I waited too long... someone went in and bought the box yesterday of the padrons.
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Think of it as the cigar Gods looking out for you, hey, if it was the same price, buy a new box and get something you know you will enjoy!
Padron's are perfect right out of the door, rest them just to get them acclimatized to your liking, but other than that no need to age them, in fact that's true with most NC's, although not all NC's are as good as Padron's, lol, but in this case you're not missing a thing.
Cigar shop keepers aren't dummies, why do you think he was peddling it at the same cost as a new box, because he would be thrilled to get that price, that's why.
Be nice to support your local guy, but if it were me, I'd find a great deal online and buy myself a new box for much less as a reward for the mental anguish you've suffered over all this. ;-)
They will be delicious, and you'll forget about everything else before the first third is done, I promise.