OH MY, #81 Rocky Patel Connecticut 7x48 Churchill could be the 'sweetest' tasting Connecticut I have smoked that does not have a sweet cap. Very good cigar.
Looking at a beautiful 6x60 Patel Sun Grown. It will not be around come morning. Count on it.
CIgar Bid has been harsh these past 3 days. Would anyone every believe they would place 'ghost' bids on certain lots that have been going for peanuts? Of course they would. If they 'win' their own sticks they just post them again the next day. Do they do it? I, any no one else has any idea if they do. Keeping daily chart of the closing amount of lots is a full time job I do not mind at all. Their has been a MAJOR spike upward in winning bid amounts on all sticks, down to hardly average cigars becoming victims of CRAZY over bidding. Some examples of good, buy very average cigars that closed out this week at INSANE amounts.
Perdomo Slow-Aged 7.5x52 Churchill 5 packs closed at $17. The Quickbuy price is $10.
Mark Twain No.2---7.5x52 Five packs close at $16. Never thought it could be possible.
I won a 20 box in April for $31!
Reposado '96 Habana 7x58 Figurado 40 box closes at $91. Maduro closes at $97.
Quickbuy for both is $85. Two 40 box's were won over the weekend for $64 & $67!
Rocky Patel R4 Corojo 7.5x52 Double Corona 5 packs close at $19!
Three 20 boxes of various sizes of this same stick all closed under $34 last weekend!
Have about 55 more that closed above the Quickbuy price.
Stopped counting at 50 for the 'premium' lots like Padilla Sig '32 & Miami or Camacho's and so on that all closed above the Quickbuy price.
Hell, even a 20 box of 5 Vegas Gold 7x50 Churchills closed at $58! Quickbuy is $42.50. Over bid on a cigar like this??? or a Mark Twain or Slow-Aged???
It is out of the norm, at least dating back to early May, when I started charting closing bid amounts. Who knows.