Need some Cigar Help, Kinda Urgent

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by cypher, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. cypher macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi everyone!

    I'm hoping people here smoke cigars ;) cause I need some questions answered :)

    My brother is getting married in a three weeks to an Indian girl in India :), and he wanted me to pick up around a 150-200 cigars from here (the US) as they are much cheaper here. The thing is I dont know too much about cigars and was going to pick up some sampler packs. The cigars would be for the guests to smoke during the 5 day event.

    I've been reading up on cigars and seem to have found some decent deals but since I'm a complete noob I need some feed back. Here are some that I think seem like a good deal...

    #1
    75 Ct. Sampler Galore! $167 so about 2.25 per stick

    5 Padron Diplomatico
    5 Macanudo Trump
    5 Partagas Spanish Rosada Perfecto
    5 Royal Jamaica
    5 Macanudo Portofino
    5 La Gloria Escuela
    5 Bolivar Toro
    5 Macanudo Prince Phillip
    5 Partagas Black Magnifico
    5 Bolivar Churchill
    5 Partagas Black Label Piramide
    5 Partagas No. 1
    5 Bolivar Lonsdale
    5 Padron Torpedo
    5 Macanudo 8-9-8

    http://factorydirectcigars.com/inde...6d698057c-64A28289-3048-4310-EE1D058EE6DE4D64


    #2
    20ct Super Summer Sampler $39.99

    1 - Romeo y Julieta 1875 Toro (6”x50)
    1 - Don Diego Toro (6”x50)
    1 - H. Upmann Toro (6”x50)
    1 - Montecristo Platinum Toro (6”x50)
    1 - Onyx Reserve Toro (6”x50)
    1 - Romeo y Julieta Reserve Maduro Toro (6”x50)
    1 - Santa Damiana Toro (6”x50)
    1 - Royal Jamaica Maduro Toro (6”x50)
    3 - El Mejor Emerald Robusto (5.5”x50)
    3 - El Mejor Espresso Robusto (5.5”x50)
    3 - 5 Vegas Gold Robusto (5”x50)
    3 - 5 Vegas Classic Robusto (5”x50)

    http://www.cigarsinternational.com/prodDisp.asp?item=SP-CIDD55&cat=6&page=1

    #3
    20ct Sampler to End all Samplers $69.99

    1 - 5 Vegas Classic Robusto (5" x 50)
    1 - 5 Vegas Miami Toro (6" x 48)
    1 - 601 Serie Green Oscuro Tronco (5" x 52)
    1 - CI Legends by Don Pepin Garcia (5.75" x 54)
    1 - Cuba Libre Magnum (5.5" x 55)
    1 - Don Pepin Garcia Blue Generosos (6" x 50)
    1 - Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic 1979 (5" x 50)
    1 - El Mejor Emerald Robusto (5.5" x 50)
    1 - Graycliff 1666 Robusto (5.25" x 50)
    1 - Gurkha Doble Maduro Torpedo (6" x 53)
    1 - Gurkha Fuerte Torpedo (6" x 53)
    1 - Gurkha Legend Torpedo (6" x 53)
    1 - Gurkha Master Select Torpedo (6" x 53)
    1 - Gurkha Sherpa Toro (6" x 50)
    1 - Gurkha EL Enigma Torpedo (6" x 53)
    1 - Man O’ War Robusto (5.5" x 50)
    1 - Padilla Habano Torpedo (6.25" x 52)
    1 - Padilla Obsidian Torpedo (6" x 54)
    1 - Rocky Patel Double Maduro Toro (6.5" x 52)
    1 - Rocky Patel Fusion Churchill (7" x 48)

    http://www.cigarsinternational.com/prodDisp.asp?item=SP-CIDD64&cat=6&page=1

    I really dont want to get a lot of the same kind or the same price. I was looking to get some cheap ones and some expensive ones as well. Looking forward t hear what you have to say..

    Thats all I found at the moment...please feel free to recommend more expensive ones as well if you feel that they are worth the price. I greatly appreciate you guys taking the time to read through this. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

    Nickygoat

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    Location:
    London
    #2
    Even if you need 150-200 the sample cases you listed only come to 115 (if you buy one of each).

    Personally I'm a fan of Romeo y Julietas so I'd choose that but as you need to buy a lot why don't you buy one of the sampler galore pack and 2 of the others?

    There's also only 1 Montecristo and one Upmann in the sampler pack which might annoy any of your guests who do "know" cigars.

    Alternatively find a good dealer near you and ask their advice.

    I'm assuming you don't smoke cigars, or never have, so they'll be able to offer you better advice than random people on here. Plus you won't have to hear the "smoking is terrible" group that will probably pop up ;) (cigars are in a different league to cigarettes but can be even more divisive. Frankly, they stink :eek:)

    From a completely biased POV try Doña Flor - a friend of mine is scion to the company, although many have reservations about Brasilian cigars I think they're Ok.
     
  3. adk macrumors 68000

    adk

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    Location:
    Stuck in the middle with you
    #3
    A few things to consider - look up how many cigars you can bring into India without paying duty at customs. Something tells me 75 is too many :D

    Also, are you connecting someplace in Europe? you could always pick up some duty free cubans.
     
  4. themadchemist macrumors 68030

    themadchemist

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    Location:
    Chi Town
    #4
    I wasn't going to post, but since you invited me...

     

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