Cigar thread

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Fri, Jun 28, 2019 11:29 AM

I know I mentioned that stick elsewhere in this thread.

One of the best low-cost sticks you'll find.  And frankly, I think it smokes better than some higher-priced sticks.

Perdomo might be the most underrated cigar brand out there.  Sticks like their 10th Anniversary Champagne, the Lot 23, and the Fresco all smoke at a higher value than their price.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 186 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 11:32 AM
posted by O-Trap

I know I mentioned that stick elsewhere in this thread.

One of the best low-cost sticks you'll find.  And frankly, I think it smokes better than some higher-priced sticks.

Perdomo might be the most underrated cigar brand out there.  Sticks like their 10th Anniversary Champagne, the Lot 23, and the Fresco all smoke at a higher value than their price.

Yep, just went back and saw your recommendation. Feeling pretty good about those cigars now. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 186 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 3:28 PM

Kind of annoyed with Thompson Cigar right now. I placed my order early on the 24th, and it says all orders should ship within 2 business days. Mine is still showing as processing. Seems like they should have been shipped on Wednesday.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Fri, Jun 28, 2019 4:18 PM
posted by justincredible

Kind of annoyed with Thompson Cigar right now. I placed my order early on the 24th, and it says all orders should ship within 2 business days. Mine is still showing as processing. Seems like they should have been shipped on Wednesday.

Yeesh.  You'd have thought so.

I've only ordered from them once, but I didn't run into that issue.  Hopefully there's some explanation as to what happened.

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Sat, Jun 29, 2019 12:19 PM

I like Perdomo, but can't get them at the Jungle in Fairfield. I have to go to the Jungle in Eastgate or The Party Source. I did pick up a 4 pack of them last month when I was in Colorado.

A friend of mine works at The Party Source in the Cigar Department. He is the local rep for Cigar for Warriors. I just donated about 45 cigars to them a couple weeks ago.

I might be going the Wright Puff today in Mason to check out the place, after I visit my Mom in the Hospital.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Jul 1, 2019 7:23 PM

Still no cigar shipment. Wish I would have read these reviews before buying from Thompson.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/thompsoncigar/reviews/?ref=page_internal

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Mon, Jul 1, 2019 8:02 PM

Holy shit.  It's been years, but I did order through them once, and things went fine.  Fine enough that I don't remember much about the transaction (other than the fact that I bought Gurkha Assassins).

Sounds like they are in trouble.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Jul 1, 2019 8:13 PM

Just spent 30 minutes on the phone. Most on hold. After 16 minutes someone answered and got my order number. I'll BRB, checking the status. Come back and ask if I used a coupon code, apparently the order was paused because there was apparently something wrong with the code used. The price I was charged was correct, and I clicked a link from an email they sent me. What kind of company completely delays an order, without warning or notification, because they accepted a wrong coupon code?

Well, after another round on hold when I told her I didn't enter a code, I just clicked a link, the call abruptly ended and I'm back at square one. Currently sitting at 11:18 on the current call with no answer yet.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Mon, Jul 1, 2019 8:48 PM
posted by justincredible

Just spent 30 minutes on the phone. Most on hold. After 16 minutes someone answered and got my order number. I'll BRB, checking the status. Come back and ask if I used a coupon code, apparently the order was paused because there was apparently something wrong with the code used. The price I was charged was correct, and I clicked a link from an email they sent me. What kind of company completely delays an order, without warning or notification, because they accepted a wrong coupon code?

Well, after another round on hold when I told her I didn't enter a code, I just clicked a link, the call abruptly ended and I'm back at square one. Currently sitting at 11:18 on the current call with no answer yet.

Oh, I bet you're steaming.  After all, we know you're self-aware about your lack of patience.  ;)

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Jul 2, 2019 8:46 AM

I was annoyed, but decided it wasn't whoever's fault I was talking to.

Finally got through to a second rep. They said the order was delayed because one of the cigars I ordered ran out and was on backorder. It was one that I ordered five singles of, so they had four of them. They held up a $144 order, without notification or warning, because one $5 cigar was on backorder. He said he was going to cancel that one cigar and ship the rest of the order out immediately. I checked my order details on the website and it went from $144.04 with a listing of all cigars ordered and "processing" to a $11.09 order with nothing itemized and a "canceled" status. So we'll see what happens. The guy said I should receive my order on Friday.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Jul 2, 2019 8:46 AM

So, long story short. Do not order from Thompson Cigar.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jul 2, 2019 10:12 AM

Yeah, good to know.  Yeesh.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Jul 3, 2019 9:37 AM

Have you used the auction sites much? I just attempted to register at Cigar Auctioneer and it is throwing a server error when I submit the registration form. They have a 5-pack of Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua's currently at $15 that I wouldn't mind bidding on. That said, overall, the auction sites are all pretty overwhelming to me.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Wed, Jul 3, 2019 9:39 AM

I've not used that one.  Just Cigar Monster, and that's not really an auction site.  It's more like Newegg for cigars.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Jul 3, 2019 9:43 AM

Any issues with Cigar Monster? Do they ship in a reasonable amount of time? They had a few decent deals when I checked yesterday.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Wed, Jul 3, 2019 10:21 AM

The shipping was consistent.  I believe it was about 10 business days when I last bought through them.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Jul 3, 2019 10:22 AM

Dammit, Amazon has ruined me for slow shipping times.

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
7,406 posts 110 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 12:30 PM

Tonight is Tre J Cigars event at Jungle Jim's. Think I'm going to buy me a bundle (20) of the black label Vicarias.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Wed, Jul 3, 2019 1:13 PM

Got myself another little treat that arrived today.  My humidor had been nearly empty, which is not good for the humidity, so I had to stock it.  35 cigars for $88 + tax & shipping.


 

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