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Vics 08-18-2012 11:30

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Originally Posted by loquax ludens (Post 1947470)
Freestyle didn't screw you. They are not responsible for the customs, duty, or tax on film shipped to Canada.

Do Canadians pay duty on USA or Mexico produced goods bought from a USA seller? What about NAFTA?

Red Robin 08-18-2012 16:20

I found a local store that sells kodak, cvs, and other rebranded film --some Bk. & Wt. most speeds 100-800 @ .25 cents per roll. Mostly a mix of out of date and not yet out of date. Had to slow down due to lack of freezer space.

Photo_Smith 08-18-2012 23:22

++ for Silverprint in London. I buy Fomapan for B&W which is about £2.20 a roll for colour I shoot Agfa Vista (Fuji 200) from UK store Poundland at the crushing price of..... £1 for 36exp. I also have a local minilab that prints optically 2 hrs for £3.99.

For 120 colour I buy 5 packs portra for £18 and process myself to scan –works out about £5 per fim for finished product

Chris101 08-18-2012 23:44

I don't live anywhere near Canada, so I don't know the issues there. I buy my film at Tempe Camera - they carry all Kodak, Ilford and Fuji film. They also have Impossible film. I do buy from Freestyle - Efke and Rollei film, and color chemistry - their Unicolor kit is da bomb.

Johnmcd 08-19-2012 00:45

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Originally Posted by back alley (Post 1941204)
local flm cost is about 8 to 9 bucks a roll...freestyle is 2.89 a roll so with shipping it should still be way cheaper.

Local film in Australia is also at least $10 a roll of 120 for B/W. I buy in bulk from B&H. Aussie dollar is also the best it's ever been against the US.

John

skibeerr 08-19-2012 03:43

I have bought from Macodirect when I lived in Belgium and continue to do so here in Melbourne. Oversees shipping is cheaper than Freestyle, B&H and Adorama.

Last time I was in a shop in Melbourne I asked why film was so expensive here ( $70 for an expired bulk roll of Rollei retro, on sale!). The attendant answered it was the way God intended things to be!....... so the devil must have invented the internet :D

useless generation 08-19-2012 03:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnmcd (Post 1947793)
Local film in Australia is also at least $10 a roll of 120 for B/W. I buy in bulk from B&H. Aussie dollar is also the best it's ever been against the US.

John

In adelaide one roll of portra 400 cost me $19!!! You would have to be stupid to NOT buy film online these days. Around $70 for 10 rolls of portra posted. Maybe I should buy in bulk and set up a store. Even if I sell it for double it would still be cheaper!

Johnmcd 08-19-2012 04:10

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Originally Posted by useless generation (Post 1947829)
In adelaide one roll of portra 400 cost me $19!!! You would have to be stupid to NOT buy film online these days. Around $70 for 10 rolls of portra posted. Maybe I should buy in bulk and set up a store. Even if I sell it for double it would still be cheaper!

Just bought some more Portra from B&H - just over $5 each. No justifying Oz prices at all.

loquax ludens 08-19-2012 18:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vics (Post 1947489)
Do Canadians pay duty on USA or Mexico produced goods bought from a USA seller? What about NAFTA?

I honestly don't know, but my understanding is that, due to NAFTA, people in the US, Canada, and Mexico do not pay import duties on items manufactured in those countries when shipped across the border. I would think that Customs duties could apply to films, darkroom supplies, and other non-US made items that are imported into the US by Freestyle, and then sold across the border to Canada. Probably most of what Freestyle sells is imported into the US from a non-NAFTA country. Maybe someone from Canada can say if they are charged customs duties for Rollei or Efke film, but not for Kodak film.

Canadian taxes and customs brokerage fees may still apply. There are many people here from Canda who doubtless know more about this than I.

Anyway, my point to the poster who said he was screwed by Freestyle was simply that he wasn't screwed by Freestyle.

Vics 08-19-2012 19:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by loquax ludens (Post 1948161)
I honestly don't know, but my understanding is that, due to NAFTA, people in the US, Canada, and Mexico do not pay import duties on items manufactured in those countries when shipped across the border. I would think that Customs duties could apply to films, darkroom supplies, and other non-US made items that are imported into the US by Freestyle, and then sold across the border to Canada. Probably most of what Freestyle sells is imported into the US from a non-NAFTA country. Maybe someone from Canada can say if they are charged customs duties for Rollei or Efke film, but not for Kodak film.

Canadian taxes and customs brokerage fees may still apply. There are many people here from Canda who doubtless know more about this than I.

Anyway, my point to the poster who said he was screwed by Freestyle was simply that he wasn't screwed by Freestyle.

And quite right you are.

Sylvester 08-19-2012 19:12

L.L. Lozeau on the corner of St-Hubert and Bellechasse in Montréal... Ilford, Kodak, Fuji, Kentmere... Paper, chemicals... There's an old guy there with who I talk about film sometimes.. Nice guys, even bought my DSLR there...

camperbc 08-20-2012 00:50

I live in a remote place; a sparsely inhabited island off the northeast coast of Newfoundland... so not a film supplier for hundreds of miles! And as for Canadian online stores? Forget it! Very little product, and you must be related to Thurston Howell III to afford it. So it's Freestyle and B&H for me these days. The prices are roughly a third of Canadian retailers, and even after shipping/duty/brokerage fees, it is still about half price.

Sure, I'd love to keep all of my shopping in my own country... but at what cost?

Glen

slava 08-20-2012 01:12

Ebay. In my local store ilford cost about 13e/roll......

Lawrence A. 08-20-2012 14:57

B&H, though I'm not in Canada but the southwestern U.S. Still, I have been paying $8-$9 a roll of 36 exposure, which I find absurd. I'd like to support the local guys, but they offer less and less of what I want and at prices that are often double what I can get from B&H and Freestyle. B&H seems to have slightly better prices.

one90guy 08-20-2012 15:29

No local stores for film here except color Fuji from Walmart. Live close to a Walgreens, last time I checked there 1 roll Kodak for $9.00. So most from B/H and started using Freestyle for a few items.

CameraQuest 03-22-2015 10:40

What about Amazon?
Ebay?
Photo Forums?

Do any film makers sell direct ?

Stephen

robert blu 03-22-2015 10:49

Internet if 10 or more (because of shipping cost). Delta 100 or 400 135/36 = 5,90 EUR with 5% discount for 10 pieces or more. Portra 160, 135/36 = 6,40 EUR same discount for 10 pieces or more.

robert

johannielscom 03-22-2015 12:09

Europe continent: www.macodirect.de.

Might be interesting for a lot of other destinations too.

Also Europe continent: www.fotohuisrovo.nl.


And I buy film on RFF :D

Nokton48 03-22-2015 12:16

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Originally Posted by CameraQuest (Post 2466983)
Do any film makers sell direct ?

Stephen

Yes. I buy 400 foot rolls of 35mm Eastman Kodak Double-X 5222 film directly from Kodak Cinema & Television in NYC. 1-800-621-FILM.

Ko.Fe. 03-22-2015 12:37

Burlington Camera for some b/w. One of the last stores here who are for film, darkroom.
Walmart until they have it for Kodak Gold.

BH for 30.5 135 bulks, free shipping for over 99$ order.
120 and 4x5 B/W from China on e-bay.

Chriscrawfordphoto 03-22-2015 13:06

I answered this a couple years ago, but things have changed since then. Before I said I get it from Freestyle because I was using tons of Arista Premium 400 (Tri-X). Well, that film is no longer available and I have stopped shooting 35mm. I use 120 film for most of my work now, and I get it from B&H. Used to buy locally but the camera store here stopped selling 120 BW film :(

skopar steve 03-22-2015 13:51

I stock up on film at Hunts in Melrose Mass. Once a month I go by their main store. They have a satellite store in Manchester NH that is much closer, but the selection is not as good.

hausen 03-22-2015 14:00

NZ prices for film are horrific so I don't even look now. Just waiting now for some 220 Potra for my SWC and Fuji 200 for my F6 to arrive from BH. Their service is awesome and UPS here into NZ is around $US50 and I get it in 3 days.

Soeren 03-25-2015 03:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by johannielscom (Post 2467009)
Europe continent: www.macodirect.de.

Might be interesting for a lot of other destinations too.

Also Europe continent: www.fotohuisrovo.nl.


And I buy film on RFF :D

Yes use them too
And
http://www.fotoimpex.de/website/fotoimpex-2/ in Berlin

http://www.photografica.com/ DK based

https://www.silverprint.co.uk/ Also alt processes

rolo 03-25-2015 03:42

Just bought 50 rolls of 120 Delta 100 from HARMAN Direct (Ilford). They had a 20% discount and free delivery for the last 4 days . £3.95 a roll, delivered.

3 months ago, I asked them to list 100 sheets of 5x4 (4x25 boxes) at the volume price as it was missing from their range, whereas other 5x4 films were already at bulk prices. They obliged and I bought 100 sheets. Ilford are very considerate.

Gary

seakayaker1 03-25-2015 13:01

When in the local camera store, Glazers Camera in Seattle, I will often pick up a few rolls to give them some business. But have bought bulk from Freestyle & B&H as the prices for film has risen.

Skiff 03-25-2015 14:15

My main sources for film:
- www.fotoimpex.de
- www.macodirect.de
- www.ars-imago.com
- my local photo store
- my local professional photo lab
- local drugstore chain shops (Rossmann, dm).

Bille 03-25-2015 14:33

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Originally Posted by Skiff (Post 2468202)
My main sources for film:
- www.fotoimpex.de

Cool little store, they´re a 5 min walk from my office.

giganova 06-08-2015 18:49

At my local Leica store -- love that they started carrying B&W film!

Red Robin 07-28-2015 05:58

I have a local thrift shop that gathers returns from local retailers. After film was phased off many selves and returned to the distributors I have been able to purchase it @ .25 per roll. Some is OOD, some "drug store", color, black&white film. Most 24 exp. a little 36 exp. at 25 cents I check- -- they don't! Still need to watch my shots as processing is still a pricey expense on my budget but makes a nice hobby just the same. Anyway when I arrive home with a "new" supply I tend to get the "hairy eyeball" from my sweet bride. Something about freezer space.

thawkins 07-30-2015 17:46

Garland Camera and Repair in Garland, Texas or mail order from B&H.

bobby_novatron 10-11-2015 13:46

B&H, shipping over $99 is free to Canada with Purolator. I find the prices at B&H are pretty decent, and ordering online is easy. I've pretty much given up on my local camera stores, they don't carry much film anymore and their service is mediocre. It's too bad because I'd like to support my local retailer but there's not much incentive to do so.

fixbones 10-12-2015 17:50

Aussie dollar is sooo piss weak now that I don't think there is many choices for us other than to swallow the bitter pill and pat a premium for films.
Used to get mine from B & H and Freestyle.

nickthetasmaniac 10-12-2015 18:08

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Originally Posted by fixbones (Post 2538957)
Aussie dollar is sooo piss weak now that I don't think there is many choices for us other than to swallow the bitter pill and pat a premium for films.
Used to get mine from B & H and Freestyle.

Indeed. I've been pondering who to replace B&H with now that the AUD is at 0.73c (although apparently it's been getting better over the last week)...

Any suggestions for Australian retailers? I think my stockpile might last until xmas.

giganova 05-06-2016 11:05

With film prices having gone up recently, I'd like to revive this old thread.

Looks like FP4 is now $5.99 a roll, that's a Dollar more than I used to pay a few months ago. Seems like B&H still has the lowest prices if you factor in free expedited shipping for orders over $50.-

Where do you buy your film?

thawkins 05-07-2016 08:36

I Get Ilford And Kodak From Garland Camera And Repair In Garland, Tx. (suburban Dallas) Or Order From Freestyle.

rfaspen 05-07-2016 10:10

What an interesting thread:
Interesting to see the weird variation in film prices worldwide that don't seem to follow any process (cause) I can think of.

Interesting how many of us want desperately to buy from the local camera store (and some can), but pricing makes that an untenable source. I too used to buy film (at a higher price than online sources) from the local camera store. It went out of business anyway. The last source of film in my town is the university book store, which is actually not a book store but a merchandising outlet for the sports machine. They used to stock film at good prices for students. Today, they sell Arista 200/24 for $9USD per roll. Not exactly oriented toward students in my mind. Well, some of the students can clearly afford that and more, but I would expect most to be near starvation, as I was during my undergrad years.

Short answer to the OP: I buy most film online (freestyle) and a few remaining camera shops in Portland OR when I visit the big city. Silvermax ends up being similar in price either online or in the Portland camera shops, especially after shipping is considered.

steveyork 05-07-2016 12:40

B&H and Freestyle. Occasionally Ebay for out of date stuff (e.g., Efke)

David Hughes 05-07-2016 13:40

I'm still buying the Agfa 200 or Fuji C200 in 24 exposures for a pound in Poundland. For our friends overseas, who might be in the UK this summer; visitors to York might/should find a branch near the Minster. It had film the last time I was there...

Regards, David

ashfaque 05-10-2016 00:02

BIC Camera and Yodobashi (for Fujifilms and whlist in Japan) and Maco Direct and FotoImpex (Adox) in Germany (for everything else). UK is too expensive to buy Ilford. :(


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