Ordering Cigars During the Warmer Months...
Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:35 PM
When ordering cigars in the hotter weather...the shorter the journey, the better the chances the cigars arrive in good shape.
As apposed to picking the vendor based solely on price, consider selecting a vendor that is geographically closer to you...even if they are a shade more expensive...to ensure that everything arrives quicker, intact and properly humidified. What's the difference of a few dollars if the product you get is damaged and unsmokeable. Receiving damaged goods = hassle with a return.
If the deal is too good to pass up and the vendor is on the other side of the country, call the vendor and ask them to put a Humi-Pak in there to at least ensure the proper humidity. If possible and you are saving a few more dollars on the sale, pay a little extra for expedited shipping as apposed to free shipping that takes a week to arrive while it's 80 to 90 degrees outside. If it's taking an even LONGER journey ( ), upon arrival of the cigars, it's a good idea to store them in your freezer for 36 to 48 hours, then transfer them to the fridge for another day or two before putting them in your humidor.
Think before you order and you'll be rewarded with great smokes!
Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:49 PM
Also, that way when box after box shows up all winter, I can say "...but, honey, I CAN'T buy cigars during the summer months...??..!!.."....
...advantages of having a cabinet, lots of room. Sure sounds good, doesn't it Gary...??...
Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:53 PM
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:55 PM
I've always ordered whenever I pleased from wherever and haven't had any problems to date. Maybe I don't order enough?
Good for you. Gary was offering some good, friendly advice.
Edited by Bsneed51, 16 May 2012 - 09:56 PM.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:06 PM
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:24 AM
Edited by Tall Paul, 17 May 2012 - 06:25 AM.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:38 AM
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:49 AM
- Also note for some of the newer guys...this is why you don't see any passes for the most part on CP during the warmer months.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:01 AM
Edited by Vicster, 17 May 2012 - 10:01 AM.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:02 AM
Another thing I have done when ordering close to the weekend, is call the vendor and ask them to hold shipping until Monday. Don't want to have the smokes sitting in a warehouse all weekend if they don't need to.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:24 PM
Even though this is a common sense situation, I did not give it any thought (What's that saying about me, hmmmm)
Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:45 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:18 PM
I also order only sealed boxes in the summer. The summer might be a good time to support a local B&M if their prices aren't too much more than online (plus shipping).
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