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Old 08-23-2023, 06:34 AM   #1
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Cigar Inflation

Have you found you are buying fewer cigars now that their prices are going up? I have cut back a little, but I'm still buying too many cigars.
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Old 08-23-2023, 06:50 AM   #2
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I haven't really the price increas3s on nc's that people keep discussing, likely as my screwed up memory doesn't let me remember the price of something specific from say, a year ago compared to now.

I have cut back on buying Cigars the last couple months to stock up on pipe tobacco and accessories, since I just started pipe smoking. This is why you see all the ultra cheap Churchills I've been posting in the "what did you Smoke today 2023" thread.

Still have about a 450 cigar reserve, so not in dire need of cigars, and surprisingly the super el cheapos have actually tasted pretty darn good.

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Old 08-23-2023, 09:53 AM   #3
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I've definitely cut back a little.
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Old 08-23-2023, 10:06 AM   #4
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I've certainly noticed that more cigar companies are putting out premium lines at premium prices, but I haven't noticed a price increase on the everyday lines of NC companies.

I actually am buying more cigars because I'm buying NCs instead of CCs. I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I've been priced out of the CC market.
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Yeah, while my buying has been unaffected by anything, I smoke only 2 a day now that I smoke a pipe, vs 3 a day before. Only way cost factors in is that pipe tobacco is much cheaper than Cigars, which is how I was able to get a good stockpile quickly.

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Old 08-23-2023, 10:42 AM   #6
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Pipe tobacco has gone up 30% on average since 2020. Seems to be holding steady now.
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Old 08-23-2023, 10:47 AM   #7
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Outside of buying some custom rolls from a certain awesome member here, I haven't purchased cigars in a long time, I have way to many already. The only exception is our annual trip to Cabo, I always pick up some singles of Habanos that I like.
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Dang, 30% is a decent increase. Shame I missed out on pre-2020 prices. Would have been dirt cheap, as I consider current prices pretty cheap, aside from tins, which Command a little premium like tubos.

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Old 08-23-2023, 12:26 PM   #9
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I am seeing it, even in the typical bundles I buy. A few are up as much as $10.00 over the last six or eight months. Same for some of the less expensive boxes ($65.00-$100) then and now.
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I really haven't. I'm an opportunist when it comes to cigars. Most of what I buy is on auction and i don't get into bidding wars. I'll grab stuff off of sales when they come up. But that being said I used to go to my local buy a couple of cigars and hang out. Their prices are through the roof.
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