Filofax sales are entirely too easy to take advantage of….so of course, I got sucked into one. They were having a huge 60% off sale on lots of binders, and who can resist, right? I caved and purchased an antique rose personal finsbury. So far I like it ok. The color is really pretty, much darker than you see online. Here’s the front of the binder…
You can sort of see that it is a little darker than it shows online. It seems to be a very good quality leather, and the pattern is nice and different.
There are some paler spots and those somewhat show up in the picture but it doesn’t bother me really.
However, the leather is very, very stiff as you can see here. When you open the binder, it doesn’t stay flat, which is something I do like in my Filofaxes, so I’m not sure if this one will continue to be used as my main diary or if I will use it for something else.
It also doesn’t lie flat when you open it up, even though I have my diary more towards the middle of the filofax. It’s not a huge inconvenience, but it is bothersome.
But the only real complaint I have is that one ring is misaligned, and I think another may be, also. I almost don’t want to even send it back (1) because it was so cheap and (2) because this will be the THIRD Filofax I would have sent back since like October. I’m getting really peeved at their lack of quality control. I’ve sent back an Ochre Malden and a Regency, both personal since then for exchanges, and I’m glad to say that the Malden did come back with good rings. I’m not sure about the Regency yet as I only sent it back last week. But it is my FAVORITE Filofax so I really hope the new one comes back ok. But if not I still have my compact regency and another one on the way from the lovely Imy from Imysworld! So I’m definitely not Filofax-poor. But I am quite irritated. I’ve used other systems before (Franklin Covey & Day-Timer) but I really, really like Filofax and want to stick with them, especially since I don’t really like any FC binders other than an old Classic one I have, and I don’t really want to go back to that size at the moment. Oh, what to do!!! Filofax, why can’t you just get better? I so want to love you whole-heartedly again!
Anyway, my rant is now over, sorry for those who didn’t want to read it, but I had to get it off my chest. I hope you are enjoying my Filofax posts as they are quickly becoming a big part of my blog. I promise some book reviews will come soon!