Those of us with 35mm cameras in the UK are probably aware that the Poundland chain of shops sell Agfa Vista 24 exposure. Yesterday I noticed that my local store is still selling it, but that the display was about a third of the size it was around a year ago. I have no other information about this and I won't be panic buying. I will try to contact Poundland. (I know that there are still plenty of sources of film out there, but if I am testing cameras I often run half an Agfa film through one camera and transfer it to the next for economy).
Tried to contact Poundland by email, but the link doesn't work.
Last Edit: Nov 4, 2015 4:29:09 GMT -5 by yashica1943: mistake!
Film sales do vary with season, but also bear in mind that the 99p shops also did it, but they are being taken over by Poundland, who never stocked the film in all branches. The 99p shop had stocks but not now, and reordering is now up to Poundland......
Post by yashica1943 on Nov 28, 2015 5:52:33 GMT -5
I thought I would have a look at the 'Black Friday' sites for 35mm and 120 film. I couldn't find any bargains. The cheapest Agfa Vista 24mm stock that I could find was at about £2.30 for one, which shows what a bargain the Poundland one is!
I have just opened the latest box of Agfa Vista 24 exposure from Poundland and to my surprise the cassette is coloured purple with no manufacturers name on. Next to the barcode on the cassetteis a number 306253. I wonder what it is, and if it is an Agfa (Fuji) product? I am not going to use it yet. The barcode on the box is 4 250255 102899. Date 2017/11 C72339 on box. Not Agfa? Not Fuji?
It is Fuji film, the same as Agfa Vista +. They have lost the '+' and the specific print job on the cassette which means Fuji can supply all their private labels with the same production run, thus cutting costs.