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ontariopiper

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PostSubject: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:29 pm

There must be something going on that I don't know about. I've tried all the regular online shops looking to order a 250g package of Squadron Leader, but to no avail. No one has it in stock, and many don't have any 50g tins either.

Anyone else notice a distinct lack of SL available?

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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:42 pm

Looks like supplies are thinning out. Didja try Iwan Ries in Chicago?

http://www.iwanries.com/Samuel-Gawith-Squadron-Leader-250g-P11641C319.cfm
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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:03 pm

Smokingpipes.com had 50gm tins earlier, but out of 250gms....
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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:12 pm

I have said it once, and I'll say it again, Mars Cigars. Wink

No blogs, video reviews or fancy pics, but IMHO the best "no-frills" pipe tobacco shop on the interweb.

http://www.marscigars.com/samuelgawith-squadronleader.aspx
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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:47 am

Richard Burley wrote:
Looks like supplies are thinning out. Didja try Iwan Ries in Chicago?

http://www.iwanries.com/Samuel-Gawith-Squadron-Leader-250g-P11641C319.cfm

Thanks for the link. Looks like they do have the 250g pack but at $10-$12 more than most others. Shipping is also a bit ridiculous at $31 to Ontario - from Chicago. Would almost cost me less to drive there to pick it up! Crying or Very sad

The really sad part of all this is that even after dishing out $70+ USD, I'd still be saving money over buying locally - a 50g tin here in Ontario is $30CAD, which puts 250g somewhere around $175CAD (roughly $135USD) after taxes.

Having now done the math, I may just pull the trigger on the Iwan Ries deal anyway..... 5) 5)

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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:35 am

Looks like Mars is ten bucks cheaper. They're a good outfit, but I don't use them because they don't take Mastercard or PayPal, I think. I thinned my c.c. herd a few years ago using the k.i.s.s. principle, and it's now the only one I have. Sorry about the state of affairs in Canada and elsewhere. Have you considered a revolution?
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AJ

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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:10 pm

I deal with Mars Cigars and Tobacco all the time. He has some of the best prices on McClelland Tobacco that I've found. He still sells Esoterica at prices that are reasonable. I've never known Mike to gouge at anytime. The service is above reproach. He has a flate rate shipping charge of $6.95 no matter how much you order. I highly recommend Mars to anyone looking for fair prices and great service. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:45 pm

Also, Pay Less Pipes. Save yourself a second trip and buy a pound. Cool

http://www.paylesspipes.com/items.php?deptid=3&styleid=530

I can vouch for them as well.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:51 pm

Just noticed Mars won't ship outside the U.S. He's had enough of the b.s., apparently.
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AJ

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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:10 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Just noticed Mars won't ship outside the U.S. He's had enough of the b.s., apparently.

I knew that but I didn't make the connection between Ontariopiper and that he was in Canada. Duh! 5)

AJ
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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:14 pm

Thanks for all the recommendations, everyone. Much appreciated.

I've sent an email to Pay Less Pipes asking about international shipping. Fingers crossed. Otherwise, I'll be watching and waiting for SL to show up again on 4Noggins.

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Psmith

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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:09 am

Hey fellow Canadian,

Have you tried Skiff? I find it and SL to be pretty similar but Skiff is usually more readily available. There is a different oriental component in Skiff, although Lat wise I find they have a pretty similar ratio. Concerning the oriental in it, I find it reminds me of the bidis I sometimes smoked while in India. It must be the same kind of leaf in there. 4N's almost always has the 250g boxes in stock eh.
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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:17 am

Psmith wrote:
Hey fellow Canadian,

Have you tried Skiff?  I find it and SL to be pretty similar but Skiff is usually more readily available.  There is a different oriental component in Skiff, although Lat wise I find they have a pretty similar ratio. Concerning the oriental in it, I find it reminds me of the bidis I sometimes smoked while in India.  It must be the same kind of leaf in there. 4N's almost always has the 250g boxes in stock eh.

Thanks for the tip, Psmith. Haven't tried Skiff, but it sounds like I need to add it to my list. Might start with a 50g tin, though, before committing to a half pound. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:49 pm

Oh no - I have one 50g tin left.....SL is a favorite.....
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AJ

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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:55 pm

Canicus61 wrote:
Oh no - I have one 50g tin left.....SL is a favorite.....

Best hurry along now and restock before you find yourself settling for a some lesser blend. Smile

AJ
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PostSubject: Re: Squadron Leader, Where Are You??   Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:53 pm

I like Skiff better than squadron leader, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised but neither are regular smokes for me. Hope you find your baccy and at a decent price.
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