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m@d Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 10-23-2015
Posts: 3
The purpose of bidding is to get a good deal. Too many bidders run it up to the retail price and still have to pay shipping on top of that. If you cannot save at least 25% off the retail price, you shouldn't be here. Go on to a reputable web site and compare the price with what you are bidding for. That should help reign in the over exuberance.Frying pan
Stogie1020 Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 12-19-2019
Posts: 74
it has been a few days since someone has made a thread about overbidding, so I guess we were due.
clintCigar Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 05-14-2019
Posts: 1,777
patience Daniel son.


and WTF have you been for 4.25 years??
KingoftheCove Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
Posts: 5,918
I light my PAMs with $100 bills.
You think I give a chit about paying retail?
tonygraz Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 12,051
I thought they stopped publishing the magazine and that Drafter wasn't worried.
jjanecka Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 12-08-2015
Posts: 4,008
Listen M@d, I don't like you or the things you stand for. This here is a prestige site where the higher you bid the more nuts you got and the more you can brag to your buddies about how much you paid for your cigars.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#7 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
Posts: 48,109
jjanecka wrote:
Listen M@d, I don't like you or the things you stand for. This here is a prestige site where the higher you bid the more nuts you got and the more you can brag to your buddies about how much you paid for your cigars.



Yeah, and losing a bid is a sign of weakness!


We don't need weakness.
Mrs. dpnewell Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 08-23-2014
Posts: 1,199
25% off? You must be one of those who keeps the lights on for the rest of us. I usually aim for 80 - 90% off.

David
Cereal City Cigar Smoker Offline
#9 Posted:
Joined: 03-30-2006
Posts: 14,520
Dang it! I thought the retail price was the minimum one could bid!! Now you tell me! d'oh!
JBluez Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 02-12-2019
Posts: 1
Over bidding is showing others your financial strength, and of course the more you pay, the better the cigar will be, no matter what brand or size. For example, a cigar that normally sells on CI for $8 per single is no challenge. Coming to C-Bid and bidding $12 to start with a $20 top virtually assures, you will get the pick of the litter. I've heard from the "insiders" that there is a special section in the warehouse where the cigar overlords store the best cigars from each shipment. The people who end up with those, guys like me who overbid. LOL

Actually, in reality, I'm the cheapest bastage on this forum. Over my 40 plus years of smoking cigars on a daily basis, I've had the chance to try them all, from the dog sticks to the chump sticks. What it all boils down to is simple. Taste is subjective, very subjective. There's one super premium brand that's been around for a fairly long time, and it's extremely popular among smokers world wide. I've tried their cigars over and over and I just don't care for them. Even if they were 3 bucks a stick, I wouldn't buy them. If I told you guys the name of said brand, you'd perma ban me from all further discussions. LOL We all like what we like and that's all that matters.

Me, I've been a huge AJF fan since day one when his stuff started to be sold on CI, et all. To this day, his cigars make up 90% of what i smoke now. Like i said, it's all subjective. First time poster, long time reader. Have a great weekend everyone.
KingoftheCove Offline
#11 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
Posts: 5,918
You are in trouble....
You’re gonna have to answer questions...
KingoftheCove Offline
#12 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
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JBluez wrote:
Over bidding is showing others your financial strength, and of course the more you pay, the better the cigar will be, no matter what brand or size. For example, a cigar that normally sells on CI for $8 per single is no challenge. Coming to C-Bid and bidding $12 to start with a $20 top virtually assures, you will get the pick of the litter. I've heard from the "insiders" that there is a special section in the warehouse where the cigar overlords store the best cigars from each shipment. The people who end up with those, guys like me who overbid. LOL

Actually, in reality, I'm the cheapest bastage on this forum. Over my 40 plus years of smoking cigars on a daily basis, I've had the chance to try them all, from the dog sticks to the chump sticks. What it all boils down to is simple. Taste is subjective, very subjective. There's one super premium brand that's been around for a fairly long time, and it's extremely popular among smokers world wide. I've tried their cigars over and over and I just don't care for them. Even if they were 3 bucks a stick, I wouldn't buy them. If I told you guys the name of said brand, you'd perma ban me from all further discussions. LOL We all like what we like and that's all that matters.

Me, I've been a huge AJF fan since day one when his stuff started to be sold on CI, et all. To this day, his cigars make up 90% of what i smoke now. Like i said, it's all subjective. First time poster, long time reader. Have a great weekend everyone.

Tell the truth...........you hang out with Puddin don’t ya.
clintCigar Offline
#13 Posted:
Joined: 05-14-2019
Posts: 1,777
JBluez knows that losing IS a sign of weakness
USNGunner Offline
#14 Posted:
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Posts: 3,235
JBluez wrote:
We all like what we like and that's all that matters.

Me, I've been a huge AJF fan since day one when his stuff started to be sold on CI, et all. To this day, his cigars make up 90% of what i smoke now. Like i said, it's all subjective. First time poster, long time reader. Have a great weekend everyone.


Cherry picked the quote, but this is spot on! I concur 100%. When I got here I was shamelessly smoking Drew Estates. At the time, I really enjoyed them. However, thanks to the beat downs and bombs I've been exposed too, I've moved on.

Regardless of all that, why in the name of all that is Holy would you not smoke what "you" enjoy? Who gives a damn what somebody else thinks is the way, if you don't like it, sphincters are sphincters.

Smoke what you like and make no apologies. Right on!

ZRX1200 Offline
#15 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2007
Posts: 51,021
donutboy2000 wrote:
It’s all of those rich guys taunting us. Money means nothing to them. They read the threads here and laugh. It is sick. They light their cigars with $100 bills.
RMAN4443 Online
#16 Posted:
Joined: 09-29-2016
Posts: 6,705
JBluez wrote:


Actually, in reality, I'm the cheapest bastage on this forum.

I think we have one or two of us here that would prove you wrong....Welcome to the asylum, Ginger or MaryAnn??Beer
Mrs. dpnewell Offline
#17 Posted:
Joined: 08-23-2014
Posts: 1,199
I guess Bluez doesn't know my reputation. I'm up to over 500 $1 wins in the past few months.

David
KingoftheCove Offline
#18 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
Posts: 5,918
Mrs. dpnewell wrote:
I guess Bluez doesn't know my reputation. I'm up to over 500 $1 wins in the past few months.

David

Pfft!
Big deal! You are not helping us at all.
At least Rah (Numbahs) pays $3/ each for those, thus keeping our lights on.
Dbam67 Offline
#19 Posted:
Joined: 12-27-2019
Posts: 1
Newbie here...I'm heading for cover as soon as I hit send lol, so what I've gleaned from this informative thread is try to over pay on the cheapest cigars but secretly try getting "your favorites" as cheap as possible, but don't tell anyone you got a good deal if you are well off.
RMAN4443 Online
#20 Posted:
Joined: 09-29-2016
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Dbam67 wrote:
Newbie here...I'm heading for cover as soon as I hit send lol, so what I've gleaned from this informative thread is try to over pay on the cheapest cigars but secretly try getting "your favorites" as cheap as possible, but don't tell anyone you got a good deal if you are well off.

BINGO!!!!
Welcome to the asylum....Ginger or MaryAnn???
clintCigar Offline
#21 Posted:
Joined: 05-14-2019
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Dbam67 been hiding for a month and a half. Come out of your shell n00b. We don't bite.
















Sarcasm
izonfire Offline
#22 Posted:
Joined: 12-09-2013
Posts: 4,078
Dbam67 wrote:
Newbie here...I'm heading for cover as soon as I hit send lol, so what I've gleaned from this informative thread is try to over pay on the cheapest cigars but secretly try getting "your favorites" as cheap as possible, but don't tell anyone you got a good deal if you are well off.

I could not have said that better myself.
Even if I had all the words to choose from...
frankj1 Online
#23 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 31,948
clintCigar wrote:
Dbam67 been hiding for a month and a half. Come out of your shell n00b. We don't bite.
















Sarcasm

well, we do eat our young
Cathcam13 Offline
#24 Posted:
Joined: 01-11-2018
Posts: 1,163
horse time to ride a dead horse. People enjoy outbidding me. Lol
jons3825 Offline
#25 Posted:
Joined: 01-29-2020
Posts: 13
I just bid $2500 on a 5’er of backwoods. My buddies will be stoked to have such a fine and expensive stick.
Jocharflet Offline
#26 Posted:
Joined: 04-18-2010
Posts: 6
Probably a repeat answer to a repeat topic. Illinois sucks. I can stop there, but I will keep going for the mathematically inclined. Illinois has a 36% tobacco tax. With that said, I can go a tad over retail, include the shipping and handling, and still save a few bucks.
Palama Offline
#27 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 13,465
Jocharflet wrote:
Probably a repeat answer to a repeat topic. Illinois sucks. I can stop there, but I will keep going for the mathematically inclined. Illinois has a 36% tobacco tax. With that said, I can go a tad over retail, include the shipping and handling, and still save a few bucks.


Only 36%? Hawaii is 50%! Gonz
tonygraz Offline
#28 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 12,051
So you are the joker that keeps outbidding me.
KingoftheCove Offline
#29 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
Posts: 5,918
Jocharflet wrote:
Probably a repeat answer to a repeat topic. Illinois sucks. I can stop there, but I will keep going for the mathematically inclined. Illinois has a 36% tobacco tax. With that said, I can go a tad over retail, include the shipping and handling, and still save a few bucks.

d'oh!
Stogie1020 Offline
#30 Posted:
Joined: 12-19-2019
Posts: 74
Do cigar retailers bid on stuff here? I am seeing bids for 30+ of the same cigar accessory, and no one really needs more than two or three...
KingoftheCove Offline
#31 Posted:
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Posts: 5,918
Stogie1020 wrote:
Do cigar retailers bid on stuff here? I am seeing bids for 30+ of the same cigar accessory, and no one really needs more than two or three...

There’s some eBay/Amazon flippers here..........BK the douche, and a couple others.
I’m pretty sure there’s also some small liquor store/grocery store owners who buy $1 cheapy cigars, and flip em for $4 or $5 on dumb/drunk customers.
tonygraz Offline
#32 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 12,051
Yup -are the buyer's initials BK ?
Mrs. dpnewell Offline
#33 Posted:
Joined: 08-23-2014
Posts: 1,199
KingoftheCove wrote:
There’s some eBay/Amazon flippers here..........BK the douche, and a couple others.
I’m pretty sure there’s also some small liquor store/grocery store owners who buy $1 cheapy cigars, and flip em for $4 or $5 on dumb/drunk customers.


Yes, there is someone here who bids on every cheap lighter the moment they open. I'm sure he's flipping them. Last spring I beat him to the punch a few times, and grabbed about a dozen triple jet table lighters for $5 to $7 bucks.

David
Stogie1020 Offline
#34 Posted:
Joined: 12-19-2019
Posts: 74
No, it was some guy buying 30+ 4 oz humicare bead jars.
Pudding Mittens Offline
#35 Posted:
Joined: 08-15-2016
Posts: 983
Stogie1020 wrote:
No, it was some guy buying 30+ 4 oz humicare bead jars.

If only he knew that anyone can order a giant multi-pound (dry!) bag of the stuff on Amazon and then put it in any old containers one wishes, expand it in 50/50 or distilled (so it becomes something like 200-300x the weight) and thereby have probably three lifetimes worth of the stuff for like $10-20 or whatever it is.

Buying it 4oz (wet!) at a time for $10 is laughably crazy. Enormous markup.

I made the mistake before I knew better too! But never again, now!

This is why I stay away from the silica beads. It's not easy to find that guy's cheap underlying supplier and order direct to cut him out, and I'm not gonna pay him $65 just to pour beads he paid 25 cents for from his secret supplier's big bag into a small bag with his logo. But it's very easy to find cheap underlying suppliers with the Humi-Care superabsorbent polymer stuff.
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USNGunner Offline
#36 Posted:
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
If only he knew that anyone can order a giant multi-pound (dry!) bag of the stuff on Amazon and then put it in any old containers one wishes, expand it in 50/50 or distilled (so it becomes something like 200-300x the weight) and thereby have probably three lifetimes worth of the stuff for like $10-20 or whatever it is.

Buying it 4oz (wet!) at a time for $10 is laughably crazy. Enormous markup.

I made the mistake before I knew better too! But never again, now!

This is why I stay away from the silica beads. It's not easy to find that guy's cheap underlying supplier and order direct to cut him out, and I'm not gonna pay him $65 just to pour beads he paid 25 cents for from his secret supplier's big bag into a small bag with his logo. But it's very easy to find cheap underlying suppliers with the Humi-Care superabsorbent polymer stuff.
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Maybe, but those heartfelt beads freaking work, and work well. I like them a lot. Applause
steve02 Offline
#37 Posted:
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Posts: 914
Jocharflet wrote:
Probably a repeat answer to a repeat topic. Illinois sucks. I can stop there, but I will keep going for the mathematically inclined. Illinois has a 36% tobacco tax. With that said, I can go a tad over retail, include the shipping and handling, and still save a few bucks.


Just go to CI.com and order what you want.
USNGunner Offline
#38 Posted:
Joined: 05-17-2019
Posts: 3,235
steve02 wrote:
Just go to CI.com and order what you want.


They charge state taxes now.
Pudding Mittens Offline
#39 Posted:
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Jocharflet wrote:
Probably a repeat answer to a repeat topic. Illinois sucks. I can stop there, but I will keep going for the mathematically inclined. Illinois has a 36% tobacco tax.

Wow, that's a lot higher than my state's tobacco tax of "nonexistent", otherwise known as 0%.

Maybe that's why there's a schitt-ton of giant cigar companies here. Herfing
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clintCigar Offline
#40 Posted:
Joined: 05-14-2019
Posts: 1,777
I know a few good online places that still don't charge state sales tax...

Herfing
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