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Moleskin notebooks - where to buy

Hi all.

I have been using Moleskin notebooks now for some time (just love the paper) and have been buying these in the UK whenever possible. Unfortunately I am now nearing the end of life of my current one and I am in need of a new notebook. Globus is selling these for >30 CHF which is nearly double of what I used to pay in London. Anyone knows a place in Zürich where these notebooks are sold for less?

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Old 12.10.2011, 18:32
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Re: Moleskin notebooks - where to buy

I order them off Ebay, even with delivery they are about 50% off RRP.
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Old 12.10.2011, 18:35
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Re: Moleskin notebooks - where to buy

As above or check out www.toppreise.ch or www.preissuchmaschine.ch and search for moleskine. Obviously there are dozens of different notebooks, but there should be better rates available than at Globus for sure..
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Old 12.10.2011, 18:46
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Re: Moleskin notebooks - where to buy

They sell them at Orell-Fusseli, but they're about 2x the usual price which is, I guess, consistent with the book prices...but, they have them. I do think they're less than 30 chf though.
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Old 12.10.2011, 18:55
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Re: Moleskin notebooks - where to buy

Fnac also sell them. You are probably better off buying them online.
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Old 12.10.2011, 18:57
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Re: Moleskin notebooks - where to buy

I got my last lot from Amazon.


And it's Moleskine, BTW.
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And it's Moleskine, BTW.
Darn - I already set a whole stack of traps
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Re: Moleskin notebooks - where to buy

Coop City as well. Pricing will be standard CH pricing thou.
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Old 12.10.2011, 19:33
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Thanks everyone. Wonder why I did not think of eBay *scratch head*... Cheers.
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Hi all.

I have been using Moleskin notebooks now for some time (just love the paper) and have been buying these in the UK whenever possible. Unfortunately I am now nearing the end of life of my current one and I am in need of a new notebook. Globus is selling these for >30 CHF which is nearly double of what I used to pay in London. Anyone knows a place in Zürich where these notebooks are sold for less?

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Hi

Welcome to Switzerland, land of the (cash) cows.

Try www.bookdepository.co.uk

Discounted UK price and free of charge delivery to Switzerland

Hope this helps
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Wow. Just checked out the last recommend website. 12 euros with free delivery instead of 30something. Thanks a ton for the recommendation.
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Wow. Just checked out the last recommend website. 12 euros with free delivery instead of 30something. Thanks a ton for the recommendation.
The Book depository is brilliant . I've stopped using Amazon for books.

I'm curious, in this age of laptops, PDAs and smartphones; what's everyone using their Moleskine notepads for?
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The Book depository is brilliant . I've stopped using Amazon for books.

I'm curious, in this age of laptops, PDAs and smartphones; what's everyone using their Moleskine notepads for?
Nice to hear. I am a big fan of BD as well. Believe it or not, they got purchased recently by Amazon. I hope it does not screw things up.
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Nice to hear. I am a big fan of BD as well. Believe it or not, they got purchased recently by Amazon. I hope it does not screw things up.
I can't believe this...
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Re: Moleskin notebooks - where to buy

I know Manor sells them, but I bet you can find them for a lower price online.
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The Book depository is brilliant . I've stopped using Amazon for books.

I'm curious, in this age of laptops, PDAs and smartphones; what's everyone using their Moleskine notepads for?
I actually prefer taking a paper notebook to meetings then a laptop or smartphone for taking notes. Takings notes/actions is for me a lot faster on paper and the handwriting helps me to memorise actions/decisions. Plus it does not require batteries, is on instantly and is superlight compared to carrying a laptop around.
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Old 13.10.2011, 08:13
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I can't believe this...
Yes. Long-term I don't think this is great news. From memory, the BD guys were the ones who set up Amazon's UK website a few years ago. They then decided to set up their own site.

Link: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bo...ly-amazon.html
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Re: Moleskin notebooks - where to buy

A bit off-topic for this thread but I didn't realise that although postage is free in the Book depository, the price of the books is different for different countries.

And, for the random sample I tried, Switzerland was cheaper than Germany.
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A bit off-topic for this thread but I didn't realise that although postage is free in the Book depository, the price of the books is different for different countries.

And, for the random sample I tried, Switzerland was cheaper than Germany.
Could it be since the UK and DE are part of the EU that BD has to charge the VAT? Since CH is not part of the EU, we get VAT free pricing?
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Could it be since the UK and DE are part of the EU that BD has to charge the VAT? Since CH is not part of the EU, we get VAT free pricing?
Good point. And the rest of the price differential seems to be based on postage costs (i.e U.K. is cheaper than here).

Still, good value and as they ship one book at a time, no customs costs or hold-ups.
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