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Smokeless Tobacco Prices

BrandasaurBrandasaur Posts: 543
edited April 2011 in General
Ive noticed in my city that most places have gone from $25+ for a tin of dip to less than $20. They have banned smoking in all parks, 10 meters from any door and no places in any buildings. Cigarette prices are going up, a good pack of smokes costs $9-$11. I think more people are choosing smokeless tobacco, they are even out of lots of kinds at gas stations, which never happened a few months ago. I dont think it will be long before snuff arrives!


  • transistortransistor Posts: 1,158
    Silver dollar should be here shouldn't it??
  • BrandasaurBrandasaur Posts: 543
    Not in Canada... I dont think
  • snuffbrantsnuffbrant Posts: 1,243
    @brandasaur ... man, that is rough ... higher than NYC prices!
  • JwalkerJwalker Posts: 121
    I never understood why they charge 20 dollars for a 1.2oz, 7-8 for a 15g tin right? It's more amazing people pay it for plastic tins that are probably stale and don't somehow get it from the states when you can get a tin of cheap dip for under a dollar pretty easily in a lot of states. Since you already have reached 1 in 4 cigarettes smuggled I'd think they'd worry about that.
  • mmjkrmmmjkrm Posts: 71
    Those prices are insane. I've been paying a little over $3.00 for a 1.2 oz (34g) can of skoal. Not to mention their website offers a $1.00 off coupon a week.
    If I'm not mistaken, Pennsylvania doesn't tax smokeless.
  • SnuffHeadSnuffHead Posts: 2,143
    @ Vathek re Cellar Door, been there. Get out of London, Come up north and the prices are a lot cheaper. Snuff is plenty-full.
  • khalidkhalid Posts: 366
    What snuff do they sell?
  • PrismasterPrismaster Posts: 851
    it is really expensive, i mean, i am in Germany and my smokeless tobacco cost me less then these prices
  • PrismasterPrismaster Posts: 851
    "And with an innovative but retro way of getting around the smoking ban, they also sell lines of variously flavoured snuff."

    Love it!! I hope that will spread!
  • Walrus1985Walrus1985 Posts: 1,365
    You can get a 25g tin of snuff round here for about £2.70-£3.30, depending what it is.

  • Pike MopersPike Mopers Posts: 537
    $20 for a tin of dip? Are you sure you don't mean a roll of tins!?
    A tin of dip here in the Midwest USA is $2-6.
  • PrismasterPrismaster Posts: 851
    @Pike Mopers no, he means 1 (one) can of dip. i know it is hard to believe but it seems that Canada is somehow a nightmare for tobacco lovers.
  • n9inchnailsn9inchnails Posts: 3,250
    edited April 2011
    Canadian tobacco tax is ridiculous. A pack of cigs is over $10 and pipe baccy is $25 for a 50g tin, I thank god that I can get my baccy from other countries where it is much cheaper. @Brandasaur why don't you order your dip from Northerner its like 3 or 4 bucks a tin and they have a HUGE selection
  • Koba22Koba22 Posts: 384
    I'm from Herefordshire, but I currently live near Sheffield, Yorkshire (returning home with the family in the summer). There is a news agents at the end of my road that sells O&G in medium and large tins and has the tins of Hedges but thats it. Im intollerant to mentol (I almost exclusively snuff SPs), so this isnt much good to me. They charge about £3.70 for the Hedges but I dont know about the O&G. There is a place in town that I know of that has J&H Wilsons Top Mill regularly and gets those assortment boards of the WoS small tins sometimes, but thats usually a selection of menthols aswell :( They sell the WoS tins for £1.50 which isnt bad, and I think £1.20 for the Top Mill. I don't really frequent high street shops much so I don't know of anywhere else, God Bless MrSnuff is all I can say!
  • Mark WMark W Posts: 444
    If dip cost me that much, I would probably rob a corner store or steal a semi full of it, before I paid 20 dang dollars for a tin of dip. What good does that do for anyone in Canada to have the tax so high? I don't get it.
  • PhilipSPhilipS Posts: 573
    Since January 1978, to comply with EEC (EU) regulations, the Customs and Excise duty was completely removed from snuff tobacco. As the ad valorem tax had already been removed by the Chancellor in 1976 snuff became very cheap indeed. Unfortunately the former tax is back at 20% in the UK. Even so, it’s still good value for money when compared to other tobacco products. A pound in weight costs about 27-30 quid.
  • n9inchnailsn9inchnails Posts: 3,250
    160 a week @ 10 bucks a tin thats more than 100g a day, even if you smoked the pipe 24/7 I don't think it is physically possible to smoke that much
  • n9inchnailsn9inchnails Posts: 3,250
    Oh you were talking about cigs, I thought you were talking about pipe baccy
  • xapkenxapken Posts: 284
    $13 for a pack of cigarettes, yikes!

    I remember late 1970s when the price broke $1.00 a pack here (USA). I switched to the cheaper ones; my friends thought I was being eccentric.
  • snuffbrantsnuffbrant Posts: 1,243
    aw man ... those were the days ... even into the 80's ... $.99 for a pack of camel lights. no wonder i got hooked on them!
  • Walrus1985Walrus1985 Posts: 1,365
    $0.99 for a packet of fags???????????? That's insane. What is the price now @snuffbrant? Here in England even the cheapest fags are around £6. When I bought some pipe baccy the other day, I noticed that the RYO baccy I used to smoke is £14.09 for 50g. I mean FFS!

  • snuffbrantsnuffbrant Posts: 1,243
    oh ... well .. in ohio it is "relatively inexpensive" as compared to Chicago, let's say ... and can be had for between $4.50 and $5.50 ... Camel is always pushing savings, especially if you buy "3 packs". ha! ;) Snuff, in contrast ... is like a fantasy world for me ... never have i seen such great quality product that can hook me up like a cigarette, so inexpensive, even with shipping. and i love the use of "FFS" ... gotta use that more!
  • bobbob Posts: 6,781
    It's funny that snuff is better then cigarettes and it cost less. Imgaine if good cigars worked the same way.
  • BartBart Posts: 1,480
    edited April 2011
    Cheapest cigs, or fag for that matter, I ever got was a pack of Pyramid non-filters about 25 years ago for $o.79 . I'm sure some older folks can beat that, though.

    Some of the old Lucky Strike green could be picked up mighty cheap and supposedly, you received change in the cellophane of the pack if it came from a vending machine...not sure if that is actually true.
    I do know that American Tobacco Company used to sell packs of smokes with baseball cards in them at the turn of the 1900's, back when cigs where associated with healthy, popular activities.

    Just a crazy idea, but possibly Roderick could include some type of glossy cards inbetween the double-bag of a bulk order. Kind of old fashioned looking, maybe of different times in snuff history, his homeland. Jaap Bes would also be another who'd be capable of doing it..of the old historic mills and countryside (and women,haha!)Kidding, there. But, I'm sure they are both busy enough and this would only add another cost. Sure would be nice to hand down some Snuff-Cards to my young ones when I go, though.LOL!
  • snuffmillersnuffmiller Posts: 416
    @ Bart: All customers get a picture postcard of the mills with their first order, but you gave an idea, I'don't promise anything, but I'll kook in to the matter.

    Jaap Bes.
  • ermtonyermtony Posts: 1,393
    2/- for 20 Players No. 6 way back then.... :D
  • SlothSloth Posts: 244
    edited April 2011
    I could buy 10 cigs for around 80 pence in the early 1990's, and they're around 2.60 - 3.20 nowadays. The price for a 25 gram tin of snuff is about what @Walrus1985 said, although I have seen tins going for 4 quid that's still cheaper than 20 cigs. 10 grams tends to be about 1.70 or so.

    @ermtony is referring to the real old school complicated money!
  • Walrus1985Walrus1985 Posts: 1,365
    @sloth I'm in a poor ex-mining community if they charged any more for that they wouldn't sell it. It's good in a way being in a deprived community, cos a can of beer is only around 80p, and a pint in the pub in the pub is only around £2.40. God help those in cities or down south.

  • SlothSloth Posts: 244
    @Walrus1985 Well I'm from Suffolk, so I'm pretty much 'down south'!
  • I started smoking heavy in the early 90's here in Missouri and I could give my friend $2 to get me a pack of lucky strikes. It's crazy how much the prices change in such a short period. My dad was in the army in the 60's and he tells me in the food rations they would give you gum, a pack of matches, and two lucky strikes. Talk about encouraging smoking. Would be kinda cool to have a ration like that to collect though.
  • bakdoorbakdoor Posts: 514
    .35 a pack when I was a kid. Ok...... I'm old!
  • Pike MopersPike Mopers Posts: 537
    I started smoking when they were $4-5 a pack.
    Quit when they were $4-6.
    :) i'm a young'un.
  • xapkenxapken Posts: 284
    @Pike Mopers *big grin*
  • James_SJames_S Posts: 550
    I started smoking when cheapo cigs were $1.90 and better brands were $2.10. When I quit they were $6-7/pk, but by that time I was RYOing pipe tobacco so it was more like $.95/pk! Hehe.
  • buffalobuffalo Posts: 38
    When i started smoking i got a pack of Marlboro reds for $1.30 at the local gas station,now they are almost $7 at some gas stations here in FL. I have a friend that lives in Germany and he has told me that Dip(skoal,copenhagen)is horribly expensive there,i send rolls over every few months to save him from paying the high costs,it's still $3.60-$5.00 a can though here but still cheaper than Germany. By the way i'm only 32 so that cheap price i paid for ciggs wasn't all that long ago,mid 90's.
  • JwalkerJwalker Posts: 121
    It's something insane now, you can still get cheap smokes 3.50 for a pack of pall malls which must be a smuggling thing or something. california has a low tax so I think the prices have been raised by the tobacco cos. Dip is also going up it's almost the same as smokes with the exception of the noble welfare bear and bull. Snus is the same at least on snuscentral which I'm sure they're working hard to do shipping is what's killer though. Nasal snuff is the same maybe 10-20 cents difference but still cheap.
  • OscarWabbitOscarWabbit Posts: 781
    edited May 2011
    Switzerland: 20 cigs 5-6 dollars, 50g tobacco 6-7 dollars, 25g O&G 16 dollars! It's just nuts, which is why I'm hoarding, ie whilst I can still buy cheap on the net and often avoid import duty.

    Another Yorkshireman here. Started buying 'separates' (single ciggies) for 10p each when I was 14.
  • xapkenxapken Posts: 284
    @jwalker RE: I think the prices have been raised by the tobacco cos.

    I can confirm they have. In the early 80s pricing was standardized among brands. Top-shelf all one price, generics a bit lower, sub-generics (crappy white packages with cigs that smoked like packing tape) the cheapest.

    I punched up a few states that have state minimum prices setup based on wholesale costs and brands are all over the place now. Surprising is some of what I consider decent smokes are now cheaper than ones you couldn't pay me to smoke.
  • matsnuffsmatsnuffs Posts: 815
    When I started smoking, a cheap pack of smokes were $1.90, but they were not exactly "fit for consumption," wretched things. Marlboro and the like were $3.25. This is all less than 10 years ago.
    Smokeless prices have gone down over time, still around $4 for Cope and the odd cheap can for around $2 if you are looking for it.
  • snuffedsnuffed Posts: 7
    A tin of 10 gr is about €2,75 here in the Netherlands, and a packet of Cigarettes is €5,- now. So snuff is much more economic in use.
  • JwalkerJwalker Posts: 121
    Yeah they went down in california I think it depends on the store if you only sell like 20 cans a week you have to charge more I just bought skoal xtra wg lc for under 3 bucks after paying 5 bucks. It's always shocked me how much variance there is in prices which could be taxes unpaid or something but I've seen pall malls selling at 3.55 and some at 5.00+ which doesn't matter to me since I don't smoke cigs anymore.

    I don't know what U.S. smokeless is doing they introduce two wintergreen brands cope and skoal xtra removed the made on dates on their copenhagen cans raised the prices and now they're introducing like 20 brands (check the U.S. smokeless sites ingredients, not sure how many are test products though).

    I'm also shocked people still pay for cigarettes seriously people will cough up 5-10 bucks for a pack of some obscure brand like merit or virginia slims when they can make a carton w/rolling tobacco and tubes for that much.
  • 20 dollars...I couldn't believe it when I first read it....jeesh
  • BrandasaurBrandasaur Posts: 543
    Im fine with paying this much for dip since a can lasts me a week and I dont have to spend time ordering and waiting for it. I have friends who buy their dip from northerner then sell them for $10 and they make wicked profit.
  • bobbob Posts: 6,781
    I think packaging cost would be my guess.
  • bobbob Posts: 6,781
    well except mcChrystals and for ever more I'll scratch my head on that one.
  • snussnus Posts: 1
    Guys Cheapest smokeless tobacco is in south Asia Afghanistan, Pakistan and India and the price range is 5 cent to 10 cent and they have different brands  Naswar ,Kuber ,Udta Punchhi
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