McClelland Dieing off??

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  1. bostoneo

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    I would say that the 1970's to early 1980's were the year Pipe were hot, Tinderbox the Tabacco shop was like 150+ stores strong. Today they are almost history. Yes there will alway b e pipe smokers, but the market has shrunk.

    Cigars also IMHO face a uncertain future as milinals are in to VAPS, or Pot. Not quality Cigar in large numbers.

    XIKAR is always coming out with New Lighter & cutter to capture new sales. I have a XIKAR Impress that's was mfg, in 2012, I got it later 2012, it work, it makes fire, it is going no where.

    Perfect lighter? No but it makes single Jet Fire.
     
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    Sucks. Thanks, FDA and Leaf Quality. :mad:
     
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    It’s actually the NCAAs fault
     
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    ...how do you figure?
     
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    iPhone problems lol
     
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    Our lives have been change by Government Regulators for over 50 years. The Maroboro Man, Spuds McKinsey, and other have been booted off TV because of a P.C. World.

    Yes the FDA allows food makers to still use M.S.G. [i[ mono sodium glutamate[/i] in our food. Bad stuff that cause Cardiac Arithmias, and other problems.
     
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    I really miss my local Tinderbox - it was in the Mall!
     
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    it is Obama's fault
     
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    Hillary’s daughters fault
     
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    Local B & M has like 40-50 Pipes in display case, good brands, not junk Pipes. They have maybe sold two in the last 12 months. I told the manager he is sitting on dead inventory. If it was my inventory, I would blow them out, put them on e-bay, to make room for items that sell.
     
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    StogieFisher Trolling troll is trolling.

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    ISO redcake
     
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    This fucking sucks. McClelland has (had) the best Virginia out there which is what I smoke most of. Now there will be a run on everything.
    I have to disagree with pipe smoking being dead. It’s not where it was back in the day but like cigars had seen a resurgence, plenty of pipe forums out there and a healthy thread dedicated to it here. I think most of the pipe and tobacco sales are online.
     
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    So sad.....I was hoping it wasn’t true


    Sent from my cellular device via tap to talk
     
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    Every business has ups and downs. But the sad truth of business is, it come a time when you no longer are making money, and the good old day are gone.

    So you have two choice continue loosing money, or shut down and sell off you inventory, manufacturing equiptment, and move on.

    It is difficult just like when Henry Ford, and other made the auto. The guys making hourse drawn carriages, wagons, tack, and buggy whips found it they had been replaced.

    Everyone was drive a Model T Ford. Harley Davidson almost went under a couple of times. Now they have reinvented their brand, and their dealer are selling more t-shirt, dog collars, and Harley Davidson branded item then motorcycles.
     
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    sonarman Hey Skimmer!

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    Ok. Because this is on text only don’t take offense BUT, what the hell are you talking about? Like are you getting paid in 5100 to write all these posts?
    Jk, but seriously.
     
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    Harleys going down the tubes recently as well. My company is pulling out of the manufacturing of motorcycle tires as well.
     
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    market saturation
     
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    This sucks. I don't smoke a pipe that often but when I do it is 90% of the time a McClelland blend.
     

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