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CVS and Polaroid film

Patrick Dempsey , Nov 24, 2005; 02:42 a.m.

I wandered into the local CVS tonight to price out Polaroid film... its been awhile since I looked into buying Polaroid film and wanted to see what they had. Immediately I noticed that there was none on the shelf... closer inspection revealed that they had all been moved behind the counter. Accompanying a sign reading "Ask for assistance for Polaroid film" was little sales tags saying 2 for the price of 1. (Of course you have to have the CVS card to get this bargain). I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this... Is CVS discontinuing their Polaroid line? and if so... a word to the wise... Go to CVS and buy some cheap film!!! I'll check back there in a few days and ask the clerk what the deal is...


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Dana Gee , Nov 24, 2005; 07:02 a.m.

Not sure about discontinuing, but I think it's buy one twin pack of Spectra or 600 and get single pack free.

Colin O , Nov 24, 2005; 08:37 a.m.

What's CVS?

Steve Snyder , Nov 24, 2005; 09:05 a.m.

CVS is a chain of drug stores here in the USA... I'll trying running down to my local store and see if the same is happening here...

Robert Gussin , Nov 24, 2005; 12:32 p.m.

I encountered something similar at a local regional drugstore chain a few years ago. It seems the small Polaroid I-zone films were popular with teen shoplifters. As a consequence, all polaroid film was moved behind the counter.

Patrick Dempsey , Nov 25, 2005; 03:24 p.m.

Yeah with some films going for $24 a package I suppose shoplifting would be a problem with these items.

David M , Nov 26, 2005; 09:56 p.m.

Polaroid is made by Agfa. Agfa is out of business. Enough said.

Jeff Spirer , Nov 26, 2005; 10:40 p.m.

Polaroid is made by Agfa. Agfa is out of business. Enough said.

Agfa makes Polaroid Spectra film?
Agfa makes Polaroid 500 film?
Agfa makes Polaroid Type 54 film?
Agfa makes Polaroid Type 57 film?
Agfa makes Polaroid Type 690 film?
Agfa makes all Polaroid instant films?

I guess you should let Polaroid know that they have nothing left to sell.

Patrick Dempsey , Nov 28, 2005; 01:11 a.m.

Uhhh I dont have a TV... since when is Agfa out of business? I cant find a mention of it online but there websites are all down... is that just my connection being weird or is this true?

alice guy , Nov 28, 2005; 09:51 a.m.

I've often found Wegmans [USA supermarket for those that aren't familiar] doing the 600 double packs cheap if there's one near you. Oh the irony.. Wegmans... polaroid ... William Wegman ... err.

Polaroid = Agfa ? Never heard that one.

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