Buying pipe tobacco at the local Indian reservation
I thought this info might be handy: I stopped in at my local Indian reservation. This one is the Moapa reservation's smoke shop at Snow Mountain (just NW of Las Vegas, NV, off of Hwy 95). They had pouches of pipe tobacco for sale. Here's the details:
1. Gambler Pipe Tobacco brand
Types: Mint, Regular, and Mellow
Cost: $6.89 for 6 oz.
$16.69 for 16 oz.
2. Super Value brand
Types: Black Cavendish, Whiskey Cavendish, Natural Cavedish, and Classy Cavendish
Cost: $14.49 for 12 oz.
3. Big Rock brand
Types: Regular, Cool mint, Smooth
Cost: $ 6.29 for 6 oz.
$16.19 for 16 oz.
And I believe, there were no taxes. (The receipt is at home.)
Just as a word to the wise, stay far away from super Value Brand. I have a little of their cherry stuff and it is B-A-D Bad.
The Gambler and Big Rock look to be RYO rebranded as pipe tobacco to avoid the higher tax rate. The Super Value doesn't seem to be a great deal.
I'm with dave. I'd steer clear. Rebranded RYO is TERRIBLE.
The best gift to give a woman is what she told you she wanted when she thought you weren't listening.
Don't be fooloed by RYO called pipe tobacco. Its a way around taxes. Its still RYO and it is horrible. Heed the words of others.
Blowin' smoke since 1970.
The first and last are Roll Your Own Cigarette Tobacco that has labeled themselves as Pipe Tobacco to avoid the heavy taxation, I would advise you stay away from those!!! Now the Super Value is actually not as bad as you might think! Here is Bob's review of it and I believe he is spot on...
Super Value Black & Gold Review - Bob Tate
Don't discount a cheap tobacco just because it is cheap!
Mason jars and bale top jars, mason jars and bale top jars.... that is all!
"There’s truth in the statement that pipe tobacco will never be any less expensive than it is today, so think of your cellar as a cost averaged investment" - G.L. Pease
Tobaccoreviews.com rates Super Value chocolate as pretty good. Anyone tried it?
I have tried it and it is pleasant! You do have to puff pretty hard to get it started but if you slow down and let it cool back down you get a very nice smoke! Does leave a little goop in the bottom of the bowl but not much!
Yep, I've tried it. It'll make your walls drip fairly quickly.
Moapa is very nice for smoker supplies; but slim on pipe tobacco choices. Allthough $2.58 for a pouch of prince albert is not to be sneezed at. They also carry the rest of the OTC's (sailes,borkum,walter raliegh....)
They've also recently invested in a large walk-In humidor. I was considering asking them to carry some tin'd that I'm partial too.
If indian reservation's catch your fancy Lupton,Az is not to be missed. He continues to expand his offerings. I believe I saw the complete Sutliff line as well as a solid representation of MacBarren. GordonPym was still on the shelf and I expect he intends to increase his available choice McLelland tin's.....and his bulk is altadis. Tomohawk smokes / TPSmokes.com prices are AMAZING (web site is a little ruff). Do stop by . His cigar offerings are even more AMAZING!!
Lil'brown smoke shack in Union Gap (yakima),Wa. A great little shop. Open tin's for sampling available on the counter. A good selection of bulk as well as a fair offering of tin's. Definetley worthy of closer look, and the prices again were very good.
almost forgot. Lil' brown has a smoking lounge and espresso bar....also good prices on savenelli pipe's (under $50) as well as other offerings. Deserves a closer look.
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