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nismo270r

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PostSubject: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:55 pm

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!

By now, many of you may be familiar with the group buys I have setup in the past. If not the you can check out the first one here and the second one here.
Trying to keep on the schedule of twice a year, it's time for the Spring 2015 Synjeco Group Buy!  cheers

The time frame we're looking at is the order being placed mid-late March. If you are interested, please post up here or PM me and I will put you down on the list. If you know what you would like to order already, you can let me know that as well.

The tentative last day to get in on the group buy will be Saturday March 14th, but this may be extended depending on the size of the order and if we need to adjust anything.

So everyone understands the total costs they will see with this group buy, here are the details:

  • International shipping charges for the order will be split among all members of the group buy. To fairly split this cost, each member's share will be calculated based upon the total weight of that member's order.
  • Domestic shipping charges will be calculated after the order is received by myself and is broken down into individual orders. In order to reduce domestic shipping charges, I can ship bulks like the 250g Samuel Gawith plugs without their box to try and fit them into a small flat rate box. This would obviously depend on the total size of your order. I will address this again once the order arrives and I'm figuring up all the domestic shipping charges.
  • There is an international transaction fee of 1% of the total transaction from AmEx. This will be split equally among all members of the group buy.
  • All prices will be calculated in CHF (Swiss Francs) and the final exchange rate will be calculated at the time the total payment is processed.
  • Payments will be accepted via Paypal Gift, Cashier's Check/Money Order, or Personal Check.

Here's a link to their pipe tobacco page: Synjeco Pipe Tobaccos

Start putting together your lists and let me know! Again, I'm looking to place the order around mid-late March. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to PM me or send me an email.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:56 pm

I will be "in" on this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:24 am

In on this time too!
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:22 am

Is the idea here 250 gr plugs for cheap?

The OP is clear, but that website is not "user friendly".

Not in, just curious.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:45 am

DireWolf wrote:
Is the idea here 250 gr plugs for cheap?

The OP is clear, but that website is not "user friendly".

Not in, just curious.

It's not necessarily cheaper. With the current exchange rate take St. James Plug for instance. It's 50 CHF, roughly $54 USD for a 250g plug. That's just under $11 per 50g, which is a little high for a 50g SG tin which run around $9 depending on where you get it from. This doesn't including shipping (both international and domestic) either. The thing here is, you can't get St. James Plug anywhere in the states. The same goes for Full Virginia Plug, the Schürch blends, the Synjeco blends...It's more of an opportunity to pick up some blends we may not otherwise have a chance to try.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:49 am

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
I will be "in" on this one.

Fatman wrote:
In on this time too!

Got you both down, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:52 am

That was my second guess.

I'm to my ears right now, but new here - so I appreciate the info.

Maybe the next time.

Thumbs up for the effort, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:00 am

I'll be in on this one. Now, if I could only remember what the blend was a bunch of us got excited about them carrying at the end of last year. . . .
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:16 am

DrT999 wrote:
I'll be in on this one.  Now, if I could only remember what the blend was a bunch of us got excited about them carrying at the end of last year. . . .

Was it Greenodd?
I'm in!
Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:43 am

I'm in.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:29 am

The Euro took a quite large drop, and buying pipes from Italy, etc. now is quite attractive. But the Swiss removed their SF to Euro cap, so that has jolted that ratio up. How has all this affected our buying Swiss stuff with USD?

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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:56 pm

DrT999 wrote:
I'll be in on this one.  Now, if I could only remember what the blend was a bunch of us got excited about them carrying at the end of last year. . . .

fsu92john wrote:
I'm in.

MichaelM wrote:
Was it Greenodd?
I'm in!
Mike.

Got you all down, and yes Greenodd Rope was one of the big hits. It's the thinner Va/Per rope from Synjeco. G&H produce the ropes for Synjeco while SG produces their mixtures.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:04 pm

lestrout wrote:
The Euro took a quite large drop, and buying pipes from Italy, etc. now is quite attractive.  But the Swiss removed their SF to Euro cap, so that has jolted that ratio up.  How has all this affected our buying Swiss stuff with USD?

hp
les

Les, today's exchange rate is 1 CHF = $1.08 USD, so it's slightly higher than when we ran the previous group buy (1.066). When it's said and done, it comes down to less than a $1 USD (~$0.70) difference with today's exchange rate.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:03 pm

Count me in again!  Will PM list.


May your hands always be busy, May your feet always be swift. May you have a strong foundation When the winds of changes shift. May your heart always be joyful, and may your song always be sung, May you stay forever young! Bob Dylan
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:48 pm

zunismoke wrote:
Count me in again!  Will PM list.


May your hands always be busy, May your feet always be swift. May you have a strong foundation When the winds of changes shift. May your heart always be joyful, and may your song always be sung, May you stay forever young! Bob Dylan

Got your PM and have you down, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:33 am

I'm in this time around - I'm looking at what to order and should have a PM to you in a day or two.

Having not had Synjeco or Schurch tobaccos in the past, but knowing they're SG or GH manufactured, can I assume I'm in for some Lakeland essence here? Anyone with experience care to give me a heads up on which blends lean more heavily on the essence and which are more straightforward?
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:47 pm

idbowman wrote:
I'm in this time around - I'm looking at what to order and should have a PM to you in a day or two.

Having not had Synjeco or Schurch tobaccos in the past, but knowing they're SG or GH manufactured, can I assume I'm in for some Lakeland essence here?  Anyone with experience care to give me a heads up on which blends lean more heavily on the essence and which are more straightforward?

Yes, there is a resemblance. They're high quality though, just like SG or G&H. The "Elephant Dung" is a superb smoke. The recipe is plain simple, 50/50 Virginia/Latakia but it's awesome. Haven't smoked that one for ages.

I don't get it however, except for their own blends, why would somebody from US order more expensive tobacco from overseas when you have them at home and at lower prices? I've noticed on the pictures some Sam Gawith stuff along with their pouches, so I'm curious.

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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:15 am

We don't have many of these in the US.  Synjeco and Shurch branded tobaccos aren't available except from the oversees market, and some of the SG blends are only available in certain forms (we can get FV flake, but I don't think I've ever seen the plug version available here, at least as far as I know). I don't know about everyone else in that participates, but my order will only include those blends not available locally.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:33 am

idbowman wrote:
We don't have many of these in the US.  Synjeco and Shurch branded tobaccos aren't available except from the oversees market, and some of the SG blends are only available in certain forms (we can get FV flake, but I don't think I've ever seen the plug version available here, at least as far as I know).  I don't know about everyone else in that participates, but my order will only include those blends not available locally.

You're right, my bad. I didn't see there were only SG plugs in the box.

I would recommend ordering the "Elephant Dung" in case you haven't tried it. Awesome smoke, personally my favourite of all Synjeco stuff. Since I've seen this topic, I'm thinking of making an order myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:25 pm

We're coming up on the last week to get your orders in! Shoot me a PM if you are interested in joining in on the group buy, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:44 am

PM sent.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:20 pm

nismo,

I have to bow out of this one. Just learned late last week that my wife's job is potentially in peril. We're on a spending freeze until further notice.

Once again, thanks for continuing to host this group buy. It's a great thing. Hopefully I'll be able to get in on the next one.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:53 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Just learned late last week that my wife's job is potentially in peril. We're on a spending freeze until further notice.
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Good luck.

I (and I'm sure many of us) have been down that road a time or two...I hope everything works out, one way or another.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:55 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
nismo,

I have to bow out of this one. Just learned late last week that my wife's job is potentially in peril. We're on a spending freeze until further notice.

Once again, thanks for continuing to host this group buy. It's a great thing. Hopefully I'll be able to get in on the next one.

Fingers crossed for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Synjeco Group Buy Spring 2015 - SG Plugs, Schürch   Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:42 pm

Thanks guys. If it happens, we're prepared. Typical high-tech sector BS.

Company A merges with Company B, Newly Formed Company looks to eliminate areas of overlap and eventually send most jobs overseas.

We'll see.
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