2018 POY Poll!!!

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Would you buy a Blatter & Blatter Canadian?

Yes
22
81%
No
5
19%
 
Total votes: 27

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2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by ReverendThom » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:08 am

Hello all - it's poll time for the 2018 POY. I have been given the task for now.

We've had some good discussion previously, and many liked the thought of a Blatter & Blatter Canadian as a fitting tribute to our friend Rusty. So, now time to vote in the poll above.

CalvinistAnglican had talked to Patrick Blatter previously and while there wasn't a firm price yet "the pipes will most likely be $65.00 US per pipe (or $80.00 Cdn) plus shipping." I can take care of firming that up once we're done with the poll if there's a clear consensus of moving forward with this option.

If it's clear that we would not prefer this option then we will continue with the brainstormin' (and I'm off the hook for doing anything else :taco: )


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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by Cleon » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:28 am

If they can do a smooth Canadian like that, I'd say that's a good deal. Not every block of briar can can be turned into a Canadian.

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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by ReverendThom » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:04 pm

Just a bump for the lunch crowd
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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by John-Boy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:38 pm

Nice price.
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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by GaryInVA » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:43 pm

Nice pipe.
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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by ReverendThom » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:19 pm

I should also add I need to inquire about stamping, or possibly shipping to N8 for laser engraving again, which could add to our cost.
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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by John-Boy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:21 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:19 pm
I should also add I need to inquire about stamping, or possibly shipping to N8 for laser engraving again, which could add to our cost.
I thought we agreed you'd cover that.
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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by ReverendThom » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:30 pm

John-Boy wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:21 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:19 pm
I should also add I need to inquire about stamping, or possibly shipping to N8 for laser engraving again, which could add to our cost.
I thought we agreed you'd cover that.
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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by Fainn » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:33 pm

I only logged on to support the Canadian and to express my condolonces over Billy Graham.
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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by JMG » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:49 pm

Fainn wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:33 pm
I only logged on to support the Canadian and to express my condolonces over Billy Graham.
Why that alone?
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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by winter_hunt » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:13 pm

Wait - is Fainn the mutton chop Piper on YouTube!??

As far as the pipe goes, I suppose it's fitting for a Canadian to own a Canadian, though I really have a hole shaped like a chunkier pipe in my (imaginary unbuilt) pipe rack.

Couldn't align the funds last year, but it was a beautiful pipe.

My best pipe currently has been a pipe from a German factory in the 60s, and my first one was a cheap POS I bought in Portugal; so I'm definitely curious to experience a next level/modern pipe.

And if I'm smoking the same stuff in the same pipe as a few of you, I can get a better idea where my "tastes" lie...

80$ CAD, not bad. Probably couldn't have a band at that price though?

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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by DepartedLight » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:56 pm

winter_hunt wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:13 pm
Wait - is Fainn the mutton chop Piper on YouTube!??

I seriously doubt that.

As far as the pipe goes, I suppose it's fitting for a Canadian to own a Canadian, though I really have a hole shaped like a chunkier pipe in my (imaginary unbuilt) pipe rack.

Couldn't align the funds last year, but it was a beautiful pipe. Lay off the mescaline, umm-K?

My best pipe currently has been a pipe from a German factory in the 60s, and my first one was a cheap POS I bought in Portugal; so I'm definitely curious to experience a next level/modern pipe.

And if I'm smoking the same stuff in the same pipe as a few of you, I can get a better idea where my "tastes" lie...

80$ CAD, not bad. Probably couldn't have a band at that price though?

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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by ReverendThom » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:54 pm

Fainn wrote:I only logged on to support the Canadian and to express my condolonces over Billy Graham.
Fainn! :wavey:

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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by Cleon » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:04 am

ReverendThom wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:19 pm
I should also add I need to inquire about stamping, or possibly shipping to N8 for laser engraving again, which could add to our cost.
So, to be clear, is that the exact style of pipe that will be made including the color?
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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:38 am

Is there a minimum number order to hit that price point?
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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by ReverendThom » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:38 pm

When CalvinistAnglican spoke to them the other week he told them likely 20-25 orders. However, this is the cost this pipe usually runs for anyways, I believe. I'm trying to get time to phone them - work has been a wee bit hectic since returning from vacation. I'll do my best to touch base tomorrow morning with them and firm up some details for y'all, as it looks like this is a good option for most folks.
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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by calvinistanglican » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:01 am

Thanks for all your work in spearheading this RevThom...!

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Re: 2018 POY Poll!!!

Post by hugodrax » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:33 am

You guys is good guys. I'm looking forward to this. Might be a record to have a decision made in the first quarter of the year, too.
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Re: 2018 POY Poll - UPDATE

Post by ReverendThom » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:30 pm

I cannot edit the original post, but here's an update.

I spoke on the phone with Mr. Robert Blatter himself. Very nice gentleman! Here's some info for y'all if we went ahead with this option:
  • You can see more pictures of this pipe at this link. Yes, the finish/stain would be the same - It is #5 on the page)
  • There would be no minimum order required.
  • $65 USD / $80 CAD plus shipping
  • He would prefer only one payment. I don't know how we might do this - given the exchange rate always fluctuating and what not and the number of Americans on here, perhaps a trusted American member is better for us to send our money to for paying Mr. Blatter? We can discuss if needed.
  • He does not have a laser engraver - he could stamp "CPS 2018 POY" if we like (though he's missing a few letters right now, he said he could get)
  • Prefers to ship all pipes to one address - so we could ship to N8 for engraving?
  • Upon confirmation of our decision, his turn around time would be "Oh, about a month." (that's when I told him we're likely looking in the neighbourhood of 20 pipes)
  • He wanted us to know that they would not all be the same length given the difference in blocks but would be the same size otherwise
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Re: 2018 POY Poll - UPDATE

Post by hugodrax » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:37 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:30 pm
I cannot edit the original post, but here's an update.

I spoke on the phone with Mr. Robert Blatter himself. Very nice gentleman! Here's some info for y'all if we went ahead with this option:
  • You can see more pictures of this pipe at this link. Yes, the finish/stain would be the same - It is #5 on the page)
  • There would be no minimum order required.
  • $65 USD / $80 CAD plus shipping
  • He would prefer only one payment. I don't know how we might do this - given the exchange rate always fluctuating and what not and the number of Americans on here, perhaps a trusted American member is better for us to send our money to for paying Mr. Blatter? We can discuss if needed.
  • He does not have a laser engraver - he could stamp "CPS 2018 POY" if we like (though he's missing a few letters right now, he said he could get)
  • Prefers to ship all pipes to one address - so we could ship to N8 for engraving?
  • Upon confirmation of our decision, his turn around time would be "Oh, about a month." (that's when I told him we're likely looking in the neighbourhood of 20 pipes)
  • He wanted us to know that they would not all be the same length given the difference in blocks but would be the same size otherwise
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