Where to buy old or out of date film locally?

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  1. Treymac

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    Hey guys. I'm curious, does anybody know where I can find [OLD] film in Vancouver? I've been watching Craigslist for a long time, but film rarely comes up, and the only other place I know of is eBay. But it would be nice to get some locally. Thanks.
     
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    Used film? Film with somebody else's pictures on?
     
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    I meant old film, half asleep posting. But now my thread is going to be incorrectly titled and I can't change it :/
     
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    I find it on craigslist sometimes, but more often on the 'bay. I have found local sellers on the 'bay,and lucked into them allowing local pickup.
     
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    Don't get down on wanting used film either. I love buying up negatives at estate sales, garage sales, etc. Printing someone elses images from 30-70 years ago I find is fascinating.
     
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    Could a moderator change the title from 'used' to 'old' and hook a brother up?
     
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    Thread title changed.
     
  8. Treymac

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    Thanks guys.
     
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    I have 2 bulk loaders that are almost full of old fogged film. 1 has some Tri -X pan safety film and not sure about the other. Some type of Kodak if I remember correctly. I was only using it to show people how to load their own film. The film has been kept in a warm cabinet for a few years so I KNOW it is old. For the safety film I purchased it @ the Swap Meet for $3. Place an advertisement in Craigslist and I am sure you will get responses. Give me $5 for 2 bulk loaders with film included.
     
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    Post ads on your local CL, and newspaper, or shoppers news(remember those). I run the occasional ad for photo gear and have been blessed with some great bargains.
     
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    Any periodic camera show/swap meets in the area. The PHSC runs several annually here in Toronto. That's where I get my short-dated, stale dated film. No problems to date. Don't trust online sellers.
     
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    I use a combination of APUG, eBay, and Craigslist.
    Every few weeks I run an ad on Craigs for buying film.
    I've been lucky so far, but recently bought four rolls
    of APS film that were funky. Only $3.00 down the drain.
    Can't complain thought, being as I was able to use
    a picture for my avatar.


    Ron
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    I will by them if the OP doesn't.
     
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    What does the fogged film look like? Does it add an interesting effect?