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Cigar Bid

Post by saltedplug » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:29 am

It is often referred to by cigar smokers as the demon site. Though I have been pulled into auctions when I should have bought nothing or have paid more than I should, I love it! I typically save 30-40% buying there than I pay at discount sites, which I feel is the point of an auction; if I can't save that much, there's no reason to do business there as I have to work harder to win the auction. But the savings make the limitation of what's being offered and the anxiety inherent in bidding, not buying with the assurance of what is available on a retail site, make auctions one of the best deals out there.

In the last week, on cigar patrol, I won:

8 Oliva Master Blends @ $7.00 per
Yes, I paid too much; available at $5.00 at discount retail
20 Ramon Bueso Genesis: The Project @ $2.60 per
20 Ramon Bueso Odyssey @ $2.60 per

So that's 48 cigars at an average $3.75 per, including shipping.
Had I not been a chowderhead on the Olivas, I could have paid $2.80 per, in which case I wouldn't have won them, but paying more to win is not the discipline.

eBay is as you know, also an auction, and at an auction the bidders have more control over final price; the object of saving means conservative bidding and to win one needs to only be less conservative, while retail means the vendor determines cost.

I typically win auctions as I am willing to outbid those who are very conservative bidders. So if I have to pay $10.00 more for the item but save at least %20.00 off retail, to me that's still gravy. If I win I get what I want and am not spending time monitoring 10 auctions everyday, and I typically look at only those auctions closing that day.

Of all the auctions that I consider it's not uncommon to find one that has escaped the interest of most others. For some reason they went to sleep and didn't bid. Here the savings are about 40%, and that's exciting!

There are a lot of different different takes on all of this, mine only one of them.

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Post by bilder » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:46 pm

I enjoy the devil site too. I usually have a window open to another cigar site to compare prices so I dont over bid.
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Post by Del » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:15 am

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Post by bilder » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:28 am

Uh oh!

Spent some time bidding this morning. Low balled several auctions, now I have won 2 and may win 2 more. Figured I would be lucky to win one.

May have to buy some tupperware for a backup humidor if this keeps up.

May my wife forgive me.
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Post by Fainn » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:49 pm

Just won a 5 pack of Victor Sinclair Primero Churchills and a Rocky Patel '99 single. I paid half of retail price for both.
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Post by Jester » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:59 am

I may have just registered. I need wisdom and definitely a set budget.
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Post by Fainn » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:00 pm

Must resist.
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Post by Jester » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:54 am

Fainn wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Must resist.
I think I will be ok. I may have just realized I am way too tight to win anything. I have 8 low bids out there and I am assuming I will lose them all.
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Re: Cigar Bid

Post by qmechanics » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:57 am

Hi
Now with that Cigarbid has a pipe and pipe tobacco section, I have picked up some nice tins ..

From a previous post:
Cigarbid.com now has an auction section , "Pipes and Pipe Tobacco" , devoted to pipe smoking products. They rotate in some of the same products from week to week with the new additions (It is good to check in each day for additional items being put up for bid.). Cigarbid has everything from Captain Black to Dunhill tobaccos from 1.5oz to 1 lb bags, pipe tools, lighters, bags and pipe care products.
Some of the bids I won include John Cotton blends from 5.00 - 6.00 a tin and Orlik Golden Slices 3.5 oz tin 8.50 etc. (Recently I decided to try a few aromatics for a change of pace.). I also bid on a 1lb bag of Lane RLP and Captain Black Copper and Dark in 12 ounce cans just for fun and won them for 17, 13, and 15 respectively ( I never purchased drug store tobacco before and decided to try a can of Captain Black. For the price why not?.). Captain Black Copper ,the first of the above I smoked, is not bad at all; Not to wet, PG much lighter than expected, no bite, pleasant flavor(One can taste the tobacco along with the casing) and room note etc.,
There are also many pipes mostly Stanwell, Big Ben etc. with a few Petersons, Drew Estate(Tsuge), Savinelli and Nording pipes here and there. I have seen Stanwells' Pipe of the Year and Hans Christian Andersen pipes sell for around 50 brand new.
Keep in mind Cigarbid.com is an auction webpage so prices vary, overbidding occurs etc. Cigarbid.com requires basic registration and a credit card on file.
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Lee
PS The company had some problems a year ago due to their POS software upgrade. These issues have now disappeared.
Before bidding please note the shipping costs and place your shipping method to weekly (Weekly accumulation of items for a lower shipping rate ).

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