Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by CarlBC, May 20, 2011.
As much as I love the stuff, I can't bring myself to pay 68.45 for a pound.
Thanks for the tip!
I bought some from them recently, but the price did seem high (I've paid less per ounce in tins). I hesitate to say they're gouging us based on limited availability, but I only bought 4 ounces, which will probably keep me going until someone else gets it in. I have a 2-year-old tin in the cellar, but I'd like to get a little more age on it before I bust it out.
Supply and demand baby. Supply and demand.
Well I took one look at the $$?? Now I now I am a NEWB? IMHO I can not justify that price? Beale.
You might be a newb, but you're nobody's fool, Beale. If I wasn't such an SL junkie, I would have passed, too.
Yup. Quite frankly I'm not sure why they aren't charging half-again that amount, you know d@%^ well people would pay it. If the owners of SG aren't very very wealthy after the last five to ten years, they're poor businessmen.
I just did the math. That's about $ 13.41 more than I paid for 250gm at smoking pipes.com last month. Can you say gouging
I don't know that greed factors in all *that* much. Honestly. The price increase just did it's job to help right the availability issue ... some of you just decided to not purchase it. That means perhaps it will stay in stock longer than 8 hours as the market finds the people who are willing to purchase at that price.
Yeah, now that I have given it some thought perhaps the word greed was inappropriate, thanks for putting that into perspective.
Bam!! Chalk up another one for capitalism and the free market! Take that Obama! (jk )
Seriously, though, I think I'd be OK with paying some more for my occasional four ounces if it meant that it would actually be available when I wanted it.
yah but with the demand and SG's lack of ancient equipment from the 1700s, availability will be the same unless a lot of people stop enjoying pipe smoking lol
Availability is a factor of supply, price, and demand. When supply remains low because the manufacturer is incapable of producing a greater supply, that is a variable independent of the demand for the product. If a product is greatly desirable and demand increases, that is a variable independent of the supply of the product.
Price is what creates the balance between supply and demand. Availability problems occur when the price is set wrong. If the price is too high ... there is too much product left available. If the price is too low ... there isn't enough available for everyone.
I have the same prob. I already have 5-6oz, but you can never have too much... Right?
well said andrew
I wanted to hate SL mainly because there is cheaper tobaccos and I am lucky to be able to make my own blend from loose tobacco, (Kentucky Nougat and Latakia).
Unfortunately I love it.
I love the spiciness.
I wish I was rich .