Yes, you're legally correct, but I wasn't addressing legalities in my post. Film is not digital, and most who now use film use it for a reason. The vast majority of casual snapshot photographers long ago moved on to compact digital cameras and smartphones, and many professionals to DSLRs. Most who now use film use it because of the way it looks or for a host of other reasons that are important to them, and one reason is that with film, you have a negative.
Originally Posted by Arctic amateur
Walmart still offers send out service because they feel they have to; there can't be much profit in it for them. I doubt that many are using their send out service for 35 mm C-41 since their 'no return of your property' policy went into effect, as the people who don't care about having negatives are no longer shooting film anyway. This was obviously a move on the part of Walmart and/or Fuji to save money and transportation costs and, for that, I certainly cannot fault them. Not so long ago, many 'serious' photographers would not even think of dropping their film off at Walmart. However, with local labs closing every week, in many areas Walmart is now the only game in town, with the only other alternative being mailing the film to a lab (which is what I do). That's why this 'no return of the negatives' has become an important issue for some. I rarely shoot slides, but do understand Walmart sends all E6 to Dwayne's for a very reasonable price, so I guess there's still some good news :-)
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