I had found a teal Baroque on their website (in personal size) and since the layout is so similar to the Malden, I assumed that it could take my Franklin Covey compact-sized inserts as well.
The nice lady on the phone told me she had only one teal Baroque left, and if I'd like I could buy it. Since they only accepted bank transfer payment, it took a few days before the thing was shipped and a few more days until it arrived, because for some reason Customs kept the parcel behind for a few days (they never do that to parcels from any other country?).
Thus it was in great anticipation that I ripped open the parcel to discover the imfamous Baroque Filofax:
|Teal Baroque Filofax|
It was the most pityful sight: the tabs were sticking out completely and I was not very happy.
Though I love the softness of the leather (I don't know of any Filofax binder that is so squishable!), and the inside embossing is just gorgeous, I felt that this baby was not gonna grow old with me.
|Embossed leather on the inside|
Which is why I decided to put it up for sale. I know there are a lot of Filofax lovers out there who are very eager to find a Baroque, but I felt it was impossible for me to just pick one person to give it to. That's why I put the Baroque on eBay.
The first response has been rather overwhelming. However, I don't intend to win any profit with this sale. Therefore I decided that I will donate any amount above the purchase price (the original shipping costs will be on me) to a good cause that is supported by my home town. The cause is titled ChildLearn and aims to free children in India of child labour and give them a proper education instead. (In my YouTube video I accidentially claimed that it were children in Peru, because I mixed it up with another organisation.)
If you want to have a closer look at the Baroque and don't mind another round of babbling of myself, here is my Video about it: