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    Kodak Tri-X 400 at CVS Pharmacy!

    I was pleasantly surprised yesterday in a CVS Pharmacy here in Naples, Florida, picking up some cold medicine for my son, when I stopped by the photo section just to take a look and saw they sell Kodak Tri-X 400-135!

    Granted, it was pricey ($5.99 for 24 exposures), but that's the price of 24-hour convenience, I guess.

    Until now I've seen only color films and Kodak's C-41 B&W film in CVS and other pharmacies, and wonder if this is a new development?

    I did notice that the expiration dates on these Tri-X rolls were actually later (12/2013) than the expiration dates on the Tri-X rolls I just received from Adorama (12/2012), so I don't think this is a case of the rolls sitting around collecting dust.

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    Probably a misorder at corporate and they're just trying to move it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
    Probably a misorder at corporate and they're just trying to move it.
    That's the spirit! Come on, Chris... Why must we assume good news is bad? Maybe if it sells fast enough they will make the same "mistake" again.
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    CVS has been selling Tri-X for a few years now. There have been a few threads posted on the subject. I don't think it's a misorder.

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    I am thinking this is for students taking photography classes at high schools and colleges. In my area (central Florida), plenty of school still teach traditional photography and instructors seem to prefer/recommend Tri-X in most cases.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E76 View Post
    CVS has been selling Tri-X for a few years now. There have been a few threads posted on the subject. I don't think it's a misorder.
    I try to buy at least one roll of Tri-X from CVS every month just to keep the inventory counters ticking.

    Yes it's expensive. Especially considering that it's 135-24 instead of 135-36. But it isn't going to break the bank to buy one occasionally. I waste more money than that on Cokes out of the vending machine at work in a month.

    I've checked CVS stores from SC up the east coast to NJ, and all of them have a roll or two hanging on the peg.

    So come on everybody join in! Every man, every woman, every child. Buy one roll of Tri-X at CVS.

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    For fun, we could try asking if they carry that in 8x10 sheets.... huh?
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    For fun, we could try asking if they carry that in 8x10 sheets.... huh?
    They'll only look at you like you're nuts. Who needs it?
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    I'm actually heading back to CVS today to pick up a roll of Tri-X, as I'm down to my last roll from Adorama and I'd like to send a message to CVS corporate headquarters. So what if it'll cost me a few extra bucks?

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    In Strongsville, Ohio, the CVS also carries the 24 exposure Tri-X at 5.99 per roll. The lady operating the photo counter said high school kids buy most of it.

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