Cigars too expensive?


I am sitting in my garage, enjoying a Criollo at 9:30 p.m., 85 degrees, 95 if you factor in humidity.  Can anything (even a premium cigar) be enjoyed in these conditions?  About the only thing I can think of is a popsicle.

I have recently heard complaints that cigar smoking is an expensive endeavor.    Can you really get a good cigar for less than $10 or will you just be smoking a glorified dog turd?  Who wants to smoke away hundreds of dollars on something you’ll never remember and that is bad for your health?!

Really.

A grande coffee from SBUX will run you around $4-$5.  Many people I know have a 2-3 coffee per day habit.

Others enjoy going to the movies.  Depending on where you live and whether or not you’re paying for one or more tickets– that’s at least $7… and that’s if you don’t get anything to eat or drink (unless you’re Brandon Fibbs).

I submit to you that smoking the sweet leaf could be a far less expensive pleasure than much of what Americans consume on a daily basis.  And I’m going to prove it by purchasing 4 great cigars for $25.

A good friend, who enjoys cigars but doesn’t know much about what to get, has asked me to be his personal shopper and buy 4 decent cigars for $25.  His brother is coming into town for the 4th of July.  Many of you might be wondering, is that even possible?  Aren’t cigars really expensive?

The guys want to celebrate a job promotion.  So I am going to get them each Cigar Aficionado’s Cigar of the Year for 2008– the Casa Magna Colorado Robusto.  Here’s a more in depth review if you’re interested.  This cigar is readily available for $5.25 leaving me around $7 per cigar for the next two.  This gives me an almost infinitesimal number of options:

Arturo Fuente; Alec Bradley; JFR; Kristoff (a personal favorite of mine); La Gloria Cubana; Rocky Patel; Punch; CAO; Macanudo; and so many more.  All these cigars can be had for $7 or less (some much less).

Do you think cigars are too expensive?  Maybe you just need to tweak your budget.

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