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paulie970 Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 05-08-2014
Posts: 1
Whats going on with the prices? I see idiots bidding on a lot of items much more than You can by them on Cigars international or its some kind of computer trick?
gummy jones Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 07-06-2015
Posts: 4,634
I'm not an idiot
I'm a winner
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 11-02-2006
Posts: 118,606
paulie970 wrote:
Whats going on with the prices? I see idiots bidding on a lot of items much more than You can by them on Cigars international or its some kind of computer trick?


Cigars International? Who are they?
Zigarro Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 02-19-2015
Posts: 7
paulie970 wrote:
Whats going on with the prices? I see idiots bidding on a lot of items much more than You can by them on Cigars international or its some kind of computer trick?

We are falling for C.I.'s marketing ploy; offer fewer lots in "Quickies & Five Packs and we sheep get desperate enough to up our bids. Nothing mysterious about it.
Abrignac Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
Posts: 12,710
paulie970 wrote:
Whats going on with the prices? I see idiots bidding on a lot of items much more than You can by them on Cigars international or its some kind of computer trick?



I see idiots re-posting this same thread as well.
shaun341 Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 08-02-2012
Posts: 6,660
If you want your cigars to be delivered you must over pay, obviously somebody has not kept up with the posts on here.
elRopo Offline
#7 Posted:
Joined: 02-17-2014
Posts: 849
Pay more get less....make America great again!
24132413 Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 01-25-2017
Posts: 29
PRICES ARE HORRIBLE HERE ANYMORE. MAY AS WELL GO TO THE OTHER TWO CIGAR AUCTION SITES OR JUST BUY FROM C.I.!
Zigarro Offline
#9 Posted:
Joined: 02-19-2015
Posts: 7
24132413 wrote:
PRICES ARE HORRIBLE HERE ANYMORE. MAY AS WELL GO TO THE OTHER TWO CIGAR AUCTION SITES OR JUST BUY FROM C.I.!

Precisely what they want you to do. This whole thing is a crass commercial ploy to create demand among the sheep and drive up prices. Thanks to so many smug sheep who'll defend their 'drivers', they get away with this transparent grab. Prior to all this, I spent an average of $230 a month. Now, it runs less than $90 and if these guys don't return to the former method of operation, I'll be buying from cigar companies other than C.I and their satellite~ Cbid.
ZRX1200 Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2007
Posts: 45,322
You don't have to be lonely, at farmers only dotcom
SteveS Offline
#11 Posted:
Joined: 01-13-2002
Posts: 8,180
If I had a dollar for every overbidding thread I've seen here, I'd have enough money to afford to do some overbidding myself ...
KingoftheCove Offline
#12 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
Posts: 3,863
Ziggy,
Yes, prices are higher than I've ever seen them.............so what.
The alternative is all the etailers simply saying "no mas" to auctions.
Then what?
Be happy that there still are a few deals out there, and score them while you can.
Who knows what the cigar biz will be like when the regs kick in.............might be better..........or.....a lot worse.
And that date is approaching fast.
elRopo Offline
#13 Posted:
Joined: 02-17-2014
Posts: 849
Its becoming less likely every day that I will ever buy anything here again.
Most of what I did buy here was yard gars and usually for around $20 or less.
All but one have since been discontinued and the one that remains is pushing $40 for a mazo now.
For that same money you can buy a ten pack of really good cigars elsewhere and get fast free shipping to boot.

I do enjoy the forum here, its fun and sometimes even worthwhile ;-)
Herfing
octavup Offline
#14 Posted:
Joined: 12-25-2010
Posts: 37
I, too, have been looking and buying elsewhere. The prices are approaching California's retail prices, even with our high taxes. In addition to the higher prices, the variety and availability has been greatly reduced. It's looking more and more like a manufactured "software crisis". As I have said before, the oil companies have been pulling this stunt with great success for years. They declare a refinery "shutdown for maintenance". Immediately inventories go way down and the pump prices go way up. What a business model.
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