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Huh, I just noticed yesterday that one of the ads running on my site from text-link-ads.com is for cheap cigarettes.
EzSmoke.net claims to be selling major brand cigarettes at damned cheap prices by most places’ standards. Ownership in Dominica, operating company in Moldova, prices in US$, payment via check, shipment worldwide.
US$20.95 for a single carton of European-standard Marlboros is a pretty solid deal, and the prices only get better from there. The last year or so I was living in the States I was regularly ordering similar ones from
wesmoke.com, which was based in the duty-free zone at an airport in Switzerland, but later shut down for some sort of customs and excise violation. As I recall, the domain name ended up being transferred to Philip Morris, who put up some kind of “Das ist Verboten!” page in its place, referencing how wesmoke.com was doing something naughty by, uh… not complying with some stupid law or something, while satisfying thousands of paying customers.
I haven’t actually tried this company out, but considering that I’m paying €19.90 for L&M Reds here in relatively low-tax Slovakia, I might have to give it a shot considering they’re offering those for only US$17.95/carton. €6-7 off each carton, and I get the pleasure of learning a bit of Ukrainian in the bargain? How could I resist!?