I've noticed a couple sites sell name brand cigar "seconds", like Punch Seconds, MOW Seconds and so on. They claim that they are the exact same cigar as to whats usually sold, but because of blemishes and other cosmetic defects they cannot be banded and sold at normal price. It sounds like a pretty good way to get a hold of some decent brands for good price.
Has anyone ever tried any "seconds" before? If so, are they true to what they claim, that they are the same cigar but just look a little off? If so, then its a no brainer for me to pay $40 for 25 Punch Rothschilds, but if the "seconds" are complete junk, i'd rather not be stuck with $40 bucks worth of mulch.