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Discussion in 'Pipes' started by JoeSmall, Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. JoeSmall

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    So a few hours ago my wife texts me that we missed our one year wedding anniversary yesterday (we're both pagan so I pulled out the old year and a day bit and she breathed a sigh of relief) she found a nice cuckoo clock that I bought her online for $150.00 or so (I know, I'm a damn nice guy to read her mind and control her fingers on the internet) so now I gotta pick out an anniversary gift of equal value that she bought me. She knows the image I'm cultivating and she suggested I look at pipes and canes. Sounds awesome right, here's a limit get what you want, problem is I'm cheap and I hate the idea of spending that much money on myself. So I'm looking for input. Any one have a cane (not the I've fallen and can't get up type either) or can suggest a path for a fairly green pipe smoker. Thanks...
     
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  2. Just Smitty

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    Try the gift packs on pipes and cigars, they have quite a few that have multiple items needed by new smokers. They also have a good selection of sample packs of bulk tobacco.
     
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  3. MikeInMaine

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  4. SmokeyJoe

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    No help with the pipe, but I can suggest an easy path to a happy marriage....NEVER forget your wedding anniversary!!
     
  5. RTOdhner

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    Damn skippy!

    Hey Joe,

    If you're trying to go tit for tat on the price, then $15 for a briar pipe might be a tough proposition unless you can score a good deal at an estate shop. A cob can certainly be had for $15... hell, you can get two cobs for $15. However, will a cob fit the image you're trying to cultivate? (My self-image is a happy pipe smoker, so cobs work for me... as do just about any pipes).
     
  6. Just Smitty

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    I think you missed the zero... It's $150.00
     
  7. RTOdhner

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    Friggin' glasses! $150? Go for a Peterson!
     
  8. JoeSmall

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    Was just looking at stanwells, will give petersons a look too
     
  9. Morse

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    Savinellis are also a good bet in that range.
     
  10. Tony Malerich

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    You could possible get two decent smokers from either of those brands for $150...or one and some baccy... or one that's a good bit nicer.
     
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  12. Thuber88

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    Realistically, as much as a nice cane is a nice cane, unless you have a bad leg, you will find 1000x more happiness and usage out of the pipes you would buy
     
  13. Stonewall

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    $150.00? Find a Randy Wiley Galleon. As for the cane....find a hickory tree. Or an old pool cue.
     
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    Only $150 would eliminate a whole lot of old pool cues from his choices:cool:
    But his pipe choices are wide and vast:)
     
  15. JoeSmall

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    Those are nice choices Joe!
     
  17. Tony Malerich

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    Some fine options! I'm sure you'll be happy either way. Add the POY and cobs and you'll be in great shape.
     
  18. JoeSmall

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    Went with the second one.
     
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  19. MikeInMaine

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    Good choice. You should be very happy with it.
     
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