Since I started buying pipe tobacco in serious quantities about 3 years, I put all my purchases into a spreadsheet so that I can track what I have. A side-effect is that I can do some analysis of my spending pattern and tobacco prices. Here is some analysis. Highest bulk price paid $4.98 per Oz in 2012 for SG SL Lowest bulk price paid $1.25 per Oz in 2009 for Butternut Burley Most expensive 50g tin $12.99 in 2012 for SG SL Cheapest 50g tin $5.99 in 2009 for SG SL Total stored: 486 Oz Average price increase from 2009 to 2012 = 20% Average price increase from 2009 to 2012 excluding SG baccy = 7% The average price increase in baccy is not really all that bad but my picture of it is skewed because 30% of what I smoke and store is Sam Gawith. I have come to two conclusions: Stop storing baccy and start smoking it Never show my wife this spreadsheet!