Yesterday, I got a call from one of the local B&M's (the manager calls whenever he gets in a shipment of anything he thinks I'd like) that's really cool of him. Plus I asked him to. Anyway, I always pick up a tin or two or three of something right off the shelf. Pay full or near msrp price, we talk, I learn him on pipage and he returns the lesson in cigars and the tobacco market, taxes, etc. You guys who shop etail only, you are missing out. Routinely I've picked up tins dating back to '98, '02, '04 of toby and it's not the inflated prices charged on ebay for "vintaged" toby. Yeah, it's higher than etail pricing and I do have to spend the time & gas to get there but to me, it's one of my "local" shops and if they go down the tubes I'd be quite upset. So, don't overlook or shy away from the B&M's. You may find something you like that's been sitting somewhere else for years only to be discovered and appreciated by you. Originally I was picking up 50gm tins of Butera Royal Vintage toby of the '04 date stamp for a little over $8 each. Whoaah! I told him to call me whenever he gets shipments in, and he calls about every week to 10 days or so. I feel so lucky. Just thought I'd share. :velho: Ed Puff! P.S. I also picked up a 100gm tin of MacB Va #1 dated '02 for $7 and change! It was on the 1/2 price shelf! Not bad ehhhhh?