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tambakusevankarta

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Nov 25, 2020
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Hey cshubhra, I'll check out once COVID eases it's terror. Nearest place to look for is New Delhi. And costly briar pipes would be my only option to begin with if my wallet allowed.
Enjoy your smokes..

Hello from Pune, India! My first order was with 4noggins and the package arrived in 4 weeks time. Most of those 4 weeks were with Mumbai Customs. But yeah, my package got through without having to pay anything extra in taxes.

Now enjoying some My Mixture 965 in an MM Legend!

Btw, my next couple of orders already on their way. A few pipes from Aristocob and a couple more from RNATreasures.

The couple of other pipe smokers from India I interacted with, on another forum told me they swear by smokingpipes though. They always go for the cheapest shipping option since it does seem to avoid notice by the Customs.

I'd say give it another shot. Maybe try 4noggins this time.

Cheers!
 
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elvishrunes

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I read the first few and last comments... I do smokingpipes.com to Canada all the time with the cheapest shipping, super saver. Unless I buy a nice pipe, I want tracking on that puppy.

I‘ve also only been dinged once in about 20 orders, for taxes. Apparently customs just grabs random packages off the convey belt, most slip through. Also if you order 200 grams or less, 4 tins, it’s safer I’ve been told. With the tariff I got one time, it was exactly the same rip off Canadian price anyhow...lol, worth doing.

As for India with the greater distance and potentially higher government corruption, worse infrastructure, I would have guessed it would be tougher, but apparently a gentleman who posted above knows better... And it works:)
 
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Joker

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Sep 22, 2020
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I read the first few and last comments... I do smokingpipes.com to Canada all the time with the cheapest shipping, super saver. Unless I buy a nice pipe, I want tracking on that puppy.

I‘ve also only been dinged once in about 20 orders, for taxes. Apparently customs just grabs random packages off the convey belt, most slip through. Also if you order 200 grams or less, 4 tins, it’s safer I’ve been told. With the tariff I got one time, it was exactly the same rip off Canadian price anyhow...lol, worth doing.

As for India with the greater distance and potentially higher government corruption, worse infrastructure, I would have guessed it would be tougher, but apparently a gentleman who posted above knows better... And it works:)
U r lucky! I follow the 200g rules and got 3 orders dinged in 20. One was overcharged me for 10 CAD per 50g tobacco. So from now on I only order value under 20 CAD. By far I still fine
 

jpmcwjr

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Hello from Pune, India!
<< Snipped bits out >>
Welcome from California!

You can put your location in your Profile—(please!—because people will forget!) That will save questions in the future as to where you live when you later mention local stores, weather, tobacco prices, availability, regulations, location of photos, wildfires, air quality, etc., etc..
Under your avatar, (top right, left most of three symbols) you choose "Account Details", which brings up "My Account". "My Location" is halfway down. Whatever you're comfortable with- town, city, county, state. Just country if you must.
 
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Hello from Pune, India! My first order was with 4noggins and the package arrived in 4 weeks time. Most of those 4 weeks were with Mumbai Customs. But yeah, my package got through without having to pay anything extra in taxes.

Now enjoying some My Mixture 965 in an MM Legend!

Btw, my next couple of orders already on their way. A few pipes from Aristocob and a couple more from RNATreasures.

The couple of other pipe smokers from India I interacted with, on another forum told me they swear by smokingpipes though. They always go for the cheapest shipping option since it does seem to avoid notice by the Customs.

I'd say give it another shot. Maybe try 4noggins this time.

Cheers!
tambakusevankarta, Greetings.
Thank You for your reply. I hope you are enjoying your blends and smokes and pipes likewise.
There was a total disruption of logistics months back due to COVID. This greatly affected many including me on a long run.
Your input matters and would give another try some day.
Shopping with SP had been a pleasant experience. Though my package got lost, but they sincerely refunded me w/o asking a single question.
Enjoy your smokes and blends..
Happy Piping! puffy
 
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