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So, on Wednesday I went to a local B&M and bought a Karl Erik freehand and two tins of SG 1792
The past few days I've been stalking the heck out of Ebay and just barely missed a few nice pipes (including what would have been my first Dunhill and at quite a bargain at under $100, though it needed some cleaning). I have a few more on my watch list closing today, some of which I've bid on, and hopefully I'll win one or two.
Early this morning (around 4am) I placed an order on 4noggins.com for: a tin of Solani X-Sweet Mystery (one of my favorite aromatics), 4oz of 4noggins' Bald Headed Teacher (one of my favorite mild to medium body tobaccos), a replacement stem for my MM Legend, and a new MM Patriot with a bent stem. Unfortunately, the first time I tried to place the order I got a white screen with some kind of failure message to order later. The second time, it went back to the order screen with some red lettering about trying later or with a different payment method. Finally, I stopped using my credit card (though there should be no problem with that card) and ordered with Pay Pal/Bill Me Later. Unfortunately, one of the attempts where I got a failure message must have gone through anyway since when I checked later, both my credit card and Bill Me Later seem to have been authorized (the available balance went down on both by the amount of the sale). So, while I hope 4noggins notices two of the exact same orders within a minute or less of each other and realizes something went wrong and cancel one of the orders (or at at least hopefully they contact me to be sure), I think I might have doubled up that order. That would be OK, The soft plastic MM Legend stem doesn't last long (so another replacement stem will probably be needed in 6-12 months or less), and I love BHT and Solani X-Sweet Mystery, but the BHT would have been cheaper if bought as 8oz instead of two 4oz orders, and I do not need two MM Patriots with the bent stem (if I did two, I'd want one bent and one straight). I'd rather have spent the extra $55 on another Ebay estate pipe or as part of the price of something more expensive. Oh well, worst case, fodder to help get back into my starter package bombs (look out newbies if I get back into it, I used to be pretty obsessive).
Anyway, I'm about to place an order at Cup-a-Joes for a Peterson Belgique (the small bowl will be perfect for Vit N heavy hitter Lakeland blends), and maybe a Peterson Canadian. I also still have a few nice Ebay auctions I'm following and/or have bid on so a few more may end up with me later today.
Recieved my ISPD order today
Tin of Darbyshire (almost forgot this one)
Tin of FVF
Tin of Dunhill 965
Tin of Nightcap
Also received the goodie bag however I didn't receive the slippers and my bag of 4th generation was 2 slices of 1931.