This is a discussion on bundle of 20 vs box of 20 within the Cigar Questions forums, part of the General Cigar Discussion category; What is the difference between bundle and box? Is there a quality difference?...
I've never bought a bundle although I have been tempted to do so as a way to beef up my stash for less $. I am afraid I will be stuck with a whole bunch of something that i won't like. The bundles I usually see are 2nds or no namers.
Can anyone recomend some bundled cigars that are good and reasonably priced?
There are only a few manufacturers that do this (J Fuego, Casa Magna are a couple). Most of your larger cigar companies only sell their first quality in boxes. Thats not to say that there aren't some good bundle cigars. I actually like Flor de Oliva with a little age.
Originally Posted by cubanrob19
Nope ... My local B&M buys a lot of their inventory in bundles and re-uses the boxes to save them an extra buck here & there
"If your wife doesn't like the aroma of your cigar, change your wife." Zino Davidoff
Generally speaking, aren't poorer quality cigars sold in bundles? Of course there are exceptions but I usually see "factory seconds" and the like sold and bundles and rarely the main line production.
You may be right. If a brand is to be sold at say $5-$8 a stick, certainly there is reason to improve the presentation. If costlier means higher quality (and surely there is some positive correlation) then you're right. Otherwise, not necessarily so.
If you are only talking a couple dollars savings, I'd go for the box every time! BUT I like cigar boxes! For the stuff I have bought the quality cigars came in a box and the factory overruns came bundled.
No difference...I've smoked tons of boxes and bundles and as has been said it's all about the "presentation" and I used to love the boxes but now I don't much care. I smoke the cigars and not the boxes. Lately I have used my boxes to put in my tupperadors ( buy the deeeeep tupperadors to keep the boxes in) and then place my loose cigars inside the box. It keeps the RH almost perfect in there and keeps things nice and organized.