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Has Anyone Ever Tried Kinbor Notebooks?

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#41 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 23:08

Yeah I'll probably check it again in a few weeks, no worries there



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Posted 14 July 2018 - 04:01

On the website, the notebook is offered for about 10 USD. It appears for that amount in the shopping cart. Then when I go to checkout, the price is doubled.

What gives? Very weird.


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#43 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 17:10

Did you order more than 1? There is a small description saying that discounted price does not apply to more than 1 in quantity if I'm not wrong.



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Posted 14 July 2018 - 20:48

Why yes! and when I changed it from two to one, it immediately gave me the expected discount... I did not see that point that the discount only being for one item though. Thanks for clearing that up. I've now got one coming to me....


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 21:10

And you can order the second one tomorrow!!


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 23:18

And you can order the second one tomorrow!!

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:04

And you can order the second one tomorrow!!

What a strange policy right?

Baffled.



#48 FountainPenBibliophile

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:07

This is strange because I had two in my cart and got all the way to the PayPal screen with my payment info and address, and it kept the discount.  Maybe I didn't go far enough?

 

UPDATE:  I had one dot and one grid in my cart 


Edited by FountainPenBibliophile, 15 July 2018 - 01:07.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:27

OK, so two of different variants might keep the discount then?

That's nice to know



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:51

That's what I'm thinking...

OK, so two of different variants might keep the discount then?

That's nice to know



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:41

I had one blank and one dot but somehow they got conflated to two blanks. So I just reduced the count and the discount came back, & I left it at that. It's ok, not as if I don't have too many notebooks already...


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 14:05

I had one blank and one dot but somehow they got conflated to two blanks. So I just reduced the count and the discount came back, & I left it at that. It's ok, not as if I don't have too many notebooks already...

 

My notebook stash is seriously out of control.  That is the only reason that I didn't go through with the purchase.  But at that price, it is sooooooooo tempting!!!!



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 20:37

 

My notebook stash is seriously out of control.  That is the only reason that I didn't go through with the purchase.  But at that price, it is sooooooooo tempting!!!!

I know exactly what you mean...

my love affair with paper has been ongoing ever since I remember...


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 14:16

 

My notebook stash is seriously out of control.  That is the only reason that I didn't go through with the purchase.  But at that price, it is sooooooooo tempting!!!!

 

As long as there is room available, it means that its still under control :lol:



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 14:20

 

As long as there is room available, it means that its still under control :lol:

 

I love the way you think. LOLOL....I am currently afraid to open my closet for fear of a notebook and paper avalanche of epic proportions. LOL...



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 14:22

Just wanted to give an update...I've been using the blank Kinbor journal daily for the past couple weeks and the paper is fantastic!

It makes inks come alive similar to TR paper, but is more opaque so you get less show through.

 

If you can find these for less than TR journals, then they are definitely worth a try!


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:53

I received the dot version. Haven't used it as I have a TR 52 gsm and 68gsm on the go. Very smooth finish on the paper, but much heavier than Tomoe 68gsm. Possibly 100 gsm or more. A few milimeters wider than the Nanami 480 page 52gsm notebook.


Edited by Karmachanic, 14 August 2018 - 11:56.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:57

I received the dot version. Haven't used it as I have a TR 52 gsm and 68gsm on the go. Very smooth finish on the paper, but much heavier than Tomoe 68gsm. possibly 100 gsm or more. A few milimeters wider than the Nanami 480 page 52gsm notebook.

 

Definitely much heavier. My Kinbor journals are much thicker but have far fewer pages than the Seven Seas Writers I just brought back from the States. I do prefer the opacity of the thicker paper though.


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