Anyone see the "new" pipesandcigars yet?

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WWhermit

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Just went on some online tobacco sites to compare prices. I visited pipesandcigars to search for a couple blends. WTF?

Excuse my language, but who reconfigured the site, and thought that it worked better? Is it just me, or is it now a pain in the ass to search for blends?

Take McClelland's 221B Arcadia, for example. Impossible for me to find.

Looks like smokingpipes just took the #1 spot for me.
 

WWhermit

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I've gone to P&C mainly because I like a lot of Russ's blends. Now, though, it's too much of a pain in the ass to navigate. Too much change in the last couple years, not enough for the good.
 
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Ordered from smokingpipes.com and received in 10 days to Canada. Will sorry have repeated.

Also ordered from pipesandcigars for my FOG/FNG commitment. They do not ship to Canada so probably wont be back on the site again.
 

dBear

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I spent a bit of time playing with it to see if "learning to use" the site would improve my opinion. It didn't. The old layout was much more intuitive and easy to see where you were going. Also there's something wrong with their font sizes or layout with the pictures or something with the blend names - the old site I could focus easily on the blend names and zip right to what I was looking for, the new site requires peering and studying. Too much trouble.
 

TWolf

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The site is essentially the same as CigarsInternational now...
Exactly. It functions very much like the CI site now. And the CI site is one of the worst vendor sites I've seen. The only thing that made the CI site palatable was that their selection of pipe tobacco was limited compared to their cigars and to other vendor sites so it wasn't too hard to find things. P&C's offering of pipe tobacco is much more extensive which makes this new layout way too cumbersome and difficult to navigate. Somebody made a really bad decision.
 
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Exactly. It functions very much like the CI site now. And the CI site is one of the worst vendor sites I've seen. The only thing that made the CI site palatable was that their selection of pipe tobacco was limited compared to their cigars and to other vendor sites so it wasn't too hard to find things. P&C's offering of pipe tobacco is much more extensive which makes this new layout way too cumbersome and difficult to navigate. Somebody made a really bad decision.
AGREED! :D
 

Puffstone

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I was on a bit ago... site is a pain to use and the whole reason I never liked cigars international was due to layout of the website, which p&c is exact to now.

Since they merged the pipe inventory has been terrible and seems the site has gonna down, this is the icing on the cake.

I hate to say this as smoking pipes is a bit higher price in what I buy, but I will be only shopping smokingpipes until p&c gets easier to navigate. Guess that's a good thing as smoking pipes keeps money in my home state, too bad I have to pay state sales tax too.
 

Trauma

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I've been a loyal P&C customer for a while, not sure how I feel about the new site yet. I've not really explored it enough to make up my mind. It is funny how similar how it is to CI.
 

JRobert

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I hate to say this as smoking pipes is a bit higher price in what I buy, but I will be only shopping smokingpipes until p&c gets easier to navigate. Guess that's a good thing as smoking pipes keeps money in my home state, too bad I have to pay state sales tax too.
Have you checked the prices at 4noggins.com? Don't forget you get 10% off with the "psf" discount code. I really like both smokingpipes.com and 4noggins.

(edit) Brad types faster!
 

Puffstone

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Have you checked the prices at 4noggins.com? Don't forget you get 10% off with the "psf" discount code. I really like both smokingpipes.com and 4noggins.

(edit) Brad types faster!
Thanks for this info, I'm all about a deal. I will start shopping them now too.
 
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