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Everything posted by JohnInCleveland

  1. They’re fine. I smoke em when I golf. The flavors are definitely muddled. Size kind of blows.
  2. Second this. Sugar man was one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen.
  3. Just bring back the 56’s. I hate the RG but they are one of my favorite upmann’s. The blend is incredible.
  4. So sorry to hear that. I hope some of your things made it out and your family is safe and healthy. Cigars can be replaced.
  5. My wife has no problem with me smoking cigars. Of course there's a direct inverse relationship between how often I smell like cigars and how often we bump uglies. It moderates itself.
  6. It boggles my mind how many people (not specifically referring to BOTL, in my personal experience) keep downplaying this. It's barely taken hold and we aren't even extensively testing. You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube, the schools are shuttered in Ohio for 3 weeks minimum. I've been impressed by the reaction of state officials, but they're hamstrung by federal ineptitude. They really haven't even begun to test. The number of cases is DRAMATICALLY higher than what's being reported.
  7. Was there a couple weeks ago and there was bupkes, but a lot can change in a couple weeks
  8. I'm offering a similar scenario in order to give perspective on ways where people find market inefficiency to exploit for profit. Of course it's different. I've never personally bought scarce cigars to profit bc the premise makes me feel icky. To each their own I guess. We all have to sleep with ourselves and how we treat others.
  9. Scalping is finding a market inefficiency and manipulating it to your benefit. A few years ago, I led a group of folks who paid a bank a few hundred dollars to park cars in their lot during a festival that they knew nothing about. I knew I could make a few thousand dollars by staffing 1 guy for 10 hours. The bank should've gotten 3 or 4 times what I gave them, but they didn't want to make the effort and we're happy with what I have them. I didn't feel bad about what I did and I still don't. What we're really talking about here is an unspoken honor system in the community. I'm running to Havana in a few days and I'll try and pick up some regionals if they're around for my buddy Zane. I couldn't mark them up a buck for him bc he's a BOTL, but what if some random coworker told me he would pay me $500 for a box of Punch Punch? I'd have a hard time saying no.
  10. I've been there several times, my sister hasn't and work travel and having small children only allows a very brief jaunt while in florida. 24 hrs in Cuba for her is superior to never seeing Havana and she loves an adventure. It's not that weird a request to see if anyone has been there in the last few days on a cigar forum I frequent. At least I didn't think so.
  11. NBD. I'm only gonna bring back a little. But I appreciate the heads up, very helpful to know.
  12. Have an opportunity to go to Havana in a week or so for 24 hrs. Anyone been there (or going in the next week) who can give any stock reports or advice? I've been a few times and I'd love to try and hit up only 1 or 2 LCDH and time will be at a premium. Hoping to bring back a few special boxes (SW, Cohibas, nothing super rare) and I could benefit from any insight.
  13. That picture is offensive. Who holds a cigar between their middle finger and their ring finger?
  14. Great find. It basically looks like a half height version of what I got. I adore it.
  15. I don't skip lunch, we eat a late lunch that never really subsides until about 7 pm. It's a salute to being thankful coupled with a salute to morbid obesity. Nothing more american than that.
  16. +1 on Principe. They still last an hour for me Every time. Never disappoint.
  17. zeedubbya gets every box that's already been touched, sell off the ones that are untouched, and use the proceeds to avenge my death.
  18. I've also been disappointed w San Juan. The two I had were complete wind tunnels with muted flavor. My biggest beef w the bigger ring gauges is they're often underfilled and unsmokable.
  19. I understand that not everyone loves Montecristo; but when I light up a perfect Monte 2, there aren't a lot better cigars. Sure they suffer from inconsistency bc of the volume, but especial 2? A good monte 4 or edmundo? Come on now!

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