Page 1 of 31 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 306

Thread: B&H No Longer Shipping Chemistry

  1. #1
    sepiareverb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NEK | VT
    Posts
    157

    B&H No Longer Shipping Chemistry

    As of today, all chemistry including powders are 'Store Pickup Only".

  2. #2
    Jac@stafford.net's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Winona, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,120

    Re: B&H No Longer Shipping Chemistry

    WTF? Rationale?

    Might this be an opportunity to a distributed network of suppliers?
    .

  3. #3
    Cameron Cornell
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    78

    Re: B&H No Longer Shipping Chemistry

    Oh no, it's starting.

  4. #4
    Cameron Cornell
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    78

    Re: B&H No Longer Shipping Chemistry

    I just called. The fellow in the darkroom department said that UPS just changed its regulations and that shipping chemistry was no longer allowed. He said that it was a permanent change.

  5. #5
    hacker extraordinaire
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,329

    Re: B&H No Longer Shipping Chemistry

    they already failed to ship the chemistry I was interested in, for years now. I have had to source my Rodinal and rapid fix elsewhere. What did they actually still ship, but don't anymore?
    Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.
    --A=B by Petkovšek et. al.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    254

    Re: B&H No Longer Shipping Chemistry

    I just got fixer and developer in last week.

  7. #7
    hacker extraordinaire
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,329

    Re: B&H No Longer Shipping Chemistry

    Maybe it was just the Rodinal, which is ORM-D, that tipped me over to buying all my chemistry elsewhere. It's simpler to order from one place.
    Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.
    --A=B by Petkovšek et. al.

  8. #8
    sepiareverb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NEK | VT
    Posts
    157

    Re: B&H No Longer Shipping Chemistry

    Ah, that is new news, that UPS is the culprit. Does B&H not use Fed-Ex at all anymore?

    Banning the powders seems pretty hyper frightened. And Permawash? Gosh that seems so super dangerous.

  9. #9
    Drew Wiley
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    SF Bay area, CA
    Posts
    10,601

    Re: B&H No Longer Shipping Chemistry

    I was under the impression that NYC has some special restrictions, or at least distinct headaches related to parcel shipments of chemicals which might affect
    their overhead and paperwork. Just buy what you need elsewhere.

  10. #10
    sepiareverb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NEK | VT
    Posts
    157

    Re: B&H No Longer Shipping Chemistry

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    ...Just buy what you need elsewhere.
    Of course, cost, convenience and time be damned. Apologies for the needless scare if you can just pop downtown and get your DD-X and Oriental Seagull.

    Many of us have no local option for 99% of our materials and supplies. I can drive 6 hours to Boston and back and not come home with everything I might need. Burlington is a sure bet to get negative pages for 35mm film and a liter of Sprint Fixer. Nothing else I use.

    I spend a good bit of money every year on supplies, I appreciated the savings that B&H afforded me. I purchase from other suppliers as well, but only if I can't get what I need at B&H, because they were always cheaper (even if only a little bit), shipped for free (again only a small savings), and I received my order in two days. The timeframe is important sometimes when a client emails asking for a certain look. Plus there was never any fear of them Selling me something they didn't have in stock like Adorama has done to me over and over again (When B&H is out of stock I've learned that Adorama is almost certainly as well, despite what they may tell you).

    I suspect that many here relied on B&H as I have (since 1990 via the quaint telephone order - those accents always brought me right back home), and that this will be a substantial change to our practice of photography. Thought it was important to know since those of us on the east coast will now have a week to ten day wait for chemistry from Freestyle.

Similar Threads

  1. EK no longer on the NYSE
    By Bob McCarthy in forum Business
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 6-Jan-2012, 12:15
  2. No longer an LF virgin...
    By picker77 in forum On Photography
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24-Apr-2009, 21:32
  3. I take it we can no longer buy a Chamonix for $700?
    By audioexcels in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 6-Apr-2008, 23:27
  4. Film maybe here longer then you think....
    By Stephen Willard in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 24-Jan-2006, 07:28

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •