Cohiba Help
Posted: 04 April 2011 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi,

I have been reading a bunch trying to figure out if the Cohiba’s I bought are real or fake, and I just can’t figure it out(Bought in Cuba).  If anyone could provide some insight it would be really appreciated.  I have read tons of the real or fake articles, so I don’t think reading anymore will help, I just need someones keen eye that could help.  I have enlosed pics.  Thanks in advance for your help.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/61388289@N02/5589251366/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/61388289@N02/5588659191/

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Posted: 04 April 2011 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Where exactly did you buy them?

What does the box look like?

What size are they, esplendidos?

The bands look real but the wrapper looks shoddy.

Did you smoke one?

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Posted: 04 April 2011 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Where exactly did you buy them?

-I bought them on a resort from the an entertainment staff dude

What does the box look like?

-I will post some pics of the box.  It looks pretty good.  Has all three things burned in the bottom, but it doesn’t have the date.  It came with a certificate

What size are they, esplendidos?

-They are esplendidos.

The bands look real but the wrapper looks shoddy.

-I was thinking that as well

Did you smoke one?

-I haven’t smoked one yet.


What do you think about the triple cap?

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Posted: 04 April 2011 11:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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“I bought them on a resort from the an entertainment staff dude “

Fail.

They are fakes.

What did you pay for them?

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Posted: 04 April 2011 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Yeah, thats what I thought as well.  Wish I did research prior to going.  Oh well.  They were only $70, no big deal.  Thanks for you help, it is really appreciated.

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Posted: 04 April 2011 11:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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For $70, yes, they are fakes.

Now the question is, should you smoke them?

You bought them from a criminal. Do you think he has any standards quality control standards?

Are you feeling lucky?

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Posted: 04 April 2011 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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You make a really great point here.  I have no idea.  I may open one up and see what I find, if its just straight tobacco or not.

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Posted: 30 April 2011 12:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Usually they do some sort of switch up, show you a real box, sell you a fake one.
If you’re not an expert on the Cigars themselves, examine the box. The amount of effort Cohiba puts into their boxes is ridiculous.
Best thing to do is to save your money and order from Canada, there’s a couple of great smoke shops up there.
I deal with a young man at a shop in Victoria, his name is Yohji. Their shipping is guaranteed and their cigars are authentic.
The phone number is 1 888 845 6111
(Try the Bolivar Canadian Exclusive!)

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