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1 $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:58 pm

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Do you have a supply? My wife is spending $95


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2 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:00 pm

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That would be illegal Rosie...


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3 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:56 pm

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rosencrentz wrote:Do you have a supply? My wife is spending $95

Try to get her to switch to cigars and perhaps your smoke budget will decrease a bit. Smile

4 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:54 pm

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So is paying $50/carton at the duty free shop truly a deal? This is what people keep dwelling on, and since I don't smoke and am ignorant to what prices are for cigarettes, I'm curious to know some peoples opinions.

5 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:57 pm

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IMO, any money spent on cancer sticks is too much. I am an ex-smoker and have started to hate that disgusting habit.


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6 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:05 pm

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I'm not as radical as goth, but I do notice the odour off smokers more and more.

As to what is a bargain, if you pay $50 at duty free and $75 in Winnipeg I'd have to say that is a bargain. Paying $35/carton is a greater bargain still but I think that is a "generic" brand off the reserves.


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7 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:12 pm

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"generic" being Players usually.


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8 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:19 pm

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Dunno. That was my brand when I smoked so I'd be okay with that. But now? How dare people rip the government off their rightly deserved taxes...


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9 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:30 pm

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grumpy old man wrote:I'm not as radical as goth, but I do notice the odour off smokers more and more.

As to what is a bargain, if you pay $50 at duty free and $75 in Winnipeg I'd have to say that is a bargain. Paying $35/carton is a greater bargain still but I think that is a "generic" brand off the reserves.

I wouldn't call myself radical but I do not enjoy the smell of second hand smoke. My son is asthmatic and smoke causes attacks. My neighbors smoke and whenever my son would go over to their house he would come home stinking like a cigarette and cough all night. He no longer goes over to visit.

The $35.00 cartons are "Indian smokes" and they are awful. They aren't players or any brand I have ever heard of.


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10 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:54 pm

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Maybe $35 for crap will do 2 things, save $60 per carton and cut back her 1 1/4 cartons per week consumpton?


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11 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:44 pm

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I heard they were terrible. How hard can it be to make something comparable at the same cost ($35)? Their business would go through the roof. I'd like to see that. And the government should start providing cessation material/products to the people that they rake billions from. The least they should do.

12 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:46 pm

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I believe that the access to "quality" leaves is the problem.
National brands must maintain the same quality and taste, while the aboriginal cig's , perhaps don't try to worry about the quality control because all they are selling is "cheap"!!


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13 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:20 pm

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that's just ridiculous rosie.

the REAL cost of cigarettes has nothing to do with the production costs.

the REAL cost of cigarettes is the taxes imposed to steal as much as possible by the government from those who CHOOSE to smoke tobacco.

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14 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:36 pm

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AA, do YOU talk like THIS in REAL life as well?


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15 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:02 pm

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Let them eat cake! What would have happened if Marie Antoinette added a $9 tax to the free slice of cake? There would have been a revolution.

16 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:05 pm

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Before the manufacturer's in the U.S. agreed to a massive fine, regarding their harmful cigarettes, duty free cost was around $20 carton.
Everything after that I believe are taxes. Seems reasonable?


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17 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:26 pm

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Rosie let me sell you a box of Oreo's for $1. Then when you get hooked on them I'll up the box to $30. I'll start an obesity foundation and commit some of the proceeds to studying obesity. Seem reasonable?

18 Re: $35 Carton Cigarettes! on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:38 am

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grumpy old man wrote:AA, do YOU talk like THIS in REAL life as well?

Ummm...yes?

Sort of...I inflect my voice where appropriate to emphasize certain important facts or comments.

It's more emphatic than a "quote". Smile

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