Originally Posted by Hajo Flettner
Thanks for showing me why I like HP so much. This is the sort of thing I want to know but can't find out anywhere else. I suppose i'll have to shell out for the higher prices of jared Nahkla.
As to price I that in large measure it's based on what the local market can bare and of course, excise taxes/tarrifs. Clearly Egypt has a much lower per capita income then the U.S. (although not for long it seems) so the distributors/vendors charge what they think they can get away with.
taxes and shipping do play a huge role in it though, just look at the US, tobacco products range a lot, marborls are like 3.50 and skoal is about 4.50 from my home town in va where as up in mass your paying 8-9 bucks for each of those.
shipping across the atlantic is going to be a big part of it too plus if course there are going to be huge fees for import and export with tobacco in the amount.