- Mar 16, 2008
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iI once experienced what i call pipe elitism. i was enquiring about a high grade pipe from a very reputable dealer about the possibility of getting a specific shape from a high grade Danish pipemaker and i was told that there was no way i would ever get one of these pipes, that i would have to be a collector! The person who i was talking to had the attitude of ' your to young to afford this pipe.' I dont understand this elitism in the world of pipes and tobaccos. ii would think that since i am younger, that would make this dealer MORE prone to help me in my collection goals, since statistically i will be collecting longer than someone of greater years. At the time this was quite disconcerting and it has made me determined to NEVER buy from this dealer ever again!! Its his loss cause i am doing quite well, thank you very much!! Nowadays i have found a few dealers very ready and willing to take time to help seperate me from my money in the fashion i like to, namely pipes and tobaccos. :lol: :lol: are their any fellow pipesmokers out there who have experienced the same thing?