Not long ago I was offered a PSD4 from an acquaintance locally and I was surprised to the fact that I did not taste as it should neither did it look right. Lighter color ,dry wrapper and taste not worth describing. When I tried to order some my self I asked one seemingly reputable vendor to ship me some with the boxes sealed as made and they agreed. When I got them ,they were fakes and also tasted like it. Issues besides the cigars them selves not tasting original where holograms at wrong place etc and bar codes missing. After I mailed several others they all bring up many reasons why barcodes have to be peeled of. My question is this. As far as I know on newer cc boxes the hologram sticker has the bar codes on for verification of the customer on Habanos site of what they got. Many vendors claim that the bar codes include info that identifies a market and that is why they do not leave them on the box. Why should they care if they already do what they should not, besides the fact they take away the toughest part to counterfeit? Do the bar codes provide info other than authenticity? I never had to bother in the past since I never had to stay in the states long enough to lower my supply enough here but if I was to buy anything on line ,one would think would be nice for everything on boxes to be the way they were made in the factories untouched from peeling anything of. I also noticed some seemingly legit sources roll their own blends ....what do you guys know about them coming from swiss origin. This is my first post so please take it easy on me ,I look forward to this awesome site being a lot of fun to come.