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    I wouldn't trust Ebay at all with any cigar related items. I have gotten very snobbish with my standards of storing my cigars!!!!
    You a lush and you a dummy, so that makes you a Lummy!!! - Redd Foxx

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    He had loads of boxes up for sale - I think he was probably double listing the same items on BIN & straight auction bases.

    Anyhow, I contacted him to tell him his cigars were fakes and he responded to say they weren't, he'd paid extra to get them from an airport duty free (he didn't say which one, I'd guess DR) specifically to avoid fakes. He also added a couple of links to cigar shops, saying they had boxes similar to his.

    I popinted out that "similar" is not the same as "SAME" & that he wouldn't find his 10 box sticks on any (reputable) site because Cohiba don't make 10's of "Chirchills", Esplendidos or "Coronas". I also pointed out they also never put such sticks in cellophane & wouldn't be seen dead putting anything as crude as the off-centre printed seals he pictured with (not ON) his boxes.

    Some people just won't accept reality, even though he claimed to have investigated fake cigars before his trip, enough to avoid the glass top boxes apparently everywhere outside of the airport. Here's his reply to me:

    "Surely if these were sold in the duty free section
    of the airport they cant be fake. An esplendido is
    a churchill cigar f you read the description in
    the link below. The reason it says cohiba
    churchills is because it says churchill on the
    box, whereas on the esplendido box its says
    esplendidos as well as churchill. [Hmm, not ever noticed either, myslef]

    http://www.simplycigars.co.uk/cohiba-esplendidos-
    p-1436.html

    I have listed these items in good faith and will
    be looking into the possibility of them being
    fake. Starting by asking the local tobacconist
    shop keeper to take a look at them."

    I note that ebay have taken down all his cigar auctions (wonder if that's Eggy's doing or mine!) so I can't respond further. He'll probably folg them to some mug down the pub.

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    Sounds like a total scammer!!! I wish his links were still active
    You a lush and you a dummy, so that makes you a Lummy!!! - Redd Foxx

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    Oh hahahha did you report him Too???

    There is still one up with 20 hours ish left and some poor sods buying them at 36

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Cohiba-Churchi...item43a083e4e4

    Of course ive emailed ebay 'again' lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggopp View Post
    Oh hahahha did you report him Too???
    Yes, twice for each listing - once for fakes & second for banned substances. Although his listings said that in view of ebay policy against tobacco he had to sell the boxes empty, but he suggested people contacted him, and they "...wouldn't be disaponited ;-)". His descriptions said "unopened & sealed" ie must still contain cigars.

    I trhink it's probably very difficult getting ebay to pull items foir being fake, unless you have definite proof of the claim. The appearence of dodgy looking seals separate from the box is probably not proof enough for them. However I think they'll pull right away if they even strobgly suspect banned substances are involved.

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    I love how this is turning into the Ebay Hit Squad thread.
    You two should be on retainer for H&F!

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    Can u email the soon to be buyer?
    You a lush and you a dummy, so that makes you a Lummy!!! - Redd Foxx

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    be very carefull of what you buy on e-bay. you already know where to get the real mccoy stick with what you know. as for meeting this gentleman, i would think twice on that

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeefan View Post
    be very carefull of what you buy on e-bay. you already know where to get the real mccoy stick with what you know. as for meeting this gentleman, i would think twice on that

    Agreed Absolutly!
    If you want to, you can.
    And, if you can, you must!

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    Blimey, ta muchly all

    you chaps should get the inaugural UKCF Roger Cook foot in the door award!

    Above and beyond the call of duty, consider me perm put off ever buying sticks off eBay.

    David R

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