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alandadp

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Just getting ready for my trip to the Good Ol' U S of A next week and thought I'd better check my visitors duty free tobacco allowance.
200 Cigarettes (fair enough - 'bout the same everywhere) OR
50 Cigars (bit paltry but again - 'bout the same everywhere) OR
2kg - Yes 2 kilograms  :shock: of tobacco  :!: :!: 

Can only take 250g back to the UK  :evil: 

One of the Brothers must be running your Customs.

2kg of tobacco in two weeks - better break out the Polinskis  :lol: 
 

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I'd order some at US pricing and have it delivered to where you are staying, only bringing the minimum amount of overtaxed European tobacco needed.
 

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You have no worries entering into the U.S. as long as you aren't bringing in more than a couple of cartons of cigarettes (Always for "personal consumption", NEVER say they are for someone here, you'll get taxed $10.06 per carton over the exemption! I always see folks coming in with those five carton bricks. Sometimes they have two or three of them for family over here. OUCH!!!)

Cuban Cigars are a definite NO-NO. Don't bring them, they'll most likely be seized and destroyed on site.

I have NEVER seen anyone write an IRT for pipe tobacco.

Conversely, I know that UK Excise can be buggers on anything tobacco that you bring back home. Better to mail it over as "Assorted English Teas" or "Hobby Supplies"...........
 

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I wouldn't recommend using "hobby supplies" because they'll likely ask you what hobby, what are the supplies, etc when you're at the PO.

At least they have for me when I have.
 

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As to destroying those Cuban cigars on site...don't count on it. I've some knowledge of the destruction process by Customs agents which involve each stick individually being burned, along with a bottle of sipping spirits. Perks for jerks.
 

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Aristokles":kbb8lh3g said:
As to destroying those Cuban cigars on site...don't count on it. I've some knowledge of the destruction process by Customs agents which involve each stick individually being burned, along with a bottle of sipping spirits. Perks for jerks.
Uh.....I can say with 100% certainty that's not what happens..........
 

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DoverPipes":88wflcky said:
Aristokles":88wflcky said:
Perks for jerks.
Uh.....I can say with 100% certainty that's not what happens..........
LOL!

Careful, bro, Dover has a unique perspective on the matter.  ;)
 

Aristokles

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MisterE":0grmhtft said:
DoverPipes":0grmhtft said:
Aristokles":0grmhtft said:
Perks for jerks.
Uh.....I can say with 100% certainty that's not what happens..........
LOL!

Careful, bro, Dover has a unique perspective on the matter.  ;)

I don't doubt that he does. Depends on what particular office he works or worked out of or had direct oversight thereof. I don't doubt my eyes, either. Long ago now... statutory limitations and retirements have run.

"I have no recollection of that, senator."   :)
 

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puros_bran":n63wldvm said:
  Cubans are greatly overrated anyway.  
Whaa...?

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puros_bran":hjlfap74 said:
  Cubans are greatly overrated anyway.  
True. I can get them here no problem. The mystique of Cuban cigars is much greater than the cigars themselves.
 

alandadp

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puros_bran":2qycba3q said:
Cubans are greatly overrated anyway.
I'll second that.
If I could bring Cubans to the US you could have them all George.
I'll keep my Don Pepins, Rocky Patels, etc - better made and more flavour :!:
 

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I have no opinion about Cuban cigars, but Desi took offence at PB's generalization.  ;) 
 

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puros_bran":ry9jtnb9 said:
Cubans are greatly overrated anyway.
I absolutely agree. Years ago I was gifted a box of Partagas Habanos when I had a box of legal Partagas of the same size on hand. I smoked them one after the other: The Cuban was marginally better than the legals. But were they $25 per cigar better? No way. Not even close.

[Previous posts in this thread limit my disclosing source of said contraband. Evidence has been incinerated and I might be less less than honest, senator.}
 
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