Buy Factory Overruns to Save Money on Quality Cigars

Cusano Factory Overruns Churchill ConnecticutWe all want to spend less on cigars but none of us want to make any sacrifices on quality. That' the conundrum of being an aficionado who has a monthly cigar budget but there are ways to make that key combination happen. Shop for cigars at the Thompson Online Cigar Store (and you are going to find plenty of deals and sales) but if you really want premium cigars for low prices, check out the page with Factory Overruns. This is where you will find page after page of quality cigars for much lower prices than sticks of the same brand and series that get a cigar band and make it into a cigar box.

The last step of the cigar manufacturing process involves one final bit of quality control. If a cigar has certain wrapper flaws or just doesn't pass inspection for some other small reason, it is excluded from the cigar box even though it's made from the same high quality tobacco blends and has the same delicious wrapper. Those sticks are the factory overruns and much to the fortune of aficionados on a budget, they are sold as cigar bundles for a fraction of what they would cost if they had made it into a cigar box. This is an excellent way to buy Rocky Patel Cigars, Gurkha Cigars, wonderful Cusano Cigars, and other premium brands for low prices.

Save on top shelf cigars and much more at Thompson Cigar today.

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Where to Buy Cigars Shipped for Free

Padron 1964 Aniversario Torpedo MaduroAs aficionados, we have to know where the best places are for buying cigars. That place has to have enough cigar brands to meet every taste, occasion, and budget, and should also be capable of providing excellent advice and service. Ideally, it should also be open at all times of the day and offer a variety of cigar deals. If all of the above sounds too good to be true for a brick and mortar cigar store, you are right. Few if any cigar shops can meet such standards but there is at least one online cigar store that makes good on all of the above and more.

That place is the Thompson Online Cigar Store and it's also where you need to go if you want to enjoy free shipping on fine cigars. Most of the top shelf, premium cigars offered by Thompson ship for free. This includes such superb smokes as the 94 rated Padron 1964 Aniversario Torpedo Maduro, and the fantastic Flor de las Antillas Sun Grown Toro (the 2012 cigar of the year) among other excellent additions to the humidor. To see the other fine smokes that get shipped straight to your door at no extra cost, check out the Thompson Cigars With Free Shipping page.

Find hundreds of great deals on cigars at Thompson Cigar today.

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Two Fantastic Sun Grown Cigar Samplers

Ashton Vsg Sampler Sun GrownWhen we shop for cigars, we may see descriptions of the tobacco used for filler, the country of origin for the binder, and information about the wrapper. Typically, the name of the country where the wrapper was grown is given along with the type of wrapper used, and if it was grown in the shade or in direct sunlight. Many wrappers come from plants that are carefully cultivated in the shade because this process results in finer, more delicate leaves with fewer veins. It's easier to let a tobacco plant grow out in the open but the strong rays of the tropical sun results in leaves that are tougher and have more veins.

Nevertheless, there are also ways to carefully cultivate leaves used for wrappers that are grown in completely unshaded conditions. It's a difficult process but creates sun-grown leaves that are prized for the sweet flavors they add to a cigar. Two samplers that showcase the beauty and premium smoking experience of choice sungrown wrappers are the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sampler, and the Ashton VSG Sungrown Sampler. Both of these samplers host prize, medium and full-bodied sticks that feature select, premium long filler tobaccos, and exclusive sungrown wrappers. All are fine cigars indeed and fit for the most special of occasions.

These top shelf cigar samplers make excellent gifts for any aficionado. Find them and low prices for hundreds of premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.

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The Classic Cherrywood VI Combo is an Excellent Gift and a Great Cigar Deal

Classic Cherrywood VI ComboGifts for the aficionado come in many shapes, sizes, and prices. Some samplers of premium cigars cost two or three times as much as samplers of lesser known brands and the same can be said of cigar lighters, and other cigar accessories. Although higher quality items tend to cost more, shop at the right place and you can still find great deals on quality cigars even though they cost less. One such deal also makes an excellent gift, especially for people just getting started with cigars.

That fine cigar deal and gift is the Classic Cherrywood VI Combo. Since this nice combo was originally priced at $107 and presently sells for less than $40, it's one of the better cigar combo deals at the Thompson online cigar store, especially when you see what you get for that low price! The lucky buyer of this combo gets a beautiful Cherrywood humidor that uses a quality humidification system and has Spanish Cedar linings and dividers. No humidor should ever be empty and that's why this combo also comes with 20 Hacienda Rio Churchill Connecticut cigars. A Noah Edge cigar lighter is also included so you can sample one of those Churchills as soon as this combo is delivered to your door.

Find the best deals on cigar gifts and hundreds of premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.

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Need Cigar Gifts? Shop at the Thompson Online Cigar Store Gift Guide!

Peterson Pipe Tobacco Holiday Tobacco 2013 Collection'Tis the season to be jolly and shop for all of our favorite friends and family members. If one of the special people on your list loves quality cigars, not to worry. Even if you know nothing about cigars, you can still find easy cigar gifts for that special cigar smoker in your life if you shop at the Thompson online cigar store. Just check out our cigar gift guide and instead of wondering how you are going to possibly find an appropriate cigar-related gift, you will be treated to more options that you can imagine.

Every cigar aficionado loves a good cigar sampler. These are assortments of cigars that make it easy for the lucky recipient to try out a variety of cigar brands, cigars that use different wrappers, and premium cigars he or she may have always wanted to sample. The Triple Threat Ten Cigar Sampler is just one of many fine cigar sampler gifts and you can make it even better with a beautiful Cherrywood Humidor. Humidors are essential for proper storage of cigars and you can bet that every cigar smoker will be very pleased to get one or more as a gift. For the pipe smoker in your life, you can also give a fine tin of Peterson 2013 Holiday Pipe Tobacco.

Shop our cigar gift guide page to find the best cigar gifts for all of your aficionado friends.

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Cigars for the Bargain Buyer

Bally 100 Count Humidor Some of us are lucky enough to have a cigar budget that allows for the monthly purchase of multiple boxes of Cohibas, Macanudos, limited edition Rocky Patels, and other top shelf cigars. While we all strive to be in that fortunate position, most of us have to be a bit more careful about what we pay for smokes. To get as many quality sticks as possible for a modest cigar buying budget, we spend a fair amount of time searching for sales and finding true bargains on premium cigars. However, once we discover the Thompson online cigar store, we don't usually shop anywhere else because there are just too many cigar deals to pick from.

If you really want to take the bargain buying a step further, though, check out the Thompson Cigar Gifts for a Bargain Buyer page. Once you do, it won't take long to realize that this is a veritable bargain gold mine for cigars. For example, there aren't too many places where you can get 20 Churchills for less than $30 or a high quality, beautiful Bally 100 count humidor for less than $60. bargain deals on this page change all of the time so check it every day to find the best savings on cigars.

 Shop the Thompson Cigar Gifts for a Bargain Buyer page and pay much less for quality smokes.

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Three Fine Cigar Deals for Less Than $50

Rocky Patel Vs PDR 1878Once you start buying cigars on a regular basis, you quickly learn to always be on the lookout for cigar deals. We get that way because it's all too easy to come across fine cigars at local shops, in airports, and in fine restaurants that cost an arm and a leg. After paying top dollar for a couple of those sticks, we know that there has to be a cheaper way to enjoy premium cigars so we start looking into online sites and talking to aficionado friends to see where they buy their cigars. Those conversations and preliminary searches bring many of us to the Thompson Online Cigar Store and after seeing many of the deals on the site, we rarely shop for cigars anywhere else.

There are just too many ways to buy high rated cigars for good prices as well as deals to match every budget. For example, the following are three such deals for less than $50:

  • Rocky Patel vs. PDR 1878: This fine dozen of premium cigars normally costs more than $80. However, for a limited time, you can buy this wonderful sampler for less than $50.
  • 829 Maduro Torpedo Cigars: This deal makes it possible to buy 40 delicious Maduros for less than $50. This is a great way to get cigars for a party!
  • The Ultimate Powerhouse 16 Cigar Sampler: For less than $50, this fine selection of cigars puts 2 each of 8 different fine cigar brands into your humidor.

Find the best in cigar deals at Thompson Cigar today.

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A Pipe Tobacco Gift for the Holidays

Peterson Pipe Tobacco Holiday Tobacco 2013 CollectionThe winter holiday season is here and as usual, time flies as we put off buying gifts for family and friends. It's not that we don't want to give them something special for the holidays, it's just that we might not know where to shop, may not exactly enjoy shopping for the holidays, and just might not even know what to buy. If you happen to know someone who enjoys a good smoke from a pipe now and then, the following gift is going to put a smile on his or her face.

While that special person will be happy with a gift of quality pipe tobacco like a bag of Cherokee Mellow Blend, he or she will experience even more holiday joy if you add on a tin of Peterson Pipe Holiday Tobacco. This fine collection of tobacco includes blends that have been carefully created by pipe tobacco experts to match the excitement of the holiday season. This year, the Peterson Holiday Tobacco blend includes such wonderful flavors as cinnamon and plum with quality Black Cavendish and Burley tobaccos. Not to mention, those fine pipe tobaccos are also presented in a 2013 Holiday season tin. Make the pipe tobacco aficionado even happier by pairing this limited edition gift with a quality pipe.

Find this, good deals on cigars, and hundreds of other gifts for pipe and cigar enthusiasts at Thompson Cigar today.

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Three Excellent Reasons for Taking Part in the Thompson Cigar Auction

Brick House Sampler - Box of 4The modern online cigar store has made it much easier to find great deals on cigars. Instead of heading to a tobacco shop and paying more for fewer choices of cigars, a good online store can provide hundreds of cigar opportunities. There are also several ways to save at an online store, including something called the cigar auction. If you have yet to partake in this means of finding deals on cigars, the following trio of reasons show why it's worth it to check the Thompson cigar auction every day of the week:

  • Auctions can equal fantastic deals: While you don't always find amazing discounts with the auction, that's typical when bids are involved. However, if you partake in enough auctions, you will eventually win some that provide you with cigars for fantastic discounts.
  • Auction items vary: The Thompson auction doesn't just include a few items now and then. There is a constant flow of items ranging from cigar accessories to a wide variety of cigars. Keep checking to have a chance at deals on your favorite cigar brands.
  • Try new cigars: The auction also makes it easy to try new cigars for a bargain. If you see something you have never tried before, it's worth it to make a bid. You might win and get a chance at trying a different brand of cigars for a great low price.

Partake in the Thompson cigar auction to have a chance at great deals on cigars and accessories.

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Romeo and Julieta Habana Reserve Toro Natural Cigars as a Holiday Gift

Romeo Y Julieta Habana Reserve Toro Natural With Tire Gauge SetOnce Halloween ends, it's time to start thinking about winter holiday gifts. Whether you like shopping for holiday gifts or not, if you have family or friends, it can't be avoided. Fortunately, if you have to go shopping for a fellow aficionado (or feel like buying a nice little gift for yourself), the Thompson Online Cigar Store has lots of excellent options. While you could just buy that lucky person a box of wonderful, quality cigars, items that combine great cigars with something else are very suitable for both veteran aficionados and people who have never tried a cigar.

One such fine gift item is the Romeo and Julieta Habana Reserve Toro Natural Cigars with Tire Gauge. Buy this gift set and the happy recipient will get the chance to enjoy five high quality Romeo and Julieta Toro Naturals. Given the excellent, medium to full bodied cigar experience that comes from drawing on these fine smokes, that would be a fine gift on its own. However, in addition to enjoying those excellent cigars, the recipient also gets a quality tire pressure gauge. This isn't a simple metal gauge either but a sleek and accurate digital tire pressure gauge that's easy to use and tells you exactly how much air is in the tires of your vehicle.

Enjoy this and other fine cigar gift items from Thompson Cigar today.

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Thanks for Buying Cigar Boxes and Supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs

Life is good when you can sit back and enjoy fine cigars but it's even better when you can collect cigar boxes and support a truly good cause at the same time. We at Thompson Cigar want to send out a big and hearty "Thanks" to everyone who has purchased 10 premium empty cigar boxes to support Southeastern Guide Dogs. Your purchases have helped many visually impaired people become more mobile and capable of living more independent lives. When you buy those 10 empty cigar boxes, you also provide support for Veteran Service dogs and thus help out wounded warriors suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome.

Southeastern Guide Dogs have trained close to 3,000 guide dog teams for the visually impaired and military veterans since 1982. Despite their name, they work throughout the country and provide this valuable life-changing service to qualified recipients for free. However, breeding, raising, training, matching dogs with recipients, and other services cost around $60,000 per dog. This is why we donate all of the proceeds from those cigar boxes to Southeastern Guide Dogs and are happy to aid this organization in helping the visually impaired and our country's wounded warriors. As for the cigar boxes, these aren't cheap cardboard boxes but premium wooden boxes that are veritable works of art. Use them to hold change, your keys, fishing lures, or try the ideas on our Pinterest page.

While shopping for cigars, buy 10 premium cigar boxes today and give a hand to Southeastern Guide Dogs.

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Buy Cigars Online for a Better Cigar Budget

Flor De Las Antillas Toro Sun Grown Single CigarAlthough we would all love to enjoy three ultra premium cigars a day, that luxury just doesn't fit into most of our cigar budgets. We do buy premium smokes now and then but have to be careful about how we spend money on cigars if we want to enjoy a few sticks every day of the week. That is possible no matter what your cigar budget may be but you have to be careful about the everyday cigars you choose to enjoy. However, even with a minimal cigar budget, it's still possible to enjoy everyday sticks and cigars of a much higher caliber once or twice a month. The way to make that happen is twofold and includes (1) shopping for cigars at the Thompson online cigar store, and (2) planning monthly expenses when you buy cigars online.

The Thompson Cigar online store makes it easy to spend less on cigars because there are so many ways to save money. Buy bundles of quality sticks and you can find great deals on everyday smokes. Buy factory overruns and you get the chance to enjoy premium sticks by Rocky Patel and other top shelf brands for a fraction of the price. Check the sale page, buy a single or two of 90 plus rated cigars, and spend some time at the cigar auction and it becomes easy to plan all of your cigar expenses for the month without sacrificing your supply of everyday cigars and chance to enjoy a couple of quality cigars each month.

Buy cigars online from Thompson Cigar to lower your monthly cigar budget.

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A Brief History of Cigar Shop Culture

Cigars have a much longer history than most people realize. Native Americans were fermenting and enjoying tobacco for hundreds if not thousands of years before the arrival of Thompson Cigar Retail ShopColumbus and at least one Mayan image dating back to the 13th century shows someone smoking what appears to be a cigar. The Spaniards discovered the beauty of fermented tobacco shortly after colonizing the Americas and cigars eventually spread to Europe and elsewhere. Although little information is known about the cigar shop from before the 18th century, we do know that tobacconists were selling cigars in many parts of Europe and the Americas by the 1820s. At that time, since a high percentage of the populace was illiterate, a statue of a wooden Native American was used to denote the location of a cigar shop. This emblem was used because tobacco played such an important, sacred role in native cultures.

Those early tobacco shops resembled the ones that graced many small American towns and cities up to the 1970s and 80s. The culture was also similar and involved very knowledgeable tobacconists who worked closely with customers to find the best cigars for their needs. Although customers could and did ask for specific brands of cigars, the owner of the cigar store was also expected to be capable of recommending a good cigar for the morning, everyday smokes, and high quality cigars for special occasions. Cigar smoking began to decline in popularity during the 1970s and 1980s along with a similar decline in traditional cigar shops. Once the Internet happened, fewer brick and mortar cigar stores became available as the popularity of the online cigar store grew. Although one can still find brick and mortar tobacco shops here and there, the online store has more or less taken over because a good online cigar store provides a wider variety of product for low prices as well as expert tobacconists ready and eager to recommend a good cigar.

Find great deals on cigar samplers and speak with true cigar experts at the Thompson online store today.

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The Benefits of Buying Wholesale Cigars

Wholesale CigarsThere is more than one way to buy cigars but not every one of those ways will save you money or provide you with quality brands. For example, head to the nearest brick and mortar store and they may or may not have the types of cigars you prefer, nor very many cigars available for a discount. One of the reasons why those brick and mortar stores aren't able to offer as much in terms of variety and low prices is because they don't carry as much merchandise as larger online distributors that deal with wholesale cigars.

An online cigar store that offers a huge variety of cigar brands and deals in wholesale cigars is almost always going to sell all of those cigars for lower prices than brick and mortar stores. An online distributor like Thompson Cigar can offer so many deals on cigars because Thompson gets cigars directly from the cigar makers (in addition to offering several exclusive Thompson brands) and deals with large numbers of smokes. This translates to lower prices for aficionados who shop at the Thompson online cigar store and also partly explains why Thompson can offer dozens of truly amazing cigar deals in cigar auctions and on the sale page every day of the week. It's hard to think of a better benefit that comes from buying wholesale cigars than consistent, excellent low prices although the huge variety of smokes is pretty nice too!

Find the best deals on wholesale cigars at Thompson Cigar today.

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The Best Methods of Finding Fantastic Discount Cigars

Cigars that sell for a discount don't always end up being the best cigars in your humidor. Many of us have purchased wholesale cigars that ended up generating a less than ideal smoking experience. Although we might have Victor Sinclair 55 Series 20 Cigar Sampler Churchillused them for everyday smokes or gave them away, we didn't exactly reach for those cheap sticks when we wanted to smoke a quality cigar. That experience has kept many of us from buying other discount smokes but the smartest aficionados keep on buying discount cigars and enjoy quality sticks for low prices with every purchase. Here are a few hints on how they make that happen:

  • Shop for cigars at a trusted, well established online cigar store: Buy cigars from an online store like Thompson Cigar and not only can you trust what is said, but there's also a much better chance of finding a variety of quality sticks for low prices. Search the Thompson Cigar sale page and you might find great cigar deals on sticks like the Victor Sinclair 55 Series Churchill Sampler.
  • Shop at the Thompson Cigar Outlet: This is an excellent way of finding great discounts on many types of cigars, including such deals as a Vintage Especiale Twelve Sampler for less than $25.
  • Cigar auction: Partake in the cigar auctions held by Thompson Cigar and you have a very good chance of getting quality cigars and accessories for excellent low prices.

Find the best discount cigars at Thompson Cigar today.

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Surefire Ways to Buy Cigars Online and Save

Rocky Patel Edge Toro CorojoThere are two main places for buying cigars but one of them offers far better deals on a consistent basis than the other. That one place to shop for cigars, cigar accessories, and other tobacco-related items is the online cigar store. Buy cigars at the right online store and you can be sure to find great savings on many types of cigars every day of the week. However, you also have to know where to look for the best cigar deals. These are a few surefire ways to always save on cigars every time you shop for them:

  • Only buy cigars from a well known, online cigar store that has been in the business for a while: A cigar distributor that has been around for nearly 100 years is going to be a much more reliable place to shop for smokes than fly by night sites or ones that have little experience with cigars. The Thompson online store demonstrates deep connections and experience with the cigar industry by always offering discounts on hundreds of smokes, offering great deals on exclusive cigar brands, and wonderful prices on a huge variety of smokes.
  • Check the Thompson Cigar sale page: Click on the Thompson Cigar sale page and you will find far more than cigars on sale. There are also pages for closeout deals, outlet cigars, cigar deals, and other ways to save on premium smokes.

Find the best deals on Rocky Patel cigars, and hundreds of premium cigar brands at Thompson Cigar today.

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Two Reminders of Why it’s Better to Buy Cigars at Online Cigar Stores

Gran Habano Gran Reserva 6 Cigar SamplerIf you are still buying your cigars from brick and mortar cigar shops, there are several reasons why you might be better off buying cigars from a reliable online cigar store. If you have already ordered cigars from an online store then you are probably already aware of the main reasons why this is the best way to buy cigars. However, if you have yet to shop for cigars online or still make most of those cigar purchases at a local cigar shop, the following two reasons might convince you to do all of your cigar buying at the Thompson Online Cigar Store:

  • More and better cigar deals: A good online store can offer so many deals, you might not know where to look first. For example, click on just about any page at the Thompson Cigar site and you will find sales on cigars, accessories, humidors, and much more. However, head to the cigar deals page and the Cigar Auction and you will probably find some of the best deals on cigars that you have ever seen. This is because unlike brick and mortar stores, an online store can carry more product, has far more customers, and can thus offer more deals.
  • Cigar samplers, cigar accessories and more: A good online store like that of Thompson Cigar carries products held in a warehouse and can thus offer many more samplers, quality cigars, and much more than a brick and mortar shop.

Find excellent deals on premium cigars and much more at Thompson Cigar today.

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An Argument for Buying Five-Packs of Cigars

Cigars can come in boxes, be bought as single sticks, be purchased as cigar samplers, or come in bundles. Each form of purchasing the sticks we love to smoke has its purpose but Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Toro Madurothere's at least one other way to buy cigars. Shop at the Thompson online cigar store and you can also buy smokes as five packs. But why buy cigars in the form of a five pack when you can get more of them in boxes and bundles?

There's more than one good argument for purchasing five-packs, including the following two reasons:

  • Travel: Unless you happen to be taking a vacation of a month or more, you won't need to bring a box of cigars with you. Besides, carrying a box of cigars while traveling is kind of a pain anyway. Instead, buy a couple of choice five-packs to have just the right number of sticks for travel. It will also be a good excuse for treating yourself to fine smokes like a five pack of Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Toro Maduros.
  • Buy more five-packs and get a bigger discount: When you buy certain five packs from the Thompson online cigar store, you also save more. For example, if you buy 2 five packs, you can get 41% off, buy 3 and you might get a discount of 51%. However, when you buy 4, you can get up to 59% off!

Find the best selection of five packs for travel and cigar savings at Thompson Cigar today.

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Quality Cigars, Cheap Cigars, or Both?

Don Rafael Vintage 2004 Robusto ConnecticutIt's easy to think that good cigars are always going to cost a lot but in actuality, they really don't have to. Sure, it's going to be very difficult to find low prices on some legendary brands like Cohiba and Macanudo but when you shop at the right online cigar store, you can at least still find good prices on those and other high quality cigars. Then there are other cigars that are really good, satisfying smokes but just aren't as well known as some of the more popular brands. If you know how to keep your eye out for those choice sticks, you can find some very good deals on cigars.

Look in the right places and the aficionado eventually realizes that premium cigars don't have to cost an arm and a leg. Take Don Rafael Vintage Cigars as an example. These are quality, hand-made cigars created by the same expert cigar maker behind Victor Sinclair cigars. Aged Dominican tobaccos and choice wrappers are used to create these wonderful sticks but despite their top shelf nature, for a limited time, you can buy them for less than $30 a box. The quality long filler tobaccos used to make these smokes turn them into either very fine everyday cigars or premium smokes for a fantastic low price. Either way, they make for a very satisfying cigar experience.

Find excellent deals on Don Rafael Vintage 2004 Robusto Connecticut Cigars and hundreds of other quality smokes at Thompson Cigar today.

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Where Would a Cigar Expert Shop for Quality Cigars?

Flor De Las Antillas Toro Sun Grown Single CigarCigar experts need to stock their humidors now and then and are always watching for good deals on quality cigars. Although they may know how to recognize subtle differences in flavor and quality of the wrapper, they still need to buy cigars like the rest of us. So, that raises a very good question: "Where do cigar experts go when they want to buy cigars"? In a sense, the answer is intuitive because they are probably going to look for cigars in the same places as any aficionado of fine tobacco. Cigar experts always shop for smokes in places with:

  • Good prices: You wouldn't buy cigars at a store that only sells them for high prices and neither would any expert with common sense. For example, a place that sells single cigars of the winning, 96 rated, Flor de Antillas Sun Grown Toro for the excellent price of just $6.90 a stick is probably going to have a lot of cigar deals.
  • A wide selection of premium cigars: Cigar experts don't want to shop at a place that offers the same old selection of cigars. Since they want to try something new now and then, they look for cigars at a well stocked online cigar store.
  • Excellent, knowledgeable service: Although a true expert on cigars probably doesn't need much advice on smokes, they still like to hear suggestions from people who are passionate about cigars and know what they are talking about. This is yet one more reason why so many experts shop at the Thompson online cigar store.

Find excellent cigar deals on hundreds of brands at Thompson Cigar today.

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