When it comes to talking about Bitcoin, there are way more things you can do with the currency than most people are aware of. Whether you want to buy or sell something or even earn a bit of BTC for doing a task, there are a ton of possibilities at your disposal. Let’s kick off this guide series with buying cigarettes online in exchange for Bitcoin, shall we?
Note from the author: I have personally tested the services listed below and received my orders without any problems.
As soon as you open up the Cig.al website, your eye will be drawn to the slogan on their website: “Buy cheap cigarettes with Bitcoin. Free worldwide delivery with tracking.” The owner of this website makes no bones about what he is trying to provide to [potential] customers: easy access to cigarettes in exchange for Bitcoin, regardless of where they live.
Cig.al is a relatively new website, as it has only launched little over a month ago. I originally came across this website when browsing the Bitcointalk forums, and the site owner offered a free carton of smokes in exchange for a service review. One of the requirements to qualify for this offer was your member rank on BitcoinTalk, but I qualified for that quite easily.
Cigarettes purchased from the Cig.al website are shipped from Albania, a small country located in Eastern Europe. Due to the low prices there for ‘luxury goods’ such as tobacco and cigarettes, these items can be obtained far cheaper compared to buying them at your local store. Plus, by buying them online, you don’t have to spend money on visiting Albania in order to stock up on some cheap cigarettes.
Granted, Cig.al may not have the particular brand you are looking for, even though they offer most of the major brands on their website at this point in time. However, you can always use the contact form on the website and inquire whether or not they can obtain your preferred brand of cigarettes [in the near future].
Speaking of cheap cigarette brands, some of you may be concerned these are knock-off cigarettes and not the original product. Rest assured, as these cigarettes are, in fact, the official brands and have been approved by the Albanian government. They look, smell and taste exactly the same as the original ones.
In regards to the free worldwide shipping with a tracking number, I can only give Cig.al top marks in that regard. After requesting my free sample, the order was shipped within 24 hours and arrived in less than a week. Everything was packaged securely and it didn’t look suspicious at all. More details can be found in the official review.
The term “Duty-Free” is usually associated with buying things at an airport, without having to pay any of the taxes associated with that purchase. For example, when travelling to a different country, you will be able to shop duty-free at a certain store located on the airport grounds. When you travel back, you can also buy duty-free goods at the airport you are departing from.
DutyFree.io works in a similar fashion, except that you can only use it for cigarettes at very cheap prices. Similar to the website I mentioned above, these cigarettes are the real deal and not knock-off brands, despite them being priced incredibly competitively. There is one major difference between both sites though, as DutyFree.io ships their goods from Moldova.
DutyFree.io packages their order extremely well and totally inconspicuous, as the item arrived in a plain white rectangular-shaped box. No tracking number is provided by DutyFree.io, as they ship all orders with regular airmail. Because of this, delivery times can take up to 4-5 weeks, depending on your location. I have personally received my order within 5 days but don’t use that as an indicator for any of your orders.
It is also important to note that DutyFree.io has a larger offering of cigarette brands compared to Cig.al. But as is the case with its competitor, you can always use the contact form on the DutyFree website if you are looking for a specific brand not listed in their catalog. Do keep in mind that neither of these sites can get their hands on every brand in the world, but “bigger” brands are usually not a problem.
What sets DutyFree.io apart from other sites is the fact they also offer a referral program. By using someone else’s referral link, you will save US$10 on your first order as a new customer, and the referrer gets US$10 credit to his/her account as well. This funds can not be withdrawn to a Bitcoin address, and only used as promotional credit for future orders on the website.