Levenger Circa Nickel Discs Update

The Levenger Circa Nickel Discs in my Bomber Jacket notebook.

The Levenger Circa Nickel Discs in my Bomber Jacket notebook.

A few days ago I posted a review and went on and on about how great I thought the Levenger Circa Nickel Discs were, and how I was sorry to see that Levenger had discontinued them.  I knew that Levenger had discontinued them, but I was hoping that somehow they might reconsider and make them again, and also make them in the larger 1″ size.  I pretty much knew it was not likely, however I felt like I had a forum to voice my opinion, so I should do it.

To my surprise I ended up getting an email from Mr. Steve Leveen, the CEO of Levenger, and he told me:

“I did check into it and find that, unfortunately, they did not sell well enough to keep in our line.  I happen to like them very much myself (and also the Kyoto discs, which I just switched to). ”

This just goes to reinforce the message that Levenger is extremely customer focused.  I have a good understanding of how busy the CEO of any company can be, and the fact that Mr. Leveen took the time to look into this and send me an email to let me know the situation was really impressive to me.  The respect and commitment that Levenger has to their customer base is something that every other company should be aware of and try to emulate, and it is one of the reasons that I have no problem continuing to spend my hard earned money on their great products.

The matching Letter Size and Junior Size Levenger Circa Bomber Jacket Notebooks with the Nickel Discs.

The matching Letter Size and Junior Size Levenger Circa Bomber Jacket Notebooks with the Nickel Discs.

So now that I know for sure that Levenger wont be making any more of the nickel Circa Discs, I’ve decided to convert my Letter size Circa notebook from the 1″ plastic discs to the 3/4″ nickel discs since I bought an extra set of them.  I just love the way that these look on my my Circa Bomber Jacket notebooks.

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    i read somewhere that they have sharp edges and someone was cut removing their notebook from their bag…

    have you had any experience with sharpness?

    and Levenger is a great company :) I miss Ryan Rassmussen… I enjoyed “hack-planning” with him.

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    @Sara Anderson – Ive got 22 of the discs and none of them are what Id consider “sharp” on the edges. Unless someone had a defective one, I dont see how you could cut yourself with it…or if they dropped their notebook or hit it against something to cause a ding in the disc, I guess that could be the cause too.

    Ryan seems like a nice guy, chatted with him for the first time last week, never knew him when he was working with Levenger though.

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    Kudos to Steve Leveen for getting back to you in a prompt manner. Levenger has always impressed me with their products and excellent customer service. Too bad they dropped the nickle discs, but at least you had your question answered.

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    Vanrensalier says:

    I have the same Circa notebook with the stock discs. You’re right the nickel looks great. I wanted to order the Kyoto discs to go with my Kyoto True Writer, but they seem kind of over-priced. What can say, I’m a Scotsman!

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    OrangeGent says:

    +1 to what John Johnston wrote.

    Also at their price point it makes sense that they would be sensitive to customer reviews. After all their products are for executives with too much money.

    I love their Ambifolio just wish it was bigger and and more pockets. For free, I’ll take a shallow portfolio.

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    matt says:

    If anyone has any extras of these discs I would love to buy them from you. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find them. Just email me at taylormattjunk [at] yahoo [dot] com . I’ve called Levenger and tried to special order, I’ve tried corporate sales, called every Levenger store, tried to special order through Rollabind, tried even to find a Myndology or Atoma equivalent, I’ve searched pricegrabber, google, froogle, craigslist, and ebay, and still nothing. Hopefully, someone out there has some extras or doesn’t like them, and would be willing to part with 11 of the rings. -Thanks, Matt

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    matt says:

    Shortly after I commented (the post above), I emailed Steve Leveen and asked for any extras. His assist. called the next day and had them in the mail immediately – along with a personalized note from Steve. GREAT customer service; thank you Levenger and Steve for my nickel discs and a great product. -Matt

    P.S. If others want Levenger to start selling these again, their cust. service posted on the blog entry here saying to notify them and with enough feedback it can happen. post here => http://officesupplygeek.com/levenger-accessories/levenger-nickel-disc-review/

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    Joe says:

    An alternative to Levenger’s is Rollabind. The two systems are, for all intents, the same. The Major difference is that Rollabind costs a little less, and you buy the discs in batches of 50 for 250. And there selection is very nice.

    I’m not connected to either company, just someone who’s recently found this wonderful system and has done a lot of research into it.

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    Joe says:

    Sorry, I should have said that Rollabind has something that is equivalent to the nickel plated Circa discs.. Funny how little sleep can effect what you say..

    Sorry for that.


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    @Joe – I have checked out the Rollabind stuff, and although it does seem quite similar and it is cheaper, I feel like the quality isnt quite the same as compared to Levenger. The paper that they come with definitely isnt quite the same quality, and the discs have some of the plastic seams and rough spots on them. I have not had extensive exposure to their stuff, so maybe I just had a bad experience.

    Either way, thanks for sharing….the more info the better! :)

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    Gerard says:

    You are better off, in the long run, to buy the Levenger products. Yes, you do pay more for them, but you are buying a quality product and as mentioned in one of the above posts, Levenger has the best customer service I’ve ever seen.

    The Rollabind products are cheaply made and are junk in my opinion.


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    @Gerard – I couldnt agree more. Ive held the Rollabind products in my hands before, and you can really feel the difference in quality in the materials, Levenger is worlds better.

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