+1 When we buy film we are buying a product not a commodity. Silver is only one component of the cost. A number of years ago a couple of investors ran up the cost of silver causing the cost of x-ray film and other films to have a sharp rise in cost to the consumer. After their speculation ran it's course the price of silver came down but the price of film remained essentially the same. History has a way of repeating, I wouldn't expect the price of film to come down any time soon if ever.