7-dayshop (UK) have stopped selling Ilford films.

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  1. railwayman3

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    7-day-shop (one of the main UK mail order companies) say on their website that they have stopped selling Ilford films, and advise customers to change to Kodak.

    Time to take our business to one of the other dealers who do support analog, and who recognises that serious photographers have preferences and prefer to make their own choices.
     
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    Sorry, I completely missed that thread....I'd only just picked up on the discontinuance while wanting to order another (quite expensive) item from 7dayshop (which also shows as "out-of-stock". And they haven't bothered to reply to my email three days ago, enquiring if they will be restocking it. :sad: )

    Guess it's no great loss while we have the other, more compehensive, analog dealers.
     
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    7dayshop are still supporting analogue but just not selling Ilford products. So it is still selling Fuji and Kodak films.

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    Fair enough, but not much of a choice of films for serious photographers. And if you want sheet film, paper or chemicals, forget it. Not sure that this is really "supporting analog"?.
     
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    Even though they have the advantage of being in the Channel Islands and not having to charge 20% VAT, their prices these days are often much the same as mainland suppliers. They talk about Kodak prices being more competitive than Ilford's, which is surprising, as with black & white film I've always found Kodak dearer than Ilford. Fortunately there are lots of alternative sources for film of all brands.
     
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    We have to know about the big bust-up between Ilford and 7dayshop which is referred to here on this thread to understand why it now promotes Kodak film. It always stocked a very small range of analogue products anyway and was never going to compete or try to on the full range of analogue materials.

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    Mail order companies in the Channel Islands have a very unfair advantage because they don't pay or charge VAT, it's UK suppliers who complain not customers and as a consequence many UK manufacturers now raise their prices when selling to them to level the playing field/market.

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    I buy 100 feet of HP5 direct from ilford for £50 delivered with a discount code

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    this thread was started 2½ years ago. however 7dayshop started selling Ilford again a while ago. they were rather inexpensive for a while, but other suppliers are cheaper now
     
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    7day shop are no longer located in the Channel Islands, they, along with many others from both Jersey and Guernsey moved when the U.K. Goverment changed the rules and now evrything sent to the U.K. from the Channel Islands must now pay the VAT. I believe that 7dayshop re located to Luxenborg to avoid the payment, as did most firms, they may still have an ofice in Guernsey, but nothing is exported from there now, as regards Ilford, it is old news, it first came up last year, they claim that Ilford film is too expensive, and Harman will not do any sort of deal with them, I have never and would never deal with them, prefering to deal with Silverprint in London as not only were they cheaper than 7dayshop but anything I ordered is delivered quicker, a friend used to deal with them and it took 7 days to arrive, bearing in mind at that time Guernsey is only next door, a sister island, and from Silverprint it takes a max of 2 days.
     
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    My post should have said fifty pounds

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    I know the APUG policy is never to delete threads but isn't this one the classic case of needing to do so as the situation has completely changed and whatever we think of 7Dayshop the thread's title is so misleading in terms of fact as to be worse than useless in terms of who stocks Ilford films.

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    I agree and my comment which has been quoted, was made over two and a half years ago in the light of the situation then. Obviously a lot has changed since then!