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Birddog66

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Good morning everyone, I want to warn any Brits thinking of ordering from Estervals, I just got a £200 Customs bill for six tins of tobacco. I either pay (which will work out at around £50/$75 a tin) or I lose the tobacco and the £70 I paid for it.
Even winning a alligator covered Longchamp on eBay just now can’t take the sting out of this news.
I also just got my tin of 2016 Dunhill 221b, if anyone wants to buy it from me I’m only asking £200. 🤣
I’m smoking Tuskegee Airman in the Kiko meer poker with my coffee this morning, Prozac and Valium instead of milk and sugar today 😬
 

newbroom

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I've been smoking some Sutliff tobaccos lately, in addition to my usual D&R and some C&D and McBarren.
I've got some 507-S (stoved VA) with some J-4 ( burley) mixed and it tastes smooth and easy in my no name octopaneled and rusticated square shanked billiard with a rather thickish saddle stem. This pipe has a metal tenon and is made to accept a filter, ala some Dr Grabow.
I'm going to be experimenting with simple combinations of perique and one other varietal in various ratios to better understand the relationships that can be developed. ( I got panicky when perique was not available and when it returned, I loaded up on it.)
 

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marconi

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Good morning everyone, I want to warn any Brits thinking of ordering from Estervals, I just got a £200 Customs bill for six tins of tobacco. I either pay (which will work out at around £50/$75 a tin) or I lose the tobacco and the £70 I paid for it.
Even winning a alligator covered Longchamp on eBay just now can’t take the sting out of this news.
I also just got my tin of 2016 Dunhill 221b, if anyone wants to buy it from me I’m only asking £200. 🤣
I’m smoking Tuskegee Airman in the Kiko meer poker with my coffee this morning, Prozac and Valium instead of milk and sugar today 😬
I think we have had a good run since January with all the post Brexit confusion, but now they seem to have got a handle on the eight pages of custom forms that come attached to the box.
I think the same applies to SP orders unfortunately.
 

FurCoat

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Sep 21, 2020
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Good morning everyone, I want to warn any Brits thinking of ordering from Estervals, I just got a £200 Customs bill for six tins of tobacco. I either pay (which will work out at around £50/$75 a tin) or I lose the tobacco and the £70 I paid for it.
Even winning a alligator covered Longchamp on eBay just now can’t take the sting out of this news.
I also just got my tin of 2016 Dunhill 221b, if anyone wants to buy it from me I’m only asking £200. 🤣
I’m smoking Tuskegee Airman in the Kiko meer poker with my coffee this morning, Prozac and Valium instead of milk and sugar today 😬
Wow, that does sting. I don't make light of it as I fear that storm is brewing here in the states. Do these steep customs fees also apply to tins sent by forum members? I get packages from my family in Spain for the cost of shipping and the packages don't seem to be opened before it gets to me. Never tried with tobacco though.
 
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