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

From: Pam Niedermayer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 06/16/05-12:13:30 PM Z
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I don't intend to be an apologist for Kodak, but perhaps you'd want to
make some second thoughts.

The responsibility of a corporation is to return the highest profit
possible to its shareholders. All the other stuff is to support that
profit machine. So, if n dollars invested in producing y product do not
return as much profit as n dollars invested in x product, the
corporation must consider producing x instead of y. Now a part of that
consideration is how much y product adds to the overall equation, say
producing y to support sales of z, which does return huge profits.

After all, what would you think of a company that continued to make
entry point buggy whips in 1930? Digital is a fact of life, and even
Kodak cannot dispute this fact. Of course, it would be nice if they were
to sell these products to another manufacturer; but I'd suspect they've
tried and come up empty.


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....
Received on Thu Jun 16 12:13:59 2005

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