Kodak film: Bangkok?

Oct 5th, 2004, 10:10 AM
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Kodak film: Bangkok?

Can anyone tell me whether it's cheaper to purchase Kodak color-print film in Bangkok rather than haul it over from USA? Thanks---
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Oct 5th, 2004, 01:57 PM
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In July I paid 345 Bht for 2 rolls of film in Chiang Mai and 330 Bht for 2 rolls of film in Chiang Rai. I didn't think the savings was extraordinary compared to what I pay for film at Costco. But, it also wasn't greatly inflated compared to what I pay at home, so I could have gone either way (haul it or buy it).
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Oct 5th, 2004, 07:38 PM
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film is available all around thailand, especially in bkk...just watch the dates...that is the benefit of buying at home...developing is very cheap however...quality differs however from shop to shop...look for a larger shops that sells cameras as well and look at the eqpt to see that it looks new...

make sure you have a lead shield to carry film in when flying...

i can't remember the price of film but batteries are much cheaper in thailand...maybe 1/2 price...

buying film in a shop verses at a stand at a tourist site would save you money...

kodak and fuji film are the major brands available....

you might ask your hotel for a good developer and photo shop...
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Oct 6th, 2004, 10:53 AM
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Kodak / Fuji flim is about B 110-130 (US$2.75-$4.25) from 7-11, they are a little cheaper than camera/photo shops. Prints are usually B 4.5- B7 depending on size, some photo shops add something for developing but if you use somewhere away from tourist routes then they wont, it's just the B4.5-7 per print.
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Oct 6th, 2004, 08:26 PM
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i thought that was the case james...thanks for reminding me of the prices

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