21 August 2017

Guest Post - Filofax Winchester Price History by gmax

I created these graphs of price vs. time using old price lists I’ve seen and the Bank of England inflation calculator. The exact Filofax models are indicated here in the captions – I believe they are all equivalent, except that the 1937 model used has 1” rings instead of the 7/8” rings on all the rest.

On this data, the price of a Winchester in real terms remained pretty much the same for half a century. Then, a couple of years after buying the company, David Collischon took a decision that would spark a huge boom, but would also plant the seed for an equally huge bust. He decided to virtually double the prices across the range, and position the product as something exclusive, which you could use to organise your life. You can see the massive price increase on our graph reflected in the 1983 data.

The strategy worked very well at the start, with Filofax becoming a premium product. Annual sales revenue increased by a factor of 120 between 1981 and 1987. But, from 1988, cheaper competitor products and falling sales sent the company ever deeper into crisis, and the “golden age” of Filofax drew to a close.

Thank you Max for another informative post. I had forgotten what I paid for my Winchester back in 1986!

20 August 2017

PlannerCon Europe 2017

PlannerCon Europe is taking place on the weekend of 28/29 October 2017. That is just 10 weeks away. 

Have you got your tickets yet?

Full details at PlannerCon.eu

19 August 2017

Web Finds - 19 August 2017

So I hope you have had a good week

So now it is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet, so grab a drink and make yourself for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 12 August 2017
  2. My Daily/Weekly Planning Tools
  3. Guest Post – Double, Treble, Quadruple by gmax
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 341
  5. Web Finds - 15 August 2017
  6. William Hannah A6 Notebook/Planner - New Product Review
  7. Pocket size organisers
  8. Free for All Friday No. 457 by Nan
So here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. Speakers' Corner Saturday - 396 - Filomaniac
  2. Erin Condren is our keynote speaker! - PlannerCon Europe
  3. Sign Up For The Challenge: 30 Days To Your Best You! - Day Designer
  4. Quo Vadis US History - Quo Vadis Blog
  5. Dream Planners - Plannergirl, Rose Gold obsessed, lover of all things vintage
  6. Design made my day - Filomaniac
  7. TMN TIP: Small Steps are Better Than Standing Still - Time Management Ninja
  8. How to Better Manage Your Time Through Batching and Time Blocking - Wendaful
  9. Wait I have a blog?! - A random English life
  10. 5 Signs You’re Getting Better at GTD - Getting Things Done
  11. MegzPlan Feature - Karens Obsessions
  12. Jennifer's Planner Pages - Mrs Brimbles
  13. Planner girls collective: Dream Planners - a ska loving geek
  14. All blue filofax personal... Or are they - The filofax
  15. Why I Love Planning. - Mademoiselle Women
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18 August 2017

Free for All Friday No. 457 by Nan

Cross-pollination... Some of us who use a Filofax have used a different kind of planner either in the past or at the same time. Perhaps a bullet journal, a Franklin Covey system, a bunch of small Travelers-style notebooks, or even a stack of index cards.

Have you ever adapted something you learned from a different system and used it in your Filofax? For example, do you do bullet journaling, but keep the pages in your Filofax? Did you read Stephen Covey's book and then use his ideas in your Filofax instead of buying a Covey planner? Do you use your Filofax as a commonplace book? Do you use a pocket-size Filofax for "index cards"? (I do!)

And as always on Fridays, feel free to discuss anything ring-binder related. Have a great weekend!
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