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Post by Axixic Mon May 19, 2014 5:12 pm

Maybe I'm late to the party and everyone else already knows this... Sam_0510

...but I didn't know that, here in Mexico, cigarettes also come in packs of 18.

I knew about the "14" packs - but they are noticeably smaller and merchants charge proportionately less for them.

The "18" packs are EXACTLY the same size as the "20" packs and I was charged the same for this one as for a "20" pack.

Caveat emptor - Live and learn.
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Post by sparks Mon May 19, 2014 6:10 pm

Live and quit ..... por favor
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Post by CanuckBob Mon May 19, 2014 6:12 pm

Never seen those before either. Perhaps they are counterfeit Marlboros?
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Post by TrueBrit Mon May 19, 2014 7:28 pm

You can buy single cigs at the games.

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Post by Axixic Mon May 19, 2014 9:00 pm

Bob - I don't think so - they tasted like the real thing. In fact, if they were counterfeit and charged appropriately less for that I would happily switch. My complaint is that they charged the same for 10% less quantity.
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Post by Rosa Venus Mon May 19, 2014 9:08 pm

I've never seen the 18-pack before. Where did you buy them?

By the way, I think you can buy single cigs just about anywhere, including OXXO, though I doubt you have much choice of brand, obviously.
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Post by Axixic Mon May 19, 2014 9:18 pm

Singles? Just about everywhere.

I hesitate to mention the place. I don't mean to be coy but they may be doing something improper and I am reluctant to cast stones.

In Ajijic. Close to the Malecon. I think that's likely as far as I should go.

But I really don't think they were counterfeits. As I said, if they WERE and they charged 'counterfeit' prices I would be happy to become a regular customer.
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Post by CheenaGringo Mon May 19, 2014 9:20 pm

Back prior to getting religion and quitting for probably the 50th time, I use to buy the 25 packs of Marlboro Reds.  That way I could still claim to only smoke a pack a day!

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Post by Axixic Mon May 19, 2014 9:23 pm

sparks wrote:Live and quit ..... por favor

Not gonna happen.

Live your life. Do as you please. Allow me the same.
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Post by Axixic Mon May 19, 2014 9:25 pm

CheenaGringo wrote:Back prior to getting religion and quitting for probably the 50th time, I use to buy the 25 packs of Marlboro Reds.  That way I could still claim to only smoke a pack a day!

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Cowboy killers.

Cool.

(Actually, 25 packs are the STANDARD in Canada.)
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Post by Ms.Thang Mon May 19, 2014 9:30 pm

Where did you get that image AxiXic? Did you take it yourself? Because I looked (briefly) and Mr. Google gots nothin on Marlboro with 18 cigs in English or Spanish. So that is wierd. How much do cigs cost here anyway?

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Post by Axixic Mon May 19, 2014 9:35 pm

Ms. Thang - yes, I took the pic myself, cropped out the offensive "warning" images, and added the arrows to point out the differences in labeling.

Photoshop is your friend.

Marlboro Blanco - MX$ 45.00 per pack, generally.
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Post by Lady Otter Latté Mon May 19, 2014 9:49 pm

Wow! When my dad sent me to the store to get him a pack of cigs, he gave me 50 cents so I could get myself a candy bar too--and I came back with change. I am a lot older than I thought.  Shocked 
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Post by Ms.Thang Mon May 19, 2014 9:53 pm

Wiki says that organized crime makes those bootleg cigs and you shouldn´t smoke them because they might have poop or something on them.

shouldn´t they have a tax stamp if they are for realz?

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Post by Axixic Mon May 19, 2014 9:55 pm

LOL - my mom used to send me to the store with a dollar to get a pack of cigs (Player's filter - 25 pack), a quart of milk and a loaf of bread. If I went to the closest store, that meant I had a nickel left over for myself. If I walked further to the NEXT closest store, I got a dime.

You could buy a LOT of candy with a dime.
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Post by Axixic Mon May 19, 2014 9:56 pm

Ms.Thang wrote:Wiki says that organized crime makes those bootleg cigs and you shouldn´t smoke them because they might have poop or something on them.

shouldn´t they have a tax stamp if they are for realz?

Tax stamp? In Mexico?? What are YOU smoking?
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Post by CheenaGringo Mon May 19, 2014 10:01 pm

I remember $110 MXN per carton at Paz back when the exchange rate was 1 for 10.

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Post by Ms.Thang Mon May 19, 2014 10:02 pm

They have a tax stamp when you buy them en el otro lado...here not so much, I guess.

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Post by Axixic Mon May 19, 2014 10:02 pm

Mercado on the Carretera - carton of Marlboro Blanco - MX$ 416 - today.
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Post by CheenaGringo Mon May 19, 2014 10:19 pm

Here you go on fake vs real:
Maybe I'm late to the party and everyone else already knows this... <a href=Maybe I'm late to the party and everyone else already knows this... Real-v10" />

And have you spotted these yet?
Maybe I'm late to the party and everyone else already knows this... <a href=Maybe I'm late to the party and everyone else already knows this... Mariju10" />

http://abriluno.com/phillip-morris-introduces-marlboro-marijuana-cigarettes/

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Post by Axixic Mon May 19, 2014 10:23 pm

CheenaGringo wrote:Here you go on fake vs real:
Maybe I'm late to the party and everyone else already knows this... <a href=Maybe I'm late to the party and everyone else already knows this... Real-v10" />

And have you spotted these yet?
Maybe I'm late to the party and everyone else already knows this... <a href=Maybe I'm late to the party and everyone else already knows this... Mariju10" />

http://abriluno.com/phillip-morris-introduces-marlboro-marijuana-cigarettes/

Well, as I said - if they were fake and appropriately priced - no problem. I could not tell the difference and would be a happy customer.

The "green" cigs? Just not my thing. Have at ye. I have no criticism - do as you please.
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Post by zenwoodle Mon May 19, 2014 10:28 pm

2 words.
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Post by Axixic Mon May 19, 2014 10:30 pm

2 words.

Inappropriate judgement.

But hey, who am I to say?

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Post by zenwoodle Mon May 19, 2014 10:32 pm

Axixic wrote:2 words.

Inappropriate judgement.

But hey, who am I to say?

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Post by lotusflower Mon May 19, 2014 10:34 pm

Axixic wrote:2 words.

Inappropriate judgement.

But hey, who am I to say?


You smoke. I guess you didn't get the memo.

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