They say that the only constant in life is change, and that holds true here at DadsPipes as much as it does everywhere else. When I launched this site almost eight years ago, the sale of restored estate pipes was a much more prominent part of daily business.
Over time, however, the balance has shifted significantly in favour of pipe repairs and restorations. Consequently, the online storefront has sometimes been a bit neglected. In an effort to continue to offer quality estate pipes at reasonable prices, there are a few changes coming to the site.
As of October 1st, 2022, the Pipe Inventory page will be retired. In its place, DadsPipes will hold special estate pipe sales events several times a year or when inventory hits critical mass.
In the meantime, if you have had your eye on any of the pipes currently listed for sale, you may want to think about claiming them before the end of September as they will not be available for purchase again until the Spring 2023 sales event.
I’m excited by the upcoming changes as the move should allow me more time to develop a fresh inventory of quality restored pipes in between repair jobs while reducing selling costs and the overhead expenses of maintaining a static storefront. If all goes to plan, that means higher quality estate pipes at the best possible prices for pipe smokers and collectors, and that is something we can all get excited about!