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K8PEZ



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PostSubject: To Good To Be True?   Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:44 pm

Good Day Folks!

I am new here, so sorry if this has been posted/asked here before. I seen these pipes http://www.dealextreme.com/p/polished-wooden-cigarette-pipe-8240 on this site, was wondering if anyone has purchased, or know if these are any good. There are others on the site also.

Thanks in advance for your advice,

Steven
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:46 pm

First, that ain't briar. Maybe maple?

I'd steer clear of that site. If you're looking to get a rotation going, pick up some MM cobs from a local tobacconist and you'll be set to start. If you really want some wood, shoot for a briar basket pipe. Ebay is also a great place to snag some good deals.

And by the way, welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:56 pm

That looks an awful lot like some pipes I saw in China a few years back. POS is too good of a term for their quality, and made of some odd soft wood. Be careful. I'd advise sticking to brands we know.

Natch


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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:34 am

That pipe is just as combustible as tobacco. No need to stuff it with anything.
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George Kaplan

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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:58 am

Considering its small size and the "related" items at the bottom of the listing, I'd guess it was never actually intended for tobacco.
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:49 am

Me thinks:




(Second post and first since being able to post a link)
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:10 am

Not Spam, I promise you that, just a guy looking for a deal on a new pipe. I figured it was to good to be true. any suggestions, on were to find a good pipe on a budget? I am sorry if you felt it was a SPAM post, I am "newbie" to the hobby, I only have a cheap corn-cob pipe, that I purchased to try it out. Turns out, I enjoy a few puffs in the evening, and would like to purchase something a little better. I guess I should have posted a little about me in the welcome section first, I plan on doing this soon. Please don't hold my post against me, I was just looking for some advice.


Thanks for your understanding,

Steven
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:27 am

K8PEZ wrote:
Not Spam, I promise you that, just a guy looking for a deal on a new pipe. I figured it was to good to be true. any suggestions, on were to find a good pipe on a budget? I am sorry if you felt it was a SPAM post, I am "newbie" to the hobby, I only have a cheap corn-cob pipe, that I purchased to try it out. Turns out, I enjoy a few puffs in the evening, and would like to purchase something a little better. I guess I should have posted a little about me in the welcome section first, I plan on doing this soon. Please don't hold my post against me, I was just looking for some advice.


Thanks for your understanding,

Steven

No problem Razz Next time just go ahead and ask what's on your mind! There is NO wrong question and we all started out at some time Razz It might help if you would state EXACTLY the price range you are able and want to spend. One mans low price can be waaaay different than anothers so some numbers would help in giving you some sort of definative answer Razz
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K8PEZ



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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:37 am

Thank you for the response, at this time, I can only afford $20-$50 for my first pipe.


Steven
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:42 am

Steven, in "ye old pipe rack" there's some discussion on this in the thread: "Barracini Pipes".
-G
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:49 am

Steven - I was in this same boat recently (looking for decent quality starter/everyday pipes) and there is another thread in "Ye Old Pipe Rack" where I got some great leads.

http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t15473-decent-quality-everyday-pipes

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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:57 am

I'll vouch for Steven, he's not a spammer, he much prefers Ham.


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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:08 pm

Well then, my apologies for jumping to conclusions.
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:00 pm

PB took my punchline. I just didn't have a K-call to throw out. Laughing

Cool

Yeah, you'd be much better off spending your money on an American product that actually works for that price: Missouri Meerschaum.

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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:05 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Yeah, you'd be much better off spending your money on an American product that actually works for that price: Missouri Meerschaum.

+1
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:27 pm

Get a decent Missouri Meerscham, a Country Gentleman, Diplomat, General, etc. and forget about it. What's the point of going elsewhere if you're expense restricted or whatever. If you find you like pipe smoking, save your pennies for a decent briar if for some reason you want to. Speaking personally, I could live with just cobs--and I have Dunhills, Castellos, and other crap sitting on my rack, most idle. My cobs are not. Just sayin'.
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:36 pm

K8PEZ wrote:
Thank you for the response, at this time, I can only afford $20-$50 for my first pipe.


Steven

At the $40/$50 range you can find some decent looking and smoking Savanelli models. Here's an example of one from one of the good internet retailers and there are others out there. Take some time and you can find others.

http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/savinelli/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=95302

BTW, Savanelli are one of the older production made GOOD pipe manufactureres out there and have a wide range of price-points for their pipes. I've smoked their pipes for over 30 years and find 'em a good value. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:38 pm

Thanks all for the replies, and understanding! I will take a look at the suggestions, and see what I can find. Have been enjoying a bowl in the evening, it sure is relaxing.

Steven
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:13 pm

I run from any tag line that includes the word 'cigarette'. That word alone tells me that the seller is not a true tobacconist.
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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:11 pm

As someone who has to always look for budget pipes, I'd recommend you either purchase a few basket pipes, or start wit the lower end pipes which are around $60. I'm not sure where you live, but it you have a TinderBox, their Carolina Briar products are quite nice. I also purchased a beautiful (until someone stepped on it) La Rocca, which smoked amazing. I have dedicated both of these pipes to English Blends. You should also look at Etsy.com for some good deals. As a last thought, Savinelli makes decent and budget friendly pipes that I personally like quite a bit.

The brands I'd recommend you look at initially, are: (especially if you're online shopping)
-Savinelli (major brand)
-Peterson (major brand)
-Stanwell (major brand)
-LaRocca
-Carolina Briar

Good luck and don't let the PAD or TAD diseases hit ya too hard!
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K8PEZ



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PostSubject: Re: To Good To Be True?   Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:51 pm

I think I will look into a Peterson, we do have a Tinderbox here, I plan on making a visit there.
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