I'd be interested, especially when it comes to 4x5 film. My current "cheapo" method involves weeks of waiting around for ERA PSS film to make its way from China. Nice film though.
As much as I like to support local business, my pocket-book trumps their balance books nowadays. Even relatively common brands, like Ilford are significantly higher-priced. 100 sheets of 4x5 FP4 comes to like $147 with tax at Henry's -- almost $50 more than at Freestyle after the conversion.
And while I laud a retail store like Henry's for continuing to sell analog materials, their darkroom section makes me feel like I'm going in to the porno area at the video store. Tucked away in a sad little corner at the back, the only thing its missing are the saloon doors.
I agree with Jon, The Henry's Darkroom section in their Superstore is sad looking.
I too am interested in the Cooperative idea. Maybe, just maybe it will force some of the established retailers to sharpen their pricing a bit.
"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and a while, you might just miss it."