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Hobo Hoot



Location : Australia
Registration date : 2013-03-03

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PostSubject: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptySun Mar 03, 2013 2:23 pm

Howdy Pilgrims,

Long time lurker first time member/poster here. I just wanted to thank you all for years of endless entertainment! The situation here in Australia is pretty dire for pipe smokers, we are currently paying upwards of 5 to 10 times the price of tobacco in other countries. A 50g tin in America for one brand is only $7, the same tin here is $48. After import duties ($400 a kilogram) there is not much saving to be had from ordering online. Still, we plug (hehe) away.

A friend and I have been blogging of late our ramblings and rantings with regard to pipes. Our adventures (or misadventures) are also there. If anyone would like to drop by please do so! We don't sell anything but the love of the pipe Smile

hobopipes.blogspot.com.au/

Cheers,

Hobo Hoot

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CareyBlueBoar

CareyBlueBoar

Age : 59
Location : Great Plains
Registration date : 2013-02-12

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptySun Mar 03, 2013 2:30 pm

Wow! Now that is an expensive habit! Welcome to the forum.
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Rob_In_MO

Rob_In_MO

Age : 46
Location : Park Hills, MO
Registration date : 2011-01-19

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptySun Mar 03, 2013 2:42 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood, Hobo Hoot!

Please come back often and join in.
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Hobo Hoot



Location : Australia
Registration date : 2013-03-03

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptySun Mar 03, 2013 2:57 pm

Re. expensive habit, tell me about it! Luckily I have a good sized stockpile from when I started about 15 years ago. My wife and I came back from Europe (holiday) and I had 1.5 kilograms of tobacco in my carry-on luggage. The customs guys scanned or bags and the red lights went off. I thought it was the baccy, turns out it was the giant carved candles we had purchased in Barcelona. To a scanning machine at the time candles and plastic explosive ID'd as the same Shocked Suffice to say, I got through with several tins of Orlik's Strong Dark Kentucky Flake and several tins of various W.O.Larsen and sundry.

One day it will be all gone though and I'll be paying the same prices as poor Hobo Dave.

To paraphrase Georges Herment, when you can only afford one bowl a day you soon become an economical smoker. In our houses there is no dottle allowed and you must smoke slow!
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DrT999

DrT999

Age : 61
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptySun Mar 03, 2013 5:08 pm

Welcome to the forums! I hope you continue to enjoy the place now that you've joined

"T"
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millerman

millerman

Age : 43
Location : Dry Fork, VA
Registration date : 2013-02-01

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptySun Mar 03, 2013 9:32 pm

welcome to the brotherhood
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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptyMon Mar 04, 2013 12:52 am

Welcome!
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friar_jay

friar_jay

Age : 38
Location : Middle Peninsula, Virginia
Registration date : 2012-09-09

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptyWed Mar 06, 2013 12:40 am

Greetings! Thanks for coming out of the shadows. Smile
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Briar Spirit

Briar Spirit

Age : 51
Location : England UK
Registration date : 2012-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptyWed Mar 06, 2013 12:38 pm

Hiya Hobo Hoot and welcome to BoB. Smile
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alfredo_buscatti

alfredo_buscatti

Age : 64
Location : Piedmont, North Carolina
Registration date : 2007-12-17

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptyWed Mar 06, 2013 7:42 pm

Sorry your tobacco situation is dire. Taxes in the US are supposed to double or triple in the next few months.
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DrumsAndBeer

DrumsAndBeer

Age : 47
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptyWed Mar 06, 2013 8:16 pm

Welcome to the BoB. Very Happy
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Harbinger

Harbinger

Age : 52
Location : Wauwatosa, WI
Registration date : 2012-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptyWed Mar 06, 2013 8:41 pm

Welcome to BoB Hobo Hoot!!! cheers
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Trifecta13

Trifecta13

Age : 39
Location : Peoria, IL
Registration date : 2013-02-25

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptySun Mar 10, 2013 6:42 pm

Welcome. I look at each story of astronomically priced tobacco such as your own as a cautionary tale of what we can expect in the States in the coming months/years. Glad to have you here.
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James Kime

James Kime

Location : Maryland
Registration date : 2013-03-09

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from Hobo Pipe's   Howdy from Hobo Pipe's EmptySun Mar 10, 2013 11:57 pm

Welcome! Wow. That will be the future of tobacco taxes in the United States soon. Maryland legislature is looking to increase the OTP tax to 95% of wholesale cost. Currently, it is 30%, being raised from 15% just last summer. Already placed my first order of more tinned tobacco online for the cellar.
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