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Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:29 pm

So I have looked at my budget and it is TIGHT. My stupid ass forgot to budget cigarettes in there. :evil: Camel menthols are about $6 a pack here. I figure a pack a day so I need 14 packs or a carton and a few. Would it be cheaper to get smokes there or here? If so there where is the best place and how much do they run? Not into the idea of rolling them. I have done it before and not wanting to mess with it on the playa.
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby pink » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:32 am

Nevada should be cheaper than $6 for Camels- hell, you can get 'em in CA for less than that. I usually pay $6 in CA for American Spirits. I don't know where the discount smoke shops are in Reno, though.
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby moonrise » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:38 am

Mill Street in Reno, the Native American smoke shop sells cartons of American Spirit for about $53 plus tax last time I bought there (a month ago). Camels might be about $50 per carton, so maybe not worth the hassle bc Mill St is not exactly in the midst of the big box stores.

Maybe someone from Reno knows of other convenient smoke shops and prices.
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby lemur » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:29 am

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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby AntiM » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:03 am

Well there is that.

You'll be passing through the reservation(s) on the way in on 447, Nixon, tobacco might be cheaper there. I don't know though, don't smoke.
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby BBadger » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:23 am

If you stop smoking now maybe you won't "need" to try for the LIT program next time.
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:44 am

you think im ornry when im PMS-ing.... have me stop smoking. Im a ragin bitch haha
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby Bob » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:01 am

I quit 5+ years ago, but I used to buy cartons either at the gas station in Wadsworth or at the smoke shop on the Pyramid road in Sparks on the way up to the desert. Cheaper than the Bay Area.

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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby Bob » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:35 am

And prices change. Use a telephone, call a smoke shop. Humps can be pricier than other brands, no idea why.
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby LostinReno » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:00 am

AntiM wrote:Well there is that.

You'll be passing through the reservation(s) on the way in on 447, Nixon, tobacco might be cheaper there. I don't know though, don't smoke.


I-80 smokeshop in Wadsworth I believe is owned by the same people that own the smokeshop on Mill Street (Reno-Sparks Indian Colony). Yeah, this is pretty much the cheapest place. You might want to give them a call. I wouldn't put it past them to jack up the prices a bit, knowing people will pay it right before an event. If you're heading through Reno, I'd just get them at the Indian Colony stores in Reno. The best one is on Pyramid Hwy in Sparks, right across the street from a burner store. :wink:
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:09 am

2001 East 2nd Street Reno, NV 89502
(775) 329-0275

sound right?
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby LostinReno » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:12 am

tattoogoddess wrote:2001 East 2nd Street Reno, NV 89502
(775) 329-0275

sound right?


There's that one, or this one;
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Smoke Shop
1962 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 353-2140

This one is across the street from Prism Magic, a great stop for last minute baubles, like blinkies, pasties, etc....
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:15 am

same people though?
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby LostinReno » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:17 am

tattoogoddess wrote:same people though?


Yup! 8)
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:18 am

I roll all my smokes pre-playa and put them in an air tight container with a piece of lettuce so it acts as a humidor.

Altoids tin for a cigarette case.

$8.40 a carton! 8)
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:21 am

so looks like with that place is is $4.66 with tax per and $43.38 per carton. hell i need to get more camel coupons! the ones i get in the mail are $1.50 off a pack. 3 bucks a pack gees.

how long does the lettuce last?
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby LostinReno » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:22 am

Here's all their locations;
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:30 am

It does'nt have to be letuce, but you want to keep them fresh.

I keep mine in the cooler.

The tobaco and filter tubes come in regular, light, and menthal.
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:31 am

FIGJAM wrote:It does'nt have to be letuce, but you want to keep them fresh.

I keep mine in the cooler.

The tobaco and filter tubes come in regular, light, and menthal.


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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:41 am

FIGJAM wrote:I roll all my smokes pre-playa and put them in an air tight container with a piece of lettuce so it acts as a humidor.

Altoids tin for a cigarette case.

$8.40 a carton! 8)


Wow, that is really cheap. Rolling my own here in NY costs me 23.71 per carton. Almost doesn't pay since cartons were only 28.00 on the reservation here last time I went, but that's a 3 hour round trip.
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:52 am

Pipe tobaco isn't taxed the same as cigarettes.

So the pipe tobaco makers figured they could get in on the market by making an unflavored tobaco for making your own smokes.

1 pound bag of tobaco and 3 boxes of tubes costs me $26 and yelds 3 cartons.

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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:57 am

Any of the "Dotty's" smoke shops here in Reno have cartons for at least $10 cheaper than the Rez smoke shops.
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby Joshua! » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:58 am

Not sure why no one mentioned the fact that you will probably smoke way more than you anticipate. I always found it funny to watch the kids scrambling for a smoke on burn night, or even friday. Light one up in a crowd, and suddenly you have a crowd of 10 new friends bumming from you.

Buy double the amount you think you need, and then be happy to share and have smokes on the way out.

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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby Bob » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:03 am

Smokers in DPW seem split between Spirits and Bali Shag. The ones still alive, anyway.

And lighters disappear faster than cigarettes, fwiw.
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby lemur » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:06 am

it seems to be true about folks smoking more than normal...

most people ive known tend toward smoking more at burning man than normal.. often complaining about no ciggs/asking for them before the end of the week

for some reason folks who havnt been before presume smoking LESS.. due to heat.. being busy..etc..

but that doesnt seem to be the case..

or..just stop smoking now..

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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby LostinReno » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:38 am

oneeyeddick wrote:Any of the "Dotty's" smoke shops here in Reno have cartons for at least $10 cheaper than the Rez smoke shops.


I didn't know Dotty's even sold cartons much less cigarettes, hrmm, need to check that out. You'll just have to make sure you don't get rolled by the tweakers when you walk out with your carton. :lol:

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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby caffeineslinger » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:41 am

Cigarettes seem to be one of those items that go up in price the closer you get to Gerlach so I would definitely in or before you hit Reno.
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:51 am

Your $1 (or so) per pack federal tax goes to pay for Children's Health Insurance Program. An additional $0.80 per pack in California and Nevada goes I don't know where.
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby lemur » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:58 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Your $1 (or so) per pack federal tax goes to pay for Children's Health Insurance Program.



that is a convincing argument for us to all start smoking
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Re: Cheapest place for cigarettes?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:12 am

Yes, I certainly can't think of a better reason.
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