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puros_bran
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PostSubject: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:51 pm

Where do you spend your pipe/baccy money?

Online I use Marscigars.com
Pipesandcigars.com
Cupojoes.com
And occasionally smokingpipes.com

I like to visit Knoxcigar and Jrcigar at the retail locations
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chksbak
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:54 pm

80% of my money goes to mars the other 20% gets split up among the other etailers that are having sales at the time i am ready to spend it.
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jhuggett
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:04 pm

Almost all mine goes to smokingpipes because of their tobacco prices and free shipping over 75 bucks. I buy Tavern Tobacco from knoxcigar of course. For pipes I buy from whom ever has that pipe that I can't live without at the moment.
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thomas james
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:37 pm

Like Jason,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,www.smokingpipes.com

Price
Selection
Free shipping over $75

One of the beauties of this board is that we can now do this. We can pool our buying knowledge and power. Tell "em" we want a discount for our members.

Also, imagine I post a certain pipe I like and someone says, Hey it's at "here" for $50 less.

This board can really empower us.

Hey PSPR&R,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,put our stuff at the head of the queue,,,,,,,,,,,,,,qewe?

Pease,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,give us a burley flake.

OR ELSE!!

king tj
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Slow Puffs
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:46 pm

I order from 4Noggins and have had success in getting it across the border each time. With the parity of the USD and CND it is quite a significant savings. However, I have not ordered for some time. There are some tobaccos I can't get, but 4Noggins is continually adding to its inventory.

-Paul
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tin man
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:53 pm

As far as buying tobacco goes, price and selection are important to me too, but service is King king. Specifically, fast shipping and damage free tins are better than slow "free shipping" with dented tins. 6 or 7 bucks for shipping will only buy two gallons of gas, which in turn will only get me about 34 miles down the road. I don't mind paying for shipping.

The best online service for tobacco that I have had so far has been Mars and Cuppa Joes, not to mention McCrannie's and The Pipe Guy. The very best service (and company kept) has been going in to my local tobacconist, but of course, you already know that.

As far as pipes go, if I see the one I gotta have, well, that's where I buy it. Very Happy No problems to report so far.
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Carlos
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:45 pm

Where do I start?!

Knox
Smoking Pipes
MARS Cigars
Cup O' Joes
Smokers' Haven
Grayfox
Uptown's
LJ Peretti
Pipes & Cigars
Cornell & Diehl
Hermit Tobacco
Pipestud
Georgetown Tobacco
Lil'Brown Smoke Shack
The Pipe guy

Geese Exclamation Did I miss anyone Question
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Carlos
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:46 pm

Oh yeah,

Brian Ruthenberg
John Crosby
Mark Tinsky
Briar Blues
IMP
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jhuggett
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:48 pm

Now that you bring it up Carlos... the reason we asked you over here was we thought it was time for an intervention. tongue
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Carlos
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:49 pm

Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:33 pm

jhuggett wrote:
Almost all mine goes to smokingpipes because of their tobacco prices and free shipping over 75 bucks. I buy Tavern Tobacco from knoxcigar of course. For pipes I buy from whom ever has that pipe that I can't live without at the moment.


Dittos, Jason! Sykes, Jeff, and all the guys at Smokingpipes do a great job of keeping stock on hand at the best prices on the internet, and their service is fantastic. I've shopped around and these guys are the best, in my book.

JT pirat
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:51 pm

I'm a smokingpipes.com guy. I buy something every time I walk into Tobacco Road, my local B&M, but it's a drive and I only get in there every month and a half or so. I have spent more coin at smokingpipes than anywhere else (on tobacco that is). I buy my pipes wherever I find something special at a good price, but most of my money finds it's way back to Cantu, Italy Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:06 pm

gatewheel wrote:
jhuggett wrote:
Almost all mine goes to smokingpipes because of their tobacco prices and free shipping over 75 bucks. I buy Tavern Tobacco from knoxcigar of course. For pipes I buy from whom ever has that pipe that I can't live without at the moment.


Dittos, Jason! Sykes, Jeff, and all the guys at Smokingpipes do a great job of keeping stock on hand at the best prices on the internet, and their service is fantastic. I've shopped around and these guys are the best, in my book.

JT pirat

Life would be so much easier for me if I could buy my baccy at smokingpipes dot com. Unfortunately, my UPS driver eats their packaging for breakfast. He can ring the doorbell and be 5 houses down the street as I open the door. He's good. (Sometimes he doesn't even ring the bell. I just hear the sound of the truck.)

*DingDong*
"Huh? What's this pile of debris on my doorstep? Oh, I know what it is. (Or what it was.)
*sigh*

I agree that the folks over there really are fantastic people, and they always try to make it right. I got the Christmas card too! Thanks! I just find it easier to avoid the whole UPS fiasco. It's not their fault.
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thomas james
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:45 pm

The above posts constitute an absolutely superb marketing plan.

It's classic,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Price/Selection/Service,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,taint that hard.

This board can also air complaints and help members resolve issues.

Being independent really does empower us.

king tj,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Executive VP, Brothers of Briar,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,we can charge fees! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:03 pm

Tobacco:
60% Mars
20% SmokingPipes
20% local B&M's (Here in Phoenix we are lucky to have three really nice pipe shops and a couple that will do in a pinch.)

Pipes:
40% CP scratch lol!
20% local B&M
20% Private carvers on the internet
20% SmokingPipes
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Midnight Blues
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:53 pm

For tobacco I use:
The Briary
Smokers Haven
Smoking Pipes
I did use Cup O Joe's for a while and after I received two dented tins(shipping box arrived in excellent condition) in one shipment and resolution came only after two phone calls with the last call to the store manager I decided to go else where.

For Pipes:
The Briary
Briar Blues
Just excellent service from both...
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:21 pm

Smokingpipes.com,Knox,and $50 a year at the local shop,just to pay my respectr to the local businessman.Shame they can't be competitive,but I spend just enough that it would hurt not to do my business on the internet.I smoke at home,and am not too interested in the company there,mayhap that would influence me(camaraderie).Not so far.
Tony
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:26 pm

My local tobacconist, Allegheny Smokeworks, is five minutes away, ten if traffic is backed up on the bridge. Saturday mornings a group of pipe smokers gathers in the lounge. There's coffee, soda in a fridge, seven comfortable chairs, someone usually brings some sort of snack, around 11 Danny usually comes in and plunks down a sack of South Side pretzels, around noon the owner usually orders in three or four pizzas. From 10am until noon or 1pm, when the cigar smokers usually move in, turn on the TV, and turn the lounge into a session of smoke aversion therapy, it's a convivial gathering of friends, perhaps my first real club, informal as it is. Back in the shop proper, there is a fine selection of bulks and tins, and anything that isn't there, the owner will get.

I'm building a cellar more or less inadvertently -- I smoke very lightly, so a tin lasts me a long time, and I buy a couple of tins a week because it would be ungrateful not to. With only a couple of lapses, my internet purchases have fallen to zero. So enjoyable is this little Saturday morning ritual, it would be treasonous to spend my money elsewhere.

Jack
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jhuggett
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:36 pm

That sounds like a great place Jack.
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Carlos
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:05 pm

Just a bit too far east for my upcoming trip. And Saturday I hope to be on my way to, or in Georgia.


Sounds like fun though.

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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:32 pm

I'm gonna' take Carlos's list and add: Pipes2smoke, plus Carol @Pipeworks and Wilke for online buys; JR (Statesville and Burlington as we're driving thru to Raleigh) for inshop buying. We do have one or two B&M's here that I frequent on a regular basis. FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Bux go...   Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:40 pm

I don't have a pipe budget any more, so that one's easy.

As for weedage, my top three get the vast majority of my bihnih:
  • Lil Brown not a huge selection, but absolutely the best prices on the items they do stock
  • SmoPi Sykes is a true gentleman; their selection is great, and so are their prices
  • Mars Mike's service is second to none; fabulous selection

...and I occasionally patronize the following fine establishments:
  • Cornell & Diehl I buy stuff directly from Craig if it's not available elsewhere
  • outwesttobacco.com (formerly Idaho Tobacco...but Rick is long gone)
  • pipesandcigars.com
  • Cup O'Joes
  • www.synjeco.com/pipesandtobaccos Daniel has some superb tobaccos that are simply unavailable from any other source; alas, the high cost of shipping makes it prohibitively expensive except as a special treat
One place I absolutely will not shop for pipe tobacco any more is JR. They've adjusted their shipping prices so as to make it prohibitively expensive to buy individual tins. They claim their shipping prices are designed to neither make money nor lose money, but that's a pantload. Their prices look great until you factor in the shipping. They've admitted (privately) that handling pipe tobacco is a pain in the ass for them; they only do it as a concession to their cigar-buying customers who also use pipe tobacco, but they really don't care about pipe tobacco or pipe smoking in general. I'm completely convinced. I still buy cigars there occasionally.

Vito jocolor

p.s. Pipeworks and Wilke has some blends that have come highly recommended and I'm looking forward to trying when the supply of round tuits shows up.
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:57 pm

The majority of my tobacco comes from Mars Cigars and Smoking Pipes. I also buy from L.J. Peretti, C&D, and Pipeworks and Wilke.
I don't have any local B&Ms, but do buy tobacco from Just For Him when I am in Springfield, MO visiting my granddaughter.

Most of my pipes come from Smoking Pipes and Frenchy's. I also buy pipes from Mark Tinsky, who is my favorite carver. I would have more of his pipes if my budget permitted.

Smokey
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:40 pm

For every $100 I spend on pipe tobacco, about $30 is split between Mars and Smoking Pipes.

The other $70 goes to the State of Wisconsin.

I see there are no emoticons showing a pipesmoker bent over.
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PostSubject: Re: Where does your money go   Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:15 am

Tobacco:

Aurora Borealis <my local shop> (twenty to thirty tins per year)
Watch City Cigar Co. Framingham,MA (twenty or thirty tins per year)
Pipesandcigars.com Albany,NY (48 oz bulk per year or more)
E-Bay (only occasionally For Rare/Older Tins)

Pipes:

E-Bay (90% Or More -several per week)
www.thepiperack.com (one or two pipes per year)
Flea markets/estate sales (A couple of pipes every month)

Best,
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