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    OMG!! Maybe there is a G-d! Blessed be the analogue! Only in them shall we be save!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heespharm View Post
    Nope according to my photo guy at the store i work in, it comes up as having a target inventory level which means that when out, our system automagically orders more... So keep on buying... As long as there is a TIL for the item our system will order it... And TIL's are determined by product movement
    There's an entire branch of industrial engineering that deals with inventory controls and threshold inventory levels for automatic reordering.

    I worked on a job back in 1985-86 at Southern California Edison where we were setting up the maintenance warehouse to run this way. The model was exactly the same as selling inventory from a storefront.

    It's probably light years ahead of where it was back then with the calculations for level determinations, but it was a wickedly interesting job back then.
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    I'm finding CVS/Longs to be generally one of the "good guys" on the film front. Not every store has decent lab techs, but of those I've tried more than half produce clean negatives, and they all seem to sell a decent breadth of films.

    I was in Hawaii last week and was buying and processing Kodak Gold 200 at the Longs across the street from the hotel. There's a film I hardly ever see at retail any more---the places I've looked lately, Fuji seems to own the last remains of the retail market---and I'd forgotten how darn good it is. I don't think they had any TX, though.

    My local CVS actually carried Polaroid 600 for an astonishingly long time. I have no idea who was buying it; I don't remember the last time I saw a Polaroid camera being used.

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    My lovely daughter picked me up three rolls in Detroit yesterday. (well, at my request, but still )
    It occurred to me the other day, when this thread started...

    What might happen if US-based APUG members were to pick a day, like Argus Day, or Pinhole Day, or say... this SATURDAY and descend en masse (sorry, for our American friends, that's "in mass" ) and purchase one or two rolls from their local CVS...

    How many APUGGERS would be interested? How many could we mobilize? How many rolls of TRI-X could we move? Would CVS notice? Would Big Yellow notice? (I suppose it's a foolish thought, but then again, there's no fool like an old fool. )

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    I'll do it except my local CVS doesn't have any. I just checked today. I guess this isn't true at all CVS locations.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffle View Post

    What might happen if US-based APUG members were to pick a day, like Argus Day, or Pinhole Day, or say... this SATURDAY and descend en masse (sorry, for our American friends, that's "in mass" ) and purchase one or two rolls from their local CVS...

    How many APUGGERS would be interested? How many could we mobilize? How many rolls of TRI-X could we move? Would CVS notice? Would Big Yellow notice? (I suppose it's a foolish thought, but then again, there's no fool like an old fool. )

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    Well it sure couldnt hurt to try it. Not sure I'll be out saturday but sometime this week I'll pick up a roll if my local store still has any
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    does that 5.99 include processing ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    does that 5.99 include processing ?
    Yea, except you have to provide all the chemicals and labor. Oh, and the equipment. Yeah, except for that it includes processing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    does that 5.99 include processing ?
    Ya, ship it to me and I'll do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    I'll do it except my local CVS doesn't have any. I just checked today. I guess this isn't true at all CVS locations.
    Keep checking for a few weeks. As far as I can tell the local store manager has no control over that portion of the inventory, so it's likely to show up.

    The way the reorder system works if the item turns slowly then the reorder point is likely set for zero inventory, so you probably have some one the way now.

    Please do let us know if you will. It would be helpful to know if I'm guessing right or if there are places where they do not stock it. I would tell you to just ask the cashier, but the one I talked to a few days ago clearly had no more idea how anything worked than the jar of shampoo in my basket.

    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    does that 5.99 include processing ?
    I think it's gone up a little. It was $5.99 last month, but the roll a few days ago was $6.59. I erroneously said $6.49 a few posts up.

    Let's see if my experience is valid across the chain. Did it go up in your town, or is it still $5.99. Or I wonder if the stock hanging on the peg is $5.99, but the next order will be a few cents more.
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