I have been meaning to write about the ABP1, and the message I received this morning from Richard in Oakland, CA was a good prompt:
“I have used the ABP1 for over a decade. I love it because I enter phone messages/numbers on each page as I get them. It keeps a record of each day that helps me track mistakes and liability issues. There is also enough room to keep personal notes, etc. Last year I had to have it shipped from Britain. Now I see you want to kill it. I understand the economics if no one is buying…but major disappointment if it is gone.”
Richard, here’s some good news for you! The ABP1 is back on the Quo Vadis website with some retailers that have it available for purchase here in the U.S. – click here.
The ABP1 was discontinued in the U.S. in 2010 – meaning we took it out of our catalog and off our website. And, yes, the sales didn’t make it feasible to continue a print run for us – we opted to go with the more popular daily, the Journal 21.
However, people who use the ABP1 are fierce and loyal fans, and stand by this edition. In response to their requests, we have put the ABP1 back on the website – click here. U.S. retailers can also order it for their customers if requested.We do maintain stock at our warehouse in Hamburg, NY. Quo Vadis Canada also has the ABP1.
In my mind, I fought for the ABP1 because it has two features particularly unique: 1) it goes from pre-7 AM to 10 PM. It also lends itself to list-making. An ABP1 user- a park ranger in one of the western national parks – told me she used the appointments column as her daily list area. And, as Richard mentioned, there is lots of room for notes and memos.