Expensive notebooks are better than cheaper ones

Expensive notebooks are better than cheaper ones
So I do Bullet Journaling and the rage is all on Moleskin notebooks or LEUCHTTURM which of course have good quality paper and covers but are expensive.

Are the cheaper notebooks better, like store bought one without any brands?

Or is it worth it to buy Moleskin and LEUCHTTURM?



I agree

You get what you pay for. That is all..
Posted by tinkerlove on 06-03-2017

Cheap is expensive

If you can afford it, I would say go for it.Especially if you want you want something that you can reference in future.Cheap notebooks don't last long.
Posted by Jameson on 07-22-2017

big difference

Ultimately, paper is paper, and regardless of the quality you surely can write on anything and it will only depend on the content of the words written whether or not it will be substantial. However, the experience of either writing or sketching on good paper will always be better in my opinion. I've tried both bad and good quality and I always found myself being more satisfied when I write or draw on good paper.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-18-2017



Im indifferent

Irrespective of the price paid , there's nothing to feel special about the expensive books, what matters the most is with what you fill up the book.
Posted by wikifarmer on 06-11-2017

No, not at all!

No, not necessarily.

The value doesn't always determine the quality of the book, or any other type of product. A lot of incredible books - unfortunately still unknown - are sold for a very low price just because the author / writer is not a famous person (and this is very sutpid).

Posted by WildSpirit on 07-23-2017

Why spend more

For something so simple I don't see a reason for spending more than you should. They all do the same thing so why spend more. Unless its absolutely falling apart and unusable then cheap out on them.
Posted by Lukevukovic on 06-03-2017
Golden Geek

I don't see why I'd buy an expensive notebook.

A $10 notebook with some elaborate fancy design on the front and the highest quality paper...it's being used for the same purpose in the end, isn't it? What's the point? It just seems like a waste of money. Unless it's a weird collector's item for some people, I don't see the point.
Posted by Golden Geek on 06-14-2017

I can't find any difference

I got some expensive notebooks as gifts and I have also been using the cheaper ones and I can't seem to see any difference. I have always been buying the cheaper notebooks and I find it a waste of money to buy the expensive ones. There are also some notebooks which are cheap but seem to be better.
Posted by Pixie on 08-14-2017


What makes someone think that the price of a book defines the quality of it?

For me, one of the factors printed in the books is exclusively by the types of materials that are used in producing them. Knowledge can't have a price established through a "foruma" because it's totally subjective and this doesn't mean that the more expensive a book is, the better it will be.

Posted by wiseagent on 09-13-2017

I don't think so

I think notebooks are all the same. Granted, I'm not an expert in this area and I buy ones that are the size I want and have enough pages but I know there are some expensive ones. I have always considered them to be hipster-ish and I don't understand why you'd like to buy something that is so overpriced, paper is paper.
Posted by felabruno on 09-05-2017

Quality first.

For me, I don't judge the product on how much it is cost. I always want to see what it is capable of and which is the best quality of all. So it depends on the quality not on the price. Think of it, what is the sense of buying an expensive notebook if the cheap one is more on quality than the expensive one? It is better to look in that way.
Posted by blank629 on 09-02-2017


I can't really vote as I love Moleskines, but there are good cheaper versions out there that look similar and also are as good quality at half the price. It does depend where you get them as I have some from Lidl and Aldi and they are excellent value.

I look at the quality of the paper as well as the cover, and these days there are very poor cheaply made ones as it's quite a competitive market. Most people don't know what you are using, so isn't it snob value too?
Posted by Alexa on 06-03-2017
I think sometimes that the cheap ones can work just as well as the expensive ones. I have used both and I really didn't find all that much difference. I think when you are buying them for children it is better to buy the cheap brand until they are older and more responsible. Why waste the extra money on something may get broke, lost or stolen? It is a personal preference.
Posted by Sue on 06-03-2017
Expensive does not always mean better. For example Apple computers are expensive compared to IBM, however IBM computers manufactured by Lenovo, HP or sonny are also very good. How much you should spend on computers depend on your purpose. You can buy cheap notebooks for children, however, for yourself you should get a good notebook.
Posted by vinaya on 06-03-2017
I think it comes down to what you want... Probably if you get something expensive and you can afford it, plus it gives you pleasure to use it, then that is ok. :D
Posted by eva.ling on 06-05-2017
I have no idea. I can't afford expensive notebooks so I buy cheap ones, and I don't have a problem using them. I don't really use notebooks much because these days just about everything is done electronically anyway.
Posted by kgord on 06-11-2017
Ultimately, to me it depends on you. If less expensive notebooks work just fine for you, then so be it. If you need to keep the contents of your notebook around/preserve them to some degree, or the notebook is otherwise going to get bounced around on trips constantly (for example), maybe it'd be worth the investment to get a sturdier or more durable notebook.

I personally don't splurge too heavily on notebooks, but I'll shell out extra bucks for a good sketchbook (though for a sketchbook, other factors matter too, such as the actual paper used inside).
Posted by Linen on 06-15-2017
I think there is no such thing like that. I think money does not give you quality all the time. If this were to be remotely true, things were lot differently. Some of the normal priced notebooks can get the job done. I have not seen they doing any bad work. Most of the people who want to do the homework and work on things can surely use that. I have found that for some people it just works out in such case. I don't see much difference.
Posted by overcast on 07-03-2017
I think it's not. Notebooks are the same, there just some expensive ones all because of the brand of the notebook. I've used cheap and expensive notebooks, I really can't see any difference about it. It has the same usage and it's writing on it.
Posted by DanoCath on 09-03-2017
I think the hard notes are better, you don't have to struggle with damp areas or watery space if you mistakenly dumped them on the ground.sometimes it good to go quality products despite the cost.So yes continue with expensive hard ones and you'll be glad you did.
Posted by lovely on 09-05-2017
I don't care about the brand of a notebook, there are more important things in the world that need to spend our money on. My son, for example, needs a lot of stuff for school, I must buy him stuff, so, I give up on buying branded items for me. I prefer to spend the money on branded clothes or decorate my house with new and interesting things, but not to spend my money on a branded notebook, I can buy and use a cheaper notebook.
Posted by wallet on 09-14-2017
Yes they are better, If You planing to keep them for the years to come, for archiving and such, and sure expensive ones looks classy.
Posted by joey98 on 10-17-2017
I don’t remember the brand anymore but I was meticulous and choosy with notebooks when I was in high school and college. Actually, I would be saving money so I could by the expensive notebooks since my parents would give me just enough money for the ordinary notebooks. It was my pride and joy to have a classy notebook. But come to think of it, there’s no difference between a cheap and expensive notebook. What matters is what you write in there and the benefit that you get from the contents. Oh well, young people sometimes lose their logic.
Posted by Corzhens on 01-16-2018
Yeah that's true of course if you buy some things cost something big then they have that high quality of that certain things. And it consider as expensive note book is much better than cheaper notebook.
Posted by mar06 on 01-22-2018
To me i think it is not how expensive or cheap a notebook is that matters but how you are able to use the book and fill the pages well and write well in it.
Posted by babyright on 04-19-2018
Brand is not actually important. We cannot deny that most expensive ones has more quality than most of the cheap notebooks. Quality comes at a price. But, there are still decent cheaper notebooks out there. You just have to be patient enough to look for one.
Posted by mdayrit on 07-03-2018
You remind me of my mother when I was a student. She has the same reasoning that it is not the cost that matters but the quality that you can get even if the brand is not popular. But you know high school students in those days they would prefer the expensive notebook so their classmates will not tease them. I studied in an all-girls school and the camaraderie is infectious so if you are sensitive to ridicule you have to go with the bandwagon of buying expensive notebooks.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-10-2018
Well for me I am not into expensive notebooks. I would rather buy an expensive planner with satisfying designs and notes than that of expensive blank notebook. Sometimes I only buy those cheap once but sometimes I just go create my own notebook out of recycle old notebooks.
Posted by nekonieden on 09-09-2018
Expensive notebooks are better than cheaper ones: I will not agree on this because more cheap notebook are same as the quality of the expensive one. Those expensive notebook maybe carrying a brand name the Reason why the price is higher than other because carrying a brand is also carrying a price. For me as long as the notebook is good to use i will used it, I am not after the brand.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 11-22-2018