Archive for January 26, 2008

Post-Event Pictures and Short Report

Thanks to all those who visited last weekend’s Ateneo Celadon Young Entrepreneurs Show 2008. We have given away Moleskine Notebooks as well as introduced them to a lot of cool people. It is my first time to set-up a public display of Moleskine Notebooks and I have to say the different types look pretty slick next to each other. Here are some photos from the event:

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Moleskine Display 01 2008 b

Moleskine Display 01 2008 c

Moleskine Display 01 2008 d

Most common question asked about the Moleskine Notebooks: “Are these made from a mole’s skin?”

Weirdest question asked: “Why is there an ‘E’ in Moleskine? Isn’t it there is no ‘E’ when you spell ‘skin’?”

It was a good thing I wasn’t drinking at that moment.

Ateneo Celadon Young Entrepreneurs Show 2008 (and free Moleskines!)

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What: Ateneo Celadon Young Entrepreneurs Show (YES!) 2008

When: January 19 and 20, 2008 from 10:00am – 9:00pm (Sat. and Sun.)

Where: SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 3

Avalon.ph is always happy to support avid student group activities. We will participate in this upcoming event and will give away ten (10) Moleskine Notebooks of various types during onstage raffle draws. We will also have a Moleskine Notebooks display booth and you can buy your Moleskine Notebooks there.

As a bonus, print the current main page of Avalon.ph (colored or black and white, no photocopies please), show it to our booth and get to buy a Moleskine Large Ruled Reporter for 20% discount (P480.00 instead of P600.00)! Note: Offer good while stocks last for the duration of this event.

“…YES! 2008, with its theme “Cultural Explosion??? is more than just a business fair. This year, Ateneo Celadon celebrates the Pinoy and Chinoy cultural heritage and pays tribute to our entrepreneurial roots. Moreover, Ateneo Celadon has also gathered young and hip fashion designers from different schools for one big inter-cultural fashion show! This is one event you don’t want to miss!…”

Visit their Multiply website for more details: Ateneo Celadon YES! Business Fair 2008

Hope to see you there!

Useless Moleskine Trivia

Did you know if you put 14 large Moleskine Notebooks together, they weigh more than 10 lbs? That’s how heavy they are. I found that out after almost breaking my back moving some of my Moleskine Notebook stocks in preparation for a weekend event.

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TV/Film Moleskine Sightings

  • Indiana Jones
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Amelie
  • Magnolia
  • National Treasure
  • Stranger than Fiction (Will Ferrell)
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Lost
  • Heroes (Season 1, Episode 21)
  • C.S.I.
  • Oz

Remainder Marks

You might notice the term “remainder mark” appearing in my item description every now and then. So, what is exactly a remainder mark and why do some books have it?

“After a book has been published and in the retail book stores for a while, unsold copies are returned to the publisher in order to make room for new books. These ‘remainders’ are then sold to wholesalers at deep discounts, where they enter the secondary market of discount book stores. Or they are bought by Internet entrepreneurs like myself who, because our stores are virtual and we have little to no overhead, can make them available to you at a small fraction of the original retail price. The publishers often mark these books with a ‘remainder mark’. This mark prevents someone from buying the book at a discount, and then returning it for a full price refund at a retail store. These marks are usually unobtrusive, and wouldn’t be noticed unless you knew to look for them. They in no way diminish the readability or display value of the book. These marks may cause a book to be valued less by collectors.

Here are examples of remainder marks:

Remainder Mark 1


 

Remainder Mark 2



Technically, these books were never read. Unless of course, it was previously read by someone who bought a remaindered book. Due to transit, these books might be in a condition slightly lower than brand new. In the collector’s market, books with remainder marks are valued less than those without.