I'll get straight to the point and won't try to disguise the fact that I'm really talking about myself. I've completely fallen for the mythical lore of Penzance and Stonehaven. I love straight tobaccos and just know I'll dig this stuff... it sounds right up my ally, based on all the reviews I've read. And when I say I love straight tobacco I do mean LOVE... I deeply cherish and enjoy the experience of smoking. Anyway, I've spent hours scouring the internet trying to track some down but you all know about its paucity on the market. Getting my hands on it through traditional purchasing channels doesn't seem likely.
In your opinion, is it in poor taste to ask someone on a forum to buy some from them? I mean directly ask them, not just send out smoke signals via my signature line here. I'd never in a million years ask for a free sample or anything like that, and in fact I'd make sure the person was completely compensated for every aspect of the endeavor -- tobacco, baggie, envelope/box, shipping, time and effort, etc. I HATE asking for anything but I'm really conflicted about this. My gut instinct is telling me that it's not a classy move, although I wouldn't be surprised if many people don't think it's such a big deal... "no harm in asking" kinda mentality. Interested in your thoughts.