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  • ltbhdollars ltbhdollars Jul 7, 2011 6:07 PM Flag

    A Limited Field Study of Pyramid Pt 2

    The fourth store was an independent store and sold Pyramids both by the pack and by the carton. The per pack Pre Sales Tax cost was $3.09 and the Carton Pre Sales Tax Cost was $30.69.

    For comparison Pall Mall Reds regulars sell for $31.69 Pre Sales tax at this independent 7-11 store.

    As an additional data point my local Costco does not sell Pyramid but sells Pall Mall Red regulars for Pre Sales Tax $29.24 per carton.

    I am not going to the level of effort required to determine the price points for numerous brands to determine whether Pyramid is the cheapest brand IN MY AREA.

    However between corporate 7-11 stores extrapolated price and Costco, Pall Mall Red regulars are cheaper than Pyramids by $.66 per carton while the Costco savings is $1.45 per carton buying Pall Mall Reds instead of purchasing Pyramids from a 7-11 independent store.

    So a mid stream brand can be smoked for less than Pyramid Brand purchased at EITHER type of 7-11 ($.66 to $1.45 less).

    (Its interesting that 50 some years ago Pall Malls were both the number one brand as well as a "Premium" cigarette)

    3) The above is provided as some wind-age on the Pyramid Brand ... frankly, for me, it would be nice if this VGR brand stacked up more favorably from this limited sampling but this will not change my decision to hold VGR as VGR sales as a reflection of the degree of smoker acceptance has already been established by the general smoker population and would only be impacted by the above in a positive manner if addressed by VGR.

    Also I provide this as information and not to persuade/dissuade anyone from buying/selling this stock.

    I benefit by the company's performance and not what a couple of maybe owners do or do not do.



    To eliminate any misunderstandings I add this disclaimer: I am LTBHdollars and posted a previous message from another PC under the name f3eosk but did ID myself as LTBH.

    This was posted the 4th of July while I was visiting friends and used someone else's PC to check the message boards and author a post, ergo someone else's nickname.

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