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Discussion in 'Product Availability' started by Photo Engineer, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Photo Engineer

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    There has been a lot of talk back and forth here and on other forums relating to the long delay in the re-opening of J and C photo. Lots of what I feel is undeserved criticism has been posted directed towards what I have regarded as a reliable dealer for B&W products to many of us.

    Well, here is the latest information, something I have known for quite some time, and learned quite by accident. It was something I was asked not to discuss.

    John Minakais became critically ill just as he began the transfer of his facility from KC to Nevada. He is now on the road to full recovery. That is the entire story behind the delay. Everything was in place for the move as scheduled when he became suddenly ill. At that time, all plans were placed on hold until he could fully recover, and proceed with his staff to move the facility.

    Seeiing all of the speculation, I took it on myself to contact him and urge him to post something regarding this, just for the sake of his business, but he was rather reluctant to do so. He finally said OK just today as he is feeling very much better and getting back on top of things.

    All of the comments of phones being disconnected or lack of communication were due to the fact that he had started the move and suddenly ended up in the hospital with the business literally in the process of being split up and moved. He and his staff were unable to complete many of the pending business communications, but he is now getting things back up to speed.

    So, there you have it, in full.

    I say God bless him, and wish him success.

    To those few of you who may have known about this, John gives his thanks for keeping his confidence. He wishes us all the best here on APUG as well as those on the other forums.

    PE
     
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    glad to hear he is recovering.

    When they are up and running I will allow my wallet and film buying needs to speak to my gratitude for their devotion to the B&W world.
     
  3. David A. Goldfarb

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    Glad to hear he's on the mend, and please convey my best wishes.
     
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    Thanks very much for the update. Best wishes to John for a swift and complete recovery and for a successful resumption of business.
     
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    Please give John my regards and wishes for a full recovery and continued success.
     
  6. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    All my best wishes to John, having to undergo two such major events at the same time is a lot for one.
     
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    Yes. Glad he's ok and that things are still going as planned.
     
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    PE, thank you for the update.
     
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    Tell John we hope he's feeling better, and best wishes with JandC...they still have my business
     
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    I'm glad to hear John is doin OK. I have been doing my best to encourage people to have faith and disspell discouraging rumors. I eagerly await the re-opening.
     
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    Thanks for the update, I wish John the best...there are always two sides to a story, no?
     
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    Well, if you have to recover in the winter, Vegas is a much better place for it than Kansas City.

    Here's to hoping he gets better soon. The film stuff is way down the priority list.
     
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    i hope john gets better soon.
    we're all thinking of him.

    thanks PE

    john
     
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    Best wishes for a swift recovery and a running start at the "new" business. For those who didn't know the story (myself included in this group), there have been a few comments and speculations made about the business, orders, etc. which turn out to be based on incomplete information. Perhaps we all have a bit to learn here. Hope John is back in the swing of things soon and that film and paper are flowing again in good supply. tim
     
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    I am looking forward to having the opportunity to give him some more of my money.
     
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    Thank you very much for the update, PE! I'm very glad to hear that John is ok and I also eagerly await the re-opening.
     
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    Thanks for the update PE.
    I wish John quick and complete recovery and great success in new J&C venue this fall. By that time I should be ready to order again.

    My preyers are with you John.

    Greg
     
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    Thanks for the update, I hope John makes a full recovery and the remainder of the re-location to Vegas goes off without a hitch.
     
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    I always kept my confidence in JandC. Hope he gets a full recovery.
    Regards,
    Guillaume
     
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    Things like this remind us wage-slaves how brave someone is who starts his own business.

    John has always been a good guy. I was lucky to have a good stockpile when he started the move. Whenever he is back up I'll buy film from him.

    Matt
     
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    For those interested...

    I have just noticed an update to the Kodak ULF offer on the J&C website.

    Barry
     
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    Thanks Barry! Just emailed about some 10x12 since I didn't see any 5x12 listed.
     
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    I have just received a very quick reply from John on the very same subject. No 5x12 but it looks like 10x12 will be cut.:smile:

    Barry
     
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    I got a response too Barry, I'm very glad John's feeling well enough to get back into the groove of things.

    One cut for two sheets cut doesn't sound that bad... I was cutting 12x20 down last time. That was highly stressful! Cheers, Colin
     
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    I've just seen a new update on JandC site about ULF TMY Films...

    Stefano