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      09-09-2010, 04:21 PM   #133
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do you think they will dry out fast in that box?
as soon as i have some space in there ill place a humidor pad in there...
Without a properly seasoned and functioning humidor, I'd give these a couple of days at best, even with a humi-pouch.

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hmmm...trinidads is the new craze huh? i guess i'll go do some research
Not the "new" craze for those in the know. They've been available to the public since 1998. They just don't get the notariety of better known brands.
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^^^ that's what i meant...
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I bought some Double Corona coronados by la flor I believe they are called for my girlfriend's father... he said they were stout :P
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Without a properly seasoned and functioning humidor, I'd give these a couple of days at best, even with a humi-pouch.
bought a humidor last night, hope it arrives till monday.
this one:
http://www.humidordiscount.com/Humid...n__Deluxe.html


looks pretty nice, what do you think?
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      09-22-2010, 11:14 AM   #137
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Got my delivery to fill up my humidor.
Now its almost too full, gotta smoke moar.

Tell me what you think...





(The hygrometer is off because its really accurate and adapts very fast so it shows the humidity in my room..)
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      09-22-2010, 01:39 PM   #138
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^ Looks great. Spend the money and upgrade to a digital thermometer/hygrometer. The dials are typically at least 20% off of their readings. I spend $20 US on mine. Cheap money to keep my investment properly cared for.
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^ Looks great. Spend the money and upgrade to a digital thermometer/hygrometer. The dials are typically at least 20% off of their readings. I spend $20 US on mine. Cheap money to keep my investment properly cared for.
The big one you can see in the picture is actually the best you can get.
Super accurate.

It has human hair in it
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How do you know you're getting genuine Cuban cigars? I don't doubt that yours are real, I'm just curious.






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There are several ways. The first is buying from a known good vendor who is an authorized dealer for Habanos SA. The second method is be careful inspection of the packaging, this gets pretty detailed, but more on that later. Third would be observation of the presentation. Last would be an inspection of the bands and the cigars themselves. I personally don't buy from vendors that deband, but there are some legitimate ones that do nevertheless.

For the record, I'm not going to discuss sources in this thread, nor should anyone else.

or when all of that fails you know you got real cuban cigars when you yourself go to cuba and get them, last summer my mom went and brought me 4 boxes of cohiba
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Can someone pm where to get these trinidads online and real? My locals don't have them. Thanks
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      09-24-2010, 02:28 PM   #142
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How do you know you're getting genuine Cuban cigars? I don't doubt that yours are real...
Trust me. There are at least 3 of us in this thread that are getting true cubans. We know what to look for, and we know what we've got. No, I won't tell you where I got them.
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How do you know you're getting genuine Cuban cigars? I don't doubt that yours are real, I'm just curious.

or when all of that fails you know you got real cuban cigars when you yourself go to cuba and get them, last summer my mom went and brought me 4 boxes of cohiba
Interestingly, Cuba is one of the easiest places to pick up fakes. Not saying yours were, but I have some second hand anecdotal stories involving phonies from Cuba.

To your question, the answer is through experience. I've been doing this I'd estimate 7-8 years now. The guy who got me into smoking Cubans was and is my best friend. He had a walkin closet that he converted to a humidor. Let's just say that he had/has just about everything. He'd gift me cigars, I'd ask him questions, eventually I placed an order through him after I figured out what I liked. He ordered me a box, intact, which he used to teach me a lot about spotting phony packaging. I was already getting a feel for what a wide variety of different smokes tasted and looked like, so I now had a cursory knowledge of what to look for.

You've heard of the good old boy network? Well that's what you have to become a part of so to speak. Some general tips if you're living in the fifty states:

1. Do not deal with a vendor that will not deal with you on a first name basis. If they're not interested in protecting their reputation, there's probably a reason for it.

2. Research prospective vendors as much as possible. There are forums which do discuss sources. Find them and use them to your advantage.

3. Referrals from friends or known good sources are always good, but should still be treated as suspect. All other sources should probably be avoided unless you have other means of verifying their product.

4. Do not deal with a vendor that refuses to ship intact. That means unopened seals, boxed, and banded.

5. Do not deal with vendors that will not guarantee shipment. Reshipment or replacement should be guaranteed and covered at their cost.

6. When dealing with a new vendor for the first time, plan to fail. You shouldn't spend much more than the minimum amount they require to ship to your location on the first purchase. Plan on throwing that money in the proverbial trash. If it works out, great, if not, you were prepared.

7. For most boxes newer than Q1 2009, the new warranty seal is self destructive, and the label can be verified here:

http://www.habanos.com/Sellos/Info/VerificaSelloCajon

If possible, when dealing with a new vendor, ask for a box with the new seals. If they don't know what you're talking about, or waffle, run like hell.


There's probably more I'm forgetting.
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      09-24-2010, 06:56 PM   #144
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Oh yeah, you can often verify a vendor through their distrubutor. For that, this is useful.

http://www.habanos.com/distributors.aspx?rid=2
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Checked the mail today, and found a nice surprise. A good friend of mine gifted me a few fairly rare cigars:


2000 F. Fuente Opus X Robusto

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Sorry a couple of the photos are a bit blurry. I'm horrible with a camera. Here they all are together, the unbanded stick on the left is a Bolivar CE. Anyhow, it was a nice gift to receive from out of the blue, and I'm sure some people in this thread will recognize the relative rarity of some of these.

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You cant even compare! You'll love it! Let us know how you enjoy it
Ok i finally got around to smoking it this past weekend, best cigar i have ever smoked! Not overly powerful, didn't catch a big buzz at the end of it, the flavor was consistent from beginning to end. Everybody must try this cigar, at least all the Canadian's that can get legit Cubans!
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Pretty dead thread, time for a bump.
You guys still alive?
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How long can some Cuban cigars stay good without a humidor before they dry out? Need to give them away soon but kinda stuck with them for a week or so
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seeing this thread, i have a hankering for cigar now
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How long can some Cuban cigars stay good without a humidor before they dry out? Need to give them away soon but kinda stuck with them for a week or so
put them in a tupper box, unlimited storage time.
Or in a ziplock bag.

Without any of the above I give them 2 days max till they are dry.
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put them in a tupper box, unlimited storage time.
Or in a ziplock bag.

Without any of the above I give them 2 days max till they are dry.
They are all in their original boxes already, does that help?

A ziplock bag for 100 cigars might be tough to find haha
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They are all in their original boxes already, does that help?

A ziplock bag for 100 cigars might be tough to find haha
break it up into smaller parcels then. or use a food saver *shrug*
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