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Blacks - Not going to close down after all

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  • Jul 14th, 2015 8:48 pm
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any other source? i can't google it....

did they say they were closing down j/ to clear out their current inventory!?
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According to that release, stores are still closing
the website will still be operational
I don't see it being all that successful, though
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Stores are closing and they stopped selling cameras.. so now they are an online only business for photo prints.
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I'm fine with an online operation instead - I've never bought anything in-store and only ever went in to pick up my prints.

Shutterfly operates online only (I think?) and does well. I actually quite enjoyed what Blacks was doing towards the end of their days. They were beginning to push out some trendier ideas and was more appealing to the younger people.
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That's nice, I used to always print important photos at Black's. The quality is just way better than Walmart. I hope the shipping isn't expensive though, now that you won't be able to pick it up in store.
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Operatime wrote: That's nice, I used to always print important photos at Black's. The quality is just way better than Walmart. I hope the shipping isn't expensive though, now that you won't be able to pick it up in store.
According to the G&M article there will be free shipping on orders of 50 or more prints.
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Q: What about Print+, can I still buy a card, can I still use the card I already have?

A: We will no longer be selling new or reloading existing Print+ cards as of June 9, 2015. Customers can continue to use their existing cards for in-store printing prior to August 8, 2015 or by transferring their unused prints balance to the new blacks.ca after August 8, 2015.

Well, I guessing they didn't know this was going to happen since I followed the instructions to call the Smile Centre and have them send me a check for the balance owing me. I could've used the card with their new owners. Oops. Thought I do think it's better to find out if the prints will be as good as they were before. If they turn out to be WalMart quality then I'd be glad I got the money back instead.
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LOL. Walmart just shut down their photo site due to data breach from 3rd party company they use for this service.
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hoodlum wrote: According to the G&M article there will be free shipping on orders of 50 or more prints.
50 is a lot though, I would usually just print a few 5x7s or an 8x10. For a while they were offering free pickup from a telus location near me, which avoided paying shipping on a $4 order. Anyway, I guess I'll just have to wait and see what their shipping charges and quality are like after the change. Can't be worse than walmart though.

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