As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was debating the array of choices when it came to printing digital photos.
I recently printed 250 photos, and after adding up all of the pros and cons about each of the individual photo sites, I decided to choose Kodak's EasyShare Gallery. Simply put, the price was the same to either ship photos or pick them up at my local CVS. Even thought Snapfish offers 12-cent prints on their site, the shipping costs make Kodak cheaper for this volume of prints, and if you want local pick-up, it will cost you $0.19. Kodak, on the other hand, charges $1.50 per order - far less than actual shipping would be. As promised, the photos were ready for pickup at my local CVS store within 36 hours.
As long as I am looking for value in photo printing, this seems to be the way to go.
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Did you look into Costco at all?
I did. Costco costs $0.17 flat per picture, with TTBOMK, now additional fees. That being said, the break even point becomes 75 prints (i.e. 75X$0.02=$1.50). In addition, Costco for us is a big trip, and you always wind up spending more. While CVS is two blocks away and on my way home, and, not including prescription drugs, The average I spend at CVS is, say $10-15 dollars, while the minimum I spend at Costco is $200.
That being said, I don't see any reason why I wouldn't send pictures to Costco if I was printing less than 75 and actually planning on going there.
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