I buy film, chemicals and C41 and slide processing monthly from my local store (Helix). They even sell Kodachrome.
Originally Posted by df cardwell
The last lens I bought new I bought from them too. They couldn't match B&H prices, which were lower than their cost. I still bought from them. Where possible, I would rather support a local chain that employs people in my community and pays local taxes. It's good for me, too, because it means I have a good place for processing and I can always run in for small purchases without having to plan in advance for mail order. Stories like that of BobNewYork really are true.