Huge Price Increase on MacBaren Tins

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beezer

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Jul 12, 2013
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Greetings,
Forgive me if this was posted elsewhere, but I went online to replenish my cellar with MacBaren tins and noticed the price increased by approximately $5 per tin at most of the online retailers. Not sure when this occurred, but I think it was within the past few days.
Wow. I was shocked. I think I recall hearing that an increase was coming last fall, but forgot about it after time passed. Now I'm kicking myself...
Folks - we hear it regularly, but we're fast approaching a time when prices are going to go up and up and up on all of our favorites. Cellar deep and wide sooner than later my friends.

 

stickframer

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Apr 11, 2015
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My goodness. I thought McB tins were quite the bargain at 8 bucks and change.
That's a massive price increase. It definitely happened in the last few days. I would've had a major shock if I went to stock up and saw it online, too. I'm pretty new so this is the first I heard about it, thanks for the heads up.

 

peckinpahhombre

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Dec 24, 2012
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It is pretty amazing. I just checked my old order emails and, in 2012, I bought my 100g ODF tins for just over $11 a tin. Now, the same tin is over $20 at SP.

 

mcitinner1

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Apr 5, 2014
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JR Cigar has MacBaren cheaper than most, but you need to compare the bulk prices with P&C on one pound bags. The tins are all better priced than any body. If you go to JR check Rattray's prices, I've grabbed quite a few tins from there lately.

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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SPC's shot up over night! Was checking out some of their pound bags yesterday, and those weren't the prices that I remember seeing. Wow!

 

tbradsim1

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Jan 14, 2012
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Yep, just made an order and a tin of H&H Lakita Flake was 20$, wanted it, ordered it.

 

lostandfound

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Sep 30, 2011
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I was going to start this thread last night, but decided not to for some reason.
Idk... It seems to me that the popularity of ODF has gone to Mac Baren's head. Not that I'm condemning them for it- it's the way of things. Like how gas prices go up in the summer because people drive more. Still though, a 100g tin of Marlin Flake is five bucks less than most of MB's 100g tins now. Is a little excessive, IMO. Oh, and $16 for a 50g tin of Capstan? Come the ffff on.

 

cortezattic

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Nov 19, 2009
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I'm glad I have more tobacco cellared than I can smoke in my expected lifetime.

From here on out I'll only be sampling new-to-me offerings.

 

zitotczito

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Aug 12, 2014
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Well thanks for the information although I really don't want to hear it. I then looked at my cellar and I paid $12.00 last year for each Cube 100g(Bronze-Gold-Silver)and they are now $21.00 each. My HH Vintage Syrian was $7.50 and now $20.81 a 100g tin. Now I did get them on special (buy 2 get one free) so my cost is lower then normal but even taking that into account, big increase.
I took the words of many on the forum when I first started and bought really heavy for the cellar last year and this just shows what a really good decision I made. Thanks to you guys I am saving money right now. I am at 127 pounds and 13 pounds more to get for my target of 140 before I retire next year.
"Folks - we hear it regularly, but we're fast approaching a time when prices are going to go up and up and up on all of our favorites. Cellar deep and wide sooner than later my friends." and I think no truer words can be spoken and I agree if you have the means, cellar as much as you can.

 

fmgee

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Sep 26, 2014
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Could this have been a predetermined price hike after an advertising campaign? Perhaps no one was meant to notice on the 4th of July.

 

jackswilling

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Feb 15, 2015
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It is expensive, but not crazy expensive. $20.00 for 3.5 ounces. Rattray's is $16.00 for 3.5 ounces. Penzance goes for $20.00 for 2 ounces all day, all night , all week, all year when it is available. I like two of the MacBaren HH blends and I will pay more, but will buy more when they are discounted/on sale. If I did not like the HH blends, or the price, I would buy something else, obviously. Market forces will decide manufacturer pricing in the end.

 

beefeater33

Preferred Member
Apr 14, 2014
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Central Ohio
+1 Jackswilling........

Patience is key here, save up your jitneys and when the sale comes (they always do) jump on it and stock up.

I, too, feel that this stuff isn't getting any cheaper....... cellar wide and deep!! :puffy:

 

jackswilling

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Feb 15, 2015
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"...cellar wide and deep!"
A most excellent motto. 2015 is the year of my cellar. I am really pushing the limits of my budget so that moving forward, post 2015, I am just adding a couple/few tins a month and the 2015 stock will carry me through the balance of my time here on earth.

 

davet

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May 9, 2015
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I had some in my cart, should've pulled the trigger. Oh well there are alternatives.

 
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