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Clairefontaine 1951 Clothbound (5 or 10-Pack)

Clairefontaine 1951 Clothbound (5 or 10-Pack)

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Price looks fair and free USA shipping. I think that is not a HOT deal but ok
How thick is paper, comparable to what?
helpful
It's really good at 90gsm. Paper is the same as Rhodia, or to be precise since Clairefontain owns Rhodia, paper in Rhodia notebooks is exactly the same as in these notebooks. Only difference is that Rhodia has some texture while Clairefontaine is glass smooth.
These are my current daily drivers. Excellent value for money. Only thing that behaves better, that I found of, is Tomoe River, but since that paper is expensive and fairly thin, I prefer this for my daily use.
what about a4 size for rhodia or clairfontaine?
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thanks for the reply, though! I'll buy a single one to give it a test drive and if I like it I'll be set for if/when this drops again.
monocline
I don't think you'll be disappointed. It's really good paper and for the price it can hardly be beat. My current choice of supplier is CultPens.
USD$24.50 shipping & handling to Australia is completely ridiculous…
qwertimus
Got the same for Canada. This blows the deal for me, this doubles the price. I am pretty sure I paid less for the shipping on a 70L backpack.
Available cheaper on Amazon.
akapur
Where?
$8.75 S&H, once again shaking my head in disgust over absurd rates....PASS
This drop sounded like a good deal before I saw the shipping & handling cost. I really wouldn't end up saving much over choosing my own assortment of singles at a store like Goulet. How disappointing.
So probably I should review these more extensively elsewhere, b/c MD isn't exactly the place to discuss product quality. But I wouldn't vote for this drop occurring again. I'm honestly befuddled why these are so well-thought-of in the fountain pen world: they're terribly bound (pages coming out after minimal usage), and the paper is mediocre at best. I get better ink performance on nice-ish Hammermill bond from the office store than I do on this stock.
Again, not a problem with MD, b/c we get what we ask for. But wtf has our community asked for these? They look nice and perform like crap.
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I like my one Rhodia notebook (Christmas present, not purchased through MD). But ya, given the problems with this drop, having to reship, etc., it seems like they were dumping a batch that didn't pass QC on us or something. I've been carrying three different of these regularly now, and the bindings in all three are starting to fail like $2 notebooks from the office store.
sehrgut
Clairefontaine owns Rhodia, so it's same paper with a bit different texture. However it's possible notebooks you got were poorly stored and that affected the quality. I had this happen on one notebook only, while I have many more of them behave perfectly fine. Am not convinced it's QA that messed up. All it takes to mess a notebook is to store it more humid environment and paper turns to shit. Personally I love these, they are by far my favorite (not at this price though), but I always buy them from one supplier which I know is good with handling stationary. Considering they are rather cheap I would advise giving them another shot but getting them from someone reputable (I get mine from CultPens).
I just wanted to update everyone affected by the shortage in this last drop:
I've just learned from our logistics team that we are sourcing the remaining units now. Those who have opted to wait will receive the rest of their order. Anyone who does not want to wait can reach out to our Community Support team for a refund.
Apologies again for this error, and thanks for your continued patience!
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Liz
Is there a timeframe yet on when the rest of the order will be shipped?
SallyZ
I just got word that all replacements should be shipped now. If you have not already received an email update, you should very soon!
Someone please refresh my memory. What was the cost of a 5 book package?
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I ordered 10 and received a single book
I ordered the 10pack and only received one notebook. I was not informed of any shortage nor asked if I wanted to wait to get a refund.
I just received my ordered pack of five, but only received one. I have sent an email to the support team. Perhaps the packer didn't realize that the quantity of 1 meant either one five-or one ten-set of books?? Any one else?
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not an employee, just well researched :) i'm just not sure that MD is a ponzi scheme lol
Thanks for your feedback, @Luke5403. I know this situation is extremely frustrating, and we're working on getting this resolved as soon as possible.
I've just learned from our logistics team that we are sourcing the remaining units now. Those who have opted to wait will receive the rest of their order. Anyone who does not want to wait can reach out to our Community Support team for a refund.
Apologies again for this error, and thanks for your continued patience!
Ordered pack of ten and mysteriously just received a single green book in a big box...
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I did, thanks Liz. i was just curious if it had happened to anyone else.
katemo
Same here.
Are you able to choose grid vs lined notebooks?
delta1162
Seems like the 1951 Clothbound is only provided in lined.
MorePie
That's a shame. Would prefer in order of preference grid, blank then lined
I am perfectly happy to buy at a reduced price but after only checking one other source ( Cult Pens) https://www.cultpens.com/i/q/CF43061/clairefontaine-1951-clothbound-notebook-a5-(148-x-210) I thought at first this must be the price for 10 # but I'm afraid, like some others this isn't quite such a bargain for only 5 # pads. I recently had comments from another member pooh poohing me for pointing out lower cost options for offers. I am often looking out for a bargain and I expect others are too, so what's wrong if I point others to where I find a better bargain than the one offered. I feel a bit sorry for anyone who has already paid and then sees the same item at a lower cost but I'm afraid that's life for you - as the late, great Sir Terry Wogan said 'As one door shuts another one closes'.
Karmabim
If you're in the US like me, I recommend buying only 5 at a time, as the postage will be a default of €10 instead of the €35 for 6 or more notebooks. Then if you're trying to go for a pack of 10, just buy 2 orders of 5. Additionally, they have a notepad for free if you spend more than €15 on Clairefontaine. So you can go a pack of 5 1951 clothbound with 1 free notepad each time.
Any chance of a letter sized clothbound notebook or similar? These are a little small for lab notebooks.
Less cost and faster shipping everywhere else, once again. Drop failure.https://www.massdrop.com/payment/42515
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Perhaps, but isn't that in the UK? US shipping might be high. I don't know, I haven't checked.
writerstephen
It is UK, for me it's about the same shipping since I am neither in US or UK. However shipping for my country is like 10$ so not all that bad. But it's nothing new that MD favors US customers.
So how much longer is there to wait? It has been nearly a month after projected shipping date. how come i have not received an email at least explaining why it is late?
Ok. So here I am with my first purchase on Massdrop and already disappointed by the no delivery to date. Any suggestions on whether I should wait it out or cut and run?
MNnicejustgoessofar
I've asked for a refund. I've never had an issue in the past, but this isn't worth the wait for me.
I love clairefontaine paper but I can get these for cheaper prices elsewhere.
spartaman64
Seriously, why buy them in bulk for more money and a longer wait when I can order à la carte from other official sellers and have them by the end of next week
Cannot wait for Tomoe River notebook drop.
Once you add in shipping the price is more than msrp
These are excellent notebooks, just questionable prices. Also, it's important to note that Clairefontaine owns Rhodia, and Rhodia notebooks use Clairefontaine paper. Difference is that Rhodia notebooks have more texture while these are smoother.
MeanEYE
Yes, the MSRP is overstated. Am I the only one who has a sense that Massdrop is collapsing under it's own weight?
Jacobus57
Honestly, I bought 3 drops. One still seems like a good value. One I got a color didn't see elsewhere, similar pricing. One drop feels like not such a great deal. I definitely am not pulling the trigger very often.
$8.75 shipping for notebooks!?
Massdrop has a bunch of idiots building these "Deals"
Goulet is less Andersonpens is leas Fountainpenhospital is less Amazon is less
AND SHIPPING IS SUPER FAST
so why the heck would I buy here?
Esteldin
Goulet is less. MD is losing credibility.
ScreamPai
Don't forget to enter "GourmetPens" coupon code for extra 10% off.
$6.95 each at gouletpen. 6.95*5 + 8.95(shipping)=43.7 If you live closer to gouletpen, shipping cost less. So....what's the point?
BADBOY
PenChalet has them for $4.50.
You can get them for $7 each at Gouletpens, this doesn't seem like a good deal at all...
Beastleviath
Cultpens has them for $5.9 ($4.89 if you are outside of UK) with $12 shipping abroad (as opposed to $22 on MD).
http://www.cultpens.com/i/q/CF43061/clairefontaine-1951-clothbound-notebook-a5-(148-x-210)
Why i cant see the shipping price?
Pet4a
Genius design! You have to click on Join drop and then see shipping.
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
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The group's bulk order arrived earlier to our warehouse in New Jersey and many of the individual packages have already shipped back out. However, upon taking inventory of everything received, our team was made aware of a backorder affecting a small handful of units. Rest assured, we've reached back out to the vendor to resolve this hiccup and expect to have the remaining units in our warehouse shortly.
Expect another update from us on 10/13 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 10/6.
Expect another update from us on 10/7 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).