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    The "deal" with overseas shipping is the price of any particular size package. If it can ship in a USPS medium size, the average price is $35usd. and a large box is $45usd for European countries. Like I stated, thats the average, actual prices vary by actual location and tariffs imposed by governments(import duty). It works in both directions, shipping from Europe to the USA is just as expensive(dang-it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralnphot View Post
    ... Like I stated, thats the average, actual prices vary by actual location and tariffs imposed by governments(import duty). It works in both directions, shipping from Europe to the USA is just as expensive(dang-it).
    Ah, import duty, aka deal breaker! And since it's not enough of a burden, courier companies will gladly charge you exorbitant customs fees, making it even more absurd. The good thing is that if your order is sent with USPS, then chances are that you'll only pay a small fee at the post office, at least that's the usual scenario in Greece (€3). Still, you can have fine deals when shopping from Freestyle. Bulk 100ft rolls are a typical scenario, for Kodak and Arista Premium films. Simply put, you can't beat these prices.

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    I use Freestyle often (and have always been pleased), particularly where it's something like arista or efke film. I'm about to place an order with B&H today though, not because Freestyle did anything wrong, but because they're in California and I live about an hour from B&H and I'm out of fixer - it'll be delivered tomorrow via UPS (and I don't have to worry about it baking in the heat going cross country).

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    I have nothing but good things to say about FreeStyle whether I am in the store or having the products shipped to the East Coast.

    I had a problem when I ordered ten 120 rolls of Tri-X Pan 320 from B&H. B&H shipped immediately. The US Post Office claimed it was delivered. It was not and none of the neighbors ever saw the package. B&H, just like FreeStyle in an earlier post, had me fill out some paper work and since the film was no longer available promptly put the money back on the credit card immediately. It took the US Post Office a month until they started the investigation and another month until the US Post Office agreed that the package was lost. But B&H and FreeStyle does not leave the customer hanging until the US Post Office or other shipper gets their act together.

    In today's world there are few companies that care about their customers and both B&H and FreeStyle do!

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    I'm another satisfied Freestyle customer. I don't think I've ever heard anything negative about them.
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    Same here

    Quote Originally Posted by stradibarrius View Post
    We hear a lot when retailers do a crappy job but I want to say I have had two VERY positive experiences with Freestyle.
    They have an excellent selection of merchandise for the analogue photographer, They ship fast and have what I wanted in stock.

    That's just my experience.
    Yep that's true for me too. Great products and fast shipping. I like their Arista products. You should get their catalog. Great perusing.

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    Well, I have been dealing with Freestyle since the mid-1960s. I stock up on film and paper during the cooler months of the year. Good company, doing things properly.
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    Freestyle is THE place supporting analogue and we need to support them! Ever see their selection of b/w paper anywhere else?

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    I also have had good experience with Freestyle, and their deliveries are surprisingly quick given I'm on the opposite side of the country. Another plus is that they will ship some of the chemicals that others insist are only available as in-store pickup.

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    Satisfied customer here as well! If you guys think they are friendly and great over the phone or internet wait untill you have the pleasure of going to the actual store and talk to the people in person. I learned so much in half an hour in their Hollywood store. We need to support businesses like this that care about their customers and about analog photography like Freestyle.

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