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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miller View Post
    I don't think Silverprint have (wisely) ever tried to compete just on price, but rather on stock and availability as well, mainly for the London professional market. That is not to say that they are expensive, just that they didn't learn their craft in Tesco.
    I for one prefer to pay a little bit extra for film, compared to 7dayshop, in order to both support Silverprint and to get it with the boxes intact. As Iím using Ilford film, I have to buy in multiples of 10 to get anywhere near the 7dayshop price. By the way they are pretty much the cheapest for 8x10 inch MG IV. Unless Iím missing something 


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    If you mean Silverprint is cheaper than 7dayshop, then yes they are, by £3 a 100. :o
    So Martin is showing me up for a liar; can I help that?
    Regards Dave.

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    JUst received my first order through the online ordering, delayed by a day but it worked really well. Seems that the clunky interface hides a decent service .

    My experience has been positive
    Hmm- Wonder if she'd notice if I bought that :)

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    I had some concerns about the security of the online ordering system as although the form is submitted on a secure connection (https) it is then emailed to Silverprint. I spoke to them on the phone and they informed me that several people had queried this but and that, yes, the form is emailed but only between internal servers in the same hosting environment and so nothing is sent insecurely on the internet. It's a shame the website functionality is so poor. I think a proper e-commerce site would be great. It is a real trial placing an order in the current system.

    Great service though!
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    Mark,
    you can always phone through your order.

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    My comments were more to encourage people to use Silverprint than the opposite! I'm not sure what I said gave the right impression. I have in the past phoned through but like many others I like the ease and convenience of online ordering. However, even if one had to send orders by carrier pigeon I would still use them for my supplies as I believe such specialist companies need our support. Without them where would we be?
    http://www.marktweedie.co.uk

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    Rip Off Britain!

    I am in the market for a Zeiss Ikon and can't believe the difference in prices in the USA and Japan. A new ZI at popflash is US$1260 & from Robert White - with vat is £950.50 ish which coverts to around US$1800 - even if you added the local sales tax to the USA price it is still considerablly cheaper - cheap enogh to fly over and get it!

    I must admit that I buy most of my stuff from Silverprint and have always been happy with their service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlRadford View Post
    I am in the market for a Zeiss Ikon and can't believe the difference in prices in the USA and Japan. A new ZI at popflash is US$1260 & from Robert White - with vat is £950.50 ish which coverts to around US$1800 - even if you added the local sales tax to the USA price it is still considerablly cheaper - cheap enogh to fly over and get it!

    I must admit that I buy most of my stuff from Silverprint and have always been happy with their service.

    Carl
    Not such a rip-off Carl; you haven't factored in the 26% duty ( VAT + Import) that you are liable to pay plus of course freight, and we are enjoying a very favorable exchange rate at the moment.
    Fortunatly it is still a free country, so the choice of source is yours; international postage and insurance is quite cheap.
    Regards Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marktweedie View Post
    It's a shame the website functionality is so poor. I think a proper e-commerce site would be great. It is a real trial placing an order in the current system.

    Great service though!
    Funny isn't it, that most of the companies dealing extensively with analogue photography (at least in the UK) don't have the best websites. Possibly the two go hand in hand and if Silverprint were to suddenly have a slick modern web site, then they might also stop selling analogue. Arg, wash my mouth out. I for one, am willing to put up with Silverprint's idiosynchrisies in order to get my hands on their goodies


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