Appreciate (and am agonized by) the above info about stickies
cigarettes, they're like 15 bucks a pack here in Canada though
Blue skies over bad lands
The most expensive, hmmm . . . probably collecting Bordeaux wines, which I eventually gave up because I couldn't possibly replace the bottles of Latour or Las Cases at the pace I could drink them. I definitely appreciate that knives last a heck of a lot longer. . . .
For me it's the same as many here, anything food related kitchenware, produces, eating out and now knives... and it's not only the money hole, it's the amount of time I spend on all of that.
I'd say hunting in general. For a sport that I only do once every two years (strictly sustenance hunting at this stage), I have entirely too much money tied up in rifles, optics, bows, reloading, bow press, etc.
Quick math in my head puts my hunting gear in the $30-$40K range. Yeesh, now I wish I hadn't done the math!
All that money tied up in gear for a sport that nowadays consists of me grabbing a inexpensive .270, some binoculars, and a hunting knife once every two years to harvest my sausage deer.