1. This forum section is for discussing pipes, it is not for advertising in any fashion.

BJ Long Company Has Robbed Us

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by cigrmaster, May 25, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. cigrmaster

    cigrmaster Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    522
    I just opened a new package of the BJ Long Tapered Bristled Pipe Cleaners that come 80 to a pack. The package color is now a reddish one instead of the brown, but the wording is exactly the same as the old packaging. These cleaners are half the size of the old ones thickness wise. It now takes two of the new ones to do the same job as the old ones. I could never put two of the old ones through a stem, but now I can. I am really pissed off, this is just a blatant attempt by BJ Long to take advantage of their customers. I am going to contact the company and ask them why. Now I did get these from PC which is where I always buy mine so I have not changed sources. PC is showing the old packaging, so I am going to notify them that they need to change their picture.
     
    Thuber88 likes this.


  2. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,055
    surlysoul, ruffinogold and Thuber88 like this.
  3. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    2,818
    I was wondering if that was just my imagination. Now, I see it's not. Thanks for bringing this up.
     
    Thuber88 likes this.
  4. JimInks

    JimInks Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,864
    I've been using B.J. Long's cleaners since the 1970s, and I sure don't like this news. They need to be told a thing or two by a lot of us.
     
    Thuber88 likes this.
  5. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Messages:
    24,845
    Ya got pics of a side by side ?
     
    Thuber88 likes this.
  6. colorduke

    colorduke Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Messages:
    2,939
    B.J.Long cleaners :thdn:
     
  7. Anthony J

    Anthony J Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    36
    Crap, that's the only brand of cleaners my local shop carries.

    I might have to start using my trombone cleaning supplies on it if the shop stops carrying what I usually buy.
     
    EmperorGix and Tony Malerich like this.
  8. Buckshot Two

    Buckshot Two Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2013
    Messages:
    906
    We're being taken to the cleaners! :old:
     
  9. Anthony J

    Anthony J Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    36
    By the cleaners!
     
    EmperorGix and Wideawake75 like this.
  10. HazyDat620

    HazyDat620 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    388
    Does anyone else notice the tips being extremely sharp and scraping the inside of a stem, especially on a bent?
     
  11. AussieTX

    AussieTX Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,534
    Those are the only brand of cleaners my B&M carries too. Looks like it's time to go back to the internet to get pipe cleaners.
     
  12. County Mountie

    County Mountie Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,234
    I always manually straighten them out as much as possible before use. Always happens
     
    Jussto and WalkinStick like this.
  13. YAPPG

    YAPPG Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Messages:
    767
  14. ruralhipster

    ruralhipster Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Messages:
    516
    I noticed the quantity in the packet changed a couple years back and I'm okay with that. Over time it's fair to either charge more for the same product or give less for the same price, what I don't like is when they change the quality to maintain profit margin.
     
    Stonewall likes this.
  15. Mount Mandolin

    Mount Mandolin Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,880
    B.J. Long cleaners are still a better value than Dill's though. For regular Long cleaners, you get 100 for $2, as opposed to 32 for the same price.
     
  16. colorduke

    colorduke Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Messages:
    2,939
    In my new June 2013 P&C catalog,they show 3 different types of BJ Long pipe cleaners.Med,bristled and jumbo or red,yellow or blue wrapper,could they have given you thr wrong pkg when they were doing your order?
     
    dwaugh likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.