This is actually my first post on the forum, I have read the forum many times for quality advice about my new hobby and such and you have all always been tremendously helpful, so much so that this is the first forum that I have ever actually signed up for and used.
Now to my question(s). I am in the market for a new humidor(my first). I am currently using a tupperdor and it works fine, however, part of the hobby for me is the elegance and the beauty both in the cigars, and in the accessories. I will continue to use a tupperdor to hold any "overflow" that i have but would really like a nice, quality desktop humidor for the majority of my collection. I have decided on getting a desktop that has a rating of 65-100. This is far more then i expect to accrue, however if i do start buying more an more over the years I will likely store the rest in a tupperdor or when the time come buy a new humidor. I am actually a college student so I cannot manage to have anything much bigger than a 100 count.
I previously bought a mountaineer by craftsman's bench and it was CRAP. the outside look was appealing, but at the end of the day it was over priced for the POS that it was. Now heres the kicker, I cannot spend over 150 dollars and more preferably i would only spend 100 or so. The brands that have really caught my attention are Savoy and Diamond Crown, although I read the Diamond Crown is now owned by J.C. Newman, the same owners of craftman's bench and that they are now made in China. It seems impossible to get on in my price range anyway.
So with that said I am open to ANYTHING that is not a coolidor/tupperdor, I am dead set on an actual humidor. Also if you have any advice on reputable dealers that have great prices for the items you recommend that would be very helpful.
As far as cutters go, I am really only interested in a double guillotine. I cant spend an arm and a leg for this either (surprise), really would like something for less than 30, and I care more that it works and that it will last long and cut correctly than anything else. Aestectics is a plus but not one Im willing to pay graciously for.
I know that many of the posters on this forum will say that you get what you pay for. I just want to say that i completley agree, Im just hoping to get the most for my money because the fact is that I dont have loads of disposable income, I am a college student so Im trying to get the best of both worlds, with that, thanks again for all the past help that the members of this forum have provided me and probably millions of other smokers.
I greatly appreciate any and all input.