Monday, 14 July 2008

I walked all around London looking for Polaroid film.
Jessops (like many other places) is already OUT OF STOCK.
Looks like everyone is stocking up.
Why didn’t I think of this earlier?
[Ah, it is possible it’s because it’s so freaking expensive. It’s almost depressing]

Impulsively, I went into Boots and bought 3 twin packs,
(which the lady at the counter carefully took out from the special ‘locked’ cabinet)
To start with, I asked for 2 twin packs, but she managed to convince me to buy 3.
(good salesmanship, I’d say – I wonder if I could attempt to sell someone 2 blinds for the same window – just in case one breaks and the same wood is impossible to source because the tree is now extinct or something)

Anyway, I now have 80 exposures :D
(20 from the last time)
Not quite as impressive as all those people who are showing off their ‘stash’ on the Flickr group called ‘Polaroid stash’.
I can’t believe people have freezers full of Polaroid film.

How can Polaroid decide to stop producing the film if there’s still demand for it.
Surely, if there’s demand – there should be supply.
Isn’t that how the demand and supply chain works?
Fingers crossed that Fuji will take over.

ps - still mourning for the 1 Polaroid I sacrificed in the Ganges. It just slipped, and drowned - poor thing

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