Confused.........is this worth anything?

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  1. Graham R

    Graham R Member

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    Just got this from a friend of mine. He says its the new version of it, but still, its the real stuff. Is it worth anything? Should I bother going to the Ebay route?

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  2. muddler

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    It becomes available occasionally. Nothing special - $10/ tin stuff.
     
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  3. Coda

    Coda Well-Known Member

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    Smoke it, and find out...
     
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  4. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    As Coda says.

    It may not be worth much in terms of dollars and cents but it could be worth a lot in smoking pleasure. ;)
     
  5. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    Just smoke it. It's good stuff.
     
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  6. Graham R

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    Yeah I'll crack it open. I just couldn't work out if it was extremely rare stuff or dime a dozen, and don't understand the history of it. I thought it hadn't been in production since 1994 or something and is extremely sought after, so was interested to see if that is the case.
     
  7. t-bear

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    The old B/S is high dollar...remake...not so much. Depends on which you have.
     
  8. ruffinogold

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

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    It's a very nice blend ! Being you like Lat and that kind of stuff , I think you'll enjoy the heck out of it :th1:
     
  9. lifeon2

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    Couple of my local shops carry it I picked up a tin a few days ago
     
  10. Texhealer

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    I had a bowl of this a couple of weeks ago, I like it a lot but yeah it's the old stuff that brings the big bucks, from what i understand this new stuff is a little hard to find In stock but no worse than some others.
    Real tasty though.
     
  11. JimInks

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    I say smoke it and tell us what you think when you do.
     
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  12. Graham R

    Graham R Member

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    Yeah I love balkans, will give it a spin.
     
  13. Graham R

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    I had it up on Ebay and there were bids coming in up to $86, but then they took it out and said I was violating the rules as its still a retail product and not a collector's item.
     
  14. Stonewall

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    I read an article last year (Greg Pease, I believe) that claimed if you combined 50% Balkan Sobranie and 50% Balkan Sasieni, you had the original blend. I purchased two tins last year and blended the two. It was very good, but I have no window of perspective on the original blend as I've never smoked it. I still have one unopened tin of Sobranie left. I'll leave it for five years or so and see if it turns to magic
     
  15. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    What up with asking others if it is worth anything... that's how I became the obnoxious little tobacco snob that I was back in the 1980's and 90's. Smoke it and find out if you think it's worth anything. You might just like it, and then it's irrelevant what others think. Then, again, you might think it sucks and in that case then it's not worth much - no matter how beloved it is by others. Just be sure to smoke the whole tin, and take care to note the times of day and pipes you smoked it in. You might think it sucks in the morning in a Pete, but find it kicks azz at the end of the day in a Sav (or vice versa).
     
  16. SmokeyJoe

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    86 bucks?!?!? Unbelievable. I wonder if the ebay policy is new, because I've seen sellers flipping 8oz bags of Penzance for 2-3 times retail.

    I'll have to try that. Thanks!
     
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