27 November 2012

Free For All Tuesday No. 95

Tuesdays are your chance to ask any Filofax related questions you might have.

So fire away and we will collectively try to answer your questions or offer opinions.

28 comments:

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    1. Steve's in transit back to France today/tomorrow, so I don't know if he will reply, but I gather from an off-list email that it was a very positive meeting and good contacts were made.

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    2. Sorry I'm a bit on and off line today... The meeting went very well. Very pleased with the outcomes so far.

      I'm hoping to be able to give you a full report later this week or early next week. But this one meeting is just the start really, I'm sure it will lead to a much better relationship between Philofaxy (and its readers) and Filofax themselves.

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    3. I agree as I thought it went very well & it feels like a positive start to better communication with Filofax. Thank you to Steve & Kate for the time they put in preparing for this meeting :)

      It was also my first visit to Conduit Street & I thought the display in the store was amazing, with all the binders in their different sizes on show!

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    4. Oh that is wonderful. So happy to hear this. Well done Steve and to you David for getting the ball rolling and to everyone else that did their bit.

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  2. Hi :)) I am interested in a compact size FF and wanted to know if anyone uses this for a checkbook ? I've only read the details of a Compact Finsbury and it has the full length pocket in back, will it hold a checkbook? Thank you :)

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    1. I'm not sure about the length of chequebooks, however I can tell you that as with any Finsbury zipped pocket it's very thin and wouldn't hold too much bulk at all.

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    2. Thank you... I wonder if a Slimline would work as well? Oh I wish I could get my hands on some lol I am in the States and and where I live nobody even knows what a FF is!

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    3. I could compare the length of my cheque book to FF personal paper if you want - are US and UK chequebooks the same size?

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    4. You could put a checkbook at the back of a Malden Personal. I just did it. It actually fit really well. I tried putting it in the front but it wasn't as efficient there. I don't have a compact so I can't help with that.

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    5. I don't know if they're still available, but at one time FF made a chequebook holder. It was a clear plastic item with a slot to thread the back of the chequebook through, and six rings punched along one side so you didn't have to take up a pocket. It would fit UK standard size chequebooks but the ones with stubs on the left (old style) were too long to sit completely within a personal size filofax and would overhang by about half an inch or so top and bottom of the binder. Newer style UK chequebooks (no stub, just a summary page to fill in at the front) fitted a treat.

      I don't think I've written more than one cheque this year!

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    6. In France cheques are still used a lot! But likewise I've hardly used my UK cheque book in ages, one lasts me years. Not sure of the dimensions I will check and report back tomorrow when we get home.

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    7. You can still find the Filofax checkbook holder on Amazon- I used to use one but found it too bulky and it took up valuable ring space!

      I barely use checks, but if you have to carry them I'd say just slot the book into a notepad slot or pocket. Or, only carry a few checks with you and slot them just about anywhere!

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    8. I'm looking at my slimline and I think that if I put the checkbook into one of the vertical slots in the back, it would hold the checkbook quite easily.

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    9. I've also seen the check book holders at office supply stores (not sure if it was office max, office depot or staples) and it was by day timer or day runner. Franklin Covey used to make one as well and it would fit the personal size binder if they still make them.

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    10. I got one from Filofax for my personal Malden. It works fine with US checks. They can still be had from Filofax, but I thought I'd go ahead and get it while I could. Just in case.

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  3. I also have a compact question. Do any of the compacts have a pocket to hold a note pad at the back. I used to find it very useful in my personal size. My perfect filo would be reasonably slim, purple and hold a note pad - any ideas. Don't mind A5 or personal size. Not flex though, I want the rings! Any help appreciated.

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  4. Nothing to get one excited again like pickup up a new Personal Wine Holborn. Beautiful and perfect for my needs. I now have an A5 Malden in ochre, a personal Malden in Ochre, and a personal Malden in black that I am looking to move

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    1. I have to agree - what used to be a whole-hearted Malden love-affair on my part has now died and I have come to believe that the Holborn is the perfect filofax currntly available (for me). I now have the A5, Personal & Compact in Wine (and no ring issues!!) LOVE the leather!

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  5. Does the checkbook holder carry just the checks or does it allow for the ledger as well? I am making my Christmas list which of course is more Filofax than anything else.

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  6. Just thought I'd let you know I picked up an A5 Malden in vintage pink in it's box in tk maxx today for just £19.99!! And a flex for £7.99

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    1. Is TK Maxx related to TJ Maxx here in the states? I might go over there tomorrow if this is the case.

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    2. I have looked at every TJ Maxx I encounter for Filofax and have never once seen any. I've also checked Marshall's and Home Goods. Occasionally I will see a personal size binder by another brand (rarely) at one of these stores. If anyone in the States happens to find a Filofax in one of the above mentioned stores please post! I am green with envy when someone from UK or Canada finds these on clearance at such great prices. Have never seen them in our 'sister' stores but sure wish I did!

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    3. What a bummer. I was looking forward to possibly seeing them in person on the shelf!

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    4. Home Sense also have some great Filofax deals at the moment!!

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    5. Yeah, I've never seen a Filofax at TJ Maxx or Home Goods. Yet another reason why a move across the pond is more and more appealing...

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  8. Has anyone seen this on ebay?

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Superb-Luxurious-Black-Calf-Leather-Original-FILOFAX-Slim-Personal-Organiser-/121026988427?pt=UK_Purses_Wallets&hash=item1c2dc5498b

    It looks like a personal with 11mm rings.

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