This is a great learning opportunity for me and maybe others. Iím sure if I searched long enough I would find a number of opinions, but now that the subject is out there I have a couple of questions.
1) Hemingwayís - If something is released once or twice a year and can be found in a couple of my local B&Mís and on the Comparison Shopper (CS), in more than a couple on line stores, all year long; is it still considered Rear or Hard to Find? .
2) We all know of the issues with the sticks from 99 to 01. I buy 50 for the price of 25 and itís a crap shoot. Iíve bought 50 and ended up with 40 good cigars and Iíve bought 50 and ended up with 10 good cigars. The HDM Churchillís worked out where one box was garbage and one box was good. (Yes, I was intending to put up a good stick) So when all is said and done did I get a deal or not? Did I pay full price or not? Is a good stick with 9 years age on it worth full price on a trade? No matter the answer, the rarity of the Tat over rules the trade.
3) The Opus ($13) and the Tat T-110 ($7) canít be found on the CS or in any of my local B&Mís, so I would say they are consider rear sticks. Sorry, I should have done better research. What would we say to a Cohiba Seleccion Reserva 2003 Corona Especial for the Opus. The regular 2010 release goes for $11.62 (averaged from 10 sites on CS) but this Reserva can only be found in the Reserve Series box released only in 2003, I canít find how many boxes were released. Whereas the Opus comes out every year? All responses welcome, inquiring minds want to know. ThanksTom