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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrapak View Post
    Fuji NY actually shut down earlier this year, so now it gets sent god knows where.
    It's good to see that the capitalist model that states that if you provide a poor product the market will drive you out is still working. Maybe I will try Walmart again, but the new lab is actually in a better and safer location for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wblynch View Post
    My complaint about this cycle is that Wal*Mart came into many communities, proceeded to put a lot of Mom and Pop photo processing companies out of business, then turned around and abandoned their own on-site photo processing.

    In my sub-metropolitan area there are no Mom and Pop photo processors left.

    Why couldn't they leave well enough alone? The damned tyrants!
    It's naive to be blaming Wal-Mart for being 'tyrants'. This is what 14 year olds do when they feel they need to develop 'social awareness'. I'm sure you're older than 14, and have had time to make up your own mind instead of believing dumb documentaries and internet crap that makes Wal-Mart out to be the sole reason mom-and-pop shops are dying.

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    Your love for Wal*Mart doesn't make them less predatory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wblynch View Post
    Your love for Wal*Mart doesn't make them less predatory.
    I don't love Wal-mart. It's just simply stupid to target Wal-mart as some evil 'predator'.
    Here's something most people learned early on in life:
    The nature of capitalism is predatory. So unless you grow your own food, make your own emulsions, coat your own film, etc, etc... your argument doesn't stand for much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apconan View Post
    It's naive to be blaming Wal-Mart for being 'tyrants'. This is what 14 year olds do when they feel they need to develop 'social awareness'. I'm sure you're older than 14, and have had time to make up your own mind instead of believing dumb documentaries and internet crap that makes Wal-Mart out to be the sole reason mom-and-pop shops are dying.
    If you only knew. :rolleyes:

    The worst part of all of this is that it reinforces the idea that film is dead among consumers. How can someone buy something they don't know about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by apconan View Post
    It's naive to be blaming Wal-Mart for being 'tyrants'. This is what 14 year olds do when they feel they need to develop 'social awareness'. I'm sure you're older than 14, and have had time to make up your own mind instead of believing dumb documentaries and internet crap that makes Wal-Mart out to be the sole reason mom-and-pop shops are dying.
    Its not just Walmart, but many larger big businesses will get free land, free financing, no interest, no-payments for 10 years, maybe no taxes as well.

    Any wonder why small existing business close up?
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    My lab I work at still does film, but I expect the lab to close first before we stop doing film. I give it 2 years at worst and 5 years at best.

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    Every Full Size walgreens has a one hour photo in it, with the exception of one roll, everything I have dropped off has come back looking great.

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