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RYO Magazines Buyer's Guide, Fine, Cheap and Unususal Tobacco Products and Accessories



The results of our product naming contest are in, so hold on to your seat as we announce the WINNERS. Before we do, since this IS the Buyers Guide, we would like to, once again, remind all of our readers of the fine retailers we have found in our years of publishing RYO Magazine. These are places where you, the adult smoking public, can find many or all of the products we review here at fair, competitive prices and be assured as well of friendly, reliable service. A list of these online sources immediately follows with links to their sites. Below that are the names of the winners of each category.  (RYO Tobacco Shop)   (D&R Tobacco)   (American Thrust Tobacco)
ABS Tobacco Shop   (ABS Tobacco Shop)   (Cascade Cigar & Tobacco)   (Rolling Papers Warehouse)  (ZEN Retail Papers & Products)  (Chills Papers Online) (Randy's Papers)  (Republics Rolling Paper Retail Outlet)

In addition some of the manufacturers who advertise in this publication sell to the public, so while exploring each issue, click on their banners as well to either buy or find out where their products may be available.

And now the WINNERS!

In the First Category:
(A Bullet-proof luxury table top Injector modeled after the Supermatic but with all heavy gauge stainless steel chrome components. This unit would be priced in the $100 US range and would be effectively unbreakable)

The Excalibur
(J. Freimanis)

In the Second Category
(An Ultra-High Quality, Elegantly Mild Turkish and Virginia Shag Tobacco Blend)

(Debbie Karp)

In the Third Category
(A Mint-Flavored (rather than traditional Menthol) Filtered Tube that would
have a refreshingly sweet, aromatic wintergreen or spearmint-like flavor.

(Mark Sheppard

So there you have it. It is interesting to note that the last two category winners also submitted the top second place names (Mark Sheppard with Casablanca, and Debbie Karp with Emerald Ice) but to be fair and always generous we eliminated these excellent names as second place finishers and went to the third tier in these last two categories. And remember these are only the opinions of we a RYO Magazine and a few others who we let in on the debate during a New Year's Eve party where to get a drink our guests (the one's that could still read) were required to pick favorites from the list of about 50 finalists. That was a hoot! There were many great entries and we suspect that there were some real pros involved.

Second Place for the First Category

(Walter Gilbert)

Second Place for the Second Category

(Stan - no last name but we have your email address)

Second Place for the Third Category

(Alec Reed)

Each of the second place winners will receive an official RYO Magazine T-Shirt (See magazine cover page for more info on these shirts). These are really cool looking, tastefully understated,
(no splashy designs), first quality Beefy-T Shirts

All winners will be contacted by email and urged to call us at a special toll free number provided. In the event contact or age verification fails, we will post and contact substitute winners in their place. We hope you enjoyed the contest and let us know if these kinds of adventures are to your liking. There is no reason we cannot make it a regular (or at least semi-regular) feature in the future. And again thanks for the tremendous effort and response.
And, as always, thanks for reading RYO Magazine - Doug

Welcome to the RYO Magazine Buyer's Guide. This section is an ongoing, constantly updated resource. Supplies for RYO smokers need not be difficult to find. You have to be at least 18 years of age or in some cases 21 years of age to purchase them but given that criteria is met, this special section is dedicated to helping you find the best and most creative goodies out there. Shop around and patronize your local stores when possible and don't be afraid to try something new. Most people find their favorite tobaccos and sources only after much trial and error. We try to make it simple for you but remember the links and suggestion contained herein are only our opinions and the opinions of our readers.  By the way, the category link buttons above are Java applets so if you can't see them, use the text links below. Enjoy!

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EDITOR'S NOTE: These reviews are solely for the convenience of people of legal age who already smoke, are trying to cut down on smoking, wish to spend less money on their smoking, want to roll their own cigarettes from high quality tobacco, and, in general, wish to have a far more satisfying, and economical smoking experience when compared with smoking pre-manufactured cigarettes. We, in no way, encourage people to smoke. Further, we prescribe to a sane, more logical approach to smoking that involves common sense as to quantity coupled with a strong desire to manage the habit until it becomes an occasional, freely chosen, diversion, that can be fully enjoyed with minimal health risks. Finally, we strongly encourage those who do smoke to take it outdoors, or to appropriate environments where tobacco can be enjoyed away from those who do not smoke, most especially children.  We do not sell tobacco or related products from this site; We distribute information about our perceptions of the quality of what is available and where it can be obtained. If you are under 18,  it is illegal to buy tobacco and you should immediately exit this site. If you do not smoke, it would seem illogical to start.

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