Costco Kirkland Photo Paper No Longer In Stores

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Costco Kirkland Photo Paper No Longer In Stores
Apr 6, 2010

At least in the Chicago area. Tonight I drove to the St. Charles store, 2 years old, very successfull, to purchase 8.5 x 11. Not a box to be had on the shelves and only about 40 boxes of 4 x 6. Talked to the store manager and he stated Costco, at least in the Chicagoland area, will no longer be carrying photo paper. I had him do a product search and out of over 25 stores, only 1 store had over 20 boxes of 8.5 x 11 (of which I will be at tomorrow morning). He stated they are not selling enough to warrant carrying the product. Kiosk processing is killing the business. Now I did go on Costco.com and they are still listing the paper, but at a higher price than at the store, and of course you pay shipping. I did not ask the manager about on-line availability, so I am not sure of the future in that direction. Tomorrow I will be stocking up with at least a years supply as I have put many hours in creating profiles matching Hobbycolors Ink with my Canon i-9900 and Pro 9000 printer.

To those of you that use Kirkland paper, you might want to check with your local store and see what their status is. Just because you see paper on the shelves, ask if they will be replenishing as their stock runs low. For myself, this is a real bummer, as I like the paper, works well with Hobbycolors ink and is priced right. Would hate to start over again matching paper, ink and printer. Please post on this forum what information you may come up with.

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David

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