Re: Sticky THIS! I Am Sick And Tired of Seeing Good BOTL Ripped OFF!
It is a combination of things...could be a lackluster product or somebody taking the dollar bill test to an extreme, i.e. if it doesn't rip in half, the seal sucks.
I have 3 Chinese made humidors, and all 3 hold perfectly, 2 of which are glass tops. The 3rd is an Altadis RyJ humidor...you know, one of those $500 promos. On the bottom of the humi, what was I surprised to find? Made in China. But, I wasn't as jumpy with the products, as I've read your thread to see that it does take time, months sometimes for a humidor to equalize. Excited newcomers might not have this type of patience, and will be quick to ask for help, and many times the answer is as simple as "Give it time."
At the end of the day, I think it is more of a paranoia amongst newer collectors/smokers with all of the information out there, i.e. Glass tops suck, your dollar must rip in order to pass, your humi should be 70% every second of the day, etc.
I've always taken to the theory of, if you don't like the thread don't post in it. You've taught Charlie well, and I'm sure he'll fill your shoes well!