So after not finding anything suitable at Dymocks, I decided to check out OfficeWorks. Why I didn't go to any of the pen stores? Because they sell pens. Expensive pens that I might find nice. And find a need to have. And find in my possession, after a short transaction. And that is not what I was after. I was after paper.
So, browsing OfficeWorks store on Clarence St I found what seemed a good deal. One of those that if it works - great; if not, no huge loss. I bought a set of three 50 sheet legal pads by Tudor, the "Executive Writing Pad". How's that for a name. For the price less than a Wellbeing smoothie, it certainly wasn't a huge gamble. And if it didn't work out, I could always take it home and make paper airplanes out of it.
Well, after using it for a few days now, I can say that it certainly lives up to expectations. The ink is a bit slower to dry than I am used to, but there is no bleed through, and absolutely no feathering - unlike in Moleskine. My couple of daily pens, one with Waterman's black, the other with Montblanc's Royal Blue, both F nibbed, leave a nice, thin line.
In short, if you're in the great land of Oz, and need legal pads for writing, give it a go. If it doesn't work out for you - no big loss.
If anyone knows of other places that may stock better paper, please speak up. I'm willing to try anything once. Or twice. Or convert, if it proves to be great.
Edited by versus, 09 May 2007 - 00:35.