Backordered Ilford Sheet Film

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  1. Shawn Dougherty

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    I've had a couple hundred sheets of 4x5 FP4+ on back-order from B&H for two weeks now. I see Freestyle lists 100 sheet boxes of HP5+ as on back-order and past due date.

    Anyone heard of a possible factory ship date?

    Shawn
     
  2. Simon R Galley

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    Hi Shawn,

    We have no stock outs on any ILFORD Photo product ex.factory, we rarely have, I guess its a temporary
    shipping issue Stateside.

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
     
  3. Shawn Dougherty

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    Cool. Thanks, Simon.

    I need at least a hundred sheets for a trip in May and my current stock is getting low. This FP4+ you're pedaling is like a drug - I start to get nervous when I'm running out! =)
     
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    When the price went up a few weeks ago people stocked up. This cleaned out the "In stock" inventory everywhere. Then the stores re-ordered, which cleaned out the distributors as well. It seems to take 6 weeks for the distributors to replenish from the UK.
    So the result is it's out of stock in most places but floating across from the UK.
    -Rob
     
  5. Shawn Dougherty

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    Thanks for the distributor insight, Rob. Sounds like I should have it in plenty of time for May 10th departure then.
     
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    My order for a few hundred sheets of FP4+ at B&H was marked "In stock, order sent to warehouse" today! Anyone else waiting should be receiving theirs soon.
     
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    Sooooo ahhh...did they come? Looks to me like B&H is still back ordered a month later...not that I care because I have some in the freezer, but I am kinda nervously watching prices
     
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    Yes, a couple days after I posted that.