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Old 16th January 2021, 04:39 PM
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Typical. I don't shoot colour but my daughter asked me just the other day to get her some colour print film. I was shocked by the prices I saw (and lack of availability). I'm relieved in a way that others have noted similar and it's not just me being a bit dumb.

About 18 months ago I actually gave away the last couple of Poundland films I had lurking in my fridge - should have kept them by the sound of things.

I think my daughter will have to wait until stocks improve...and prices come down a bit.

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Old 16th January 2021, 04:43 PM
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Boots The Chemist has some on their website.

Firstcall are asking 3.99p, Boots are asking 7.99p !!!!
A little message at the Boots basket tells you " very popular, 9 sold today."
I typed in a quantity of 20 to see what happened, it seemed quite happy.
Needles to say I immediately cleared the basket.


Even Charley Clore would have hesitated at those prices.

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Boots the chemist are always a lot more expensive than anywhere else for film, I remember a while ago and a delivery of film was late, so I went to our local Boots branch, they were stocking Ilford film, and I nearly did a backflip at the price, 7.99 for a roll of HP5+, both 35mm 24 exp same for 120, I didn't dare look at 35mm36 exposure
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Old 16th January 2021, 06:04 PM
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Firstcall are asking 3.99p, Boots are asking 7.99p !!!!
I bought a pair of ready-readers at Poundland a while back. Nothing remarkable, except that they cost a pound.
A day or two later I was in the prescription queue at Boots and my wife was looking at sunglasses. "you were looking for spectacles, weren't you", she said. So I went to the display rack and there they were, specs just like mine - identical in every detail. All the specs in the rack were 18!
My (Bangladeshi) pharmacist pal tells me that Boots markup is typically high on most products, which sets an industry price standard and makes it possible for small independent pharmacies to compete and prosper. Boots is part of the US Walgreen group.
By the way, I once made a long-focus lens out of a 2.0 dioptre spectacle glass, a cardboard tube and lots of gaffer tape. Rather low in contrast because there was lots of light bouncing around inside the tube but resolution not bad. The focal length of a 2.0 dioptre lens is 500mm, so 38mm diameter is about f/13.
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I just had an email from analogue wonderland to say they have new stocks of colour neg film in. Some of the prices es for a roll of film is breath taking 15.
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I just had an email from analogue wonderland to say they have new stocks of colour neg film in. Some of the prices es for a roll of film is breath taking 15.
To be fair, they do sell some very specialised and unusual films. I've just ordered some Kodak Gold at 14 for a pack of 3, and their postage is a fraction of the extortionate 7.99 charged by Firstcall.
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...and their postage is a fraction of the extortionate 7.99 charged by Firstcall.
I too had to pay the high price of postage charged by Firstcall recently, and I only needed one item, but they were the only place that had it.

But the item was received the next day, as it came by courier, so this would explain the price.

If you can leave it until you need a few items, then the p/p charge doesn't seem so high, as long as their item prices are well priced.

I rarely stick with just one seller, as it depends on the final price you have to pay, including any p/p at the end.

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