You can now buy fresh film for a Quid on some high streets once more. Well at least in a retail park in Stoke. But is it actually worth your time?
Scottish half term is here. Just like Bonnie Prince Charlie, Scottish families invade England for a week. That’s before being driven back on our second week off due to Peak prices when the English weans are off.
But whilst Blackpool becomes a suburb of Glasgow for a week, we’re heading south. And this led me to have a shufty around the Festival retail park in Stoke.
I’d heard Power Geek film had been discounted to £2.50. As I haven’t seen any rolls in ages I though I’d pick some up. As the film was still on a shelf with a £5 label, I double checked at the till. Even the checkout lady was surprised when the price came in at a Quid. I went back for some more.
So film for a quid is back at least in some poundland stores. I suspect this is stock clearing and I certainly haven’t seen any in stores near me.
But before you rush – consider this. A roll of Fujifilm C200 or Kodak Colorplus with 36 exp costs about £3-4. More expensive but you get as many shots per penny.
Now no great shakes but once you add in processing costs as I explained before Power Geek Film doesn’t look quite the same bargain. And given it is just rebranded C200……