posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 08:16 AM
It's been happening for years here in the UK.
Decent brand cigaretters cost approximately £6 per 20 box, (about $10).
The government takes around 80% in various taxes.
As a result stolen, snide, cheap and smuggled cigarettes are big money.
Ar the weekend I was offered a large amount of cigarettes at £22 per sleeve of 200, approximately $37, (10boxes of 20 cigarettes per sleeve).
I would have sold them on at £30 per sleeve, about $50, or £3,50 per box of 20, about $6.
Per 200 sleeve I would have made between £8 and £13.
May not sound a lot but it soon add's up and can be a decent little earner, unless of course the tax man or customs catch up with you, but wtf,
nothing ventured nothing gained.
Cheap and snide cigarettes can be made with even more disgusting ingredients than go into decent brand cigarettes and can be particularly harsh on the
The brand I was offered at the weekend were real lung buster's and would have done nothing for my health, wealth or personal reputation!
Some people are far less scrupulous or discerning.