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    Terrible Experience with Shipping and Customs from Europe to the US

    the 2 pipes i bought were marked at true value and what they were, used Loewes pipe and used Charatan's pipe but as a gift. both had taxes plus 15 euro handling charges on values of 130 and 100 GBP.i cant remember the exact costs but between 40 -50 euros each was charged, I also had a parcel...
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    Terrible Experience with Shipping and Customs from Europe to the US

    yes it is classed as outside of Europe so treated the same as items from USA or elsewhere in the world. currently a duty free up to 22 Euros including shipping costs but this goes away 1 july. I mam not sure what the free trade treaty covers but it doesnt seem to apply to anything I have bought...
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    Terrible Experience with Shipping and Customs from Europe to the US

    ,that doesnt work here,even if marked as a gift you can still get taxed for import duties/vat. i just had a pipe from the UK marked as a gift but still got taxed 20% plus a handling fee then vat added to the total
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    New Falcon

    The only new briar Falcon bowl I have had was a Hunter one and it tasted fine to me. The other ones were already broken in estate ones. I did find I needed to do the chamfering of the draft hole after a while though as I was getting the wet dottle problem
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    Rum Topped Blend Recommendations....

    he is in the UK Jim so GH Rum Flake may actually be the easiest to find
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    New Falcon

    if you are new to Falcons may I suggest you google Falcon pipes (by Falconeer) it was a post on another forum and gives a good idea on owning and maintaining a falcon pipe
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    F/S Peterson Bent Pot 01s Sterling Silver & Comoy Grand Slam 409 24/3/21

    Peterson reduced 65 GBP or 90 USD inc shipping
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    Songs with the Greatest Opening Lines

    Hello? (Hello? Hello? Hello?) Is there anybody in there? Comfortably numb Pink Floyd
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    Songs with the Greatest Opening Lines

    We'll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgement of all wrong They decide and the shotgun sings the song Wont get fooled again The Who
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    To Falcon or Not To Falcon

    i actually wonder if there is shortage of newFalcons at the moment .Certainly ebay sellers are showing several out of stock.i was looking yesterday to by a new curved stem I read somewhere Aluminium is hard to get at the moment due to the pandemic,could this mean frame castings numbers are down
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    Relighting

    thats your problem,the tobacco should spring apart if you squeeze a pinch not stay in a clump. If it feel cold to touch it is to wet. dry it until its almost crispy and work back from their beaten too it by @ verporchting
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    Help! My Zippo Won't Spark.

    did you get the remains of the old flint out? Sometime if a tiny piece is left it gets between the wheel and new flint and jams it
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    Zippo Lighter Help

    exactly this,I tried the zippo tis afternoon with a bulldog pipe and all i got was air so changed to the old boy no problem. i then tried it with a billiard with a 3/4 inch diameter chamber with better results. I agree once the tobacco is up and running relights are not so much of a problem
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    Zippo Lighter Help

    this is the problem,if I keep the lighter about 1/2 inch above the bowl I have trouble pulling the flame down and hence the tobacco doesnt want to light. I smoke mainly flakes but cant see that should affect it.