I Think SmokingPipes Black Friday Sale Is Good

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cshubhra

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  • 10% on Tobacco - matches others. Also the tins are generally cheaper in SmokingPipes (Reiner Long Golden Flake is a good example)
  • 20% on Cigars - I stocked up on Padron 1926 and Liga Privadas
  • 15% everything else - I stocked up on pipe cleaners
  • I paid my taxes happily as a law abiding person
 

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verporchting

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I appreciate any sales because I understand the difficulties for the vendors in just making a profit. I don’t work for free so I don’t expect them to either. But sometimes I just can’t be tempted or I don’t really need anything so my money stays home. That’s part of the difficulty for merchants since they have only a certain number of tools in their toolbox to influence a buyer and none of them work well if a buyer doesn’t want or need to buy. Meh, this season I’m not feeling the need. I bought two tins and some pipe cleaners at a B&M last week because I was there. Hadn’t tried either blend but I wouldn’t have probably bought them online even on sale.
 

SpookedPiper

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I thinks it's a decent sale if you are cellaring something that's readily available, but in my experience the good stuff or harder to procure stuff will be available after the sale is over. It's happened to me several times after placing decent sized orders and then the esoterica drops in a day or two afterwards. Coincidence, I think not. Marketing..for sure!
 

cshubhra

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I think the sale was very attractive to me for three reasons
  1. Cigars - I am new to cigars, but what I have seen is fast moving mid ranged cigars are always on sale on websites that specialize on cigars, but highly sought after brands are almost never on sale. 20% blanket site wide sale on cigars was great
  2. The tobacco that I plan to cellar actively for the next few months (Reiner Long Golden Flake) is cheaper in Smoking Pipes than most other online vendors
  3. I have bought tins 99% of the time before now. I am now diversifying more into bulks. When you move from tins to bulk all prices look attractive and then 10% is an additional sweetener
 

cshubhra

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I agree with you. Sales will be attractive or meh based on what your cellaring goals

Good for you, isn't a good sale compared to what they had last month, I just don't understand why it isn't as good as last months
 
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mso489

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There's always that critical question. Is there something you were planning to buy anyway? If so, ten percent is pretty good, covers some of the shipping. Fifteen or twenty percent is getting more serious. Formulating your own intentions on an ongoing basis is good, so you aren't just buying some damn thing for its price, but are waiting your time, so when the price is right, you jump.
 

chasingembers

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I thinks it's a decent sale if you are cellaring something that's readily available, but in my experience the good stuff or harder to procure stuff will be available after the sale is over. It's happened to me several times after placing decent sized orders and then the esoterica drops in a day or two afterwards. Coincidence, I think not. Marketing..for sure!
Back in March, Tobacco Pipes had 20% off sale during a GH and Esoterica drop.
 

chasingembers

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Good for you, isn't a good sale compared to what they had last month, I just don't understand why it isn't as good as last months
They fluctuate. SPC rotates sales on bulk all year. Sutliff, Stokkebye, and C&D are usually each on sale four times per year outside of holiday sales.
 
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SpookedPiper

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I was surprised how long most of their stock remained available. 2-3 days.
Mostly the astb, Pembroke, and Margate are easier ones I have seen, the rest go like hot cakes. These are also the blends that most people already have cellared.
 

SpookedPiper

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Call around B&Ms. Penzance and Stonehaven are left on shelves in favor of house blends.
Thanks, I will give a call out to some of the usual suspects to see if there's any left upon the next drop. I will say that I am finding great pleasure in WCC and WILKE tobaccos, leading me not to be too motivated into going nuts in the search.
 

danimalia

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Who needs Esoterica when you have WCC... Seriously, I love WCC's blends. And I don't even need to sacrifice a virgin in a medieval forest on the first full moon of the summer solstice to make them show up.

I think the SP sale is a fine one. Right now, I am doing the indecisive dork thing trying to choose between an estate on SP and a new pipe on TobaccoPipes.
 

Spa32

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I took advantage of SmokingPipes 15% off all pipes. I purchased a new Savinelli Autograph for 10% less than I would have normally received. I was eyeing up the pipe for a while.

BTW, if anyone is interested, Savinelli.it is having a 25% off all pipes until Sunday. That is a fantastic deal if you ask me! I picked up 2 from that sale.
 

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