PM me your address i'll send you a few cigars to help you get started
AAAAAAnnnd welcome to Puff.. home of enablers..always willing to put a boot on your neck and stuff you down our rabbit hole.
DON'T get the Thompson catalog. They're the psycho ex girlfriend of the cigar world.. I haven't talked to them in over a decade and they're still trying to get me back.
DON'T join a COTM club. Unless it's SB.
DO get a good 2 blade guillotine cutter and a good lighter. Dual flame is plenty, don't go for the quad flame like alot of new guys.
DON'T go crazy in the beginning, your taste will change.
DO use the "what am I smoking non habanos" thread and our members reviews to figure ot what to buy. They won't sugar coat it.
DON'T ask what should I buy. Everyone's tastes are different
DON'T believe the reviews on the sale sites. They have Ron Mexicos and avocados listed as top notch
DO support your local B&M. It's a great way to test drive cigars.
DON'T smoke just one and write it off. These are hand rolled pieces and quality varies. You may of just pulled a bad stick outta the box ..
DO search our WTS thread for good deals on well rested cigars. (You'll see the difference between one ROTT and an acclimated stick)
Most of all. Take your time, enjoy the adventure, and remember that the collections the ladies and gentlemen have around here didn't happen over night. You'll also notice that the ones that went crazy in the beginning are selling alot of the stuff they out grew..
Oh and don't be annoyed that I totally hijacked your thread and veered it slightly off course. I do that alot.. sorry
Sent from ... hey Jon, where's my damn sandwich