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Old 01-16-2009, 09:52 AM   #1
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Angry B&M Pipe Tobacco prices??

holy batcrap, batman!!!
was at the local pipe club meeting, and i always try to buy a tin while i'm there, whether i need anymore or not.... i think i'm gonna stop, unless it's just something i gotta have.

someone should kick me in the jimmy, but i forked over $27 for a tin of the new Peter Heinrichs Curly's last night. they had a 200g tub for $48... i know, better value, but i'd never had it, didn't want to be stuck with a ton of stuff i don't like (although it's a va/per, not many of those i don't like).

so, when you all swing by a B&M, you see the tin prices of $14 for a 2oz SG tin, what goes through your mind?

i do some quick basic math, which takes 10 minutes, and realize that i could get DOUBLE the tobacco if i ordered online. and if i order enough, then i don't need to factor in shipping costs from certain vendors.

i'm all for keeping the shops going, but DAMN, $14 for a 2 oz tin? what's crazy is that their 100g tins are only marginally higher, like $21 on average.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:32 AM   #2
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What state do you live in? My b&m's don't really carry to many brands of tins, and the ones they have are like $10. They mostly have house blends and aromatics that go for about $2 an ounce
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:09 AM   #3
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my B&Ms don't even have tins, just in-store blends. Some are good, but it's not exactly variety
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: B&M Pipe Tobacco prices??

I found a three year old 100 gram tin of FMOTT. It was like 19 bucks so I bought it but other than that I have never bought tins in a B&M.

you could drop 100 bucks on tobacco in a B&M and get half or less than if you would've shopped online, and like you said you get free shipping. I once saw a 2oz. tin of Westminster for $17, I like westminster and that's why I buy it online.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:43 AM   #5
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Default Re: B&M Pipe Tobacco prices??

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so, when you all swing by a B&M, you see the tin prices of $14 for a 2oz SG tin, what goes through your mind?
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Same thing that goes through yours for the most part! hahah! I wonder if there is a big tax difference between the ks & mo sides? Or its just mark up.. By SG tin I am guessing you are referrning to a Samual Gawith tin? I think at my B&M they are around the $12 range, I'll have to check tonight. I know for most of the 100g McC tins they are generally $17.xx

I have bought a decent selection of tin's from the B&M, but it's been mainly out of convenience. Luckily my B&M has a big and very wide selection of tins so I have been able to pick and choose a tin of this and a tin of that. I tend to pick up a tin or two every week (not always of course), and its been easier to spend $10-25 at the time without paying shipping prices for two single tins. Plus I don't feel like I have to drop $75 to earn the free shipping or other incentives. If I buy on the net I feel like I need to make it worth while and order a bunch. I know in the long run I spend more and get less, and yep that runs through my mind while im paying at the counter for sure!! I just kind of pass it up as helping to keep them in business. They have been very good to me over the last few years and I enjoy hanging out there every week and smoking!

Here about tax time though I am thinking I will round up a nice big order to place online somewhere and lay in some serious tobacco for the cellar!
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:30 PM   #6
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Here about tax time though I am thinking I will round up a nice big order to place online somewhere and lay in some serious tobacco for the cellar!
i wish uncle sugar would buy me tobacco with all the money i'm sending him. i wonder how much i'll owe this year?

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Old 01-16-2009, 12:35 PM   #7
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Wow....those are some steep prices!!
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:36 PM   #8
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Few pipe stores around here are pricey also.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:47 PM   #9
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The JR around here is the only store that has somewhat of a selection of pipe tobacco but the prices are so marked up, its cheaper for me to buy the stuff online and have it shipped. Cigars are the same.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:13 PM   #10
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although I must add, one of the local stores passes some decent prices down for guys if they buy large bulk baccys. I guess they buy so much the bulk discount etc...
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:23 PM   #11
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Default Re: B&M Pipe Tobacco prices??

My local shop sells their house blends for 3 bucks an ounce, if you buy 4 ounces you get them for 2.75, not too bad, but its the only shop nearby.

They also have some of the tinned tobaccos there (pretty expensive), but they started having some in bulk and selling them for 4 dollars an ounce (Plumcake, ect.)
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:57 PM   #12
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Default Re: B&M Pipe Tobacco prices??

There are three major B & M smoke shops in this town. One only does bulk and I can get two ounces of a few different S Gawith blends for five bucks, same with a few Dunhill blends, Stokkebye and lane limited blends. The Old famous century plus B & M downtown does both bulk and tinned with a large collection of tinned tobacco. Their prices on tinned tobacco are outrageously high, and yes, if you ordered on line in any sort of bulk it'd be cheaper to buy, send air mail and have delivered by limousine and a celebrity. The third place carries limited tins and bulk and their prices on the tins they carry are a bit higher than on line but about even if you take into account shipping charges and much more convenient for instant gratification. They do carry three of my favorite rattrays and quite a few S Gawith blends in both tins and bulk. The reason I don't go there exclusively is that it's also a head shop. I don't have a problem with headshops, just head shop clientele.
I really try hard to support Brick and Mortar stores as much as I can, these are dark times and it's painful to see old Brick and Mortar stores fail, close their doors forever, because we all know they won't be replaced. Two of the three stores I mentioned do a brisk internet business as well. It is cheaper to have something shipped to you out of state than walk in.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:31 PM   #13
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Hell Curly,

I've got a tin of Curly Cut that I will sell you for the low, low price of $26!!
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:53 PM   #14
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Default Re: B&M Pipe Tobacco prices??

Your pipe tobac prices must be to make up for those virtually-free Oliva's, like at Outlaw. The only B&M around here that I have seen tins at has MacB #1 all day long for $6.50. If only I could smoke the stuff....
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:35 PM   #15
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Default Re: B&M Pipe Tobacco prices??

I just bought a 16 oz bag of bulk (Larry's blend) for everyday smoking for just under $30 out the door at the local B&M.

Thinking of stocking up before the first.

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Old 03-10-2009, 09:04 AM   #16
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I'm not going to allow the higher prices, stop me from enjoying my pipes. It may hurt, but I can hang in there.
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:54 AM   #17
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Default Re: B&M Pipe Tobacco prices??

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so, when you all swing by a B&M, you see the tin prices of $14 for a 2oz SG tin, what goes through your mind?

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Old 03-10-2009, 09:56 AM   #18
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Was at a B&M yesterday and they had Estorica Penzance for 13.99 for 2oz. Almost double the price of some online retailers.

IMO you have to do your research because another B&M by me has some tins that are less then most online retailers.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:02 PM   #19
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One of the B & Ms around here is selling the Pease blends for $11.95
But the good news is they're the old style tins with five years under the belt. I've been watching a pretty healthy stock of thirty some tins whittled down to a half dozen. I'll be sad when they're no more!
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:05 PM   #20
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Stumbled upon a B&M the other day while out of town. Picked up a tin of Dunhill 965 & EMP, and Balkan Sasieni for $12 each. They still had 2 tins of EMP and 3 tins of Nightcap left. I wish I had an extra $65 on me at the time.
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