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HKGuns Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 12-21-2005
Posts: 50
Is Cbid and Cigars International the same company? Pardon my ignorance, but I see both are run by a guy named Steve.....
[email protected] Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 11-19-2002
Posts: 12,746
CigarBid and Cigars International are two separate companies that operate from the same location.
HKGuns Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 12-21-2005
Posts: 50
Thanks, so you are the same Steve.
HKGuns Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 12-21-2005
Posts: 50
Its pretty coincidental. I purcahse on the net from CI and I stumbled on this site and they're the same location!
madmaxx Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 08-28-2004
Posts: 175
and so it begins.......
HKGuns Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 12-21-2005
Posts: 50
........and I'd hate to try and guess the number of Cigars they process in a year.....Yikes.
KNOF Offline
#7 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2003
Posts: 4,480
You almost answered your own question.
Now remember to open CI and NEVER bid more than you can go buy them outright, unless you want to help support my habbit, heheheeee.

Another bit of advise, go read up on the Newbie threads posted throughout, and it will save you some future embarrasments.

So sit back, duct tape in, and enjoy the ride!!!
dup Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 08-25-2005
Posts: 6,836
OH-MAN!!


Nobody "ever" suggested duct tape!


so that's what went wrong!


i should've used duct tape! i've went overboard so many times already it isn't funny!!!



well....


yeah it is a little.




but no one said to use duct tape!!!!

thank's alot!
HKGuns Offline
#9 Posted:
Joined: 12-21-2005
Posts: 50
I read that thread....Didn't see anything about a relationship between CI and CB.
KNOF Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2003
Posts: 4,480
No problem, now you know, heheheeeee.

The thread does mention, "Keep Cigar International's site open for price comparison." Right there should/could give a newbie a clue. We're just trying to help, and I emphasize trying. We all were there at one point in time.
smokedog7 Offline
#11 Posted:
Joined: 09-27-2005
Posts: 654
I'm wit cha dup, i wish someone would have told me bout the duct tape!!
HKGuns Offline
#12 Posted:
Joined: 12-21-2005
Posts: 50
ahem........that would be "Duck Tape".
Karen53555 Offline
#13 Posted:
Joined: 12-26-2007
Posts: 1,133
yeah they even have little ducks on the label.. I swear!
SeaCoast Offline
#14 Posted:
Joined: 03-04-2003
Posts: 78
HKGuns wrote:
Is Cbid and Cigars International the same company? Pardon my ignorance, but I see both are run by a guy named Steve.....



I've been a customer of CigarBid (and to a lesser degree CI) since the beginning when Keith and John started this company.... and after they sold out to Swedish Match these two companies (especially CB) have seriously declined. i've spend OVER $70,000 ON CB and CI (NOT an exaggeration) ALLL for PERSONAL CONSUMPTION... and trust me, the changes are bordering intolerable. The new mindset is ONLY about profit. i'm only still here because i'm too lazy to find another place to purchase cigars. ZERO RESPECT to someone who has spent over $70,000.... and frankly, someone who spends $70 deserves the same respect that i do.

I knew John and Keith personally and they were both amazing guys (especially John). John had invited me to his office at Headquarters, then gave me a fabulous VIP tour of the CB/CI headquarters and they appreciated my business. The new owners don't give a flip about me (or you) and don't even know i exist.
Abrignac Offline
#15 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
Posts: 16,399
SeaCoast wrote:
I've been a customer of CigarBid and CI SINCE THE BEGINNING when Keith and John started this company.... and after they sold out to Swedish Match these two companies have gone into the toilet (ESPECIALLY CB). i've spend OVER $70,000 ON CB and CI (NOT an exaggeration) ALLL for PERSONAL CONSUMPTION... and trust me, the changes have been intolerable. The new mindset is ONLY about $$$$$$$. i'm ONLY still here because i'm too lazy to find another place to purchase cigars. ZERO RESPECT to someone who has spent over $70,000.... and frankly, someone who spends $70 deserves the same respect that i do.

I knew John and Keith personally and they were both amazing guys (especially John). John had invited me to his office at Headquarters, then gave me a fabulous VIP tour of the CB/CI headquarters and they appreciated my business. The new owners don't give a **** about me (OR YOU) and don't even know i exist.


Feel better now? Seems you’ve held on to this for a long time.
SeaCoast Offline
#16 Posted:
Joined: 03-04-2003
Posts: 78
Abrignac wrote:
Feel better now? Seems you’ve held on to this for a long time.


well, this has admittedly been festering for a long time but i was too harsh. still deservingly harsh but less harsh than the original.
bgz Offline
#17 Posted:
Joined: 07-29-2014
Posts: 13,023
You're like the only fog left on this site that still buys here.

And frank has been worried sick... something about his overbidding offspring or something.
frankj1 Offline
#18 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,923
I'm over it...


where in the Boston area are you, seacoast?
ZRX1200 Offline
#19 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2007
Posts: 58,457
SeaCoast you seem like a good egg, so let me let you know about a little secret here is long time forum guys know about. The new owner of CBid is Named Dave, and he really likes taking care of the longtime guys here when we occasionally hit a bump in the road.

Call (214) 914-3337 9-4 central and ask for Dave, tell him jaderose sent you and he’ll get you taken care of!
frankj1 Offline
#20 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,923
frankj1 wrote:
I'm over it...


where in the Boston area are you, seacoast?


surprised I didn't get a dozen replies stating "East".
RMAN4443 Offline
#21 Posted:
Joined: 09-29-2016
Posts: 7,683
frankj1 wrote:
surprised I didn't get a dozen replies stating "East".


East....Anxious
frankj1 Offline
#22 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,923
RMAN4443 wrote:
East....Anxious

you're like uh genius!
SeaCoast Offline
#23 Posted:
Joined: 03-04-2003
Posts: 78
frankj1 wrote:
I'm over it...


where in the Boston area are you, seacoast?


Greetings, Frank... i'm Steven. i'm on the Lynn/Swampscott line.
SeaCoast Offline
#24 Posted:
Joined: 03-04-2003
Posts: 78
ZRX1200 wrote:
SeaCoast you seem like a good egg, so let me let you know about a little secret here is long time forum guys know about. The new owner of CBid is Named Dave, and he really likes taking care of the longtime guys here when we occasionally hit a bump in the road.

Call (214) 914-3337 9-4 central and ask for Dave, tell him jaderose sent you and he’ll get you taken care of!



Thank you, Sir. I'm impressed... and trust me, i look forward to someone who brings back some of my previous great love for this company. i meant what i said, someone who spends $70 is just as important as me... arguably more important in that might be a very special treat to him. mine are also a treat but also just a commodity. lol
frankj1 Offline
#25 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,923
SeaCoast wrote:
Greetings, Frank... i'm Steven. i'm on the Lynn/Swampscott line.

I'm down in Randolph on the Canton line.
We had a few MAhole herfs prior to covid but will hopefully revisit next Spring.
I see you joined up waaay back. A couple of FOG's have participated in past herfs who might predate you...tailgater and BasicPatrick to name a couple.
SeaCoast Offline
#26 Posted:
Joined: 03-04-2003
Posts: 78
frankj1 wrote:
I'm down in Randolph on the Canton line.
We had a few MAhole herfs prior to covid but will hopefully revisit next Spring.
I see you joined up waaay back. A couple of FOG's have participated in past herfs who might predate you...tailgater and BasicPatrick to name a couple.



Thank you, Frank. Newbie or Old Timer... i've never met a cigar smoker i didn't like. there's probably one out there somewhere but something about a good cigar that makes everyone more accepting and more equal.
bgz Offline
#27 Posted:
Joined: 07-29-2014
Posts: 13,023
Pretty sure I've made a few lists :)
SeaCoast Offline
#28 Posted:
Joined: 03-04-2003
Posts: 78
frankj1 wrote:
We had a few MAhole herfs prior to covid but will hopefully revisit next Spring.


We're a rebellious lot and never stopped our herfs. I have no idea why the FDA, the WHO and the CDC wouldn't approve my scientific study application but we conducted it anyway and self-funded it. i had the theory that coveted fumes from premium cigars combined with high-quality liquor kills any deadly germs (if you catch my drift). Sure, this raised a few eyebrows from skeptics in the medical community but my response was... "my scientific study isn't any more absurd than yours are!!"

Now, we would never dream of disobeying our Leaders who love to control the people and only have our best interest at heart (LMAO) but since this was an un-authorized scientific study, we felt comfortable setting our own rules. Like any scientific study, we felt it was necessary for the participants to adhere to radical standards.. (some might say crazy but what do they know... let them create their own scientific study!).

If a few of us died, then we accepted the fact that's what happens in scientific research... after all, the entire world was looking for answers and we just wanted to help!! (....and on a side note, if nobody dies then the medical community might not feel like we pushed the boundaries far enough or accept the results!). With that in mind, the herf participants (all like-minded, close friends) weren't allowed to wear a mask, there was no social distancing, we shared bottles (NO glasses) and you had to prove you weren't vaccinated. (we had to just take everyone's word for the anti-vaxx part).

Well, the research was a blast and nobody died (OR caught anything!!) ...but not for lack of trying.

((PS. this Post is for ADULTS ONLY who have a sense of humor. If you don't qualify, then you shouldn't be reading this. Go pour yourself a glass of milk and turn on CNN))
frankj1 Offline
#29 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,923
SeaCoast wrote:
We're a rebellious lot and never stopped our herfs. I have no idea why the FDA, the WHO and the CDC wouldn't approve my scientific study application but we conducted it anyway and self-funded it. i had the theory that coveted fumes from premium cigars combined with high-quality liquor kills any deadly germs (if you catch my drift). Sure, this raised a few eyebrows from skeptics in the medical community but my response was... "my scientific study isn't any more absurd than yours are!!"

Now, we would never dream of disobeying our Leaders who love to control the people and only have our best interest at heart (LMAO) but since this was an un-authorized scientific study, we felt comfortable setting our own rules. Like any scientific study, we felt it was necessary for the participants to adhere to radical standards.. (some might say crazy but what do they know... let them create their own scientific study!).

If a few of us died, then we accepted the fact that's what happens in scientific research... after all, the entire world was looking for answers and we just wanted to help!! (....and on a side note, if nobody dies then the medical community might not feel like we pushed the boundaries far enough or accept the results!). With that in mind, the herf participants (all like-minded, close friends) weren't allowed to wear a mask, there was no social distancing, we shared bottles (NO glasses) and you had to prove you weren't vaccinated. (we had to just take everyone's word for the anti-vaxx part).

Well, the research was a blast and nobody died (OR caught anything!!) ...but not for lack of trying.

((PS. this Post is for ADULTS ONLY who have a sense of humor. If you don't qualify, then you shouldn't be reading this. Go pour yourself a glass of milk and turn on CNN))

so, you were in the control group, eh?
frankj1 Offline
#30 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,923
SeaCoast wrote:
We're a rebellious lot and never stopped our herfs. I have no idea why the FDA, the WHO and the CDC wouldn't approve my scientific study application but we conducted it anyway and self-funded it. i had the theory that coveted fumes from premium cigars combined with high-quality liquor kills any deadly germs (if you catch my drift). Sure, this raised a few eyebrows from skeptics in the medical community but my response was... "my scientific study isn't any more absurd than yours are!!"

Now, we would never dream of disobeying our Leaders who love to control the people and only have our best interest at heart (LMAO) but since this was an un-authorized scientific study, we felt comfortable setting our own rules. Like any scientific study, we felt it was necessary for the participants to adhere to radical standards.. (some might say crazy but what do they know... let them create their own scientific study!).

If a few of us died, then we accepted the fact that's what happens in scientific research... after all, the entire world was looking for answers and we just wanted to help!! (....and on a side note, if nobody dies then the medical community might not feel like we pushed the boundaries far enough or accept the results!). With that in mind, the herf participants (all like-minded, close friends) weren't allowed to wear a mask, there was no social distancing, we shared bottles (NO glasses) and you had to prove you weren't vaccinated. (we had to just take everyone's word for the anti-vaxx part).

Well, the research was a blast and nobody died (OR caught anything!!) ...but not for lack of trying.

((PS. this Post is for ADULTS ONLY who have a sense of humor. If you don't qualify, then you shouldn't be reading this. Go pour yourself a glass of milk and turn on CNN))

also, a larger part of the reason our cbid herfs stopped was the distance for several of the guys.
Bucky comes from Gahdnah, tail from da Cape, Mandobro from Maine, rman from Cow Hampshire, etc.
edin508 and I live in the same area but pretty much everyone else had to be available for a day of travel just to get together...
tonygraz Offline
#31 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 19,110
Not to mention driving after drinking and smoking.
SeaCoast Offline
#32 Posted:
Joined: 03-04-2003
Posts: 78
frankj1 wrote:
so, you were in the control group, eh?


yes, absolutely. i'm the worst one.

obviously i was joking about it being a "scientific study" ....but i wasn't joking about the things we've done. keep in mind we're all like-minded friends and none of us have ever gotten sick from what we do.

i'm completely impressed to hear the distance your herf friends have driven.... but it doesn't surprise me, clearly you're a great guy.
tonygraz Offline
#33 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 19,110
I thought that tailgator was Frank's cousin from Boston.
Mandobro Offline
#34 Posted:
Joined: 04-10-2013
Posts: 714
frankj1 wrote:
surprised I didn't get a dozen replies stating "East".

I would have replied east, but I'm north.
frankj1 Offline
#35 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,923
Mandobro wrote:
I would have replied east, but I'm north.

DUUUUDE!

aren't you DownEast?
shaun341 Offline
#36 Posted:
Joined: 08-02-2012
Posts: 8,826
SeaCoast wrote:
well, this has admittedly been festering for a long time but i was too harsh. still deservingly harsh but less harsh than the original.



So harsh you continued to spend money here?horse
Mandobro Offline
#37 Posted:
Joined: 04-10-2013
Posts: 714
frankj1 wrote:
DUUUUDE!

aren't you DownEast?

Nah, I'm retired in the middle.

BTW, I heard you retired, true?
SeaCoast Offline
#38 Posted:
Joined: 03-04-2003
Posts: 78
shaun341 wrote:
So harsh you continued to spend money here?horse


Lol. Some retired guys are more lazy than principled.
MACS Offline
#39 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 77,001
Abrignac wrote:
Feel better now? Seems you’ve held on to this for a long time.


Lets forget the fact he is 100% spot on correct about his assertions...

These douche-nozzles have EVERY Padron auction and EVERY VSG auction (the only cigars I will buy from these dipsh-ts) as SINGLES.

Eat a fat richard swedish match.

That is all... LOL
SeaCoast Offline
#40 Posted:
Joined: 03-04-2003
Posts: 78
MACS wrote:
Lets forget the fact he is 100% spot on correct about his assertions...

These douche-nozzles have EVERY Padron auction and EVERY VSG auction (the only cigars I will buy from these dipsh-ts) as SINGLES.

Eat a fat richard swedish match.

That is all... LOL


Thank you, Sir. i appreciate the support. my words were admittedly harsh... but everything i said was true. i'm ALLLL FOR a company that wants to make money but when it's done at the expense of good service to the customer, now they have a BIG problem with me. the shipping changed from UPS ground to Sure Post.... BUT WHAT I PAY FOR SHIPPING WAS NEVER REDUCED. the new flap-less bottom boxes are GARBAGE and have openings in the construction (and are made out of thinner material!!!!!!) but they cost less money and require less shipping tape, so forget protecting my fragile cigars that i purchased, LET'S SAVE MONEY!! The new computer system purged my spending history so now instead of Customer Service knowing i've spent abt $70 grand on the site, that number is no longer accessible. Trust me i could go on but at risk of upsetting the fragile sheep among us, i'll do them a favor and stop.
bgz Offline
#41 Posted:
Joined: 07-29-2014
Posts: 13,023
You can buy a lot of sh*tty cigars for $70 Gs.
SeaCoast Offline
#42 Posted:
Joined: 03-04-2003
Posts: 78
bgz wrote:
You can buy a lot of sh*tty cigars for $70 Gs.


...and i have. LMAO. Over the years i've bought some amazing smokes... and i've also bought some major dog rockets. lol
BuckyB93 Offline
#43 Posted:
Joined: 07-16-2004
Posts: 12,998
Use to be able to get good deals on some nice cigars here but that went out the window many years ago. I don't smoke as much as I used and therefore don't buy as much as I used to.

Other than dealing with you A-holes, I don't visit the site for the auctions much anymore. Periodically I'll do a seasonal stock up... maybe a couple boxes worth of various 5ers of some "out for a walk" smokes. Regular staples that I still smoke and have on hand for give aways to friends/acquaintances who are "cigar smokers."

As MACS said... the days of getting deals on Padron, VSG, Oliva, Bucanero (I loved those things... RIP Bucanero), old school Perdomo2, old school CAO, old school Drew Estate like some of the the LVH lines... all gone but not forgotten.

Don't get me wrong, there are still some decent ones to be had (in my opinion) if you're just looking for a good but not great cigar for reasonable prices. Much less than I'd be able to get here in MA or even if I hopped the border to NH. A simple Padron X000 would run me about $15 for a single in MA, but the closest shop is probably a 90 min drive away. In NH, maybe about $8 but, again probably about a 45 min drive.

No cigar shops within an hour drive yet we have 2 Vape/bong shops within a 5 minute walk and a pot shop within a 15 min walk from my place... And Oh, by the way, menthol cigs or any flavored tobacco cannot be sold in MA either...

It makes no sense to me... the world has gone crazy.

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMVMbmQBug

(I think Jonsie would make a good stand in for this scene)
tonygraz Offline
#44 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 19,110
I think you are doing just fine.
SeaCoast Offline
#45 Posted:
Joined: 03-04-2003
Posts: 78
BuckyB93 wrote:
I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMVMbmQBug


BuckyB93... i don't know how this is possible, but i've never seen this video clip before. it couldn't be more timely with all the madness happening. Thank you for the Post and brilliant video clip.

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

Seacoast (aka Steven)
Palama Online
#46 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 20,897
SeaCoast wrote:
BuckyB93... i don't know how this is possible, but i've never seen this video clip before. it couldn't be more timely with all the madness happening. Thank you for the Post and brilliant video clip.

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

Seacoast (aka Steven)


Network is a great movie. Need to watch it again.
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