Re: PK59s for sale

From: Tom B Whiteside (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Aug 28 2009 - 17:13:06 PDT

Not sure about that situation, Pip, it does seem unfortunate. In the past,
Kodak mailers were available for just about any kind of processing - movie
or still film - that Kodak photofinishing offered. Slide film mailers, for
example, were PK20's and PK36's, and you could process 100' of 16mm
Kodachrome with a PK49.The idea was that if you did not live near a camera
store you could purchase processing mailers and do the rest by mail. I
believe that Dwayne's is able to bill Kodak for the processing "paid for"
by mailers at this point. When Kodak originally sold the mailers, they
were sold without any expiration date - they were good forever. Or, so it
seems now, until December 31 of this year.

I used to shoot a lot of super 8 and purchased PK59's by the box. In the
past year I have found two of these boxes buried in my studio. As Roger
Beebe said, he bought ten last year and they were indeed used for
processing Ektachrome S8 at Dwayne's. I would not try to sell these if
they were worthless, and indeed I will follow up more thoroughly with
Dwayne's next week.

        - Tom

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Re: PK59s for sale

Seems a bit perverse, as they were sold with Kodachrome as pre-paid
processing mailers - so Kodak got the money and Dwayne's will
develop, so why not Kodachrome? When Krystal told me they would not
honor them for my Kodachrome rolls, I threw out a dozen and paid for
the processing.

At 14:28 -0400 28/08/09, Tom B Whiteside wrote:
>According to Krystal at Dwayne's today, the PK 59 mailers are good
>for processing color Reg8 and 64T Super8, and they will be honored
>until the end of this calendar year. Their regular price for
>processing 50' is $12, I am offering a batch of ten for $7.50 each.

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