[crickets] I have yet to see anything different than Black Friday. I am waiting in anticipation for one of our pipe brothers to announce that someone made a German drop and they are selling them for 30% off!
I’m not actually after Esoterica. I’m just up for a deep discount on something I like.
For what it’s worth- Stonehaven is all I watch for and it is really good (ok, and Penzance for the “trade” value), but it normally does not make my top 3.
In all forms of retail, it is never the most popular brands that get reduced for a sale, unless the retailer wanted to dump old inventory to buy the newer lines. And, in pipe tobacco, that doesn't happen. Unfortunately. Putting Germains on sale would make it be merely a flicker on the interwebs. Poof!!! instantly gone as soon as posted.
I found something. It’s a better pipe deal than TobaccoPipes. If you value your relationship with your wife, please do NOT go to paylesscigarsandpipes and look at their pipe sales. I just bought my 4th pipe of the weekend. Rattray’s Craggy Root for $69.
Now, I’m trying to figure out how to explain this 8O