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post #1 of 19 Old 10-09-2010, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Here I go wondering about stuff again...

...so, back in the days before computers, and after the embargo, how did someone who liked cuban cigars, lived in the US, and didn't travel internationally, manage to come up with sources to feed his/her passion?

Not looking for any sources, just curious how things were done in the "olden" days.
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post #2 of 19 Old 10-09-2010, 05:22 PM
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Re: Here I go wondering about stuff again...

I have often wondered the same thing. I always thought they were just far harder to get in the states. Of course when I was younger, it was still legal to bring back two boxes from Cuba (and only Cuba) if you were lucky enough to get to travel there.

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Family or friends that either lived outside the states or traveled frequently or were stationed overseas. Or all of the above that's how i did it didn't start buying online till 1997.

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Well if you had a telephone and a number for a trusted store and didn't mind international charges it could be done. Those sources were so special they wouldn't take a new customer without a reference.
Umm I read about this of course.

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You can still buy real CC's in Miami, I'm sure, well positive you could 20-30 years ago too. You can buy real Cuban Rum too. But this is just hearsay...of course

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Friends of friends got them from friends in the service.

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Friends of friends got them from friends in the service.
I enjoy Habanos but I would not get involved in the mafia for them.
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I enjoy Habanos but I would not get involved in the mafia for them.
Naaw, it's just a freindly little import/export business, that's all.

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I enjoy Habanos but I would not get involved in the mafia for them.
He means people in the military silly!

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Re: Here I go wondering about stuff again...

It must have been more difficult to discern fakes then, eh? With much less access to knowledgeable BOTL or maybe a more guarded attitude about discussing them openly?
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