21 October 2010
Buying local. 21 October 2010.
As rare as this is, I happened to forget my snus a few days ago. Since I work a little ways away from home - driving home wasn't an option for me. I wasn't going to buy cigs, and I definitely wasn't going to pick up any Camel "SNUS", so it was time to buy local. I checked out the Store Finder from GeneralSnus.com and found two stores in the STATE that sell real snus. As sad as it is that we don't have that many locations in Arkansas that sell real snus, I was relieved that one was less than 10 miles away - The Pipe & Tobacco Shop in Little Rock. They had a neat little General Snus freezer and had the basics - Wintergreen, Los, Mint, and one can left of White Portion, which I subsequently purchased. What I didn't realize was how much of a price markup they do here in the states in local shops. The can of snus was well over $6.00, which I disagree with, but hey - they have to make money and it's a specialty tobacco product. The point of this article? Two things. One, don't forget your snus because it's way expensive to buy local. I suggest always buying online because in the end it will save you money - even with shipping costs and taxes. Two, there needs to be more locations selling real snus. This guy said he sells a ton of it - so obviously people are interested. Three - don't sell it for so damn much! Buying local would be great if it were moderately affordable to the common man.