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Canadian Pipe Smoker paying way less $3.04 OZ

stdly

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I came to the forum not long ago under false pretense I can't grow tobacco right now, I wanted to lower my tobacco cost and big thanks to the forum I have.
We all know and complain how much tobacco costs in Canada a pouch of some cherry flavoured whatever is like $38 I think.
I like a lot of Latakia and you can’t buy anything like that in Canada even if you are independently wealthy and I am not.
I was smoking a bulk blend from the south that was the ticket, but with customs, shipping and the moisture in these blends it makes it still expensive.

I actually had no charges on the first order from customs so the price per OZ was $2.56
My second order included 3 lbs of Latakia and still I am at $3.88 / OZ

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Right on! I never worked it out.

I can buy bulk latakia locally for about $25-$28(?)/oz. Mind you, Edmonton is the pipe capital of Canada in my opinion, so I'm not surprised the rest of the country is latakia deficient.
 

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Wow that's a lot I like Latakia but not that much.
When I was young every small town had a news and tobacco shop they sold inexpensive Brigham pipes and tobacco, there are non now.

I didn't mention the stem waste but still for us this is a very fair price to pay and more fun than putting on a face mask to buy $38 cherry tobacco.

Just to be real I bought 10.5 pounds and saved all the stems and misfit leaves and they weigh just over 3 pounds I thought that was petty good.
So the grand total for the 2 orders with stem removed including 4 pounds of Latakia and a pound of Perique is $4.03 / oz
We can only import 3 kg at a time so the shipping costs more but who cares.

You see the numbers this forum and WLT are going to help me retire more comfortable thanks.
 

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You don't have to toss the stems if you shred the tobacco crosswise, instead of lengthwise. The only shredder I know of that does this is the antique Teck 1, but you can also do it by hand, usually cutting it with a knife while in the form of a plug. Just saying, if you wanted to save even more money.
 

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I only have the hand shredder so cross cut isn't really an option only by knife I cut up the Latakia, Perique and Basama stems and will smoke them.
I think that's why I haven't thrown them away yet, the bag with all the stems mixed together smells really good I checked for mould because there where some air cured stems in there,. nothing.
Maybe I will make an offering to the N S E W in my fire pit out back in thanks.
 

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I went through all the stems and leaves I separated originally and recovered a bunch of baccy ended up with 1.9 pounds of fire wood from the 10.5 pounds, way way better than I expected.
$3.79 an ounce with %70 Latakia and the pound of Perique.
Thanks to this forum and WLT I am saving big time.
 

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On that note, possibly a social distancing thing, but I chose "deliver to door" for my package on the Canada Post Tracking page, and my package came to my door today after 3.5 weeks with zero duty.
Thanks that`s good to know.
My speadsheet is telling me I am smoking 2.5 Oz`s a week that`s $9.47 CAD a week, crazy cheap considering the taxes on tobacco in Canada.
 
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