Lighters are devices designed to create a flame and ignite various things such as cigarettes and cigars. The first lighters were created at the beginning of the 19th century, and were modified from flintlock pistols that used gunpowder.
Zippo, probably the most famous brand of lighters, is well-known as a windproof lighter, due to the design of the windshield and the rate of fuel delivery. The best way to extinguish such types of lighters is by shutting the top.
In this case, the flame is not extinguished due to the fuel supply being cut, as with most lighters. Instead, these lighters burn with a wick, and once there is no oxygen for it to use up, it goes out, much like a candle that has been covered.
Ordinary lighters are available at quite low prices. However, ornate premium lighters, from famous brands can cost quite a lot (especially the limited editions with exquisite designs). And in those case, you really should shop around.
This guide can help you find the best deals for buying cheap premium lighters online.
UPDATE: Coupon codes for lighters are at the bottom! Scroll down to get the temporary coupon codes, while they are still valid. New coupon codes are posted regularly.
Buy lighters online
Buying lighters online has several advantages over buying them in regular, brick and mortar stores. Although individual disposable lighters do not constitute a large investment, price can be quite important when buying refillable, branded lighters.
Shopping for lighters online provides you with the means to do a quick price comparison. As many brick and mortar retailers have price lists available online as well, it should be quite easy to find the best deals for buying cheap lighters.
Apart from the low prices, buying lighters online is also convenient. Online lighter shops have a wide range of products available, and even if you don’t like the selection at any given retailer, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for at one of the online shops.
The online duty-free shop I recommend regularly has a wide range of lighters and lighter accessories available and offers free shipping. You can check out their selection here.
Be careful with other online shops because many don’t offer free shipping to most countries and the lighters may appear to be cheaper, but once you add the cost of shipping you will end up paying more! Also, always pay attention whether there is a threshold, a minimum amount you need to order for free shipping to be available to you.
Buying cheap duty free lighters
If you buy your brand name lighters in duty free shop, you can obtain them at a price lower than the manufacturer’s store. The reason for this is very simple, online duty free shops ship the products from bonded warehouses from airports and such places, making their products exempt from duty.
The Zippo 200 Brushed Chrome Classic lighter, for example, retails for $16.95 at the moment at zippo.com (and costs much more just about everywhere else). In online duty free shops, you can easily find better deals than that:
/In the case of branded lighters, you should be careful to buy only from trusted sources. See the section about scams below to learn how to avoid scams and cheap knock-offs./
Don’t forget to stock up on lighter fuel as well, if you are buying refillable lighters.
Due to not being physically present at the transaction, buyers face the risk of shops scamming them when buying lighters online. There are some clues you should pay attention to in order to avoid being cheated in any way.
There are two things to keep in mind. The first one is whether the shop accepts credit cards. Online shops selling cheap tax-free products that accept only alternative payment methods such as Bitcoin, Western Union or Dolla are most likely a scam.
You should also check out whether the website is well-maintained – uncurated, outdated websites with no social media presence or customer support, that haven’t been updated for years are much more likely to be scams.
Duty-free lighter coupon codes
Duty-free shops regularly offer discount codes for lighters. You can find the latest coupon codes here.
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Last updated: 2016-08-12
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