I was very satisfied with my first purchase with scrapbook.com. I wanted the color crush in white that was sold out thru there western pages site. I was very happy that they had it available and included the insert kit. I also received the Item very fast less than a week from purchase. Thank you so much!! :)
Well I got it in the mail today. At first glance, this is a gorgeous planner. I open it up and immediately marvel at how pretty it is. Yes, it has the gold rings. They look amazing with the gold interior. I don't like the dividers they chose for this version, but I already knew that and purchased the dip-dyed planner dividers.
Then I began to set it up. I did what I normally do with my planners and put weekly pages with the monthly and add some note paper to it. And then I notice that I only have half of November in the monthly and weekly section. Perhaps the Mayans predicted another end of the world that they're subtly trying to warn us about because...it also only contains a calendar for 2015. Now, the description DOES say this. However, I find it odd that, for a full price planner that wasn't released until late April (the new version), it only has the current year's pages. Pulling out 5 months worth of pages makes this a very feature light planner. AGAIN, it mentions it in the description so I don't take away a point for that. Then the kicker, as I'm trying to figure out a way to somehow manage to get a November page...my snap is dented. It's minor, in that you can't see it without looking close, however it makes it REALLY difficult to snap the darned thing closed. I tried, my boyfriend tried...then I was able to get it closed by angling it just so and applying pressure at one edge at a time. I was so looking forward to this and I am very disappointed.
HOWEVER, I absolutely love the quality of the inserts. I wish they had an A5 but these are fantastic. The paper is a nice 32lb and feels amazing in the hand. Other than my missing inserts, the planner is loaded with things that I'll actually use. I haven't used a "address" or a "restaurants and shops" section ever, so this was refreshing.
It is quite beautiful, which is why I purchased it. I flip through it and notice that the gold rings are faulty, the top 3 don't even close completely. Already the pages are getting caught in them, and I just opened it. :(
I go to the calendar thinking, it'll be fine, I'll just deal with it. The calendar is so tiny. I don't see how people manage to write in it without writing in the smallest font, and I definitely don't have time to do such a tedious task. Definitely disappointed. After watching the video and reading previous reviews, I thought that this would be worth the $35 and it's not....well, to me anyhow.
I'll probably search for another one, in a bigger size because the actual binder is nice.
I will say this first off Scrapbook.com has very good customer service! I received this planner binder and didn't notice any tarnish on the rings but a couple of days later there was tons of tarnish and rust?! It was used very lightly and even the rings wouldn't close all the way. The price point of these planner binders are great and they're beautiful but lasting power is not there. I returned the binder and will not purchase another. They refunded the price of the planner and response time was very fast.
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