For the love of paper planning
You keep photographing your filofaxes outside in the sunshine. It's not fair, torturing the poor filofaxes struggling through the vagaries of an English summer.To answer, I know I would always regret any sale I make so I would rather have a drawer or a shelf to go back to.
I promise they only get out on the table for a few brief moments... The light is always better outside...
Apologies for hijacking the comments, but last week I emailed about selling some things on Adspot, and haven't had a reply yet. Does anyone know how long it should take?
Please resend your Adspot request, I can't find it in our inbox, unless you know the exact date.Steve
Someone yesterday sold a Pocket Malden in Ochre on Ebay for £17. I hope they are not regretting it now!! Sadly I was not quick enough on the bid trigger.
At the moment I am selling all my non-leather filofaxes and some leather filofaxes I don´t like (like the chameleon, the rings too small). I don´t regrett that. I just want to have real leather filofaxes. I like them more.
I put my oldest Filofax (vintage Wichester) on eBay 2 days ago and with less than a day left, I'm already wondering if I'll regret it! In the late 80s, I had the dual ring Filofax, in leather, popular with the Military at the time. I gave that away in 1992 and definitely regret that now. And the last one was loss rather deliberate decision, but I had my Personal stolen in the mid 90s, which I'd had since the late 80s. I don't think it even had a name then, just the code, but it was very similar to the Sandhurst. It had acquired a beautifully smooth patina and was much loved. Alas, I didn't keep my eye on it 1005 and it was stolen. I hope it is still out there somewhere, providing a service to somebody.
Oh Lord another post to amuse me this am. Yes I'm a bit weird, sorry. But I had to grin reading this...I have not done so with Filofax. But in a crazed moment of trying to simplify life, downsize 'stuff' and be a bit more practical (a lesson or experiment for me because though I am quite an organized individual and not a pack rat in the least, I do tend to get a bit obsessive with a few things that I really, really like and will go on a buying spree of sorts)... I did donate probably 15-20 Franklin Covey's over the past 10 years or so and I am truly sorry that I got rid of many of them. And the worst part is I never even tried to sell them. ????? I mostly donated them and I think I gifted one. Now having said that I wouldn't necessarily want all of them back cluttering up my lovely organized downsized book cases but there are a few I seriously regret getting rid of. And yes...I was just last week on ebay looking to see if they had any of the same style. Which is ridiculous I thought to myself...paying twice for something I already owned and knowing that mine were 'perfect' and not knowing what I'd get second hand. I had a light bulb moment and quickly got off ebay. (Not to say I wouldn't go back and stalk again!) I have these moments of frustration with too much 'stuff' cluttering up space (I do not like clutter!!) so I go on these cleaning frenzies and out come the donate boxes and then yes, I end of regretting some, not all, of my hasty donations. Not to mention lost $$$ had I been patient enough to list them for sale somewhere! What a fool am I. No need to comment on that last statement :)
I was also thinking...what are the chances of buying back 'your own' on ebay since I donated most of them someone likely got then at a tag sale or the Salvation army and was smart enough to turn around and sell them on ebay. Ha...that would be poetic justice buying back my own binder that the other person was smart enough to 'sell' when I wasn't. Oh brother....
I made the decision recently to treat myself to a more expensive model, so have been selling off some of my filofaxes to fund this purchase (my compact chameleon is for sale on ebay uk at the moment). I don't regret selling at all as i now have a lovely compact osterley from the Adspot page :)