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Cohiba authenticity???

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fugi_y   

I need some help from you experts. My 2nd time smoking a cuban so I am amateur at best in knowing it's authenticity. I just got back from a week long vacation in Puerto Morelos, Mexico and I bought a 3 cigar pack of Cohiba's in the resorts tobacco/gift shop. The guy I spoke to assured me these are real, but it's his word against my uneducated knowledge of cuban cigars. Anyways, on to the pictures... What do you guys think?

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Cmelle   

I'm no expert either but I'm pretty dam sure their fake. The glass top says it all

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Those are obvious fakes, and it isn't close. Sorry, my friend. 

Try starting here:

 

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David88   

Yes sorry to say they are not genuine. Out of interest what are they supposed to be? Hope you didn't have to pay too much for them!

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fugi_y   

Oh well. That's what I get for not doing my research. I did get hit pretty deep. Lesson learned!

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David88   

At least it was only a 3 pack then rather than a full box of 25! Keep an eye out for the 24:24 sales and you can pick up something genuine. You can always keep that box as a memento of your trip

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agreed, fake.  Glass top, single cap, band is wrong, packaging is wrong...

I would cut one open and see what it looks like and if it is a nice long leaf filler fake, smoke it.  If it is crappy short filler, toss it as it could have nasty crap in it!

 

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WillEd11   

Agreed that I would love to see one of these cut open. My buddy brought back some Cohiba fakes from Mexico that when we cut open were filled with trimmings and had a ton of hair in them. Gross.

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Dave001   

definitely cut them open and let us know what you find and of course keep the box to remember, sorry it happened to you but since youre now a member of this great forum we shall help you to never make that mistake again

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3 hours ago, fugi_y said:

 

I need some help from you experts. My 2nd time smoking a cuban so I am amateur at best in knowing it's authenticity. I just got back from a week long vacation in Puerto Morelos, Mexico and I bought a 3 cigar pack of Cohiba's in the resorts tobacco/gift shop. The guy I spoke to assured me these are real, but it's his word against my uneducated knowledge of cuban cigars. Anyways, on to the pictures... What do you guys think?

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Agreed fake.

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1 hour ago, Dave001 said:

definitely cut them open and let us know what you find

For what purpose? Long filler, short filler, fresh hay, dog turd, who cares?

Anyway I suspect this thread is a joke… just google "glass top Cohiba"…

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vladdraq   

They look like Cohibas too me, you can clearly see through the glass top. If they smell like shit they are real.

 

The only concern i have, i never seen Pinocchio's head on the band though.

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wade1979   

Those are some bad hombres.

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Life is full of making mistakes. Glad you posted here and now time to drive on with the knowledge. 

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fugi_y   

I'm going to keep them as a reminder! Thanks guys!

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Joking, right?  Pretty sure we're being played.

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Welcome to FOH, fugi_y. Sorry for your loss here. In the meantime, please help us get to know you better by telling us a bit about yourself in the New Member section of the site. There is much information here, not to mention a fraternal atmosphere not often encountered online.

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4 hours ago, Smallclub said:

For what purpose? Long filler, short filler, fresh hay, dog turd, who cares?

Anyway I suspect this thread is a joke… just google "glass top Cohiba"…

i agree. why bother.

keep them on hand for some drunk friend who insists on smoking your good cigars.

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NSXCIGAR   

I thought the days of the glass-top Cohibas were behind us in the age of the internet. I see I am wrong. Whether this is a joke question or not, it exists. 

I do love the effort though. It's pretty rough looking, but clearly there was some time spent on this box and the stickers, etc. simply to sell two cigars. I'd keep it for novelty purposes!

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Guys,

im new here, but I think we should hold off on the accusations of being a joke.  Sure, diligence should be done but if you know nothing about Cubans, are at some resort without your phone and a pushy sales guys accosts you....well, we all can get suckered from time to time in a similar scenario.

best thing we can do is point out, "yup fake" and encourage resources like this great forum to learn.

now, I'm all about the guy code of fighting, teasing, badgering etc as acceptable forms of male communication.  Good for the soul.  Sadly, it just comes of poorly behind a keyboard unless you truly know the other person.

so, @fugi_y I'll play nice now, but if I ever get the chance to meet in person or get to know you better, I will then unleash teasing you about buying these dog rockets.  😉 

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fugi_y   

No harm done. I'm a grown man. I wish this thread is a joke, but it is not. I dropped 800 pesos on this pack.

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The good news is that you're in the right place to get some excellent cigars!

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