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Cigars - Cigarone

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by [DOD]Asprilla, 13 Oct 2009.

  1. [DOD]Asprilla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 Nov 2003

    Posts: 14,034

    Location: Surrey, by the river

    This is really for Bear, because I know this is where he gets his cigars from but if anyone else can help then great.

    I'm running low on HdM Petit Robustos and my mate has stopped going to Zurich on business. How much do you usually pay in customs charges on top of the price from Switzerland?

    I know the tarrif is about £170 per kg, but I'm after real world examples here.

    Cheers.
     
  2. monkentage

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Dec 2004

    Posts: 972

    Location: England

    £0.
     
  3. [DOD]Asprilla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 Nov 2003

    Posts: 14,034

    Location: Surrey, by the river

    I had a suspicion that might be the case, but I jsut wanted to check.
     
  4. MidnightLamp

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,608

    Location: South London, between hea

    if your package does get checked, then it can be a bit 20-60 quid?

    recent changes to swiss post regulations means the cigar retailers now have to state CIGARS on customs declaration, so you might find more packages charged now than before. having said that i placed an ordered recently and it slipped through. cab of 50 partagas lusitanias, beautiful.
     
  5. [DOD]Asprilla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 Nov 2003

    Posts: 14,034

    Location: Surrey, by the river

    Cheers for that.

    Not sure what the cost would be. 25 Petit Robustos is about 250g, so that's around £40 in additional charges. However, I don't know if they just weigh the entire parcle including packaging and then charge you base on that number.
     
  6. MidnightLamp

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,608

    Location: South London, between hea

    its win win really, even with the customs charge, prices nearly always work out cheaper than buying from UK!

    check out ukcigarforums.com,
    really great bunch of people and loads of good info on cigars. (im lascaux over there)

    these came through from cigarsofhabanos.com the other day

    [​IMG]

    yum yum!
     
  7. [DOD]Asprilla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 Nov 2003

    Posts: 14,034

    Location: Surrey, by the river

    Sir, those are some mighty sticks.

    Cheers for the pointer, I've registered andso I'll probably see you about over there.
     
  8. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,718

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    I only have about two left myself but to answer your question cough nothing mumble cough cough....
     
  9. Five_Star

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,122

    Location: Redcar

    Cigarone only ship in multiples of 50 to avoid inspecton & charges at customs, very discrete packaging as well.

    I've never paid any extra charges when shopping with them.
     
  10. monkentage

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Dec 2004

    Posts: 972

    Location: England

    What's the packaging like from that company? Would someone have to open the package to determine it contains cigars?
     
  11. MidnightLamp

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,608

    Location: South London, between hea

    yeah they would, just a cardboard box!

    but like i said all the swiss sites now have to state cigars on the packages. might see an increase in packages being charged (though ive ordered a couple since the changes to policy and been fine)
     
  12. [DOD]Asprilla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 Nov 2003

    Posts: 14,034

    Location: Surrey, by the river

    Well I've ordered from cigarsofhanabos today so we'll see what turns up. As it happens I've got a mate passing though Geneva next weekend so I'll get another box then.

    I'll keep tabs on cigarone and see if we see an increase in charges.
     
  13. MidnightLamp

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,608

    Location: South London, between hea

    Two lovely boxes greeted me this afternoon. swift, safe and sound delivery. YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM! cab of punch DC's and box of hoyo DCs, both from '05
    from 1001cubans,

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    They threw in 5 extra double coronas. very kind.
    yum yum
     
  14. MidnightLamp

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,608

    Location: South London, between hea

    new additions to the humi:

    La Gloria Cubana UK RE gloriosos and a box of upmann no.2s from 2001

    [​IMG]

    a very special rare mexican release box got destroyed by border agency tho... VERY angry
     
  15. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Jul 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland

    This may come as a stupid question.

    Do you guys collect these or do you smoke them?

    Just i know there are people out there who purely collect them.

    Im partial to one myself now and then but never really had the joys of smoking a decent quality cig.
     
  16. MidnightLamp

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,608

    Location: South London, between hea

    i know a few collectors, one with hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of stock... he can smoke whatever he wants, but obv with stock that extensive he sells aged and rare stuff for profit.

    at the moment i smoke everything, eventually ill have enough funds to play about with to buy a few boxes more of everything I like with the view of selling half of them off for profit. its quite safe really, pretty much any box you buy you can sell for more given 5-10 years of aging in good condition. and buying up lots of boxes of the rare releases, most will double-triple in price through the years as they become harder to source