i used walmart and sam's club to process my 110, 120 + 35mm film and 8mm movie film for the better part of 10 years.
i never used their in house services but their send out service, which for the better part of 10years was fuji labs ... ( hundreds of rolls )
why would anyone use walmart/sam's club/fuji labs to process their film, why wouldn't they ??
for starters they only charged 2.99 for double 35exp prints
and about 5-6$ for 36exp slides. 120 film cost less than 2$.
local labs charged 3x that , and a pro lab ... close to 5x that a hour's drive worth of gas.
the "antithesis of photography" ?? FUJILABS ???
they were affordable, and did great work.
i don't shoot much color anymore i don't see the point ...
if i get the urge do 35mm or 110 c41 i take it to the lady down the street to keep her doing film
she is the last one, and does amazing work ...
otherwise i process it in my strong brew - sumatranol130, convert it to black and white, and sKn it like any lab would do...
anything bigger than 35mm can't be processed anywhere where i live and i am not about to mail it somewhere else
seeing the price of the film, processing and postage both ways would be more than 20-35$$