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PostSubject: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:36 pm

Am I the only one to have noticed? Shocked

We are talking $3.50 to $6 +, depending on the series. affraid

Just noticed today.


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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:36 pm

Yes. Noticed this as well. Seems to be across the board. All e-tailers.

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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:23 pm

Call me shallow but the design on the tins keeps me from ever trying mac baren. it looks like some type of ladies snack.
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:27 am

Ouch! Wonder what the reason is for the huge increase?


Bugsahearn wrote:
Call me shallow but the design on the tins keeps me from ever trying mac baren. it looks like some type of ladies snack.

I've never heard of this particular reason for avoiding pipe tobacco ... until today. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:06 am

Yowzers! That's a 5 dollar increase on Old Dark Fired. Ouch!
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:45 am

I started smoking Mac Barens and Rattray for the same reason.. You could buy a 100g tin for the price of the others 50g tins.. In the past decade they've somehow managed to become top shelf price wise. scratch

To much good stuff for me to fret over a couple houses acting silly.
I'll stick to my low rent GH&co stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:55 am

Their prices were more than fair, I will admit to that of my own free will. And pretty good quality too.

I guess this quality did justify, eventually, a somewhat reasonable increase.

But there's increase, and there's increase!

2 weeks ago, I ordered some Plumcake ($9.50) and Club Blend ($14.40). Now, they stand at 13.50 for Plumcake and 20.80 for Club Blend. That's a very near 50% increase, Pouf! just like that? Shocked

I do love Mac Baren.

But, like puros_bran, I am not going to buy any, anymore. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:46 am

I just saw that the Capstan line has also gone up $4 per 50g.... Shocked


I was already not keen on getting some for $12; now at $16, I have zero interest in buying any.

If Mac Baren wants to see its sales crash down in the US, they are on a really good start!
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:04 am

Looks like I'll be buying Vintage Syrian in bulk....
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:08 pm

Looks like I'll be buying more of something else, hahaha..
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:18 pm

Yes, that kind of increase always feels extreme.

Side note, 1# bags are still reasonable on smokingpipes.com. Buy them up before those prices change! 3.5oz tin of Club Blend is about $20, a 16oz bag is about $45. Similar or better with the other blends available. Good luck. Sorry if that suggestion is not worthwhile for our International brothers because of shipping/customs restraints. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:27 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Looks like I'll be buying more of something else, hahaha..

You betcha, bro! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:22 pm

3.5 punches for $20? Jesus why not buy some Sam Gawith 250g for 9 bucks more and you"ll have a much higher quality product (I assume) and no one will mistake it for some health conscious desert flavored cereal bars they sell at duane read
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:23 pm

Actually they really look more like a can of cheap pralines you'd buy at the pharmacy though lol
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:27 pm

juanmedusa wrote:
Yes, that kind of increase always feels extreme.

Side note, 1# bags are still reasonable on smokingpipes.com. Buy them up before those prices change! 3.5oz tin of Club Blend is about $20, a 16oz bag is about $45. Similar or better with the other blends available. Good luck. Sorry if that suggestion is not worthwhile for our International brothers because of shipping/customs restraints. Neutral

Yea, that was my point. Buy a 1lb bag and it's about $2.75 an ounce. The other blends may shortly follow suit. Something is probably up.
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:59 pm

JR Cigars still has the old prices ... so get 'em while you can.


I'm wondering if some sort of tobacco tax increase kicked in on July 1. I know Obama's 2015 budget included a big raise on taxes for pipe tobacco from $2.83 to $5.46/lb
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:05 pm

tslots wrote:
JR Cigars still has the old prices ... so get 'em while you can.


I'm wondering if some sort of tobacco tax increase kicked in on July 1. I know Obama's 2015 budget included a big raise on taxes for pipe tobacco from $2.83 to $5.46/lb

Yea, the dirty little secret is that if we all quit smoking the government would be in serious financial straits, being as they've blown through all the money from the tobacco blackmail..er settlement.
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:58 am

It's kind of amusing, Smokingpipes.com just unveiled a 9oz tin of Virginia #1 and it costs more than the 16oz bag of the same tobacco.
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:10 pm

Yup....

Saw the numbers jump myself a few days ago. Locked in some prices by loading my 'cart' a day before the hike. No change in domestic blends (yet). Gonna have to clear a bit more forest to plant some more tobacco with my 'tomatoes'...

Need to expand my seed bank too......

Doubling the prices on tins is pretty scary. Part of the Greek bailout?

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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:29 pm

And there I was, feeling guilty because I had stocked 100g tin after 100g tin of my favorite MacBs. Feeling like, justified, right now.
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:45 pm

Yeah. Their prices have been increased nearly everywhere. Shame.
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:41 pm

Haven't heard anything back from SP as to my inquiry on this subject. My thoughts are if it was a tax issue, would it not be across the board on all pipe 'baccy? I did receive a nice order from SP about two weeks ago containing 8 oz. bulk Golden Extra. That may the last of MacB's for me!! Glad I have several Capstan tins sitting on the shelf!!!! Better enjoy them, won't be replacing at these prices Evil or Very Mad cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:10 pm

Mars Pipes and Cigars still hasn't raised their prices. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:05 pm

Here in the UK most tobaccos are between 12 to 14 a pouch, so that equates to $20 to $22 as a normal price from any shop or high street supermarket for a 40g pouch.
anything half decent is on the upward trend from that

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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY Price Increase on Mac Baren Tobaccos!   Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:07 pm

I considered ordering some ODF from Mars, but with their other bulk tobaccos being slightly more expensive, I decided to take the hit and order from Sykes. Same price on total order... Neutral

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