Puffer Fish with some spikes
Join Date: Oct 2015
Re: Pipe Forum: Ebay Finds and Wins thread
I think George is right. You may discover you need/want an overflow box (or two!) at some point so maybe this one will come in handy. I'm guessing you picked it up because you liked the way it looked, so you could consider keeping it as your "display" humidor as well, with a few cheapie cigars in there for looks and/or visitors with whom you don't want to share your best smokes!
Also, my own forays on ebay and the like have been a bit mixed, but have largely turned out well and I think it's still worth doing business there. Sometimes you have to be patient (which is not one of my strengths, sadly) and do some research. If I'm looking for a good deal on the cheap, it's usually paid off best for me if/when I dig deep into the listings and not just the headline/title. A couple of months ago I found an auction advertising some old and empty cigar boxes and no mention of any extras in the gallery picture or in the title. It turned out there were several extras, including a vintage H. Upmann glass jar humidor which still had 8 or 9 of the sticks in it. The guy didn't mention it in the description and the photo was buried near the end of his slides, so I ended up getting the whole package for probably half of what it would have raked in if he'd advertised it better.
By the way, I pulled one of the Upmann's out of the jar last week and thought "ok, this is probably not going to end well, but let's give it a try", and damn if it wasn't a pretty good smoke!