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Tobacco Cellar Tops 100 Pounds, Now What?

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  1. zitotczito

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    Well my cellar has now topped the 100 pound mark thanks to the SPC bulk sale and the 100 pound total was my goal and then I would stop. I also now have 20 various pipes with many cobs not included in the total.

    My problem is now I am having an anxiety attack. The thought of stopping my tobacco cellaring has me in fear, how do I stop, please I need your help here. I still have a year before I retire and I should have enough for a lifetime but I can't seem to stop. So many blends and so little time, a conundrum to say the least.

    Should I cut the credit cards up or go until I get myself on the most cellared list on TobaccoCellar, and then what.

    I am at a loss here, please help.

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  2. northernneil

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    I wish I could help. But your situation reminds me of the drunk trying to find sobriety at the local bar.

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  3. jkrug

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    Easy....start smokin' brother....start smokin'!

    Seriously though, keep cellaring new blends if you wish. Aged tobacco will not be hard to sell in the future if you feel you have a surplus.

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    How about a goal of trying to empty your cellar one bowl at a time?

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    Start sending some to me, then you can keep your purchasing going to replenish

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    Oh, go ahead and buy more. Lots more. Lots, lots more. Peck and Harris will show you how. They know the way!

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    Sounds like a pretty good problem to have!

    Maybe you should try to just ease the purchasing to stay in line with your current consumption. Only buy to replace your used stock until you retire. Win-win.

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    I dont know what 100 pounds of baccy looks like. I maybe have 10 and my wife is already asking when I am going to stop. Poor thing, she has no clue.......or maybe she does. If you got all of lifes other issues sorted out and have the extra money then keep buying. As jkrug said it will not be hard to sell if you decide to!!!! Call it a retirement plan.

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    I am approaching age 77 and have more than Ivan use! But there is always something new or i have not tried. Therefore I replace favorites and add one new with any tobacco order. Now
    As to pipes I have problems!, Shel

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    An idea would be to to buy a tin of something you haven't tried for each tin you smoke. Imagine how many new blends that would be!

    "Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect."
    ~ Samuel Johnson ~
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    Start smoking it up. Even if you smoke a pound a month what you have on hand would last you about 8 years .....

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    You dont have to stop, you just dont need to buy so much.

    There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.
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    Got them all chronologued in thepipetool.com yet ? Next is taking pictures of them all....

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    Well my cellar has now topped the 100 pound mark
    SO, the next step is 200 pounds ...

    "the weez"...
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    I have the same problem. Somebody stop me before I hurt myself, puleeze!

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    You reached your 100# goal. Now set it for 1,000# !

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    I'd prefer you keep spending, it's good for the economy.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    Stop spending and start smoking. Start enjoying what you've built.

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    The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly. He reasoned within himself, saying, 'What will I do, because I don't have room to store my crops?' He said, 'This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."'

    "But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared—whose will they be?' So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
    — Luke 12:16-21

    You don't have to be religious to see the wisdom. Start smoking, Zito.

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    Back in the 1700's and early 1800's the aristocrats measured their wealth according to how much snuff they owned. There were actually rooms and closets filled to capacity with snuff. Why should we not do the same with pipe tobacco??? Albeit I am nothing of an aristocrat or one of means, but it doesn't stop me from filling my dreams of pipe tobacco wealth. lol

    It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling---Mark Twain
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    Well your celler is either broad or deep. If you have a few lb of a bunch of different tobaccos, Identify the top 10 or so and triple your content on those.

    If you don't have many blends but have 10+ lb of the ones you like, take the opportunity of sales as the come up and get a lb of stuff you haven't tried. If you don't like it, it will sell.

    No problems. Just ease back on the volume, but keep buying.

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    Start buying only rare and collectable tins or hard to find tobaccos such as Stonehaven or some of the UK blends that are not imported into the US. The search will take up a lot of your time and some of those tobaccos will take a chunk of your change.

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    A 100 pounds might not be enough. You want to make sure you can make at least 80 years old without having to worry. You're so right "so many blends, so little time"

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    What? So much tobacco and just 20 pipes? Only 20????? I would say in comparision to your tobacco stash you are severely under-piped! Go and buy pipes now.

    "Ride it like you stole it!"

    The Old Swede
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    Why thanks everyone for all the comments and support. My mind is made up, keep cellaring and get more pipes. What's not like with that plan.

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    Finding like minded folks might bring you some pleasure. It's always nice to share, teach, or just visit.

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    A few approaches. Buy less frequently in smaller quantities. Swap some of what you have overbought for smaller quantities of blends you'd like to try instead of buying them. Join or start a pipe club and be very generous with sharing. Slow down on buying pipes, and buy higher level to increase time between purchases. Go easy. No harm done. You just don't want a budget buster tobacco habit or storage or inheritance problems.

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    I said I was going to stop at 250 pounds, and did for a while, but TAD reared it's ugly head again and I bought some aged tins of SG FVF, and then tried a new blend I really like so of course I had to get some of that, so I guess it just never ends.

    Harris
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    Could always start collecting cigars.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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  30. zitotczito

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    "Could always start collecting cigars."

    Been there and done that. This is a quick pic of when I started in cigars. Now I still have the 2-600 count humi, 3-300 count humi's and 4-100 count. This tubs you see now total 17 and my total cigar count is around 2,900.

    https://www.cigarbid.com/Forum/c/posts/112312/For-CampageAn-example-of-the-cigar-collection-

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