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    Is it ok to take a carton into the DR for personal use? What are the prices for cigs. in the DR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guar
    Is it ok to take a carton into the DR for personal use? What are the prices for cigs. in the DR?
    7 bucks a carton...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCity27
    7 bucks a carton...
    not sure where you are coming from....but i am not sure why you would want to bring a carton of cigs when they are soooooo cheap in the DR. I guess if have a specific brand that you want....They have Marlboro & Marlboro lights and a few other american brands.

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    I like the sounds of $7 a carton but i hate american smokes.
    Do they have any Canadian brands? Belmont Milds, du Maurier, Players etc? If so are they $7 a carton as well? Are the american ones $7 a carton or is that for a local blend?

    I didn't even think of this.

    thanks

    sauce

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauce
    I like the sounds of $7 a carton but i hate american smokes.
    Do they have any Canadian brands? Belmont Milds, du Maurier, Players etc? If so are they $7 a carton as well? Are the american ones $7 a carton or is that for a local blend?
    Marlboro's were $7 when I was in Higuey (June) & Sosua (April.) My cousin bought a carton of Palace Cigarettes (a Dominican smoke) for $4.50 & it came with a free lighter. I didn't see any Canadian cigarettes, but maybe I wasn't looking hard enough. The Marlboro's they sell in the D.R. are made in Santiago by Leon Jimenes, the tobacco in my opinion is much better than the one's they sell in the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCity27
    Marlboro's were $7 when I was in Higuey (June) & Sosua (April.) My cousin bought a carton of Palace Cigarettes (a Dominican smoke) for $4.50 & it came with a free lighter. I didn't see any Canadian cigarettes, but maybe I wasn't looking hard enough. The Marlboro's they sell in the D.R. are made in Santiago by Leon Jimenes, the tobacco in my opinion is much better than the one's they sell in the U.S.
    Any winstons down there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guar
    Any winstons down there?
    don't remember seeing any, but I wasn't looking for them.

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    Belmont is here, I think I've seen Winston in Supermercade Nacional (Santiago) but can't be sure.

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    Brackkkk...why would you want those "yucky" Canadian cigarettes with the picture of a dead lung on it anyway....I have a full pack of Canadian Trade-A at my house if you want them...I'll stay with my Dominican Malboro Light! Oh and you won't find Canadian brands here, been in the country for the past 10 years and never seen them so you might want to load up at the duty free shop in Canada!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauce
    I like the sounds of $7 a carton but i hate american smokes.
    Do they have any Canadian brands? Belmont Milds, du Maurier, Players etc? If so are they $7 a carton as well? Are the american ones $7 a carton or is that for a local blend?

    I didn't even think of this.

    thanks

    sauce
    You will find Craven A, Rothmans, and a couple others leaving the DR (also leaving the USA usually ) at the duty free - when you arrive, if at SDQ airport, you "might" be able to do duty free at the shops you encounter before migracion - I have always seen them and never shopped a them, maybe they have CDN cigs.

    In town, other than the regrettable Nacional brand at about 2 cents a pack and smelling like buring horse poo, it is DR produced Marlboro Red, Gold or Green at about RD$250 a carton, so around US$6 a carton - you can kill yourself for 1/10 the cost of NYC smokes.

    The cigar shop in Boca Chica sells a few non DR brands, some US and I think some UK, for a lot of money, and presumably in the capital you might find more.

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