I am not going to get into this dog fight however I can say I have known Pete for around 4 years and he has been nothing but a stand up guy. Hell I just recently had a entire box of verocu replaced because of damage caused by shipping, no questions just emailed or called and they sent another box the same day. I know a lot of people on this board and other cigar boards and talk to Pete on a weekly basis, I would consider him a friend and honestly he has NEVER said a bad thing about another retailer to me.
I have known Pete since before Tatuaje was a huge success and I can honestly say he is the same person now as he was before with one exception, he is so busy he barely has time to eat and sleep. Pete has never once lied to me mislead me or talked trash to me about anyone or anything. All this needs to be hashed out in private but before everyone jumps to one side with out all the info and start piling on I had to post my views on the situation and defend a person I consider more of a friend than manufacturer. If that alienates me then so be it but my past experience with Pete does not reflect ANY of this banter.
I would also like to add as a person that has his filter broke sometimes and can't restrain himself from making comments that he shouldn't, I in no way shape or form would do business with someone that did this to me. Honestly Al, if this did happen (I am not saying it didn't) why the hell would you want to do business again with him or any one else. If it happened to me, I would not spend a penny again with the person and a few choice words on the phone would be uttered and then the product dropped. That is just me, if you wrong me I am not going to support anything ever again by that company. Especially with the details posted above. my 2 cents on everything. but mostly do what others have suggested before everyone chooses sides and it hurts both businesses. Hash this shit out then hug it out bitches ( sorry entourage) quote.
Kevin, Business is business. This is about feeding my family, protecting my reputation and straightening out the past. You have a lot to learn if you think it's about friendship. This board is about friendship for me, my store is about business. Big difference between the two.
You really should mind your own business before you get called out for what you tried to do. Dude don't try to play both sides of the fence here, it won't work.