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I blame the cyber-bully ‘MAR posters’ throwing their cigar-porn pics in the CC purchase thread for this thought 😆…but I went through my Humi to see just how much El Laguito stock I had….and sadly, it ain’t much! 
 

But I do have these remaining. Remnants of two different TEU DIC 2010 Behike 54s boxes sourced from our fine hosts here damn near a decade ago. As you can see, I rec’d a lighter shade and darker shade box (the lighter shade got more action as only 2 left). 
 

I’ve seen similar lots up FS on the Bond R….so got me curious. We’re these yours, what would you do?
 

Smoke em, Sell em, or Hold em for who knows what the future may hold for the market for these? 

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I agree, that was my initial & only inclination as well. A lot of 7 BHK 54s just as this…sold last night it appears, for $1700….as they’re no longer FS presently and that was the ‘buy now’ price. And those were circa 2016 as I recall. 2010s from EL?! Would be like smoking a full box of SD4s (etc etc.) with each one that goes up in ash! 
 

But I digress….Smoke em’. This is the way! 
 

 

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39 minutes ago, Bri Fi said:

Gift them. To me.

 

honestly I’d keep them. You’ll regret it later. 

I gifted at least a couple early on. Also smoked one with a close friend who isn’t/wasn't really that into cigars. One of the many lessons I’ve learned in this hobby along the way. Don’t share special cigars where an untrained palate likely wouldn’t be able to appreciate. And he certainly didn’t either, on taste or even any semblance of appreciation. Rat Bastard. 

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@coug28 we’ve all been there. Lesson learned. Save them for yourself for special occasions. Weddings, retirements, etc. there’s no more legendary cigar for it. Cigars are getting so expensive now that most can’t afford BHK. Let alone the availability. If someone tells you to sell them, they’ll buy them first.
 

I’ve never had a BHK before, and sometimes the expensive cigars let you down while the cheap blow you away. That said, I’ll reach for an expensive cigar 100% of the time for a special occasion. 

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10 minutes ago, coug28 said:

I gifted at least a couple early on. Also smoked one with a close friend who isn’t/wasn't really that into cigars. One of the many lessons I’ve learned in this hobby along the way. Don’t share special cigars where an untrained palate likely wouldn’t be able to appreciate. And he certainly didn’t either, on taste or even any semblance of appreciation. Rat Bastard. 

True on the palate front- I gave my sister some Pappy 20 bourbon and she went and put Coke in it..

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15 minutes ago, Dynamo320 said:

How many PM’s have you received?  Just wondering because I was thinking the same thing. 🤣

Nary a one! Not much can be posted in these parts that folks haven’t seen and/or smoked before. 
 

That, and this is a classy bunch. One of the things I appreciate & why I’ve stuck around here vs others I’ve been on over the years. Plenty of couth amongst the members here. Mostly anyway, present company excluded! 🤪

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So say they are worth $300 each (guesstimate), what would you do with the $2100? Buy a recent box + of Behikes and age them? Pay a bail bondsman :)? Noted that if you keep them now and in the future, you will burn up hundreds of dollars on each smoking experience. You have a first world conundrum!

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It's all about utility. 

Would $1.2-2K in your pocket make you happier.....what could you spend that money on (cigars or other). 

weigh it up. The BR option is there and that is all it is, an option. 

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Smoke em.

You'd never buy them at that price again, 10s are considered by many to be the only great BHKs, and life is short.

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4 minutes ago, El Presidente said:

It's all about utility. 

Would $1.2-2K in your pocket make you happier.....what could you spend that money on (cigars or other). 

weigh it up. The BR option is there and that is all it is, an option. 

If nothing else, now that I’ve committed publicly to smoking them, and knowing you have the oversight approval on all FS submissions that go on the BR…don’t let ‘a few too many cocktails me’ do it!! 🥃🤤

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Cigars are a commodity to me. I expend them for enjoyment. I can't see myself getting $300 of enjoyment out of a single cigar. If I had that box I would sell. Reinvest the original cost back into cigars and put the profits into a killer vacation. It may not have been your intent to buy low and sell high, but here you are. Strike while the iron is hot.

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Worth noting that under BR rules, I believe, you couldn’t sell a mix of two boxes as one lot even if their codes were identical. That said, if your source is FOH I’d imagine you could ask for a waiver.

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Think of the actuality of smoking them…will you bring yourself to do it? If not, think of that junior high school rager @Chas.Alpha mentioned and sell the 5 proper of the box. Keep the other two and smoke those on the occasions that call for them. Take the 1.5K and invest it into something for your old age. 

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