I saw these on the website. I hate to jump in here and poo on your thread, but I, for one, am not interested. I'll give you my reasons:
MM's quality control is rather lax anyway. I love MM cobs, and I own about a dozen. But it's true. They all have a few bumps and bruises. I did receive one pipe that was basically unsmokable out of the box. And I've received a couple that I had to do some work on before I deemed them ready to smoke. And these are FIRSTS. How lousy are the seconds gonna be?
There are a few models that I'm not interested in. For example, I'd be slightly annoyed if I got a bunch of Dane Spools and Patriots (which smoke fine, but are just ugly to me), or a bunch of Minis (I haven't owned one, but the descriptions sound like they are so small as to be basically useless).
These pipes are cheap. Buying directly from MM is the most expensive way to buy them. So, yeah, it might sound like a good discount from MM's price on their website...but it's not that great of a deal. Go to mars cigars & pipes, cheapest place I've found cobs. Generals and Diplomats and Great Danes for $6 instead of $10. Legends for $3.50. And discounts for lots of 12 or more. Heck, if you like the small ones, you could make your own grab bag of ten firsts for LESS than $30. Why buy seconds when you can get the firsts for this cheap?
Anyway. Sorry, just wanted to throw out my two cents. The flip side is that grab bag specials like this are fun, and sometimes you really get a great value out of it. It would be pretty awesome to open that bag and find a couple of Freehands in there