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    Quote Originally Posted by hoffy View Post
    As for buying film, its always a good time!
    Yes and it gets better by the day!

    Even if you don't plan to shoot it... Regarding polaroid, I remember asking the question right here on apug: "how much will the very last polaroid shot be worth?" and of course the correct answer is priceless. So I invested in some 8x10 polaroid and... suffice it to say that it worked out quite nicely for me.
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    Yes, of course buying film is always a good idea.
    But I can either afford stock OR film, and stock doesn't seem like much fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    Yes, of course buying film is always a good idea.
    But I can either afford stock OR film, and stock doesn't seem like much fun.
    I agree!

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    Is AA+ bad? If I got AA+ on an exam or school report I would be very pleased!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Is AA+ bad? If I got AA+ on an exam or school report I would be very pleased!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Is AA+ bad? If I got AA+ on an exam or school report I would be very pleased!


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    With marks like that you could be President. Oh wait, no...

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    Most here in the states are fed up with the White House, the Senate and Congress. Spending like drunken sailors and S&P might be actually bold enough to speak out what the rest of the country already knows. The world knows too.

    So if your looking to pick up a film order I'd do it now, everything in the Us is about to spike we feel.

    Sad days when politicization sell out the economy for their own power.

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    USA - USA - USA!

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    Based on traditional purchasing price parity analysis (aka the Big Mac test) the AUD should be worth about 0.76 USD so still plenty of room for a big drop. Demand for Australian commodities, the carry trade (AU interest rates much higher than other countries) and fundamental weakness in USD itself is propping up the AUD vs USD. As in 2008 it could drop 25 points in a heartbeat so buy now! On the other hand it could go higher in the short term but you have photos to take!

    Inflation is one way to get out of the current mess as it allows the borrowers to steal from the savers and helps close the gap on underwater asset values. It's political suicide but so is paying more tax and either way accepting a lower standard of living. Pick your poison!
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    When I went overseas in 2008 the AUD was as low as US$0.65 - so I'm thinking anytime this year has been awesome for buying film. I didn't hesitate to fill the fridge with plus-x before it went (in 120).

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