[WTB] Expired 4x5 Provia 100F

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  1. rawhead

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    Hi,

    I'm currently taking a 1 month vacation in Japan and I stupidly forgot to bring an extra box of my favorite E6. If there is anyone who can ship me a box of 50 (or 100) Provia 100F pronto, I would be extremely grateful. I like to pay around $1.50 a sheet for expired 4x5 Provia 100F (hopefully freezed/refrigerated). Obviously people living in or near Japan would be optimal, but as long as you have a mail service akin to USPS Priority Flat Rate Envelope that can get me the stuff within 2 weeks, that's fine. Thanks!
     
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    Sorry for a stupid question, but can't you just get some fresh film locally? I don't know where in Japan you are, but if you are near Tokyo, then Shinjuku station is the heaven for all kinds of camera/film stuff.
     
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    Not a stupid question. If it comes down to it, that's what I'll do. But what I'm looking for is economics (~1.5USD/sheet vs. ~$4/sheet for fresh film) :smile:
     
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    I have an unopened box of Fuji Quickload Velvia 100F 4x5 - 20 sheets. Kept in my freezer since 2006. How's that for expired?
     
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    2006 is nothing :D I constantly shoot E6 from the late 90s. A bit magenta, but beautiful nonetheless.

    Problem with your stash (for me) is that you're probably going to want more than $1.50/sheet, along with the fact that I don't have a quickload holder :smile:
     
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    Bump: any other E6 in your fridge?
     
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    Are you sure it's actually 4$/sheet in the JP market?
     
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    7,708 yen for 20 sheets on Amazon.co.jp. OK, at the current weak Yen rate, not *quite* $4 per sheet, but it's pretty damn close.
     
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    Find someone in JP who can verify the price for you. I don't know if I believe the Amazon price.
     
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    I'll take that offer since the OP doesn't have a quick load :wink: I you're CONUS :smile:


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    Bumping this @ $2/sheet. I'm desperate, guys! :surprised:
     
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    I can't believe it's not cheaper to buy it there considering how much it is to ship international and that you're in the area of FUJI ...

    I don't know but I'm just surprised you can't get it there and make it worth the price. Ask an APUGer from that area or something. Call a few labs there. Call Fuji themselves and ask where they have suppliers?

    Just a suggestion.


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    At $2 a sheet for a 50 sheet box, that's $100 + $23 for Priority Flat Rate box.

    Here in Japan, the cheapest I can find is Amazon.co.jp, for 7800 yen per 20 sheets (with free Prime shipping). which amounts to like $195 for 50 sheets. Still quite a bit cheaper.

    If I can get 2x 50 sheet box, that's $223 for 100 sheets vs. 39,000 yen (~$390), making it MUCH cheaper.
     
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    Amazon!! No no, an actual photo store, Amazon is always overpriced... Find a photo store, I once found 50 photo stores in India for a guy, just with google, try googling "photography lab, [city], Japan

    See what you get.


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    Nope, like with the US, Amazon now will mostly list the cheapest prices you can find, if not directly through their warehouses, through one of their partners.

    A 20-sheet box of Provia 100F goes for ~8500 yen at some of the major camera chains (e.g. Bic Camera).
     
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    :sad: sad


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    Buy new like the rest of us? It's 74$/20 sheets from Freestyle. If you can afford to go to Japan and shoot 4x5, you can afford 40 sheets. Yes, it sucks at close to 4$/pop, I know.
     
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    CLOSING THREAD. I did end up buying a fresh box :smile: