Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: 1999 E55, 2001 E320, 1990 560 SEC, 2004 ML350, 2001 ML55, 1995 S500, 1998 SL500, 2010 E550 Sport zoo
Location: NW Arkansas, La Jolla CA, Hong Kong
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 109 Post(s)
well gee, a cigar discussion
I really like this one from Miami:
"I have freinds that vist relatives there on a regular basis, you are allowed 2 boxes per trip for personal use" - just so you know for the past 16 months it has been illegal to bring any cigars back from Cuba on a licensed/legal visit. ANY and ALL Cuban cigars brought into the US now is illegal.
Followed by, again from Miami: "I pay like 200 a box so no it isn't free but cheaper than anyplace but Spain." - actually Switzerland duty free is the cheapest in EU, cheaper than Spain who is the single largest importer from Cuba due to the fact they buy all those damn cigarillios (little brown cigarettes)...unless it is smaller than a #2, any legitimate box of Romeo's authentic is over USD$200 in Cuba, although "street" versions can be bought for USD$45-$60 a box.
For the Canadian's - I have seen so many good counterfeit Cubans (made in Mexico, with same/authentic boxes and labels since the packaging is manufactured in Mexico anyway then shipped to Cuba - the other reason Cuban cigars sold in Mexico in other than the top airport stores like Mex City taste so shitty) being sold at and nearby the Canadian casinos, it's so bad now around the C-casinos its gotten to be a joke between me and my Canadian friends.
If you choose to ship to the US, you could ship regular postal service, list on paperwork as something other than cigars/tobacco products (like "gift" value USD$25) - and as a 1-time deal it should go thru no problem for the Walter Mitty types..
If the original poster is selling individual cigars in individual presentation boxes - 23 cigars per person are allowed to be exported/taken home from Cuba with no store/legal receipt - so split betwee 4 people 80 indvid street cigars could make it home easy....