With all the turmoil of film manufacturers, I've seen a number of people state that they are going to buy a large amount of film and then freeze it. But I would think that intermittent large puchases would do more harm than good. Wouldnt a manufacturer need a steady flow of business in order to properly plan output?
If a signifigant amount of the market make large purchases, they would not need to buy any more film for a considerable amount of time. Thus creating a dry spell which could really do some damage.
I am not a business owner, or even a business person, just a concerned citizen.