I chock this up to being a noob and my two fatal charecter flaws: instant gratification and jumping head first into new hobbies. I stopped at CVS two days ago to get some CPT Black. A 1.5oz package cost me $8.26, and they don't carry pipe cleaners! I had the bright idea after seeing on the Cigars International site that CB was only $2.95. then I went yesterday to the actual CI store, and it was $4.95. Still almost 1/2 the price, but for $2.95 i did pick up a pouch of half and half.