Eric Cartman Registered User
#1

Was recently in a newsagents and when asking for bensons I was offered a 23 pack for 9.75 , thought this was odd so went for it , they were in the older style square corner pack.

I can see their logic : 20 @ 8.90 = 44.5c a smoke whereas 23 @ 9.75 = 42.3c a smoke, so if you manage to stick to 20 and not go up to 23 youd be saving 44 cent per 20.

any other brands doing this ?

Victor Registered User
#2

Purely a way to make you smoke and spend more.

I used to eat a lot of biscuits, you know the way you sit done with a packet and suddenly you are on the last one? Now I buy cake and I'll have two slices, I won't eat the whole cake.

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My name is URL Registered User
#3

Same thing happened me earlier today. They had no 20 pack and offered me 23 instead.

I laughed a little inside at the thought of 10 packs being banned

Captain Morgan Registered User
#4

With the price increase it works out a bit cheaper again.

€9.10/20= 45.5c
€9.75/23= 42.3c

Random number all the same. Is there a reason they picked 23 over 25/30?

P. Breathnach Registered User
#5

Captain Morgan said:
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Random number all the same. Is there a reason they picked 23 over 25/30?


Two possibilities come to mind:
1. Keep the price below €10
2. The cost of making and processing packets of a particular size (a 23-pack is one cigarette longer than a 20 pack, and might need minimal resetting of machines).

#6

Do they have a lot of these 23 packs?

hiscan Registered User
#7

I always found these packs great as some days I'd smoke more than 20 a day but now I've been told they've been discontinued because people were complaining that the box was too big for their pockets.
I f the box was too big,why didn't they just stick to buying the 20's?

Captain Morgan Registered User
#8

hiscan said:
I always found these packs great as some days I'd smoke more than 20 a day but now I've been told they've been discontinued because people were complaining that the box was too big for their pockets.
I f the box was too big,why didn't they just stick to buying the 20's?


The pricelist we got in work had the 23 packs listed as "while stocks last" so don't think they planned on them being a long term option.

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