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    Exclamation How to spot counterfeits


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    Here's a little something that might interest fans of the Siglo VI



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    Good post. I often find that an easy way to tell is by looking to see if worms are crawling out of it too. But either way it's nice to know how to spot the fakes in different ways I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larrysputnik View Post
    Good post. I often find that an easy way to tell is by looking to see if worms are crawling out of it too. But either way it's nice to know how to spot the fakes in different ways I guess.
    My neighbour phoned me yesterday to say one of his female work colleagues had been given a box of Espis nd others for a wedding gift (v. strange gift for a non-smoker!) and would I be interested in buying them. I was instantly supicious when he mentioned the built in humidifier....but, as you'd imagine, I was a tad tumescent at the prospect of cheap cigars but then he came round and I saw the dreaded glass lid I've never seen such a pile of shite. Even my wife was laughing. The bands were awful, no two bands seemed to be of the same print quality and were stuck on at differing heights. The cigars themselves were brick hard with what appeared to be thread-like vegetal sprouting parts coming of some of the ends...like when a potato has gone bad and starts to re-grow.

    Dreadful

    The other cigars turned out to be King Edwards....a very disappointing night but at least I've handled a glass-top and it's genuine glass as well, not perspex as I thought it would be

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    Default Perspex.


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    Wash your mouth out Stevieboy, perspex! you can`t beat quality.
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    Talking Glass-top Fauxhibas, anyone?


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    Quote Originally Posted by larrysputnik View Post
    Good post. I often find that an easy way to tell is by looking to see if worms are crawling out of it too. But either way it's nice to know how to spot the fakes in different ways I guess.
    Right. Any edge we can gain on spotting counterfeit puros, especially Cohibas, is nice to have in your puro tool box, expecially when paying as much as $600US for a box of VIs as many of the suckers....errrrr, fine gentlemen on the forum do, no doubt.

    BTW - senor Whiskey, tell your friend I can get as many glass-top habana puros as he needs. They make great wedding gifts for the occasional smoker!!!

    I don't know why, but there seems to be an unlimited quantity of these babies near my beloved State of Mind, Mexico.

    Names TJ,TJCoro, and I'm always looking for an edge on spotting Fauxhibas!

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    [quote=Stevieboy;13674] I was a tad tumescent .....

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    Talking I see what your''re saying.


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    [quote=nicwing;13712]
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevieboy View Post
    I was a tad tumescent .....

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    UKCF Dictionary, please!


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    I'll add some pics regarding the Cohiba Robusto fakes I have compared to the real thing. I tell you what, it's hard work seeing the differences - if any.

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    [quote=TJCoro;13727]
    Quote Originally Posted by nicwing View Post

    UKCF Dictionary, please!

    Fell Off My Chair I Was Giggling So Much , but I would have thought that was bleedin' obvious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano View Post
    I'll add some pics regarding the Cohiba Robusto fakes I have compared to the real thing. I tell you what, it's hard work seeing the differences - if any.
    Please only post the originals of the young lady getting down to it. We've seen enough pictures of the Big Man to last a lifetime!

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