Bombs ,pifs,trades and the like are about giving someone the opportunity to smoke something they wouldn't grab for themselves. It doesn't have to be over the top. Can't say that doesn't happen because sometimes it turns into outdo the last guy thing.
When I send a new guy smokes. I don't think about the price. I want him to experience what it's like to smoke a cigar that's been resting for 3+ years. Since they haven't even been smoking that long, it's doubtful they've had that experience before.
It's about cigar karma. Help somebody else out and maybe your bid will hold up on the devil site. Or maybe it won't, when your begging for someone to outbid you on at least a few of the 8 bids you have.
Don't feel pressure to participate in them. Hang around gain some knowledge, get to know some people. It'll come naturally. Usually when your ever expanding collection gets noticed by the wife and it's time to get rid of some before the "where did all these come from" interrogations start.
I am a FIRM believer in cigar karma. sent out 6 bombs on before new member sign on for saint and sinners and got in on the day of the mess!! As stated cigar bombs dont have to be over the to with all high end cigars. i know personally its nice to just receive something new or something in a size i wouldn't normally smoke or even just simple sticks to take me back to the basics its all about the thought not the cigars!!
Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman— or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle. - George Burns :smoke2: