Re: Is Samuel Gawith up to something?
I don't get the gripe (if there is any). It's significantly cheaper per ounce. If someone is willing to spend $9 for 50g, and they've read the rave reviews, spending $25 for 250g is not much of a leap at all.
Using mars cigars prices:
50g for $8.75 = 17.5 cents per gram
250g for $23.50 = 9 cents per gram! That's nearly half price!
453.5g (1lb) for $52.95 = 11.6 cents per gram
Bulk is the best buy. At worst, you end up something you don't care for, but it's a highly tradable commodity.
I can't be the only one who looks at price per ounce or gram, can I? These days, I buy almost exclusively in bulk, and I won't stock up on blends that don't have a bulk option/discount. Sorry Irish Flake and Aged Burley Flake. Talk to me when you're 250g tins at a cut rate. I can't justify spending over $90 a pound on those blends. Sure a pound is lot of pipe smoking, but $90 dollars!? I won't do it.
Any man who checks his watch while smoking his pipe is doing it wrong.