Re: Sacramento Store
If you want some advice from someone who lives in Sacramento, don't waste your time on on the mentioned store. The owner is very rude and arrogant and has little thought for how to treat customers just the other evening, my first time in the store, the owner nearly shoved us out the door. I was prepared to purchase over $1,200 that evening and return several days later and pick up a Hasselblad lens worth $3000+ but decided that I would not give my business to a old grouch like him. In addition to the sources listed by other members I would add Calumet Photography in Chicago to the list, they have chemicals can ship, and are very courteious and helpful. A fading tradition I'm afraid...
Originally Posted by 134k
I've lived in Sacramento and that's why I know about Pardee's. I realize that many people locally there say the same thing about the business, but I have yet to experience anything that would force me to stop patronizing them. I will say that there is one gentleman there who was rather cold, but otherwise he wasn't rude to me. I've spoken to the lady there...the co-owner I believe, and she was quite nice with me.
The prices for TRi-X (in 120, don't know about 35mm) there are far more cheaper than buying from b&h, so naturally I'll buy it from them. B&H will not ship Rodinal either, sure Freestyle will. But I can still get it from Pardee's and be on my way. As long as I can do business with them...I will not stop going there. If you know what you need, go in and get out. That's it.
Is Adolph Gasser’s still in SF. I believe they used to have two stores.