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    Quote Originally Posted by CatLABS View Post
    ...and why not support any brick and mortar business that sells film?
    In my case, because I refuse to pay US $13.99 for one roll of Portra 400 (120).

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    Lomo has been closing many of their stores lately (LA, SF, Santa Monica, Toronto, Manchester UK) to concentrate on their web based model of retail sales. I hope the Chicago store remains open. The only Lomo shops left in the US are Chicago and NYC. Although none of this has any real bearing on the popularity of film use. The cost incurred by Lomo to keep physical stores open was the bigger issue.

    fwiw, the LA Weekly wrote an article on the closing of the LA store, entitled ""If Hipster Cameras Are So Popular, Why Did LA's Lomo Stores Close Down?" http://www.laweekly.com/publicspecta...res-close-down

    The article explains why a brick and mortar model doesn't quite work for Lomo "With one million web-based community members worldwide, Lomo really doesn't need its stores."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PelÝcula View Post
    Lomo has been closing many of their stores lately (LA, SF, Santa Monica, Toronto, Manchester UK) to concentrate on their web based model of retail sales. I hope the Chicago store remains open. The only Lomo shops left in the US are Chicago and NYC. Although none of this has any real bearing on the popularity of film use. The cost incurred by Lomo to keep physical stores open was the bigger issue.

    fwiw, the LA Weekly wrote an article on the closing of the LA store, entitled ""If Hipster Cameras Are So Popular, Why Did LA's Lomo Stores Close Down?" http://www.laweekly.com/publicspecta...res-close-down

    The article explains why a brick and mortar model doesn't quite work for Lomo "With one million web-based community members worldwide, Lomo really doesn't need its stores."
    All true, and as i understand, the Chicago store is staying open, at least for now, regardless of this sad, albeit very logical and true move from lomo.
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    Local isn't always more expensive. My local camera store has started selling Precisa CT for $9.99. B&H has it for $9.95. I have to pay more than 4 cents a roll to have it shipped from B&H so when I have the desire to shot this, I'll get it from my local shop, like I do the HP5+. Pro E6 is still cheaper online, and the local shop doesn't carry the Rollei IR400s, so those will still come from NYC.
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