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Old 22-05-2010, 21:07
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I was out and about today and came across this guy selling 50g Golden Virginia for 5.00, It had Spanish writing on it so just assumed was an import, got it home and noticed the plastic around the pouch was very thick and one end was like it was stuck with super glue, then looked at the packet and it was like it was scanned, the lettering isn't sharp and the green is a different shade, then had a smoke, the tobacco is very dark like Old holborn and cuts the lungs out of you, not like GV at all, am I imagining it or does fake GV exist?
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Old 22-05-2010, 21:09
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Fake everything exists. Google Chinese fake.
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Old 22-05-2010, 21:14
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Dodgy fags and tobacco are available. I once bought 800 L&Bs. I couldn't even give them away.

I pay 7.50 for GV now from our supplier.
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Old 22-05-2010, 21:17
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Dodgy fags and tobacco are available. I once bought 800 L&Bs. I couldn't even give them away.

I pay 7.50 for GV now from our supplier.
Yeah so do I for Spanish stuff, but thought this guy maybe had sourced it cheaper.
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Old 22-05-2010, 21:25
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Yeah so do I for Spanish stuff, but thought this guy maybe had sourced it cheaper.
Belgium in November it was 4.5 euros a packet.
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Old 22-05-2010, 21:33
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I've not come across fake tobacco, only fake fags but from your description it sounds very likely.

Just bin it dude.
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Old 22-05-2010, 21:43
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I've bought some and it isn't tobacco, it's vile, tastes rank and makes you cough, what is it?
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Old 22-05-2010, 21:46
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How to spot counterfeit cigarettes and alcohol

Look out for spelling mistakes and altered logos. Counterfeit cigarettes and alcohol products often imitate well-known brands but incorporate subtle differences or mistakes. The most copied counterfeit cigarettes are Super Kings, Benson & Hedges, Lambert & Butler, Camel, Embassy Number 1, Embassy Regal and Golden Virginia Tobacco. Famous brand-name spirits are the most counterfeited forms of alcohol.
http://www.which.co.uk/advice/spotti...ohol/index.jsp
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Old 22-05-2010, 21:48
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Really how do people be arsed
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Old 22-05-2010, 21:49
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Really how do people be arsed
Useful stuff, money.
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Old 22-05-2010, 23:41
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Cigs you buy from shops are different to those you buy from pub vending machines
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Old 23-05-2010, 01:34
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Cigs you buy from shops are different to those you buy from pub vending machines
Yeah, they're a lot cheaper!
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Old 23-05-2010, 01:51
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ive had some fake cigarettes a few times, and my god they were awful, so when someone ask if i want 20 L&B for 3 i decline. I much prefer rolling tobacco now and wont smoke normal fags unless desperate, i can usually get GV a bit cheaper too
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Old 23-05-2010, 09:43
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Really how do people be arsed
For the same reasons that you sought to purchase cheap tobacco.
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Old 23-05-2010, 10:09
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does fake GV exist?
the plastic around the pouch was very thick
.... one end was like it was stuck with super glue
.... it was like it was scanned
... the lettering isn't sharp
... and the green is a different shade
... the tobacco is very dark
...cuts the lungs out of you
... not like GV at all
I'd say - yes it does.
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Old 23-05-2010, 17:03
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I got some similar from the DVD man. 5 quid but like yours the packaging was thick and more glossy that normal. When I opened it, it was like grated tree bark! Stll got it, 4 quid ono!
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Old 24-05-2010, 01:09
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I've bought some and it isn't tobacco, it's vile, tastes rank and makes you cough, what is it?
Isn't that just any tobacco though

sorry i'm teasing really
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