Waht's the best price you've found??

shufigo

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We've done a great job of cutting the costs of building these things.  Let's trade some feedback on where to find the best price on film, batteries and developing.  Right now the best I've found on ASA 400 film is right at $8 for 4/24 rolls of FUJI at KMart. They'll develop it for $6.99 here in Hampton Virginia.  Duracell's got a $5.00 off deal going if you buy two packs of their batteries.  Without a "deal", I've found AAs cost right at $.75 a piece.  I'm guessing at about a roll per week, it's going to cost me between $200 -$250 per year per camera. (Bad news never gets better with age!!) Let's get together and help each other cut that as low as possible.  Who's found what??????
 



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Rechargeable batts (SLA, NiMh, NiCd, etc) can help cut batt costs substantially.

(Edited by Archilochus at 7:56 am on April 8, 2002)
 

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Wal-Mart has 4 Packs of Fuji 400 24exp for 7.88, and develop for 5.96 in the one hour lab. I'm still on my 1st set of AA's after 6-8 rolls of film, I guess that's one good thing about the RS sensor. I did go out and buy a set of the NIMH batt's, but I haven't tested them yet. Energizer makes a 1700mah AA now, that's the highest I've seen.
 

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Fuji 400 film at Target (4-pack 24 exposure) $7.49..Use the $1.00 off coupon inside your old box
and that will make it only $6.49 + Tax!!!!!  Batteries, Hmmm? Dollar Store 2-pack 9-volt $1.00 +Tax
I am Lucky just got a discount photo lab open up down the road..$2.99 for 12 exp., $4.99 for 24, and
$6.99 for 36!!!!!
                       MAX
 

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Max, is that discount photo lab a chain? Is that the name of the store "Discount Photo Lab"? I like the price!!  Anyone found a reliable source of (cheap) 12 exposure film? I find that's all I need for a week on most trails.
 

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 I think that if you take your film to wal-mart,and do the 2-3 day develop(if you can wait) it cuts the cost of developing a roll of 24 down to about $4.00(single exposure)dont know the exact $.  the only time ill do 1 hour developing is close to or during the season,the rest of the year ill wait on that film so i can save money.
 

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Shufigo,
   The discount photoshop is privately owned...They bought out two already existing MotoPhotos here..
It is a really good price. I guess I am lucky?
 

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Max, Until someone comes in with a cheaper price, it looks like you're the "cost leader".
 

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Just saw a four-pack of 400 speed Polaroid film at Wal-Mart for 4.97 or 5.97, can't remember which.  Either way, it was a lot cheaper than the other brands there....
 

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I didn't know about the dollar off coupon inside the Fuji box.  That's going to save me better than $20 a year!! Thanks....
 

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Based on the numbers given above a digital set up starts looking pretty cost effective even with a $300 camera. :eek:)
 


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