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Not convinced of construction quality and robustness
on 30 July 2011
I used to buy Viking Direct box files, but when they changed their range the new ones did not look the same as the old. If I have to look at box files all day in my office, I don't want variation to distract/annoy me (not sure what that says about me...), so I thought I'd try and find something that looked just like my existing files. These 5 Star Office Box Files are as close as I could get.
They're functional, the lock spring and ring pull both work fine. The construction doesn't feel as robust as the old Viking Direct ones, but beggars can't be choosers. I'm giving these four stars rather than five, as I'm not convinced by the construction. Otherwise, they seem fine. I'll update this review if I find they don't survive the use they get.
Should mention the price too - Amazon currently shows them at 64% off the RRP of £40.52. At that discount, assuming they stay in one piece, they are reasonable value. However, that RRP sounds ridiculously high for the apparent quality of the product.
Also, don't assume you get five different coloured folders because of the image shown on Amazon. I wanted five blue files and that is what I got. However, I suspect that many people will see the picture and assuming you get five different coloured files. You don't.