I have a Moleskine notebook wholesale order from Tasmania last week and I promised to delivery this Monday. I was looking for the Moleskine notebook for wholesale few weeks before, I contacted the wholesaler quite a few times but I never got a reply, so I called them up last week and asked if I can order 30 to 50 packs from them. The lady first asked me my shop details and stuffs and when I told her I paint on Moleskine cover, she said she didn’t think thier company could sell me in wholesale coz my work may destory Moleskine image!! WHAT THE??? I honestly think Moleskine should pay me for painting on their notebook cover!!! Destory Moleskine image? Seriuosly? She said she’ll asked her manager to call me back but obviously the manager never did so I moved on to other retailer to see what deal I can get if I buy bulk. Unforunately, I can only get a 10% off even if I buy like 50 packs, but that’s okay, I can sort this out later, I mean for the bulk, what I need is just 10 packs of notebook for the Tasmania order.
I ran out of stock at home so at the beginning of last week, I went to the city and search for the notebooks, but no luck, then time flies quickly, and also because of the APEC holiday, things got a little bit delay, so on and so forth. I was quite pissed yesterday when I found there’s NO stock avaliable ANYWHERE in town! I need 6 packs but there are only 3 at Dymocks bookshop, I have one pack at home so I still need 2. What should I do?
I have finished all the time consuming painting (9 notebooks) last night till 3am and this morning, I started to walk from Surry Hills to Oxford street and then all the way to Bondi Junction!!! (5-10km maybe?) Unforunately, I STILL CANNOT FIND ANY!!! Then I just gave up and buy the line/ squared notebook instead and rush back home and finish the rest of the order. At that time it’s 2pm. Well, I thought I can finish them in about one hour coz the rest of the work arn’t time consuming, BUT (there’s always a BUT) for the last 3 designs, I just ran out of paper!!! So I need to AGAIN go to the art supplies shop (20 min walk) and get then paper!!! When I got home, it’s 4 already, after I packed everything, it’s almost 5pm!! I ran to the post office and post it out (lucky that I can finish it by 5pm) and when I got home, I found I didn’t bring my key!!!! I have to go to the city to wait for hubby to go home…. when I saw him, I brust into tears. I am so back luck these two days. Of course I know I have some kind of management problem (I actually start working on it last week, but don’t know why things go so bad at the last moment) but I just couldn’t believe I am so bad luck…. I always see those Moleskine notebook in shops, but when I need them, they’re all gone!!! At least, not in the eastern suburbs!!!! sigh…. should take a rest now….