Interesting observation on cigar pricing...
Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:40 PM
Here's where it gets interesting... those who don't have it in stock have the box priced as low as $400. It seems some of the "big guys" use this tactic to get you in and attempt to persuade you on pricing, by giving you a false perspective. I'm sure when or if they actually ever get rare cigars such as Opus in, the price sky rockets. This isn't true with just Opus, but several expensive/rare brands I'm now noticing.
Yet another reason to stick with the small mom and pop shops; especially those who support the Cigar Pass community.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:27 AM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:09 AM
Plus finding NC's here in Québec is somewhat impossible, If I were to find some here they would go for a ridiculus price I guess...(as any other cigar they sell here I guess...they tax tobacco to a point where it's almost a rebate to go on vacation to buy cigars)
Edited by louich, 05 July 2012 - 08:37 AM.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:21 PM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:35 AM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:49 AM
From what I understand the Fuentes don't want Opus sold by internet vendors. Therefore, they get them from secondary sources which results in the inflated prices. That's why they're cheaper at your local. Be advised however, some locals inflate their prices as well.
The secondary market (including cigar baord sales areas) have to pay a premium. As for the MSRP pricing on some sites, I think they just list the product to draw hits.
Izy..Puff...Keystone and the like make this a far better place!
Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:09 AM
It's like trolling for sales...not even 'bait & switch'...just throwing a false number out there on a popular item to get someone to buy another product they sell. "Gee, they have great prices on Opus so this box of XYZ cigars must be a good price too, I better buy it".
Remember folks, not everyone is the tenacious shoppers some of us are when it comes to buying things...some people are just happy finding it at any price so they can get it done & be over with it. How many times have you been to a B&M and talked with a guy who bought a particular cigar and overpaid for it over the Internet and we just shake our heads knowing it was far less expensive at quite a few other trusted sources. For a good many of us, that's part of the game...getting what we want at a good price.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:42 AM
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