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Jose L Piedra... Fakes??

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So I recently Acquired a bundle of Jose L. Piedra for $75 USD(seemed a good price to me) I Figured that since they are so cheap, theres very little chance of them being faked. HOWEVER, I noticed there is no box code! I have tried entering the bar code on the band 506000002959 on the Habanos website, but no matter what browser I use on my desktop, it just gives me a crazy error.

What do you guys think?

I searched everywhere, inside the bundle band, inside the cardboard box it came in, in the cool little tin it came with. Would someone fake a $3 cigar? To be fair: I'm not new to cubans, and they tasted real. But, I am wondering! How is there no box code? has anyone ever experienced this in Habanos low end portfolio? Is this just lazy communism? What gives! lol.

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Also here is the error i get from Habanos:

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This is a grey market, codes are removed so that it is impossible to identify the dealer. There's no point in faking these cigars

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Those usually come in in a cardboard box with the code But I think these are repackage to be sold in metal tin containers so the code is gone with the box, it doesn’t matter imo since they are short filler.

 

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5 hours ago, Gusmab980 said:

Those usually come in in a cardboard box with the code But I think these are repackage to be sold in metal tin containers so the code is gone with the box, it doesn’t matter imo since they are short filler.

 

It came in this cardboard box with a Imperial/Tabacalera seal. It was sealed when I got it though. 

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On 6/23/2020 at 12:24 PM, jvd1291 said:

It came in this cardboard box with a Imperial/Tabacalera seal. It was sealed when I got it though. 

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Most likely a repacking and the original box replace.

 

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Thanks all! So I suppose they are real, just have been repackaged into a promotional box. Is this a common thing with low end Habanos? I know most dont care about the date or boxcode since they are such cheap cigars, but I was a little dissapointed.

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For what they are , enjoy them. It's a Cuban still better then non Cubans at 3 times the price for sure

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From what I remember the box codes were put on the inside of the lid, you could not find it until you opened the box. But that was about 5 years ago. John

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