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Just got back from enjoying a Lempira with my bro -in-law at my B&M.

While there the opwner pulls out his bag from the RTDA show and says here you go boys......Christmas in September and proceeds to give us 2 free cigars each.

We each got a Hoye De Monterey Special and something else.....

I've had that happen on more than one occassion where the store owner thros me a bone or two.

Picked up a La Flor Dominicana Double Leigero chisel maduro for this afternoon. Yuhmeeeeeeeeeee. Can't wait.
 

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I'm with you... gotta support the local B&M. Don't misunderstand, I do get a lot of mail order stuff, but I try to get a good bit at the local B&M. Why?

1. As stated, the persoanl connection. Cigar smoking is best as a shared experience.
2. Supports the local economy.
3. May pay a little more, but you are paying for the convenience of getting something immediately and the owner has a lot of overhead. Getting it right then is worth something to me.
4. The folks you meet... owners, patrons and the relationships you build.
5. Bonuses! Get to know the owner, and a whole new world of freebies, discounts and extras come your way.

I love my B&M... try to go there to smoke with the owner a couple of times a month. :ss
 

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I'm with you... gotta support the local B&M. Don't misunderstand, I do get a lot of mail order stuff, but I try to get a good bit at the local B&M. Why?

1. As stated, the persoanl connection. Cigar smoking is best as a shared experience.
2. Supports the local economy.
3. May pay a little more, but you are paying for the convenience of getting something immediately and the owner has a lot of overhead. Getting it right then is worth something to me.
4. The folks you meet... owners, patrons and the relationships you build.
5. Bonuses! Get to know the owner, and a whole new world of freebies, discounts and extras come your way.

I love my B&M... try to go there to smoke with the owner a couple of times a month. :ss
Couldn't agree with you more. We always need to support the local guy.
 

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I'm with y'all on this!! Al and his wife are great people! I do have to buy online to get a few things he doesnt carry, or a sampler that is a deal you cant pass on.
 

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I definitely support the local B&M for the reasons stated above. As a matter of fact... I work for them now, so when you support your local B&M you help out poor college students like me.
 

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Big fan of the local B&M. Mine has tossed me free or replacement cigars. When we threw the HERF at the beginning of the month, we each got 2 cigars. I buy boxes and things I can get there, but everthing I get there. LOVE the B&M.
 

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I love saving money online, but there is always something great about GOING to a B&M, picking out your cigar, and enjoying it right there with the owner that personalizes the whole experience. Plus, they always give me a bit extra pipe tobacco when I buy! I think they try to be discreet about it...but i always see the scale. 1.4 oz when I buy 1. :)
 

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I'm with you... gotta support the local B&M. Don't misunderstand, I do get a lot of mail order stuff, but I try to get a good bit at the local B&M. Why?

1. As stated, the persoanl connection. Cigar smoking is best as a shared experience.
2. Supports the local economy.
3. May pay a little more, but you are paying for the convenience of getting something immediately and the owner has a lot of overhead. Getting it right then is worth something to me.
4. The folks you meet... owners, patrons and the relationships you build.
5. Bonuses! Get to know the owner, and a whole new world of freebies, discounts and extras come your way.

I love my B&M... try to go there to smoke with the owner a couple of times a month. :ss
SmokeyJoe,

You hit the nail rigth on the head, or maybe you lit the gar and well said!

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Hey, fishforfree, I like your B&M, too:)

We have kind of a B&M here in Buffalo, WY. A real nice guy owns it but the main thrust of the store is artwork, mainly for the tourists I think. He's not really a cigar smoker and doesn't seem to know too much about them. He does have 3 display cases with quite a few cigars (probably as many as I have in my coolers) but 90% of them are naturals and I'm a maduro guy. The other problem is that his prices are 2.5 times more expensive than I can get them for mail order.

The cases look similar to jewlery cases and he said he has humidification devices in them and keeps them at 80%. A couple of years ago (when he only had one case) a friend bought me a cigar from there and it was un-smokable so I never went into his shop until the other day. I'd love to give this guy some business but the only thing of interest in there is the Partagas Black Classico for $8.50 and I just can't do it!!! It's tough being a tightwad.

He is quite a craftman and showed me a wide selection of "stag" grips that he makes for all sorts of handguns. The grips are pretty pricey, though, but very well done. He's a cowboy action shooter and sometimes shoots steel plates with my club with his single action. He's pretty fast, but not fast enough with that single action.
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I try to visit some local B&M's, But Monroe, Mi B&M has much more to offer than others. Great smokes, yes, but conversation and warm welcome from a BOTL can't be beat any where else I've been. Salute, Cigarmark.:tu
 

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I love saving money online, but there is always something great about GOING to a B&M, picking out your cigar, and enjoying it right there with the owner that personalizes the whole experience. Plus, they always give me a bit extra pipe tobacco when I buy! I think they try to be discreet about it...but i always see the scale. 1.4 oz when I buy 1. :)
Unfortunately, in the great state of Washington, we're not allowed to smoke in any establishment, not even a tobacco-only store. Otherwise I would love to go in, buy a few cigars and enjoy one in a lounge.

And it's a bit far of a drive to go to a casino on the reservations just to buy a couple cigars and smoke one.

So I've only gone to the B&M a few times. Get everything online. I'll certainly go back a few times, see what else they have, but I doubt I'll make it a habit.
 
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