Monday, 6 May 2013

Teal Baroque for sale!

A little while ago I happened to discover in Switzerland. The website does not include a shopping cart, nor are there any prices mentioned, but it does have a telephone number, which will connect you to very nice French and German speaking (didn't try out English, but I suppose they speak English as well) ladies.
I had found a teal Baroque on their website (in personal size) and since the layout is so similar to the Malden, I assumed that it could take my Franklin Covey compact-sized inserts as well.

The nice lady on the phone told me she had only one teal Baroque left, and if I'd like I could buy it. Since they only accepted bank transfer payment, it took a few days before the thing was shipped and a few more days until it arrived, because for some reason Customs kept the parcel behind for a few days (they never do that to parcels from any other country?).

Thus it was in great anticipation that I ripped open the parcel to discover the imfamous Baroque Filofax:
Teal Baroque Filofax
I immediately saw that the binder was in fact a bit smaller in width and length compared to the personal Malden. Nevertheless, I swapped the inserts and moved them into the Baroque.
It was the most pityful sight: the tabs were sticking out completely and I was not very happy.

Though I love the softness of the leather (I don't know of any Filofax binder that is so squishable!), and the inside embossing is just gorgeous, I felt that this baby was not gonna grow old with me.

Embossed leather on the inside

Which is why I decided to put it up for sale.  I know there are a lot of Filofax lovers out there who are very eager to find a Baroque, but I felt it was impossible for me to just pick one person to give it to. That's why I put the Baroque on eBay.

The first response has been rather overwhelming. However, I don't intend to win any profit with this sale. Therefore I decided that I will donate any amount above the purchase price (the original shipping costs will be on me) to a good cause that is supported by my home town. The cause is titled ChildLearn and aims to free children in India of child labour and give them a proper education instead. (In my YouTube video I accidentially claimed that it were children in Peru, because I mixed it up with another organisation.)

If you want to have a closer look at the Baroque and don't mind another round of babbling of myself, here is my Video about it:

Happy bidding!

While I was away from my blog ...

.... I did other stuff!

Like, make some video's on YouTube (all planner-related). In case you missed one or two or even all (!!!) of them, here is a short overview:

Setup of my Filofax Malden

(Published 25th April 2013)

This is a video about how I set up and use my Personal Malden. I'm using it for my work, for my private life and as a wallet. To be honest, this baby rarely leaves my side ....

Routines stamp for my Filofax  

(Published 17th April 2013)
After having experimented with so many different methods to implement my daily routines in my Filofax, without cumbersome writing/rewriting, I finally found the perfect solution: a stamp!

Finally got my perfect Filofax Malden in PURPLE!

(Published 6th April 2013)
Quite a lengthy babble about how I found my perfect purple Malden.
It's not easy to get your hands on the most perfect Malden, but I did it!
Kudoz to Filofax Germany ( for helping me!

Browsing the 2005 Filofax catalog

(Published 1st April 2013)