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Trout Whisperer

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Location : The North
Registration date : 2018-02-21

PostSubject: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:46 pm

Greetings, briar fellers!

Great place you have here! Glad I found it.

I have smoked a handful of cigars in my life, and a few months ago decided to explore pipe smoking. I researched tobaccos, pipes, and techniques, then visited a brick-and-mortar tobacconist in a town nearby.

I walked out of the store with an estate pipe and two ounces of their black Cavendish, which they evidently try to sell to beginners.

The pipe works well enough, but the tobacco is flavorless and not worth the trouble. So I returned in order to procure a Latakia blend. The clerk allowed me to compare the aroma of a blend with Syrian Latakia (HH Vintage Syrian) to another with the Cyprian variety. I remarked that I very much like the Syrian blend. He replied that I would need to develop my palate before he would sell me one of those blends, and walked over to speak with two customers looking at pipes.

Today, a few months later, I have four tins each of HH Vintage Syrian and Ashton Artisan's Blend. At the rate I smoke, they may outlive me, but that is beside the point. Plus I found a tobacconist who knows how to treat customers.

I also have a few other tobaccos, including Black Irish X (for when I'm in the mood for a burning-rubber flavor), and Ennerdale, for when I want a blast of artificial, floral things.

Happy piping to you!
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loneredtree

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Location : Nevada City, CA.
Registration date : 2011-05-28

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:52 pm

First of all, welcome to this group of pipe lovers. I hope that you find the information available here useful. Secondly, there is no figuring how people run their business. I think that Latakia blends are the most easy ones to introduce to a new smoker. They have a good taste burn well and do no knock your socks off with lady N.

It is good that you have more then one tobacconist to go to. Happy puffing!
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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 54
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:54 pm

lol!

So, your pallette is too young for vintage Syrian, eh? (Smirk) Apparently he is too inexperienced a retailer to be working with customers! If he was any good you would have needed a hand truck to get what you bought to your car.........

Welcome to the forum!
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Brewdude
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Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:01 pm

Welcome to BoB. We're a very friendly bunch here and you won't find a single snooty member among us!

Very Happy


Cheers,

RR

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Corncobcon

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Age : 69
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:07 pm

Welcome to BoB. It sounds like you are in- hook, line, and sinker! Enjoy your new pipe and tobaccos. Before you know it, you'll have several more pipes for your rotation, and many more tobaccos to store.
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ak2000

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Location : NW Burbs Chicagoland
Registration date : 2017-10-15

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:31 pm

Welcome from IL! Black Irish X eh affraid
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DrT999

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Age : 60
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:13 pm

Welcome to BoB! I hope you enjoy the hobby and your time here

"T"
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huffelpuff

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Age : 48
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:16 am

Welcome to the fold. Were a small but happy lot. Glad you persevered and got the tobaccos you wanted. Aston Artisans Blend is sublime. Enjoy it in rude good health sir.

Jim
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Trout Whisperer

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Location : The North
Registration date : 2018-02-21

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:37 pm

Thank you all for the welcome!
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wij

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Age : 51
Location : Carolinas - Work in one live in the other.
Registration date : 2018-01-22

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:08 pm

Welcome for another BoB newbie. It’s beyond me why any businessman would decline a sale well unless it was a bottle of bourbon and a new car to a 16 yo
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Falcon Puffer

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Registration date : 2018-01-28

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:59 pm

Welcome to the forum. Indeedy, there are no snubs here. Very Happy
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Oxman

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Location : Tabora, Tanzania in darkest East Africa
Registration date : 2014-06-05

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:58 am

Welcome to the friendly confines of BoB.

Yup i have met a few tobacconists like that. damn shame but clearly not interested in business.
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Walkman

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Location : Colorado
Registration date : 2017-09-23

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:36 pm

Welcome to BoB! Your experience at the tobacconist is unfortunate, but not typical of most retailers and certainly not most pipe smokers, which are generally a very friendly and helpful lot.
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Puffy

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Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2007-12-23

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:02 am

Welcome
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hobie1dog

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Location : Cornelius, NC
Registration date : 2010-06-21

PostSubject: Re: Snooty Tobacconists and Exploring a New Hobby   Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:12 am

Welcome to the forum.

Remember- humans are the sole source of disappointment in the world.
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