Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/01/25

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Subject: [Leica] Independent film labs and photo stores
From: leicachris at (Christopher Williams)
Date: Fri Jan 25 08:04:13 2008
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1. 6 within the New Orleans area, 4 of them camera stores with labs, 2 just 
professional labs

2. 6 left, 3 camera stores, 3 labs (lost one local store but gained a 
professional lab)

3. Camera sales, film processing color,slides & BW, wet prints, digital 
printing.    Film processing, digital prints

4. Same as question #3

5. local leica dealer

6. large digital printing, high end film scans

7. studio space rentals

Chris Williams

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Stoesz" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 7:42 AM
Subject: [Leica] Independent film labs and photo stores

> Howdy from Wyoming;
> I would like to do an online survey of the members of this list about the 
> availability of local independent (non-chain store) 
> photo processing labs and camera stores.  I own such a store/lab in 
> Laramie, Wyoming, USA so the trends of the industry are very 
> important to my future and the direction I take in providing services to 
> my clients.
> 1.  How many local independent stores/labs were in your vicinity 5 years 
> ago? Vicinity meaning comfortable driving distance that 
> you could use them on a regular basis.
> 2.  How many local independent stores/labs are there today?
> 3.  What services were offered by the stores of 5 years ago?  And what 
> services did you use?
> 4.  What services are offered today by the stores in your vicinity?  And 
> what services do you currently use?
> 5.  What services were missing 5 years ago that you could have used or 
> needed then and now?
> 6.  What services or products do you see a need for today?
> 7.  What services or products would you like to see offered in 2-4 years?
> Many thanks to all,
> Mike Stoesz
> Laramie Digital/Photo Center
> Laramie, Wyoming, USA
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