Buying a cigar is not like buying a box of chocolates, where pretty much anything will do. There is a protocol that comes with buying a cigar. I say this because there are many cigar snobs out there. Cigar snobs will get you on pretty much everything.
You don’t have to be a cigar pro to buy a perfectly good cigar; but, you do have to be well-versed in how to buy one. Here are a few tips to follow.
1)A good cigar will have a sheen quality to it. It will feel firm in your hands. It will also let out a waft of tobacco, even if you are not using it. If you get one that feels dull, dry and cracked, it’s been stored improperly. It’s also sort of old. Get rid of it. Go by the description I just laid out for you.
2)You should only be shopping at cigar specialty stores. These stores only sell cigars. The staff is going to be experienced and knowledgeable. The staff will know which direction to point you in. Don’t go to stores that sell cigars mixed in with everything else. These people will not have a clue how to help you.
3)If you are going to buy online, only go to those you trust. Shop with those stores online who have answered all your questions sufficiently. Shop with those who also have a brick and mortar store along with their online source. This way you can be sure you are getting a good deal, not to mention quality cigars.
4)Smoke the cigar right away. Those who know better, they smoke their cigars within a day or two of purchase. If you wait for a few weeks, you can’t be sure of the quality. They will also have lost their original appeal after a few weeks. Please smoke them right away.
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