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Old 07-17-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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Cool Bundles, Seconds and Over-Runs

While I enjoy name brand cigars, sometimes the loot is short so I buy bundled cigars, seconds or over-runs. I have found that these cigars are pretty good once they have been sitting in the humi for awhile.

I smoke everyday and 2 to 3 on Sat. & Sun. so it adds up pretty quick. By going to the lower priced brands I have been pleasantly surprised on more than once occasion.

Anyone Else?

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Old 07-17-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
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I used to order 2 or 3 bundles of Connies every month. These seconds from the Villazon factory (Hoyo, Punch, ERDM, Ultimate) were often "seconds" only because the wrappers were blotchy or off-color, and smoked and tasted just fine, thank you very much. At $25-$40/bundles of 25, they were, and still are, as close to a steal as one can find.

Hmmm, mebbe I should get me some right now!
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:30 PM   #3
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Nope not me... the more money I spend on a cigar means the better quality it must be.
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:30 PM   #4
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I primarily stock my humidor with lower-priced sticks like Perdomo Slow-aged or IT Super Fuerte, which I've found are as good or better than many "high end" smokes.
I take advantage of samplers or c bid to try out more expensive sticks.
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:55 PM   #5
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I smoke a cigar or 2 everyday, so inexpensive cigars are my thing. Slow Aged 826 Maduro, IT Maduro and SF Mad., and a few others are my go to. I buy better cigars to add to trades so as not to offend.
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:24 PM   #6
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Searching for a "diamond in the ruff" is one of my favoite past times. If I can find a low priced, off the radar smoke that turns out to be a winner, I've had a great day! It's like a mini victory for me.
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:28 PM   #7
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Searching for a "diamond in the ruff" is one of my favoite past times. If I can find a low priced, off the radar smoke that turns out to be a winner, I've had a great day! It's like a mini victory for me.
Tampa Sweetheart 500 maduros, Famous Nic 3000s are a few of the gems!!
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:47 PM   #8
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Well good to see I'm not the only one on the BB.

I broke down and bought a bundle of "Black Sheep" and 2 boxes of "Argyle" from Holts. I was surprised that they were pretty good. Good flavor and good burn.

The Honduran and Nicaragua over-runs needed lots of time in the humidor before burning right and tasting right.

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Old 07-17-2009, 05:58 PM   #9
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Troop Habano Robusto from Kioki Cigars are fantastic value for money, taste and smoke well too (can't wait to try some with age on them) and AndyMadera's Reserva MiraFlor's are great, top, really good!
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:11 PM   #10
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Tampa Sweetheart 500 maduros, Famous Nic 3000s are a few of the gems!!
Yep thats a fact.

I have 3 bundles of the sweethearts but almost out of the 3000's.

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Old 07-17-2009, 08:55 PM   #11
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Flor de Oliva Maduros are great
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:05 PM   #12
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Everyone knows I love me some Tampa Sweethearts in Maduro, not so much the naturals though. Have not had anything that comes close to the #500 Maduro under $10.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:07 PM   #13
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I buy the best tasting cigars I can find and if they are seconds,,,no problem at all. If they are other cigars that are not the "in" cigars I don't care as long as it pleases me. Smoke what appeals to you,,,it doesn't have to be the popular cigars as I experiment and buy lots of other cigar brands. So far I have had cigars that are deemed "unknowns" to most but are very good cigars and that includes CC's.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:19 PM   #14
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Roly's aren't a bad second if one prefers a medium to strong smoke.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:21 PM   #15
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I have to give props as well to Famous Nic 3000, Flor de Oliva's and the ITC Super Fuerte's.

A couple others that I like, that aren;t bad for an everyday stick. Especially if they rest for a little while:

Oliveros Classic
http://www.cigarsinternational.com/p...m=CS-IZA&cat=3

CI Anniversary
http://www.cigarsinternational.com/p...A6052-15&cat=7
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:04 AM   #16
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Default Re: Bundles, Seconds and Over-Runs

I have a bundle of Flor de Oliva maduros in the humi at all times....it's a strange and wonderful thing when a bundle stick is as good or better than many others two or three times as expensive. It's perfect as an everyday smoke. Also just picked up a bundle of Riata maduros....jury is still out on those. Of the 10 or so I've smoked, sometimes I like them, sometimes I don't.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:41 AM   #17
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Hand rolled long filler Don Pepin Garcia cigars at a great price...

http://www.holts.com/category.html?i...00&trail=86665
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:11 AM   #18
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ruh roh...

you mean like this??





Right now in the cooler-dor I have Connies, La Floridita (CR & Nic), Flor de Oliva, Oliva Segundos, Famous, CFO......
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Hand rolled long filler Don Pepin Garcia cigars at a great price...

http://www.holts.com/category.html?i...00&trail=86665
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:18 AM   #20
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Most of the NCs I smoke are bundles.

Famous Dominican 4000
Famous Nicaraguan 3000
Famous Honduran 5000
IT Super Fuerte bundles
La Floridita
Flor de Oliva Gold


There are lots of sub $2 gems out there. Ya just gotta look and take chances...and smoke quite a few dog rockets before finding the gems.
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