Adorama only selling pro packs of pro films...
Old 01-22-2017   #1
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Adorama only selling pro packs of pro films...

Dropped by to buy one roll of Velvia, had to buy 5... They didn't wanna deal with the inventory issues, when I asked
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Old 01-22-2017   #2
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I wasnt aware people still bought single rolls, I always buy propacks. My last film order was from Adorama and I think it is gonna stay that way. Thanks for the heads up
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Old 01-22-2017   #3
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I just liked the option of picking up a roll for a day... I don't want to keep 4 other rolls around until whenever I needed them

Oh well
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Old 01-22-2017   #4
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I see that B&H list single rolls so I would think they'd sell in store single rolls. Perhaps go there if you can.
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Old 01-22-2017   #5
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Yeah, I'll go there if I need singles, or K and M - but Adorama was nearby to a bunch of places I frequent- also easier to walk and pay and get out of the store
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Old 01-22-2017   #6
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Saw that when I went to order some film and chemicals online. Very disappointing as I often like to buy 2-3 rolls of Acros and Portra at a time as I shoot 100 speed and color film more slowly than 400 speed.

Oh well, I'll just space out my buying now or order from B&H.
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Old 01-22-2017   #7
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At least they're honest. Singles are the easiest mark up!
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Old 01-22-2017   #8
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At least they're honest. Singles are the easiest mark up!
I've found that their singles are the same price as each roll in the pro pack.
They did not mark up. Nor does B&H.
e.g. one roll of Portra 400 120 is $5.99. Pro Pack (5 rolls) is $29.95
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At least they're honest. Singles are the easiest mark up!
I've found that their singles are the same price as each roll in the pro pack.
They did not mark up. Nor does B&H.
e.g. one roll of Portra 400 120 is $5.99. Pro Pack (5 rolls) is $29.95
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At B&H a pack of 20 rolls of film costs exactly the same per roll compared to buying just a single roll. I never understood this.
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I don't blame them. It would be a pain to keep single rolls around
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Old 01-23-2017   #12
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At B&H a pack of 20 rolls of film costs exactly the same per roll compared to buying just a single roll. I never understood this.
I've always been curious about this, too. 1 roll of provia is the same as 5 rolls is the same as 60. Why offer it in 60 packs if there is no discount?
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I've always been curious about this, too. 1 roll of provia is the same as 5 rolls is the same as 60. Why offer it in 60 packs if there is no discount?
Because the photographer can maintain colour consistency over a large number of film rolls by buying many from the same batch.
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Old 01-25-2017   #14
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I checked with the purchasing department for the reason, and was advised that it is because there is no expiry date on the individual rolls.
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Old 01-25-2017   #15
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That sure makes good sense. I find in practical use I'm better off buying 5 or 10 rolls at a time than 1,3,7, etc.
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