I had a bad experience with gigarettes. I live in New York paid the extra 11 dollars for their quick shipping and didn’t receive anything this was back in June. I bought from cig road 2 weeks ago and got my order last week. I just wanted to add my 2 cents.
I almost sent and order to To-world but when I went in to the bank to order a wire transfer, I got a bad feeling and just didnt order.
If people are willing to order non-FSC cigs from the Far East - basically asian copies of US brands - why not check out JTExpress.tokyo. They are listed under 100% safe, but I've had no comments from buyers on here. The company is the online shop connected to the manufacturer Japan Tobacco, so although prices are higher, you are dealing with the source. Unlike the rest of the world, you can get any flavour you want over there - like raspberry or peach.
Thanks a lot Dan. I'm looking at JTExpress as you suggested. I have no idea what the Japanese version of Marlboro cigarettes are like, but may try them. Still need to confirm whether or not they're FSC - just waiting for an answer to my email inquiry. (It sounds like you have info that they are non-FSC, but i can't find anything about it on their website.) The price is good at 5100 yen (about $47) for a carton and, while shipping is high at about $36 for 1 carton, it becomes about $39 for 2 cartons - obviously the better choice to defray cost.
There are no warnings about JTExpress on scamadvisor, but I can't find any reviews per se. Sounds like you've received some positive info in the past however. I'll let you know whether or not they respond to my inquiry.
Thanks again! Wonder why it's so hard to find a decent site in Europe - oh well...
Well wish me luck, I am about to order from JTExpress. It really seems the best choice. Really good posts about it on reddit, not to mention JTExpress always responded to my emails. I emailed them three times, and received an answer within minutes or hours each time. It's from someone there with a gmail address ("seahands")- not a corporate-type email, fyi. This person, Seahands, gave very reasonable answers to my questions. For example, even though unsure about the FSC issue (it's not well known anymore, especially outside the U.S.), Seahands checked all the writing on the pack. (I don't believe they are FSC, thank goodness.) Seahands also made the effort to answer, as best as he/she could, my questions about similarity to U.S. Marlboros as well as manufacturing. Still not sure about taste, but I'll find out myself soon enough.
I checked a few other sites on reddit. FYI - Postings about Smokers-mall are dismal. Ciggiesworld, however, seems to be reliable and popular per reddit. Their prices are lower than JTExpress (25% lower for my brand). Since their billing seems complicated (no credit cards) and they may not accept orders for full cartons, I didn't look further. Maybe someday. BTW, I wrote to tabac-boutique.com, but received no response. It seems they don't ship to the U.S. anyway.
recently I placed an order with Dutyfreeking of three blocks Marlboro double Mix. After placing the order they informed me to the UK they ship max two blocks in a single parcel. I agreed to reduce the order what was ok for me. Looks they try to keep the shipping save. Payment I had to do over some payment service where I signed up for an account and pay by credit card. I received my cigs after around 25 days via RoyalMail. In the beginning, I was a bit concerned after I read your reviews about Dutyfreeking here but for me, the order worked out.
Hi there. As a resident in Canada, the past eight weeks have seen several cigarette brands no longer available, of note, super slim cigarettes. In researching on-line tobacco stores, I came across this forum. The categorization of on-line sellers as well as forum member feedback is awesome. I've reviewed the safe list and do not see any shipping to Canada.
My question goes out to any forum members who've purchased cigarettes for shipping to Canadian addresses - has anyone purchased through canadacigarettes.org? If not, what on-line cigarette stores have you successfully used?
Thanks for the tip of CanadaCigarettes.org. Dont be fooled by domain names. Many have .co.uk but are not based in the UK. CanadaCigs are actually based in Minsk in the Ukraine, but are registered in Hong Kong due to an international trade tax loophole. You can find a description of their web sites by looking for CigOutlet listed under suspicious.
Great to hear that these online stores sometimes do get it right, and deliver their goods.
I havent heard back from natasha above, and its been 30 days, so Im wondering whats going on with JT.
Very sorry about the delay. I have to confess I took a "detour". I actually ordered from a different site, but got scammed. A very big ouch. I just haven't had it in me to even think about ordering online again.
Before finalizing an order with JTExpress, I found a site called cigmania.com. Supposedly it was located in the U.S. and offered non-FSC cigarettes (Marlboro). The site actually looked better than most and they answered inquiries immediately. I also found a few positive reviews online. Well, I wasn't 100% confident but still took the plunge, since I wasn’t completely sure about any site or foreign products anyway. Not only was Cigmania.com’s product just what I wanted, it also seemed less risky due to a lower minimum order requirement and being in the U.S. (supposedly). Anyway, they disappeared soon after I paid them directly, and that was that. Couldn't believe it. You won't be able to find them now - everything was deleted, from their email addresses to the site itself. There were a few small red flags but, since they did seem better in general, i ignored these little deficiencies. From everything I had seen, none of the other sites seemed high quality either, so I had assumed this was simply due to the type of business. I obviously had the misfortune of finding these guys just at the “wrong” time – just before they disappeared. (I reported them on scamadviser.com, giving the worst rating and review and, strangely, right afterwards their score went up to 95% from the 83% rating it had been previously. Perhaps scamadviser is also a scam.)
So that’s the story and thanks much for your interest. Maybe they belong on both your “Not Safe” list (if they pop up again) and your “Taken Down” list, but as the Master List Maker, you know best! Thanks again.
Hi. I had been thinking about you, so thanks for the feedback. If you take a short cut to our safe list, I cant really help, as if they are not years old by now, they have no rep to speak of. If you notice any further web sites not from our list, feel free to ask, and I'll investigate them before you buy.
A general rule of thumb is to always pay by credit card, or at least paypal, so you have some kind of fraud protection, and can claim your money back. New web sites pop up each day, and all look like fresh lollypops, but if they ask for a non-secure payment, you risk everything. Im not too concerned about adding another dead web site to the list, so thats just another lesson learned I guess. It wouldnt surprise me if scam-ad-visor was a scam, as most of those community feedback sites are themselves full of adverts and such.
Hi fagsandtobacco (& previously tobaccoonline) I've used these companies successfully over the years. This year (2019) problems. Order placed in May - only 1st part delivered. Order placed in July - nothing delivered. Have chased both orders at regular intervals - both by email & phone - no reply. Have they gone bust? Have they turned into scammers? Anyone know anything?