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Old 09-23-2022, 07:32 AM   #1
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Cigar Inflation

I've noticed as with everything else cigars prices are increasing. The price of a cigar here in NH has gone up almost 12%. How has the increase in cigar prices affected your selecting of cigars due to the price increases? I myself have enough cigars that I really don't need to buy any cigars. But when I do buy a cigar at my local B&M I am much more careful as to what I select. How about you?
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Old 09-23-2022, 01:52 PM   #2
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Over the last couple years, CCs prices have gone insane. Don't purchased them anymore. For NCs, I usually try to find bargains even before the prices increased.
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Old 09-23-2022, 02:47 PM   #3
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I buy most of mine on auction. That really keeps the price down. I've only been to the cigar shop a couple of times since my heart attack. That was over 3 years ago and quite frankly I'm shocked at how expensive they've become.

Years ago, a really good solid cigar was $5 and the expensive ones were $7 or $8. Rarely did anything exceed $10. Pretty much a decent cigar now starts at $10 and it goes sharply up from there.
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I think taxes are having an effect on retail prices
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Old 09-23-2022, 04:25 PM   #5
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I think taxes are having an effect on retail prices
Up here in NH there is no state tax or cigar tax. But prices are still going up.
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There's Fed taxes though, and the cost of bringing new cigars through new FDA regulations. Fed tobacco taxes have been somewhat increasing stealthily.
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While I have no love for the current administration that's just ignorant Rob.
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Old 09-26-2022, 06:25 AM   #9
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I honestly can't say that I have noticed nc prices having increased, but i dont have access to buy from my local B&M, so i buy online exclusively.

Only thing I have noticed is a handful more vendors now charge tax when no one used to (I'm aware a law was created requiring collection of sales tax on online orders not too long ago, but don't recall if its federal or state by state), Still, the majority dont, but those that do, its not terrible percentage-wise, but it does add up.

Wyoming sales ales tax is 4%.

Pennsylvania, which seems to have an unusually high number of cigar vendors, are also the only places that I have ever paid tax for, and not all Pennsylvania vendors collect it. Cigars International is the biggest example of one who does, and Pennsylvania sales tax is 6%, but it appears that its the sales tax of the buyers state that is collected, so I'm charged our 4%.


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Old 09-29-2022, 06:13 AM   #10
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I honestly can't say that I have noticed nc prices having increased, but i dont have access to buy from my local B&M, so i buy online exclusively.

Only thing I have noticed is a handful more vendors now charge tax when no one used to (I'm aware a law was created requiring collection of sales tax on online orders not too long ago, but don't recall if its federal or state by state), Still, the majority dont, but those that do, its not terrible percentage-wise, but it does add up.

Wyoming sales ales tax is 4%.

Pennsylvania, which seems to have an unusually high number of cigar vendors, are also the only places that I have ever paid tax for, and not all Pennsylvania vendors collect it. Cigars International is the biggest example of one who does, and Pennsylvania sales tax is 6%, but it appears that its the sales tax of the buyers state that is collected, so I'm charged our 4%.


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Pennsylvania and Florida don't have a wholesale tax on cigars. That's why nearly all of the big cigar houses ship from those states. They are supposed to collect tax on cigars when bought and send it to the states that they were shipped. I don't know why some do and some don't.
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