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Headed to San Jose on Biz Trip - Good B&M?

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  1. zonomo

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    hey everyone - I have a short trip to San Jose tomorrow and Weds. I have Tues PM open and Id love to visit a good B&M. Are there any really good shops in this area? Really looking for a good pipe store as opposed to just a cigar shop that carries a few pipes and a few jars of baccy. Thanks everyone.

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    I'd definitely visit this place: http://www.missionpipe.com/

    "While we take great pleasure in rare and collectable pipes, exotic tobaccos and the arcane knowledge of pipe smoking, we receive a special delight in introducing and nurturing a beginner into the sublime joys of pipe smoking."

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    Awesome - thanks Roth.

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    If you want more variety of tobacco skip mission pipe shop and head over to smokers paradise on Union/Camden. More bulk and lots and lots of aged tins.

    http://www.smokersparadise.net/

    Where are you staying in San Jose?

    Think slow, act fast.
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  5. zonomo

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    Hey Buster - I am staying at the Airport Garden Inn or something crazy like that. Not happy about that but thankfully, its only for 1 night.

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    Do you know the way to San Jose?

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    I just Google Mapped it. It looks like they're pretty close. I hope I have the time, they close at 5:30 on Tues.

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    Z, you being a new smoker, I thought you'd appreciate and enjoy Mission Pipes, hence the recommendation.

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    Thanks everyone. I'll definitely visit both places. Appreciate the recommendations. Cheers.

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    If you don't mind a 20 minute drive

    Edward's Pipe & Tobacco
    4546 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA, United States

    is one of the best B&M for pipes that I've been to in the U.S. The owner is an awesome dude, and they have a giant selection of pipes and pipe tobacco.

    Suffering from a serious case of "EPARD", also known as the Estate Pipe Acquisition and Restoration Disorder.
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    I used to go to Cupertino once a month. Here's my experiences

    Edward's is great, but a little ways out like hfearly said.
    On the other hand, I scored a 9 year old tin once at Smokers Paradise.
    I wasn't too impressed with Mission Pipes, although it's a nice store.

    If you're looking for a place to sit, hang out, have a bowl and chat, Edwards is the better choice. For scoring a rare find, Smokers Paradise trumps.

    Enjoy the trip.

    "The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It's the poor man's friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth."
    -"Sam Slick, the clockmaker" aka T.C.Haliburton
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    Shoot, i probably wont have the time for Edwards since this is a short trip. But i have employees here in SJ so I'll be back Thanks for the tips everyone.

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  13. buster

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    So how was the trip?

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