

    I don't want to sound any alarm bells... I'm not running out of topics to write about, but are there any topics you would like us to cover, which we haven't covered or you would like us to cover again in more detail or may be in a slightly different way?

    I don't mind going back over previous topics, may be explore them in a different way, more pictures or more up to date information etc.

    So add your requests to the comments, or if you wish email us at philofaxy at gmail dot com and we will see what we can do

    Many thanks

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  12. To those of u in the US, what is the shipping cost from the website? I ask as I am in Florida in December for a week where my parents have a rental property and I'm thinking of ordering a few bits and pieces..

    Thanks, Cat

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  14. dang - can't edit comments; let's try again:

    @LJ - I was looking on some of the international FF sites on the weekend at Week-on-2-Pages formats and I was quite enthralled with the Danish black index/dividers. Hmmmm. I need to revisit the site and look at the W02P format again.

    Because, you know, the three diary refills I already have for 2012 might not work ...

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  15. Sorry to change the topic, but am really wondering...

    Has anyone ever used a Filofax pen? What is your experience with it?

    I haven't seen any such posts so far, but I thought I might give it a try since nothing fits my mini Balmoral... Thank you!

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  16. @ terriknits - I totally understand, size layout - you can never be completely sure that it won't fail - so it's always good to have backups ;-)

    @ Vanjilla - I bought the Filofax Mini Organiser pen in pink to go with my first FF and it now sits on my desk looking pretty, and not doing a lot else. I loved it because it looked so lovely, but as far as writing goes, give me a BIC biro over that any day... It's not very smooth and the line it gives is a bit broken. Personally I'm almost tempted to try another one, but when there are so many other great pens out there that perform better for less I find it hard to bring myself to get another one...

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  17. Thanks for letting me know the price of the adelphi Tim

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  18. I ordered a personal size Chameleon in aqua and it arrived yesterday. I hate to say that I am not loving it. Maybe it is because I am used to the pocket size? Anyway, I am thinking of trading it for a slimline, but I want a really supple leather and I want one to lay flat out of the box. Any suggestions?

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  19. @LJ
    More pics??? Yes please!!

    Re: filofax mini pen - don't waste your money - they are really, really nasty - uncomfortable and as someone else said, write with a broken line. I used mine for a few words then have given up. My Zebra diary pen/pencil combo is slim enough to fit in the teensy pen slot in my filofax.

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  20. Hi all, I know we've all been slagging off the Apex, but I'm trying to look on the bright side... just wondering from anyone with experience, does it at least lie flat? thanks!

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  21. Speaking of pens, I thrilled with a fountain pen and ink combo that will work even with that onionskin-like paper in my Day Per Page: Kaweco Ice Sport with an Extra Fine nib, with Pelikan black ink. I've filled the pen eyedropper-style to hold an enormous reservoir of ink.

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  22. stoko77!

    I want to see a pic of deco with crystals. Oh my sound awesome.

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  23. Hi, KellieJo! =)

    The crystals surround the clasp mechanism, and are on my rulers.

    The best part about blinging out your rulers - easy to change the color.

    Info on crystal colors and sizes are included. (yes, they stay on remarkable well!)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/filofaxdecobling/4126156452/

    xo! :o)

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  24. @ LJ, Amanda and John - thank you so much for your information, I so appreciate it!

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  25. CatB do you mean ordering from the Filofax US website or UK? Unless they have changed recently, the UK website calculates its overseas shipping rates based on value, not weight. So if you buy an expensive binder the shipping will be more than for a cheaper binder.

    I'm not sure about the Filofax US rates but I think they are by weight?

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  28. Apologies about deletions... just so many typos!! I must be tired. @Vanjilla, the Zebra pens are just great. Come in a range of fabulous colours, are telescopic and the smallest fit into your mini filo brilliantly. Next size up fits the pocket. Got mine in a shop in Bournemouth. The Filofax ones I don't find as good. Highly polished and slippy in your hand, and write scratchily.Hope this helps!!

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  29. Hi Guys, Filofax USA has free shipping for anything over 50.00. Hope that helps. Have a great day.

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  30. My apologies I checked back with Filofax USA and I did not see the Free Shipping for 50.00 and up but they usually offer this around Christmas time when you may be in the states. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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  31. @ Amanda - will take photos of all the inserts in both sizes and put them on my blog in the next few days x

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  32. Thanks LJ! I'll keep a look out!
    A.x

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  33. Filofax USA is free shipping for over $55 and they offer that all the time: http://www.filofaxusa.com/delivery/

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