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08-01-2012, 05:30 AM #1
Is my local cigar shop a huge rip off? or is this normal??
So my cigar shop is charging $24 bucks for a Padron 1926, no.2 and charging $13 for a Oliva Serie V cigars. This is just to name a few, but are these prices pretty normal for cigar shops or is this place super duper expensive and a huge rip off??? I've noticed they don't have too many customers in all the time (I normally see 1-2, if even that many at a time when I go in).
Should I search for a new cigar shop? or no“My interest in life comes from setting huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them… from the perspective of wanting to live life to the full, I felt that I had to attempt it.” – Richard Branson
08-01-2012, 05:55 AM #2
Yea shops mark up a lot....best bet is to just order yourself from Cigar international...once in a while doesnt hurt to buy but if your filling up your humi back a home its going to get real expensive
08-01-2012, 11:57 AM #3
it depends on what your states tobacco tax rate is. Best thing you can do is to compare it to prices online and other local shops to see where they stand. I will always buy local if it isnt completely unreasonable for me to do so.
08-01-2012, 05:11 PM #4
08-01-2012, 08:33 PM #5
“My interest in life comes from setting huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them… from the perspective of wanting to live life to the full, I felt that I had to attempt it.” – Richard Branson
08-01-2012, 08:47 PM #6
My local shop charges $18.20 for a Padron 1926 No. 2 and in the $7 range for the Oliva. Your shop is a rip off.Garage: 2012 BMW 335i / Mineral White
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08-02-2012, 07:07 AM #7
I know that in the Franklin/Cool springs area of Tennessee, those prices are what you'll find at just about any of the B&M's in that area. They tend to carry a 2-5$ markup over online prices. It's nice to support local business, and good to buy singles to sample and for the convenience, but if you're building up a humidor- it'll get REALLY expensive, really fast. Your best bet is to search online if you aren't willing to pay the B&M mark-up. There are tons of daily deals, auctions, specials and coupons that can be found through online cigar-shopping.
08-02-2012, 03:26 PM #8“My interest in life comes from setting huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them… from the perspective of wanting to live life to the full, I felt that I had to attempt it.” – Richard Branson
08-02-2012, 04:08 PM #9
Nice to see you're in the same area, I figured that you were. I know Stogies has a really nice lounge with friendly employees that are very willing to help, but most of the rare or harder to find stuff is picked over as soon as it arrives, and the markup on some of the more popular sticks is crazy. Woody's/Cool-springs brewery has the best prices of the area and a solid selection of Padron, Rocky and Fuente, but not a whole lot else from what I've seen. They had quite a few boxes of Fuente Anejo's and Opus X for right what you'd see them for MSRP- around the 11-17 dollar range which is pretty solid. Old Havana is a nice shop that has a very diverse selection, but they're just as pricey as Stogies. They are the only store that carries Liga Privada in the area, so that's one of the reasons I visit there. If you're willing to travel a little bit, Uptown smoke shop over in Green Hills is an awesome place. They have pretty decent pricing on all their sticks, quality employees that really know what they're talking about, and a huge selection to choose from.
For the most part, I'll buy singles of stuff that I'm interested in trying at a B&M, or if I stumble across a harder to find stick I'll pick a couple up. For instance, I found a few Oliva Serie V 2010 maduro's at Old Havana last month. But for the most part I buy online.
08-02-2012, 07:00 PM #10
But man it is such a nice and chill store, it just sucks that their prices are so high. I didn't see Old Havan selling Opus X, so I might drop by Woody's and see what they have there.
But thanks for the recommendations! Green Hills area is only a 15 minute drive from my house so that's no biggie for me.