I thought this would be a good time to post an abbreviated version of the NST for Pipes instructions, especially for our new members... (The full version can be found in post #1 of this thread).
[SIZE="4"]This is a great opportunity for New Pipe Smokers!.[/SIZE]
The purpose of the Newbie Sampler Trade for Pipes is to give new pipe smokers an opportunity to sample some different blends of good quality tobacco.
[SIZE="4"]Here’s how it works:[/SIZE]
-New Pipe Smokers (NPS) and Experienced Pipe Smokers (EPS) request to be added to the list.
-Once you’re on the list, the NPS contacts the EPS to initiate the trade.
-Either trader can post when the trade arrangements have been made.
-The NPS will send their end of the trade first.
-Once the EPS receives the package, they will send their package to the Newbie.
-Post when the trades are finished.
[SIZE="4"]Note:[/SIZE] When signing on, tell whether you are an NPS or an EPS.
A New Pipe Smoker: Someone brand new to pipes or has had very limited experience with different pipe tobaccos. An Experienced Pipe Smoker: Someone who has been smoking pipes for at least 6 months, and has smoked a wide range of tobaccos.
[SIZE="4"]What Gets Sent:[/SIZE]
The New Pipe Smoker (NPS) sends the Experienced Pipe Smoker (EPS) no more than a 2oz /50g new/sealed tin of tobacco, (or 100g, if arrangements have been made between the 2 parties for a larger sampler). The EPS may suggest something they'd like to receive.
Something currently being produced, that can be purchased from an online vendor, for under $10 (not including shipping) or from a local B&M. Other arrangements can be made for what to trade provided both parties agree.
The Experienced Pipe Smoker (EPS)will return fire with a sampler of at least 5 different sampler bags of good quality, name brand, tobaccos, roughly 4 bowls worth each (10 different samplers, roughly 4 bowls each, for the larger sampler). Samplers should be tobaccos that the NPS can get down the road, for himself, as opposed to rare or discontinued tobacco.
Trader Feedback should be exchanged.
Unlike the NST for Cigars thread, we will limit this to One Trade Only for Newbies.