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    Short/past date Kodak film stock in Australia

    This month something interesting has been happening in Australia with certain Kodak Products....Kodak has been supplying local businesses with out of date stock.
    It's literally expired before we received it. To be fair upon calling Kodak they realizes this and are willing to exchanging the stock, but it does make me wonder whats going on.

    Did they know they were going to do this and hope their buyers wouldn't notice or care? was is a simple accident? I am surprised kodak
    would allow this to occur or even that kodak is sitting on film stock long enough now for it to expire before being sold.
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    This is "new Kodak" now selling film I guess.

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    My initial thoughts as a greedy little bugga:

    "Cool - should be able to get some cheap film"

    But, from a stock point of view, that is pretty poor form. I couldn't imagine that this would have been done intentionally.

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    my main thought is.....what does this say about kodaks turn over of stock?

    also it reminds me of an even in 2002 - 2003 with Kodak 20x24" cut sheet of supra endura. The stock was damaged on its was to Australia and the emulsion had an unusual colour shift as a result....Kodak knew about it but said nothing hoping labs here wouldn't notice. It took a few labs to band together to finally get Kodak to exchange the stocks. it later came out that the paper was damaged, they knew about it and hoped for the best.
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    That's some bad management. Lose people's trust just to save some bucks and you've lost everything.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Kodak were still trying to sell Kodachrome to dealers in the UK after Dwaynes had stopped processing it. Some in their sales departments don't understand film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Kodak were still trying to sell Kodachrome to dealers in the UK after Dwaynes had stopped processing it. Some in their sales departments don't understand film.
    There must something be quite wrong in the industry for this to happen.

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    Stock rotation blunder perhaps? New stock arrives, gets warehoused with the older stock (lets say cartons on top or in front) and it gets sent out first, leaving the old stuff to continue to date.

    In *any* case - poor stocktaking & sales skills are obvious, and seems they need it brought to their attention, so they get their act together pronto! (Do they still have reps calling in, or has that also gone by the wayside?)

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    I have vivid memories talking to the national salesman of Kodak here in Australia about Kodak Portra NC160 in 120 format and having him ask me "Is that product film or paper?".
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    Someone mentioned the 'new' Kodak, where the marketing and sales of film was bought up by the Kodak UK pension-plan. They will be selling to wholesalers and national distribution chains, not delivering stock to customers. This is a foolish and/or incompetent distributors error.

    At least Mr.Frizza, above, didn't have the Kodak sales-rep asking which printer the Portra fitted in to ?!

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