Does your local Costco sell and process film?

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  1. B&Wpositive

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    Mine processes film but stopped selling film several years ago. I'm in the northeast US.
     
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    Mine no longer sells film. They do process and print it.

    Peter Gomena
     
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    I'm not sure if mine still sells film or not—I did see a few single use cameras around—but they do still process and print it.
     
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    I don't have any near by but I did call one about 40 miles south, in the suburban Chicago area, they said they discontinued photo finishing about 2 years ago. They don't offer a send out service either.
     
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    The one closest to me still processes film, just 35mm though. They stopped selling film years ago. They use a Fujifilm machine by the way.
     
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    Yes, in California, Maryland and Virginia.

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    I don't have any Costco around but from what I understand, BJ's Wholesale is similar and they sell 8packs of Kodak Gold. They don't process just sell an 8 pack for about $12.
     
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    Mine stop selling a while back, but they still process it.

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    Our local Costco is I believe one of only two outside North America and I'm pretty sure they neither sell nor process film.
     
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    Time To Renew My BJ's Membership !


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    Costco warehouses around Toronto stopped selling film 4-5 years. Only 1 out of 8 still processes film and that's likely to fold soon.
     
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    Last time I was in the closest one to me their wet-process Noritsu was gone, replaced with what looked like a dry-process printer. So, no, they don't process anything anymore. This is a shame because in the past when I visited there were always several 35mm films hanging up to dry, and also they printed (albeit digitally) on Fuji Crystal Archive colour paper, which I liked. Also, if you asked for a CD they gave medium-resolution scans from the Noritsu, unlike the local Walmart, which spits out low-resolution scans. Not that it's a concern for us APUGers, though :tongue:

    From what I understand from other forums, processing has been discontinued in all Costcos in Western Canada (Manitoba to BC). I have seen packs of Superia occasionally, but it's very inconsistent.
     
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    Costco's film volume around Toronto tanked in 2008 after a steady decline since about 2003. Their printing volume is reportedly way down and upticks only during periodic print sales.Frankly, though, their quality was often inconsistent and became consistently bad when volume slipped a few years ago. My warehouse even managed to lose a couple of rolls last year when they processed only about 30-40 rolls/week.