These are some frequently asked questions from around the country. If you cannot find the answer to a question either here or in our FAQ's section, or if you have any concerns regarding an order, please call us at 1-800-494-9144. Our representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 7 PM ET and Saturday, from 10 AM to 2 pm ET. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can.
We are required to collect and remit sales tax in the following states. Remittance of any other state’s taxes is the responsibility of the purchaser.
Effective October 1, 2019, the State of Maryland will be imposing an Excise Tax on all tobacco products sold by online retailers to Maryland customers. See Maryland House Bill 1301. Please note that this excise tax is in addition to the Maryland sales/use tax already imposed on tobacco products sold to Maryland customers.
The Maryland Excise Tax rate will differ depending on the type of tobacco product sold:
- Premium cigars will be taxed at 15% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 7%-9%.
- Pipe tobacco will be taxed at 30% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 15%-20%.
For more details on the Maryland Excise Tax, review the law here.
Effective October 16, 2019, the State of Ohio will be imposing an Excise Tax on all tobacco products delivered to Ohio customers. See Ohio Code 5743.62 Please note that this excise tax is in addition to the Ohio use tax already imposed on tobacco products delivered to Ohio customers.
The Ohio Excise Tax rate will differ depending on the type of tobacco product purchased:
- Most premium cigars (and all pipe tobacco) will be taxed at 17% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 8-11% with a maximum of fifty two cents ($.52) per premium cigar.
- Most little cigars with a filter or tip will be taxed at 37% of the wholesale price, which would equate to an average retail price increase of 25-30%
For more details on the Ohio Excise Tax, review the law here.
|Shipping Preference||Delivery Time||Price|
1 First Class shipping can be selected for shipments that weigh no more than 8oz (including packaging).
2 Economy Shipping will be delivered via UPS, USPS, or Surepost, which is a combination of both. Economy Free Shipping (when available) utilizes the same services as Economy Shipping. Shipping address must be able to receive deliveries from both UPS and USPS.
3 Small Cigar shipping will be delivered via UPS Economy. Delivery address must be able to receive packages from USPS.
4 USPS Priority Mail is not a guaranteed service and can take up to five business days for delivery
|First Class1||2-6 Business Days||$3.99|
|Economy2||2-6 Business Days||$7.99|
|Basic Shipping3||4-8 Business Days||$7.99|
|UPS Ground||1-5 Business Days||$9.99|
|3 Business Day||3 Business Day Delivery||$10.99|
|USPS Priority Mail4||2-3 Business Days||$10.99|
|2 Business Day||2 Business Day Delivery||$16.99|
|HI/AK 2 Business Day||2 Business Day Delivery||$22.99|
|Next Business Day||Next Business Day Delivery||$26.99|
|HI/AK Next Business Day||Next Business Day Delivery||$34.99|
|UPS Saturday||Saturday Delivery||$44.99|
|HI/AK Saturday||Saturday Delivery||$49.99|
Please note – certain items would exclude you from selecting some of the methods above, please refer to items that have 'shipping constraints' for more details.
In-Stock orders received by the shipping cutoff time (typically 2:00pm ET) will ship the same day Monday through Friday.
Please consult the ‘Estimated Delivery’ date in the cart for the most accurate information based on the shipping method you select. In-Stock orders typically will be shipped within 1 business day for non-expedited methods. Expedited methods (Priority Mail, 3-Day, 2-Day, and Next Day) received by 3:00PM ET will ship same day.
Shipments to PO Boxes, APO/FPO addresses, and US Territories will arrive via USPS and may incur additional delivery times. Expedited shipping options are not available.
Expedited delivery options to Alaska and Hawaii are available for an additional charge.
Pipes and Cigars does not ship products to South Dakota and Utah
While we require all purchasers to be over 21 years of age, California’s Senate Bill 39 requires us to:
Note, in order to comply with this restriction, we are unable to ship to a PO Box or offer certain shipping methods to California.
While we require all purchasers to be over 21 years of age, Delaware’s Title 30 Chapter 53 requires us to:
Note, in order to comply with this restriction, we are unable to ship to a PO Box or offer certain shipping methods to Delaware.
These items will ship via ground/freight services and may incur additional delivery times. Delivery may not be available to PO Boxes, APO/FPO, and US Territories for certain items. Driver will deliver to the shipping address, but is not required to assist in moving the oversized item into the building, or with setup/unpacking.
You can check shipment status by using the My Account link found on each page. Orders ship from our warehouse located in Bethlehem, PA.
Free shipping is available for all orders over $79. Be aware that qualifying orders will ship via economy shipping (may ship via UPS, USPS, or Surepost, which is a combination of both).