I have been a hard core scrap booker for 17 years of three daughters each with personal books. All other albums are so cheap compared to this one. Best quality and holds more pages than any other book. I have purchased at least 10 from Over Stock as they are the cheapest on the web...
I ordered blue, maybe it's a little bit blue. But it's so dark that it might as well be black. The plastic protective wrap was over the book, but it had random smudges and dirty spots under the plastic. They buffed out, but I would not consider that gifting-ready condition. Not overstock's fault, but rather whoever carries them. Also be aware as another reviewer said, this is more like a box with a binder ring inside than a typical binder. That's ok, if you plan to fill it up all the way. The quality is mediocre, the finish is faux and the pages don't flip smoothly, but the price is really good. So you are getting a good value, but not an amazing deal. Keep in mind though that for a very nice quality album, with sheet protectors, the cost would be almost triple what you are paying for this. So I do recommend it, but you wouldn't be using something like this for your wedding album. Very useful for things like, high school graduation, because the box lets you put in mementos, like your tassel, and other 3-D keepsakes.
I first ordered the album in ivory- it looked so beautiful on-line. However, when I got it, the color was a little "off" and there were dark smudges and discolorations on the "leather." Because I want to be able to handle the album from time-to-time, I decided to try a darker color and swapped for the navy. The album itself is well-made and sturdy. I've never seen the box style setup before and think it will do really well with scrapbooks as they often become heavy and bulky. The box should contain them well. Overall: A nice looking book at a very good price.
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