This Just Makes Me Sick

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anthonyrosenthal74

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I love this blend. It is one of the best blends I've ever smoked. I hope to be able to score more tins here and there in the future as I only have 12 tins. I paid 10 dollars and change for it just a few days ago....
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sealed-McClelland-Balkan-Blue-50-gran-tin/222868922978?hash=item33e405e262:g:S0gAAOSwJ6dancB9
I just can't justify spending that much money on a tin regardless how much I like it.

 

chasingembers

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Arrr! :mrgreen: All 10 o' me tins be safely agin' in the hold. No scalpin' here. It is disheartening to see though.

 

hoosierpipeguy

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If you invest the time to call around, I suspect you'll still be able to find some tins at a reasonable price. I'd do that quickly though as there are other people out there doing the same thing.

 

chasingembers

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There are a few obscure websites stocked with several of McClelland's blends. Ordered a bunch of Oriental No. 6 over the weekend.

 

dmcmtk

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It's cheap! :D
https://www.ebay.com/itm/MCCLELLAND-FROG-MORTON-ON-THE-TOWN-AND-ON-THE-BAYOU-100-GRAM-SEALED-TINS/132527905287?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D50074%26meid%3Dc5fd7fa0bdd7451aa1be5b4639a1f94b%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D142711840110%26itm%3D132527905287&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
https://www.ebay.com/itm/MCCLELLAND-FROG-MORTON-ON-THE-BAYOU-100-GRAM-SEALED-COLLECTIBLE-TIN/132527879795?_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D50074%26meid%3D225143dd6c154d84808f83363bd3efb3%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D132527905287%26itm%3D132527879795&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982
I'm glad I have enough McC tobaccos to last a lifetime.

 

madox07

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Supply and demand dear fellow pipe smokers ... and a little bit of craze. These prices wouldn't go sky high if nobody would be willing to pay. And since the whole thing with McCleland is official now, everybody went into this hysteria. It's good tobacco, by all means, but it's definitely not worth paying the ridiculous prices.

 

anthony416

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It did not take long for the scalpers to get onto ebay. Saw McClelland's 40th Anniversary still on SP only a few weeks back for around $16 and today on ebay I saw it for $65.
When the dust settles I think prices will drift back a bit. If we all do not feed the stampede things will return to some normality sooner.

 

sablebrush52

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Might prove interesting to see how many buyers there are for these silly prices. Stop back in a few months to see where the level really is.
So many other great blends out there. Why shed blood over these?

 

sablebrush52

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These went for $300. If these prices hold, I'm rich!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/McClelland-Tobacco-Tins-Sealed-Unopened-Full-/253463040952?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=X9i2%252BTagWfuB4lLzVcAUV%252BpJQN0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
What's hilarious is that the seller is still charging shipping.

 

anthony416

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I wonder if a lot of this is going to other countries that recently have discovered pipe smoking and have more $$$ than sense.....The same mob that buys up all the pipes at the pipe shows before they go out on the tables....Let the debate begin!

 

mikethompson

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I can see prices getting out of control when all the stock is gone, such is the nature of a supply/demand system. But if there are outlets where the same product is available at normal retail prices why the stratospheric price now?

 

btp79

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I can see prices getting out of control when all the stock is gone, such is the nature of a supply/demand system. But if there are outlets where the same product is available at normal retail prices why the stratospheric price now?
Perception. When consumers perceive a shortage they are willing to pay much more for the same goods they think or know will be going away. This is nothing new, just maybe new to our hobby.

 

balkisobrains

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From what I have been reading, a lot of retailers are jacking up their prices too. So normal retail today is not what it was a week ago. Regulars are complaining that their stores are doing this, and others are complaining that they found out that the stores that they tried to raid and came up empty on, were actually back-rooming the McC and not saying that they had it unless they knew them. Not sure how they would figure that out, but OK. But most or all of the stores out there won't be getting any more, and they probably got sick of having flippers running in and buying everything McC, nothing else, and probably never to return after they leave and sell it on Ebay.

 

midwestpipesmoker70

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Geesh...those ebayers can't even do free sipping over $100 :rofl: I have 10 tins of Balkan Blue...that will just have to do me unless I come across secret stash in a B&M.

 
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