Re: Kodak B&W Paper Discontinued? Good Ridence.

From: Alex Swain ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 06/16/05-10:34:11 AM Z
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You've got a good point. Paper has always been overpriced, especially
for the broke amateur.

Bomb Rochester. j/k ;)

On 6/16/05, John Cremati <> wrote:
> These companies make the huge mistake that because a item is not
> selling a billion dollars worth of every product they make a year they
> should get rid of it seeking only the most profitable items.............They
> do not realize that if they were still selling a lot of the chemicals and
> other discontinued items that I would not only be buying paper from them
> but chemicals as well and other supplies as well..........
> Then they move much of their manufacturing to third world countries
> and now they expect me to buy my film from them when they cut off my
> paper..... To top it off they have made it extremely difficult for
> dealers to buy their product placing huge yearly minimal quotas on
> them....... The small dealer can not meet these quotas........Again, they
> are only seeking huge profits............
> When I see this sort of mentality, all though I have rooted for them
> in the past as I am a die hard Kodak Fan, I say good riddance.....
> Hopefully a company will emerge that has a service attitude toward their
> customers.... Some things you sell at a break even point, or even a loss to
> keep your customer base strong on other items you manufacture not just
> discontinue them............. Also Maybe selling one box of 50 sheets 8x10
> Ectachrome for over "$400"???? has something to do with it as well
> ......You can not convince me that they can not do small production runs and
> streamline thier marketing toward the small dealer and end user it increase
> thier market share ..........
> They have been living on easy street for to long.... The way I
> see it , their heads are in their asses.....
> They still do not realize that there will always be the die hard
> Photographers in the world that will continue to buy these products no
> matter what and they need to gear their operation toward them before they
> completely loose them as well..................... Do they really care??
> Probably not....

Alex Swain (fo)
Burlington, VT
Received on Thu Jun 16 10:34:56 2005

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