Poll: Highest price you ever paid for a pack of smokes...

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Ultimist, Apr 18, 2009.

What's the greatest amount you've ever paid (per pack) for regular analog cigarettes?

  1. $1.00 to $1.99

  2. $2.00 to $2.99

  3. $3.00 to $3.99

  4. $4.00 to $4.99

  5. $5.00 to $5.99

  6. $6.00 to $6.99

  7. $7.00 to $7.99

  8. $8.00 to $8.99

  9. $9.00 to $9.99

  10. $10.00 to $10.99

  11. $11.00 to $11.99

  12. Over $12.00

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  1. Ultimist

    Ultimist Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2009
    Montana, USA
    Just to get an idea of what analogs are costing around the country (USA) and the world, I thought I'd take it upon myself to post a poll to see the highest price you've ever paid for a pack of analogs.

    For purposes of this poll, I'm referring to regular, brand name analogs that come in packs of 20 or 25, such as Marlboro, Camel, etc. This poll is NOT for specialty cigs that come at a premium price. Just regular smokes.
  2. blotter

    blotter Full Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2008
    Portland, OR
    $8.00 at a bar at the beach. Had I gone to a 7-11 would have been a bit cheaper.
  3. dumwaldo

    dumwaldo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 6, 2009
    New York
    I am pretty sure Manhattan has the highest cigarette prices in the country.
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 9, 2009
    Just under $6 here in Nebraska
  5. CssReb

    CssReb Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2009
    USA, NYC
    Try buying a pack of smokes in a NJ casino $14. and up now a days
  6. Ultimist

    Ultimist Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2009
    Montana, USA
    Wow, I remember paying that much for a carton when I was younger. And now, a single pack for that price?! Ugh...
  7. agga40s

    agga40s Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 25, 2009
    Before the new tax, I was only paying $17.99 per carton - now they've gone up to $23.99. The most I've ever paid for one pack is probably around $3.50. I cannot imagine paying $8.00 for a pack of cigarettes, but I would have if I'd been stranded with no smokes. Thank goodness for e-cigs!
  8. JoSixChip

    JoSixChip Full Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Colorado, USA
    when I started smoking (1975) I could get a pack out of a vending machine for 35 cents.
  9. Zben504

    Zben504 Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I paid 6.15 for a pack of newports last week and I was pissed! Marlboros and Kools are around 5.25 here in OK.

    ISAWHIM Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2009
    Jacksonville, Florida
    $8.75 after the crazy tax hike three years ago, while passing through New York.

    At that time, they were up to $5.70 in Connecticut.

    Here in Florida lat year, they were $3.80, now they are $4.80 after this most recent crazy tax hike. (Florida has no state tax. Though I suspect politicians are about to change that.)

    I get them from the navy commissary now, $3.95 a pack or $32.00 a carton. (I seem to smoke more when I buy a carton, so I buy packs as needed. It is more expensive, but 20% less harmful for me.)
  11. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    Relatively speaking, they are probably still fairly cheap here in GA. My old brand, Kent is now going for $5.50 a pack. I switched to the cheap no-name brands about a month before I found PV's. Now I've been analog free for 14 days.
  12. Tallulah

    Tallulah Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 13, 2008
    Chicago IL USA
    $9.75 at the corner store this afternoon.
    Chicago, Cook County, Illi-freakingtaxustodeath-nois.

    If the cigarettes don't killya, the taxes surely will.
  13. Skad

    Skad Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 29, 2009
    Biloxi, MS
    $20, in a bar off some guy. I ran out of smokes, the bar didn't sell them and it was 2AM. Guy didn't want to sell them, so I just kept going up until he did. Keep in mind this was 10 years ago.

    In my defense, I was severely impaired at the time.
  14. jimson

    jimson Full Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2009
    Marlboros $5.39 at an Indian smoke shop. Probably 8 bucks at Quik Mart.
  15. ruuku

    ruuku Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2009
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    ~$10 in Waikiki, ~$8 in local drugstores. Ahh the price you pay to live in "paradise"
  16. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Why is this in dollars only? we are not all American remember!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. lordmage

    lordmage Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2008
    Dundalk,Maryland, USA
    yes but when i comes to actual conversion us is most of the time cheaper then other currencies. tw.uk order cost me more even those the euro is worth more or less at the time
  18. Ultimist

    Ultimist Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2009
    Montana, USA
    Sorry, there was no way for me to allow for all currencies. The list of choices would be extremely long.
  19. bea58

    bea58 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 27, 2009
    Portland, Oregon
    $7.36 for a pack of Capri Menthol at a 7-11 and I got gouged. I fell off the wagon and hadn't bought any in weeks, didn't realize they hadn't gone up THAT much. Other places here they're at $6.25.
  20. Nick O'Teen

    Nick O'Teen Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    Swansea, Wales
    Just by way of international comparison, in the UK: £5-6 pounds for a pack of 20 depending on brand - that's about $7.20-8.60 at today's rate. Before the credit crunch hit, it would have been well over $10, but the rates have slid since then.
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