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Calumet Store Closing Sale
« on: April 15, 2014, 06:36:07 PM »
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Just got a notice of Calumet store closing sale:

wt.dlisys.com/hilcotrading/HI124726.asp?


Philadelphia store is not listed here; perhaps they've consolidate inventory.

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Calumet Store Closing Sale
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Re: Calumet Store Closing Sale
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 06:50:08 PM »
Thanks for the heads up!  I think I'll head across the Charles River to the Cambridge location tomorrow...
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Re: Calumet Store Closing Sale
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 08:43:15 PM »
Thanks this, totally missed it. Fortunately the LA store is listed. Doesn't say when it starts, should I assume now? And anyone know what hours?
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Re: Calumet Store Closing Sale
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 08:57:45 PM »
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Given what I read here, I don't know that I'd be hurrying off to a store immediately:

http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2014/04/08/calumet-photographic-finds-a-buyer/

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Re: Calumet Store Closing Sale
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 02:30:49 PM »
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Given what I read here, I don't know that I'd be hurrying off to a store immediately:

http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2014/04/08/calumet-photographic-finds-a-buyer/


If I'm reading this correctly Calumet Sale Motion the offer is for the Oak Brook (IL), Goose Island (Chicago), Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. stores. I notice none of those are on the sale ad.
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Re: Calumet Store Closing Sale
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 04:00:43 PM »
I can confirm that the Calumet store in Cambridge, MA is officially open for (going out of) business.
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Re: Calumet Store Closing Sale
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 09:02:47 AM »
I can confirm that the Calumet store in Cambridge, MA is officially open for (going out of) business.
Were there decent prices on gear or was it like the early days of circuit city going out of business and everything is 8% off today, 9 percent off tomorrow and so forth and so on.
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Re: Calumet Store Closing Sale
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 04:12:43 PM »
I can confirm that the Calumet store in Cambridge, MA is officially open for (going out of) business.
Were there decent prices on gear or was it like the early days of circuit city going out of business and everything is 8% off today, 9 percent off tomorrow and so forth and so on.

Discounts were 20% or higher on most stuff, the issue was selection.  They had few Canon lenses and bodies, lots of Tamrac bags but only three Think Tank and one Kata.  If you want 3rd party batteries, Promaster UV filters, and off-brand lens caps, you're in luck.  Lots of PocketWizard stuff, too. 

I picked up a couple of Honl snoots/gobos and a roll of white seamless paper.  There was a 300/2.8 II in the Rentals window, I inquired about it and was told $3600 (!!!), I pulled out a debit card immediately, but the guy needed to check with the manager if that was a MkI or MkII price, and the manager said none of the rental stuff was for sale. 
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Re: Calumet Store Closing Sale
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2014, 04:16:55 PM »
There was a 300/2.8 II in the Rentals window, I inquired about it and was told $3600 (!!!), I pulled out a debit card immediately, but the guy needed to check with the manager if that was a MkI or MkII price, and the manager said none of the rental stuff was for sale.

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Re: Calumet Store Closing Sale
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 05:21:19 PM »
I can confirm that the Calumet store in Cambridge, MA is officially open for (going out of) business.
Were there decent prices on gear or was it like the early days of circuit city going out of business and everything is 8% off today, 9 percent off tomorrow and so forth and so on.

Discounts were 20% or higher on most stuff, the issue was selection.  They had few Canon lenses and bodies, lots of Tamrac bags but only three Think Tank and one Kata.  If you want 3rd party batteries, Promaster UV filters, and off-brand lens caps, you're in luck.  Lots of PocketWizard stuff, too. 

I picked up a couple of Honl snoots/gobos and a roll of white seamless paper.  There was a 300/2.8 II in the Rentals window, I inquired about it and was told $3600 (!!!), I pulled out a debit card immediately, but the guy needed to check with the manager if that was a MkI or MkII price, and the manager said none of the rental stuff was for sale.
The guy is losing his job anyway... the least he could do is throw you a bone.
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Re: Calumet Store Closing Sale
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2014, 06:27:16 PM »
The guy is losing his job anyway... the least he could do is throw you a bone.

The first guy is...the 'manager' is employed by the holding company that's doing the asset liquidation. 
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Re: Calumet Store Closing Sale
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