how much Fuji fp-100c is still out there?

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    I have enough to last me, considering it can be frozen with demonstrably no issues, but I'm curious ...how much is actually out there? B&H has it in stock, with claims of "limited supply at this price" ($26.49US at the moment), Adorama does not, and sellers are dwindling on eBay.

    Is there any way to tell how much fp-100c is still out there?
     
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    Yes, investigating at each and every retailer worldwide.
     
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    I've nearly done that! Some that have it in stock have limits as to how much can be ordered at a time. Sellers on eBay and Amazon have finite quantities in stock in many cases.

    I also found speculation as to when (or even IF) it actually stopped production. Its turned into my favorite soap opera!

    Personally, I think it will be around for years at inflated prices due to a lot of "buyers" actually buying to resell.
     
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    This of course would give the story a new turn.
     
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    I've got enough to last. If the apocalypse happens, I'm counting on my stash of FP100c and my ability to build and operate an alcohol still to make me valuable enough to keep alive.
     
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    Lol, yes yes only for me it would be brewing. I brews my beer and shoots my fp-100c, and let Rome burn! :tongue:
     
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    I have one frame of FP100c left in my Land 104 and them I'm done. I have loads of homebrew stocked up though. When the power goes out, film and beer will be the new barter system.
     
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    I've got one pack sitting on a shelf. Thinking I should shoot it soon.
     
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    I've got 65, and will sell 30 to at least partially pay for my naughty habits.

    Unless I can get away with selling 20 haha.
     
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    you could phone everywhere in the world that has it in stock and do a count up?
     
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    As hinted at, with customers themselves having bought to hoard and sell later such would not truly depict the (future) market.
     
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    I bought two boxes a few years ago, shot one, then read of it being discontinued, now I have one unopened box sitting on the shelf...
     
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    Well BH Photo let me add 500 to my cart, and I have 100 at home and you have 65, so there's at least 665 packs left in the world :smile:
     
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    One place even has the earlier-discontinued FP-3000B (2016.08 expiration) I expect FP-100C to be available from non-private sellers for a few more years.

    My stock is about 14 of the color, 13 of B&W.
     
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    What kind of testing has been done with freezing? I have not seen any conclusive data on that, I would be wary of freezing it...
     
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    Fuji datasheet for 3000B says you can freeze for long term storage; says refrigerate for color.
     
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    There is a blogger who froze his for 10 days, thawed it, no problems. Then he did one for a year, no problems.

    This prompted me to try a box, no problems.

    Its Polaroid film that can't be frozen. Unless someone can demonstrate issues related to freezing, it would be best to stop repeating this statement! I've never read that someone tried it and had issues, not once.
     
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    And I'm talking about successfully freezing the color stuff. The fp-100c. Just to be crystal clear.
     
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    I love the 3000 and bought several boxes when they announced it was discontinued, put them in ziplocks, and then stored those in the bottom of our wine fridge.

    Wife came home, went to crack a Bordeaux, and said "what the hell..."

    I have ONE ROLL of the mighty Polagraph in my freezer, but I doubt it has survived. I think i still have the processor int he attic, too.
     
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    Do you have the little cube of developer as well? You might be able to auction it all off, but I'd be tempted to try using it.
     
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    Yep, I have the whole box, and I think a polapan 35.

    That Polagraph though - just one of my favorite films of all time. RIP.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's just too beautiful for words.
     
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    Feel free to freeze your fp100c if you want, but I won't be risking mine, based on 3rd hand info from some random blogger... And Fuji themselves saying not to...