I have taken the plunge and bought a pipe from Amazon made by Joyoldelf. It's a 16" churchwarden and very cheap. Had great reviews. Anyone have had any experience with cheap pipes like this or the brand itself?
When I'm feeling like acquiring pipes for a meager sum I hit up pipeonline.it/en/ and see what's new. Not only can you get certain legit European brands for fantastic prices, but each order is packed with a handwritten note from a proprietor - usually Fabio.I have taken the plunge and bought a pipe from Amazon made by Joyoldelf. It's a 16" churchwarden and very cheap. Had great reviews. Anyone have had any experience with cheap pipes like this or the brand itself?
I'm too hard of cobs. I've got plenty of pipes so I'll give this one a go. It should he here today so I'll post back here with my decision on whether to keep it or return it.I bought one there as well, no harm no foul, but i would hate for you to have a poor piping experience that might taint it for you. Id just go ahead and return that pipe "cheap chinese junk" is a good reason for return. Then buy a MM Cob or a Rossi or something like that if you are set on Amazon for the purchase.
Have a look at estate pipes and also look at some Rossies. I have a lot of estate pipes - great way to get higher end pipes for less!I buy my missouri meerschaums from Amazon, the price and free shipping is cheaper then I can get them anywhere else and I've also been eyeballing a Erik Nording freehand briar that I am trying to justify buying.
Lots of alternatives to cheap Chinese pipes on Amazon
Belgian/French pipe maker Bruno Nuttens sells NOS and estate pipes on EBay.
His pipes arrive in a professionally cleaned state
A couple pipes I bought from him @$25-30 each
Not too shabby
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Not BrulorAre those Brulor pipes?
I believe he also has a store on Etsy, selling a Brulor brand.