I've been researching many things and with tobacco of all forms and also pipes themselves it seems the odd country is being ripped quite largely. Being from Australia it's an easy compare for me to use, average cost of 50g pipe tobacco is $42-$50 and yet I can order from some USA or UK based sites and then have it mailed to my address of choice and it would cost me less than if bought from a local b&m. I know it is to do with local taxes etc etc but why would I buy local if I can order it cheaper online then delivered with a substantial saving. I could have 2 of my favourite tobacco's for less than the price of 1 easily with some sites regular sales. I know buying local is the best way to help local jobs but these types of situations make it so much harder with every year each dollar is meaning less and yet having to go further..... I'm not getting into pipe prices....ending rant now.