Written by Frank Flores

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

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This is a question you hear or see often on cigar forums etc.. Do you buy them online? At your local B&M? Many of us have our reason for what we doing, including where we buy our cigars. Taxes, price, where you smoke?

 For me I try to buy most of my cigars from local B&Ms. The reason being is that I enjoy smoking my cigars there, so I try to support them as much as I can. When I first started smoking it was easy. I would only buy a few singles here and there, so buying at the B&M just made sense. And I like seeing what I am buying anyway, which leads me to buy very little online no matter what the product is. It took me awhile before I bought my first box of cigars, which had to do with space, and finding what I wanted to buy a box of and the price of that box. My first box was Camacho Select in Robusto size. And yes I bought it at my local B&M.

Since then I have bought a few more boxes and now have a Cabinet humidor that is almost full. I can't say that I have never bought cigars online because that would be a lie. Last week I just bought a box of Padilla 1932 Torpedos because they where at a cost of just over 50% off my local shop!! Now that was something I just couldn't pass up. I have found some good deals online over the last few years, and have also been burned with "good deals on great cigars" that ended up being "bad deals on crap cigars". But like I said a great price on a cigar I know is good can catch me. Also there may be cigar online I can't get at my B&M, maybe its a small company or a house blend at another shop. Some of these I have been burned on, but with a cigar forum like this is easier to try and find out from others what to expect.

 I have also learned to get better deals at the local B&M. Number one is you will always (at least where I buy) get better deals on boxes the single cigars. Now I don't always have the money to buy boxes so if I know what I want I start saving. Another way to get a better deal is to buy during an event. The last few boxes I have bought at events. The last one was 20% of boxes and freebes depending on how much you bought. The freebes included limted cigars, hats, T-shirts, lighters, cutters, etc... It really was a good deal.

 My point of this blog is if you ever smoke at your local B&M try to support them as best you can. We want this places to stay open!! Of course its never wrong to take advantage of a great deal that comes around, but also be carefull because you can get burned with bad cigars. Now enjoy your smokes.

Thanks for reading.


0 # There comes a point!G. Cisneros 2009-01-23 04:49
You must not live in California. The prices are ridiculous. It's kind of sad that when you read about all these great cigars on the market today at just $5 dollars, but when you get down to your local B&M the prices are 100% mark-up. There comes a point where enough is enough.

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0 # RE: Where do you buy your cigars?Harrycigars45 2013-01-14 16:02
In my opinion my favorite cigars that I have bought was these customizable ones online called Custom Tobacco Cigars. You can make them personable and they great to smoke.

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