B&H and other NY vendors have long re-imported Kodak films as gray market. I don't know enough about the market system, but my take is that film is cheaper in some markets and despite flying it two ways, it still is cheaper to import back.
Originally Posted by dxphoto
I think it's not unlike pharmaceuticals; the manufacturers will charge what the market will bear. My father takes aracept for his Alzheimer's. No generic is available here. We pay about $60 for 90 days, but the $600 cost counts against his Medicare Part D. Screw that, we just ordered 90 days generic from Canada for $82, no Part D hit.
Sorry for the rant.