Not strictly Bikes – anyone smoke cigars?
On a trip to Cuba at the end of 2011 I attempted to finance my trip by buying two boxes of Cohiba Esplendidos cigars. These cost me £180 over there and I was told I’d be able to sell each box for between £500-800.
As per my normal organisation skills, I never got round to selling them. They have now been sitting in my room for almost 16 months now. Some people say this will have spoilt them, I am no cigar enthusiast and have no intention of ever smoking them!
Apparently people will pay £860 for a box! (see link) Madness in my eyes
Does anyone know where I might be able to sell these? Other forums or online?
I would happily sell these for a fraction of the above price. Can include a Panaracer Magic front 2.1 if this helps…
ps. feel free to move or delete this if it’s too off topic!Posted 4 years agokerbdogSubscriber
16 months in a dry hot room wont have done them any good but sometimes cigars can be brought back to good order by using a Humidifier or Humidor.
The best humidity for cigars is somewhere between 65 and 85%. You may find that some of the better cigar shops will do a revive service for you..
And I’d also like to say I’m very jealous!Posted 4 years agoMrSmithMember
I have a couple of humidors of cigars and buy them from Spain as they are way cheaper than here.
A couple of points:
IMHO 16 months has probably ruined them and I certainly wouldn’t take a chance on them if you told me they were not kept properly for that long. I had a box of bolivars that somebody gave me and I never got them back into condition despite spending a year in the humidor, they were too far gone.
I would want to see a receipt from a government run shop for your cigars, if you bought them on the street they are probably not cohiba as everyone’s cousin can get hold of the bands and boxes.
A good guide on prices is the Spanish list here http://www.cmtabacos.es/wwwcmt/paginas/EN/mercadoPrecios.tmpl
As somebody is always going to Spain so there’s no need to pay u.k. prices for cigars and most people who know their stuff buy by the box from there and only use u.k. Shops to try single cigars.
An aficionado is not going to pay more than those prices and certainly a lot less with no provenance.Posted 4 years ago
Looks like you have a buyer though 🙂
Thanks for the advice ‘MrSmith’, you sound like you know your stuff.
I never intended on smoking them as not much of a fan, but was advised to buy them as an investment.
‘scotsman’ my email address is in my profile. Get in touch if you are interested in buying them.
I can send you some photos if that will help.
CheersPosted 4 years ago
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