Fred Picker DVD - Extreme Sale

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  1. Shawn Dougherty

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    Thanks for the info, Shawn. I have just emailed them, hoping that they can ship to Australia.
     
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    OK Shawn... you twisted my arm off... so I just ordered a copy. How can you go wrong for only $5.00 when regular price is $39.99? This is marked as On Sale, but not currently marked as a Discontinued Clearance item.

    My first exposure to large format was through Zone VI. I still have my original Zone VI 4x5 camera (the early, early Wista model). I also still have a full and complete set of Fred's newsletters. I was an original subscriber. Used to read them during my breaks while working at Disneyland while I was in college.

    Wow, how time flies...

    Ken
     
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    Thanks Shawn! I just ordered the video.

    Jeff
     
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    So I did :smile:


    Envoyé de mon iPad à l'aide de Tapatalk
     
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    Can you please post their response, Kevin? Thanks!
     
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    No worries, LJH. But I think we will be waiting until tomorrow.
     
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    Their surplus has deminished.
     
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    Ordered thanks for the tip:smile:
     
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    Placed my order, thanks for the "heads-up" Shawn!

    Griz :smile:
     
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    Ordered. Shame that shipping is almost as much as the DVD but it still totaled ten bucks. (Ok, $9.99 actually.)
     
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    Order placed, thanks for the heads up.
     
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    I'm in. What a great deal! Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Their shipping prices are crazy I threw in a few inexpensive items into the cart that I could use and it went to $35 for a small 4x6 and 5x7 Basic itoya portfolios, and 2 grease pencils along with the DVD. That put me off and I decided to forget about this online order. Maybe they will put it on netflix or another online steaming site in hd in the future.
     
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    I bought this video when it came out... I have lost it since.

    Does anybody know who the person interviewing Fred is??
    I think I met him at Jacobs Center the year Brilliant was not available and a substitute was being
    sold.
     
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    I've run into that with Calumet before. Once upon a time, back in the 90s, I ordered a fair amount of chems and paper and such from them because at the time they had a great selection, but I quit doing so because the shipping was insane. Now it seems they don't have much and it still costs a lot to ship what they do have - but I did get the video.
     
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    Glad to help!

    Ken, reading Zone VI newsletters sitting at Disneyland. That's great! I'm picturing you sitting on the curb in a Donald Duck suit with the head resting next to you while you pour over them. :tongue:

    As far as the shipping (in the US)... So it comes to about $10 for a $5 video that used to sell for $40 plus shipping... still seems like a pretty good deal to me. I'm certainly not buying anything else from them but for this item it's worth it, to me. :smile:
     
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    I got the DVD and while I was there, found new Lisco 8X10 darkslides for $6.33 each, regular price 22 something.
     
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    Naw... Never was a character. But the weekend mid-shift Snow White in the late-70s was hot! Quite the party girl was the rumor back in the old Fantasyland employee break area. Sadly, her social circle at the Park was different than mine.

    Bet you didn't know that the original Tinkerbell character (who flew across the night sky each evening to begin the fireworks show) was actually a 71-year-old Hungarian grandma. She wore a body harness, stepped off a platform at the top of the Matterhorn Mountain, and zip-lined with spotlights following her all the way to the far edge of Fantasyland where she was "caught" by several big guys holding beat-up mattresses up on a secluded wooden platform behind some trees. In her pre-Disney youth she had performed by hanging from stunt planes by her teeth.

    At one point I was taking my reading breaks deep below the Matterhorn down in the waterfall pump room. There were a pair (if memory serves) of giant electric motors that lifted the water up pipes inside of the mountain structure. The room was nice and warm and dry (and quiet, in a massive white noise sort of way) on cold, rainy winter days.

    It was perfect for reading Fred's never-ending rants against mediocrity. Or doing my calculus homework...

    :smile:

    Ken
     
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    While I'm a little disappointed that you ruined my tableau of young Ken in partial costume, Z-VI newsletter in hand alongside Donald's head all in front of a backdrop of roller coasters and castle spires... I still enjoyed your stroll down memory lane. :D
     
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    Same reasoning, which is why I ordered it. I just remember when Calumet was one of the best sources for "one stop mail order" but killed that with their shipping. They also tended to ship chems separately for even more charges.
     
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    They carried a lot of great stuff through their house brands at good prices, with many still holding up to use today. But shipping prices for the cheapest ground option has to be driving so much of their business away into the arms of their competitors. I stepped into a retail store of theirs a few months ago and it was pretty bare, their staff though were very nice and knowledgeable.
     
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    Still waiting for a reply from Calumet, LJH.
     
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    I'm keen to hear what they tell you re: shipping too, Kevin!!!

    Marc!
     
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    Wish they'd hurry up, Kevin. I need a good laugh...