Sources

I am currently in Managua, Nicaragua on business. I don´t know much about cigars because I don´t smoke, but I have the means down here to get almost any Cuban or Nicaraguan cigars available. I have been able to bring back cohiba´s in the past but was unable to sell them to local stores in NH where I live so i gave them as a gifts- i don´t want to get stuck with them again. if anyone is interested let me know. the problem is obviously customs but i wrap them as gifts in my check-in and it has worked in the past although it is a risk. If there are interested people who have requests i will try to get what you are looking for and obviously only charge if i get them through customs. I consider myself very honest so please only make requests if you are serious. You can e-mail me at enbbcl@hotmail.com--- i will be returning from nicaragua to the USA in July.
Thanks
 

ggiese

Active Member
Thanks for the heads up!!! What a great gesture!!! :thumbs:

I am currently in Managua, Nicaragua on business. I don´t know much about cigars because I don´t smoke, but I have the means down here to get almost any Cuban or Nicaraguan cigars available. I have been able to bring back cohiba´s in the past but was unable to sell them to local stores in NH where I live so i gave them as a gifts- i don´t want to get stuck with them again. if anyone is interested let me know. the problem is obviously customs but i wrap them as gifts in my check-in and it has worked in the past although it is a risk. If there are interested people who have requests i will try to get what you are looking for and obviously only charge if i get them through customs. I consider myself very honest so please only make requests if you are serious. You can e-mail me at enbbcl@hotmail.com--- i will be returning from nicaragua to the USA in July.
Thanks
 

DePasta

Stop it! That tickles!
I am currently in Managua, Nicaragua on business. I don´t know much about cigars because I don´t smoke, but I have the means down here to get almost any Cuban or Nicaraguan cigars available. I have been able to bring back cohiba´s in the past but was unable to sell them to local stores in NH where I live so i gave them as a gifts- i don´t want to get stuck with them again. if anyone is interested let me know. the problem is obviously customs but i wrap them as gifts in my check-in and it has worked in the past although it is a risk. If there are interested people who have requests i will try to get what you are looking for and obviously only charge if i get them through customs. I consider myself very honest so please only make requests if you are serious. You can e-mail me at enbbcl@hotmail.com--- i will be returning from nicaragua to the USA in July.
Thanks
Can you get the glass top cohibas?

-D
 

golfgar

Bueller.... Bueller...... Anyone....... Anyone?
I am currently in Managua, Nicaragua on business. I don´t know much about cigars because I don´t smoke, but I have the means down here to get almost any Cuban or Nicaraguan cigars available. I have been able to bring back cohiba´s in the past but was unable to sell them to local stores in NH where I live so i gave them as a gifts- i don´t want to get stuck with them again. if anyone is interested let me know. the problem is obviously customs but i wrap them as gifts in my check-in and it has worked in the past although it is a risk. If there are interested people who have requests i will try to get what you are looking for and obviously only charge if i get them through customs. I consider myself very honest so please only make requests if you are serious. You can e-mail me at enbbcl@hotmail.com--- i will be returning from nicaragua to the USA in July.
Thanks
I like travelogue's, why don't you post some pictures of some of places you are visiting, I hope you have some time for sightseeing. Most of the other travelers (sailing to Cuba and such) don't post photos and it is kinda disappointing not to have visuals. Hope you have a great time! Is it safe there?
 
I am currently in Managua, Nicaragua on business. I don´t know much about cigars because I don´t smoke, but I have the means down here to get almost any Cuban or Nicaraguan cigars available. I have been able to bring back cohiba´s in the past but was unable to sell them to local stores in NH where I live so i gave them as a gifts- i don´t want to get stuck with them again. if anyone is interested let me know. the problem is obviously customs but i wrap them as gifts in my check-in and it has worked in the past although it is a risk. If there are interested people who have requests i will try to get what you are looking for and obviously only charge if i get them through customs. I consider myself very honest so please only make requests if you are serious. You can e-mail me at enbbcl@hotmail.com--- i will be returning from nicaragua to the USA in July.
Thanks

Is this a joke? Because I am not laughing. It is exactly that cavalier attitude that will land you in hot water. Discretion should be a virtue practiced by anyone travelling to those parts of the world and even more so here in this site. I thought we were talking about not revealing sources and here you are trying to be a source.

Apart from all of this, maybe someone can explain how it works. Why is it that we are trying so hard to guard our sources but yet the advertisers here are sources to get contraband like the one at the top of this page. A bit of dichotomy there. Maybe I am too blind to see the logic.
 
I am currently in Managua, Nicaragua on business. I don´t know much about cigars because I don´t smoke, but I have the means down here to get almost any Cuban or Nicaraguan cigars available. I have been able to bring back cohiba´s in the past but was unable to sell them to local stores in NH where I live so i gave them as a gifts- i don´t want to get stuck with them again. if anyone is interested let me know. the problem is obviously customs but i wrap them as gifts in my check-in and it has worked in the past although it is a risk. If there are interested people who have requests i will try to get what you are looking for and obviously only charge if i get them through customs. I consider myself very honest so please only make requests if you are serious. You can e-mail me at enbbcl@hotmail.com--- i will be returning from nicaragua to the USA in July.
Thanks

Is this a joke? Because I am not laughing. It is exactly that cavalier attitude that will land you in hot water. Discretion should be a virtue practiced by anyone travelling to those parts of the world and even more so here in this site. I thought we were talking about not revealing sources and here you are trying to be a source.

Apart from all of this, maybe someone can explain how it works. Why is it that we are trying so hard to guard our sources but yet the advertisers here are sources to get contraband like the one at the top of this page. A bit of dichotomy there. Maybe I am too blind to see the logic.


Is this rhetorical?
 

vortex

"A billion Eddie Barzoons jogging into the future
Apart from all of this, maybe someone can explain how it works. Why is it that we are trying so hard to guard our sources but yet the advertisers here are sources to get contraband like the one at the top of this page. A bit of dichotomy there. Maybe I am too blind to see the logic.
I think I can field this one, assuming you're not being facetious. The advertisers are not in this country and, hopefully for their sake, not American citizens. Hence they are not bound by American laws. For an American citizen, even one not living in this country, it is a different story. So the sources you have to "handle with care" are in the latter category.

Seems straight-forward enough for this newb-in-training. :p Do I get a cookie?
 

CMontoya79

Newb Le professional!
I would like someone with CC experience to ask about reliability, so far this place I have used is batting 1000. The first time I ordered RyJ Short Churchs and they were amazing. I'll post a pic of my recent arrivals soon on the board somewhere.

thanks,

Peace, Ceasar
 
When I was a newbie on the boards - not only this one but others, I remember getting the whispers about ISOM's and how to get them. I could not believe the prices though!!!! I mean expensive!!!! Then as some more time went on, and because at times I can be a good observor, I realized there must be a better way and that not everything was as expensive as it looks - and well by then I had found out about some prices people were paying.

I remember being frustrated at being told "no, I can't tell you my sources" or at best "let me know what you want and I will see what I can do, but your not getting the source". I honestly didn't understand it - especially since to this day I have yet to buy a box and have only gone in a couple box splits.

Then just a short while ago, friends started to give me sources - to the point that I have several sources - some really cheap and others a little more but still cheaper than what you normally see and I understood.

Just as in many clubs, people need a chance to see you, to watch you and learn if they can trust you with informaton. Why? Really simple, if everyone knew of these places, then everyone would buy from them. Good? Bad? Indifferent? Considering the fact in a sub-culture that is all about supply and demand, it is really nice to know that there are a couple of places to go that don't gouge you. They do YOU a favor and keep membership low, so that you can afford to buy cigars that quite frankly would otherwise be beyond people's budget.

I am glad I finally learned of these sources - though I am not anywhere near a member, nor probably ever will be. I am content with my sources to be able to go to these places, see what I want and then make my order through friends who are members. I got there because I paid my dues as it were and proved myself someone who could be trusted.

I also now understand why people kept it hushed hushed to me for a long time. Which makes it even that much better now that I have earned their trust. So for newbies - and please note, if your new to a board, then you are a newbie - it doesn't matter if your new to cigars or old hand, your new to this or that community and therefor a newbie. My note is this. Participate in whatever you can. Post. Get to know people - more importanlty let people get to know you. Yes it may take awhile, but you will eventually either prove yourself someone people can trust with these sources or not. The "payoff" of information is there at the end but it is not - nor should be just given to you immediately.

Like it has been stated, ISOM's are illegal. Why morally, I have no problem breaking "this" law, it is still breaking the law nevertheless and as such does put those of us who buy ISOM's in the "criminal" category. We have to protect ourselves and one of the few ways we can is to ensure that those we let in on the secrets as it were (though quite frankly most of them you should be able to figure out on your own, god knows most of us did and the final key was the information that lead to this topic) are people who have earned our trust. Still a risk, but most people in it for a quick fix or to re-sale, or to take advantage, etc. etc. aren't going to dedicate a year or two on a BB like this one to earn the "right" to get this information.

Anyway my thoughts are done, just remember if your a newbie to hang in there, the information may come to you one day, but it means you have to earn it. It's not a case of "I'm better than you", "I know more than you", "I am a FOG and your just a newbie", it's about developing trust in relationships - and friendships are just that - relationships, it's about keeping prices low enough so that one day when you are given the information those prices are still low


In the meantime, you have buying clubs, box splits, fivers, passes and trades to get what you want, so your not being denied the fruits of that information - only the ability to get directly yourself but you can still get indirectly
So your not losing out on anything really.

Sam

Top for some great info!

note....when buying anything it's your right to ask....it's also the sellers to say no. :D
 
When I was a newbie on the boards - not only this one but others, I remember getting the whispers about ISOM's and how to get them. I could not believe the prices though!!!! I mean expensive!!!! Then as some more time went on, and because at times I can be a good observor, I realized there must be a better way and that not everything was as expensive as it looks - and well by then I had found out about some prices people were paying.

I remember being frustrated at being told "no, I can't tell you my sources" or at best "let me know what you want and I will see what I can do, but your not getting the source". I honestly didn't understand it - especially since to this day I have yet to buy a box and have only gone in a couple box splits.

Then just a short while ago, friends started to give me sources - to the point that I have several sources - some really cheap and others a little more but still cheaper than what you normally see and I understood.

Just as in many clubs, people need a chance to see you, to watch you and learn if they can trust you with informaton. Why? Really simple, if everyone knew of these places, then everyone would buy from them. Good? Bad? Indifferent? Considering the fact in a sub-culture that is all about supply and demand, it is really nice to know that there are a couple of places to go that don't gouge you. They do YOU a favor and keep membership low, so that you can afford to buy cigars that quite frankly would otherwise be beyond people's budget.

I am glad I finally learned of these sources - though I am not anywhere near a member, nor probably ever will be. I am content with my sources to be able to go to these places, see what I want and then make my order through friends who are members. I got there because I paid my dues as it were and proved myself someone who could be trusted.

I also now understand why people kept it hushed hushed to me for a long time. Which makes it even that much better now that I have earned their trust. So for newbies - and please note, if your new to a board, then you are a newbie - it doesn't matter if your new to cigars or old hand, your new to this or that community and therefor a newbie. My note is this. Participate in whatever you can. Post. Get to know people - more importanlty let people get to know you. Yes it may take awhile, but you will eventually either prove yourself someone people can trust with these sources or not. The "payoff" of information is there at the end but it is not - nor should be just given to you immediately.

Like it has been stated, ISOM's are illegal. Why morally, I have no problem breaking "this" law, it is still breaking the law nevertheless and as such does put those of us who buy ISOM's in the "criminal" category. We have to protect ourselves and one of the few ways we can is to ensure that those we let in on the secrets as it were (though quite frankly most of them you should be able to figure out on your own, god knows most of us did and the final key was the information that lead to this topic) are people who have earned our trust. Still a risk, but most people in it for a quick fix or to re-sale, or to take advantage, etc. etc. aren't going to dedicate a year or two on a BB like this one to earn the "right" to get this information.

Anyway my thoughts are done, just remember if your a newbie to hang in there, the information may come to you one day, but it means you have to earn it. It's not a case of "I'm better than you", "I know more than you", "I am a FOG and your just a newbie", it's about developing trust in relationships - and friendships are just that - relationships, it's about keeping prices low enough so that one day when you are given the information those prices are still low ;)

In the meantime, you have buying clubs, box splits, fivers, passes and trades to get what you want, so your not being denied the fruits of that information - only the ability to get directly yourself but you can still get indirectly ;) So your not losing out on anything really.

Sam

Great stuff....
 

louich

The evil snowman
Sorry for the late bump on a post but.

I also now understand why people kept it hushed hushed to me for a long time. Which makes it even that much better now that I have earned their trust. So for newbies - and please note, if your new to a board, then you are a newbie - it doesn't matter if your new to cigars or old hand, your new to this or that community and therefor a newbie. My note is this. Participate in whatever you can. Post. Get to know people - more importanlty let people get to know you. Yes it may take awhile, but you will eventually either prove yourself someone people can trust with these sources or not. The "payoff" of information is there at the end but it is not - nor should be just given to you immediately.
The full quote was something but this part should be resposted all over the web.........
 
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