12 June 2014
Should you be worried or sad?
OK first of all Filofax do not like the use of the word 'discontinued' because in reality a model is phased out. It doesn't disappear over night. The remaining stock will be sold off no matter how long it takes.
For instance on Saturday we found a new Almond Deco in a shop in Glasgow. The price was reduced, and it was in perfect condition and it had a 2014 diary insert. The Deco hasn't been in the catalogue or the UK website for more than a year or so?
So things don't just vanish instantly a new model is announced. With the phasing in of new models as older ones are phased out gradually, the choice in the range remains quite big. It is not like a fashion house with this years and last years collection!
It is also worth remembering that different countries do not always have the full model range or at the same time, so certain colours might not be available in the first year in some countries but will be available longer than in other countries.
The old rule of 'if you like it buy it' naturally applies.. do not wait hoping that a particular model or colour will appear on the 'Last chance to buy' page.
I miss a few models may be, but I have plenty of the ones I enjoy owning and more importantly using, to not be concerned about the ones that I missed at some point in the past. After all they often come up for sale on Adspot....