Fuente's high end lines go for comparable prices. Just sayin'
At least Fuente had an established reputation as a quality cigar manufacturer before putting out that offering. The same goes for Padron when they released their Millennium line. Both companies are also open about the country of origin of their tobacco.
Brand new comapny, secretive about where their tobacco is from, and they can't even bother to attempt to capitalize correctly:
"The ATABEY cigars are produced in limited quantities by
the "Selected Tobacco" factory in Costa Rica. The leaves of these
cigars have many origins, they are from caribbean and central america
Meanwhile, the best publicity they have about their cigars is the way their display looks.
"Atabey Cigars made its debut at IPCPR 2012 Show, the most important event of the year for tobacconists, Orlando, United States. Selected Tobacco, with its brands Atabey and Byron, won the 1st Price Award for "The best new Stand""
If I'm going to take a risk dropping $40-50 on a single stick, it's going to be somewhere with a track record.