Older Film a Good Find?

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Hey all, I'm always scanning around for deals on camera stuff and I came across a box of 40+ rolls of undeveloped film for what I THINK is a great price ($20), I would like to get into using my film camera soon so this really tweaked my interest.
So far I know there is Fuji 400 colour and waiting to hear if there is any other brands etc.
Is there anything I should look for? Anything that would make this not even worth the $20?
Thanks in advance!
 

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$.50 a roll ain't half bad. Did they mention the expiration date? The older it is the more of a gamble it is.

But hey $20 isn't that big of an investment. That is like a weeks worth of Timmy Hoho's.
 
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Cool, thanks Runnah, I asked how many rolls exactly and if it is expired/date, she has been very quick to respond so I should know shortly :)
 

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Even expired film can be fun. I would go for it.
 

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You gotta be open to serendipity, but I think you are, so sure!
 
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Thanks Tiller and Andrew, yes I'm DEFINITELY into serendipity!

Here is her response on my question about expiry etc...

"it very likely is expired as the box is older. I included the film in the listing as I understand there are some photograph techniques that use it? the box itself is online for $20, so thought the film would be a bonus to someone."

So I told her I wanted it regardless :)
 
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$film.JPG

Here is a picture of the film, can anything be gleaned from it by chance?
 
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And the $20 box just for fun, I think I'm seriously low balling with 40 rolls.

$box.JPG
 

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That's a sweet box, worth $5 by itself.
 
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Agree! That box will look awesome on my desk :)
 
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Thanks for the link Timor! Neat!
 

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What you gonna do with this film ? Just take to some lab for dev ? Or are you willing to cross-process ? Gary has some experience to share in this matter.
 
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I'm interested in learning how to process myself, I actually passed up on the equipment (enlarger etc...) a while back to get my 100-400 so I'm keeping my eye open for deals. I will keep that in mind about Gary for sure!
 

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So, you are planning to do a color darkroom work ?
Here is something:
Chromega B Dichroic Enlarger w. Lens
Do you want me to get it for you ? I live 15 min. away from that address.
 

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