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Uncommon Packaging - Dan Tobacco Germany

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  • Started 1 year ago by The Pipe Monk
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  1. disinformatique

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    Recently one of the pipe tobacco importers I deal with in India acquired Dan's blends for the market, but instead of the regular tins, he sent me this yesterday. What are your thoughts gentlemen?

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    Chris

    Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” One of the reasons behind this statement is that pipe smoking is meant to be a slow leisurely activity. It takes patience to smoke a pipe. Unlike cigarettes and cigars, there is a certain amount of technique to smoking a pipe. Where cigars and cigarettes can just be picked up, lit and puffed on, pipes require the development of a technique in order to get the best smoking experience.
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    I was always told to keep tobacco out of the sunlight, so I can't see how shipping in a clear jar is condusive to that. Yes, I store tobacco in clear jars, but away from sunlight.

    Seems like it would add a shipping cost as well, as the glass jar is heavier than a metal tin.

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    Repackaged bulk, I suppose. Unless India has some sort of packaging restriction...probably just this guy’s entrepreneurial spirit.

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    @mike @eric Sounds like repackaged bulk to me as well. Surprisingly the label also carries "Not For Sale" text on it as well. LOL

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    Just noticed the lids too - what's with the dents?

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    @mike I guess the crimping/sealing of the lid didnt went good on these tins. Thankfully the seal is good and the leaf is moist.

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    Looks very fishy to me, in any case.

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    My first thought is that if it drops, it is a total loss. I would not try to salvage loose tobacco with a sprinkling of broken glass.

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    Cheapest jars they could find.

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    Shipping jars can't be that big of a deal, but those dented lids look suspect.

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    @Davy Jones The importer is one of the biggest in India and the ONLY one still buying pipe tobacco for Indian Customers. With the recent changes in mail law, I am not literally smuggling pipe tobacco to India. My guess is that the tobacco came from Germany in bulk and was repackaged in India. The company is also STG's official importer for India so his reputation is impeccable. Only thing is that his pipe tobacco knowledge is limited as the main import for India seems to be either cigars/snus/sheesha tobacco/chewing tobacco etc.

    @winton yeah that was exactly my thought, but it would be replaced if the jars broken in transit. Also it saves me a few bucks when it comes to glass jars.

    @3rdguy the jars are cheaper but quite airtight.

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