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Old 07-20-2021, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default New cigars?

For many years I have smoked down my collection until I was almost through. I finally bought some new boxes some of my favorite CCs that were on sale. They are good, but not as good as the ones I just finished off. Maybe the ones I had were better to me because I like the aged taste. Maybe they were better to begin with. Hard to tell right now.

I think I am going to get some NCs that I always liked before but I am a bit pissed off at the prices. Maybe I would be better off just getting more CCs and waiting it out While slowly going through them. Or shopping sales? There never seems to be the ones I want on sale, or even in stock. Dang, this hobby used to be easy. I would hate to lay in a supply while the quality is on a dip. But it may get worse. Or if I wait, it will turn around.
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:11 AM   #2
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The shortages are at least somewhat Covid related. It's getting better, slowly.
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:50 AM   #3
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Default Re: New cigars?

Prices seem to increase pretty regularly on CCs now, I'm stocking up on some favorites at the current prices. If they get completely outrageous, I'll switch to Gurkhas.
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Prices seem to increase pretty regularly on CCs now, I'm stocking up on some favorites at the current prices. If they get completely outrageous, I'll switch to Gurkhas.
That will never happen, "Friends don't let fiends smoke Gurkhas"
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That will never happen, "Friends don't let fiends smoke Gurkhas"
Ive never thought of Tom as a fiend, but I could be wrong
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Old 07-21-2021, 12:25 PM   #6
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But arent Gurkhas usually more expensive than the average stick? They are the premium smoke remember
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Old 07-21-2021, 12:27 PM   #7
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But arent Gurkhas usually more expensive than the average stick? They are the premium smoke remember
Yes the most expensive. Thankfully the good folks at CI and such regularly sell them at 80-90% off so we plebs can experience them occasionally.
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Old 07-21-2021, 02:14 PM   #8
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I've heard Gurkhas have been having quality problems lately. In all seriousness, the G3 used to be one of my favorites.
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Old 07-21-2021, 02:28 PM   #9
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The biggest problem for manufacturer's right now is getting boxes. They have the cigars just nothing to put them in. And prices are only gonna rise so buy now.
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Old 07-21-2021, 06:23 PM   #11
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That will never happen, "Friends don't let fiends smoke Gurkhas"


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Yes the most expensive. Thankfully the good folks at CI and such regularly sell them at 80-90% off so we plebs can experience them occasionally.
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Old 07-22-2021, 12:25 AM   #12
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I actually didn't mind the Gurkha Titan. I might have been drunk, though.
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Default Re: New cigars?

On NCs, you may find better prices with sales on CigarPage (if you have not tried them).

The CCs are going to be tough for a while--it looks like Covid hit them hard.
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Old 07-22-2021, 09:24 AM   #14
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Prices are unlikely to go down, but supplies will get better.
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Old 07-22-2021, 01:12 PM   #15
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Moses--This article is kinda pessimistic fwiw:

https://ministryofcigars.com/habanos...ive-shortages/
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Moses--This article is kinda pessimistic fwiw:

https://ministryofcigars.com/habanos...ive-shortages/
Interesting, thanks. Now I know why there are only smaller vitolas in quantity.

We have to look at where the crops and inventory are in good shape for production and delivery of the high quality product, and also find good alternatives to the Habanos product. I so love my favorite CC markas for their price per quality.
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Old 07-22-2021, 04:19 PM   #17
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I just put a sizable order in at Cigar Page. Almost back to my 10 year supply.
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