What are the Cigarette Brands being sold in South Africa under Lockdown?

Which Cigarette Manufacturers have you seen with illicit products for sale during Lockdown?

  • Gold Leaf Tobacco

    Votes: 58 33.5%
  • Golden Tobacco Company

    Votes: 19 11.0%
  • Carnilinx

    Votes: 45 26.0%
  • Amalgamated Tobacco Manufacturing

    Votes: 57 32.9%
  • British American Tobacco

    Votes: 27 15.6%
  • Excise Duty Stamp - Yes

    Votes: 19 11.0%
  • Excise Duty Stamp - No

    Votes: 61 35.3%
  • How much was cost/box <R40 ?

    Votes: 28 16.2%
  • How much was cost/box >R50 ?

    Votes: 63 36.4%
  • How much was cost/box >R90 ?

    Votes: 77 44.5%

  • Total voters
    173

newklear

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What are the Cigarette Brands that you have seen for sale and how much do they cost ?

Please share:
  • Brand
  • Manufacturer
  • Selling price
  • SARS Excise duty stamp - Yes or No.
Please do not incriminate yourself in the purchase of these illegal cigarette's or the area you are in.
Poll Options to be amended with data flow.

Google Sheet of poll data - Here!
 
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Sneeky

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From 2018, Ipsos report
The linked pdf presentation in the article makes for interesting reading.
 

Papa Smurf

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i dont smoke anymore but a friend is buying genuine Marlboros for R650/carton
 

gottagoon

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All are available just double the price.
Stupid laws get shoved where they fit.
Sometimes triple the price. It's just going to go up even more the longer this stupid guvmunt bans legal sales of smokes.
 

now05ster

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This is the very reason even though I don't smoke that they should be allowed! You have no created even more of an underground market than ever and costing sa billions in tax revenue!
Exactly that. Who is daft enough to think that the majority of smokers are going to be able to magically stop smoking all the while a substantial amount in tax revenue is lost.

People are gonna find ways to get their fix.

My mom stays in PMB and was slightly dismayed when I told her that her lockdown cigarettes have a Zuma connection.
 

AlphaJohn

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Mega - (unknown) - R300/Carton - No (Box says: Manufactured under Licence of Trademark Holder)
Malimbo - ATM - R250/Carton - No

Sidenote: Its cheaper in Informal settlements. Suburbia tend to add R100-R200 per carton easy.
 
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Supervan II

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JFK - R250/carton - No
Sasha - R250/carton - No
Red&Black - R200/carton - No
D's - ATM - R200/carton - No
 

The_Ogre

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Marlboro Beyond Blue - R920
Winston Blue - R770
Chesterfield soft taste - R780
Chesterfield Menthol - R780

Not sure about that SARS duty stamp as this is the prices someone I know sent me.

I'll stick to my "never before in my life seen R30" boxes. Thank you NDZ.
 

Sl8er

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(I gave up smoking about 7 years ago.)

Someone I know got the following:

About a week and half ago, a pack of Stuyvesant blue was going for R100 a pack / R1000 per carton.
A few days ago a carton of Shasha-or-something-like-that could be had for R200 per carton.

(If you want to know who benefits from these "no smoke" rules, look to who has the "connections". Simple.)
 
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