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gwynclan

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Jan 18, 2012
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Is there any reason to purchase tin tobacco over bulk. Is it just packaging you pay for, I would assume that some blends just come in tins.
So what is the deal???

 

lordofthepiperings

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May 3, 2010
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Las Vegas, NV
I've only bought 7 Seas Regular Blend in bulk. It smells, tastes, and smokes just the same as the tin which I've also purchased. You get a lot more when you buy in bulk. The tin (3.5oz) I got from a local tobacconist for $15 and when I ordered online in bulk I got 8oz for a little under $14. This blend battles Connoisseur's Choice for my top favourite blend, so I figured it'd be better to get it in bulk.

 

lonestar

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Mar 22, 2011
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Edgewood Texas
If there's not much difference in price I usually go with the tin. Its much more convenient than Mason jars and will store a long time in ideal condition. I add the cost of mason jars to the cost of bulk tobacco for the comparison too.

The cost of tinned tobacco is typically a lot more than bulk, but some of the best tobacco in the world is only available in tins.

 

baldy

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May 13, 2011
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Bulk is generally cheaper so that's my preference. Sometimes the tobacco is only available in tins so the choice is pretty easy.

 

judcole

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Sep 14, 2011
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Detroit
Many, many blends are available only in tins. For long term storage, tins certainly take up less space. (We won't go into historic reasons for packaging that way. :) ) Bulks may be more economical, however.
Personally, I buy both. If a blend is available in bulk, and I am going to smoke it in the near future, I will buy it that way. But if I am planning on aging, I buy tins, simply because it takes up a lot less space.
This is all a matter of what works best for you. :puffy: