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    The wealth of items the old camera stores had is, I think, gone for good.

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    they actually closed feb 28 2013

    i don't think porters closed because the store was sold a few years ago ..
    people's buying habits are different than they used to be ..
    there are a few small photo shops near me but i can't afford to buy from them
    ( 65$ shipped vs 100$ ) if i were rich, maybe, but i'm not rich ...

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    Porter's had a mail order catalogue for years before the internet, and they sold many unique items. It seems they should have made the transition to e-commerce more easily than your typical local camera store. Unfortunate that they didn't manage it.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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