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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:41 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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Good on you! I wish ABC would do a story on Sparta, SM Frank and MM for their Made in America series. I love my new DGs, KWs and MMs!!


You have to be kidding! There's no ad revenue to be gained from doing television on any smoking product since tobacco advertising is banned. Don't think you will ever see ABC touch the subject ...


Yup. Unfortunately that's something that the mainstream media isn't going to touch with a 10' pole.  It would be nice to see DG and KW join the 21st century and adopt a larger online presence though. My $.02...MM has done a better job of that.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bubba...we heard from the current factory management during our recent Grabow factory tour that due to the contracts with the larger retail drug stores like CVS, Walgreen, etc, that Grabow can't sell pipes thru their own website. Not sure if that agreement is with all of the larger retailers or not.  Since that tour this summer, CVS is gone.  I've not heard anything about Walgreen, but there seems to be no sign that they're following suit, at least not immediately. Maybe someone here knows of an update on their position. We'd all love it if the Grabow site received a face lift and became a very slick selling tool for IPA, because we want them to prosper and do well!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoeMan wrote:
Bubba...we heard from the current factory management during our recent Grabow factory tour that due to the contracts with the larger retail drug stores like CVS, Walgreen, etc, that Grabow can't sell pipes thru their own website. Not sure if that agreement is with all of the larger retailers or not.  Since that tour this summer, CVS is gone.  I've not heard anything about Walgreen, but there seems to be no sign that they're following suit, at least not immediately. Maybe someone here knows of an update on their position. We'd all love it if the Grabow site received a face lift and became a very slick selling tool for IPA, because we want them to prosper and do well!


That's just it...I totally get the reasons that made sense in the past.  Given the changing business environment though (i.e. CVS...as you mentioned), I can't imagine that they'd want to put 99% of their eggs in the B&M basket going forward.  I just hope that the agreement that you mentioned is not open-ended (on their end).  Give it some time...Walgreens and Rite Aid will follow CVS's "lead"  once enough political pressure is placed on them.  That and let's be honest...from a strictly business point of view...I can't imagine that tobacco products are the most efficient use of that space behind the counters.

And yes...I want IPA to prosper as much as anyone else.  I just don't see how the current model of operating is going to work 5-10 years from now.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree all the way!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just like to see all the current available/production models on the web site.

I have a couple of local smoke shops that carry them now, but its hard to look at them when you are there...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best selection and price I've found is WVSmokeShop.com, starting on page 4 of "new pipes" section.

If I'm not mistaken, the pipe you see is the pipe you get, which is rare for most online sites.

Happy shopping. By the by, those are hugh sponges in your Avitar.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mickey wrote:
The best selection and price I've found is WVSmokeShop.com, starting on page 4 of "new pipes" section.

If I'm not mistaken, the pipe you see is the pipe you get, which is rare for most online sites.

Happy shopping. By the by, those are hugh sponges in your Avitar.


Thanks Mickey, I found them a couple of years ago in the woods behind my house here in Indiana.  Biggest I have ever found.

Thanks for the site info, I will check it out.


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