What's wrong with capitalism- where's the quality?

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For about a year now, my mother can't get pictures developed decently.

This is a process that was perfected, worked great, cheap and available to everyone.

A little competition from digital, and suddenly no one even tries to do a good job at an affordable price of developing film photographs?

I'm not sure what the economic forces are at work here – except that with greater equality of wealth would come a greater emphasis on quality over being inexpensive.

I suppose there must be higher-end developing available, but Photo-Quick is closed and Ritz is just terrible customer service all-around.