15% Price Increase for Kodak Film

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  1. zsas

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    Kodak "We have to contend with further increases in energy and raw material costs, and higher costs associated with lower volumes. Therefore, to remain a sustainable, viable business, the company is implementing a price increase for consumer and professional films."

    Per Amateur Photographer:
    http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/Price_hikes_hit_surviving_Kodak_films__news_311757.html

    I will gladly pay more than lose another line. We can continue fellow ostriches! D&Gs need not apply (doom and gloom'rs).

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    As long as they don't can my Tri-X they can charge as much as they need to to stay in business.
     
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    Simon you didn't hear this. Ilford prices are fine just as they are!
     
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    waah, TXP320 in 4x5" was US$59.99 for a box of 50 in 2010, and is now US$75.99. Ouch. I've just ordered 4 boxes and will be eating bread and dripping for a few weeks now...

    Marc!
     
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    I hate to pay for higher prices, but at least won' t be losing Kodak.

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    This sort of thing has been in play in Canada since Kodak.ca folded in 2005. Film, chemistry, paper handled by a shifting(and shifty)parade of distributors who jacked around price/accessibility. Created a lot of new business for Fuji.ca!
     
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    they raise their prices once a year every year by 15% ...

    in 2001 i paid 65$ ( shipped ) for 100 sheets of tmx 4x5 film
    in 2011 i paid 135$ ( shipped ) for 100 sheets of tmx 4x5 film


    seems like business as usual ...
     
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    as has been noted, better a price increase than the loss of Tri X.
     
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    Fully agree I prefer the price increase to product loss as well

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    Much cheaper than paying inflated eBay prices for a discontinued product. I might order another hundred rolls of Tri-X in 120 before Freestyle raises the price to where B&H has it...
     
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    Funny how B&H is so quick to jump on the price increase. They've probably already purchased what they have at the old price anyway.
     
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    On page 81 of the March 2012 issue of Professional Photographer, Kodak's Portra 160 is featured in the "Hot One Awards" :smile: