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Staples' Brand Is So Much Better
on September 27, 2013
I needed new notebooks, and I normally purchase the Staples' brand from their online store. I didn't want to spend $50 to get free shipping, or pay ten bucks for shipping, so I came to Amazon. When I found these from Mead, I thought, Great! I get a brand name. A bit more expensive than I normally pay, but with Prime, I get free two-day shipping. I just got this one and several 3-subject notebooks (all by Mead, but the 3-subjects were a great deal), and they suck. The pages are super thin. The margins are very narrow. The book itself feels "wobbly", not thick. And it's not flat, although this may be from shipping. The ones from Staples are very different and MUCH better quality. I'm upset I spent money on these books. The only thing that makes them "better" is that their covers aren't paper (but they're dirty) and that you get a pocket with each section. You only get two pockets with the ones from Staples. But since I don't need the pockets, this was a bad choice. Next time I'll definitely stick with Staples, even if it means paying for shipping.