I'd ordered from Thompson once before, April '04, after I saw one of their ads in Esquire magazine. A couple of weeks ago, I saw another one, 16 smokes for $30. Ordered it last Thursday 7/20, but it's been showing "In process" the entire time. I sent an email yesterday morning to say, "Ship today or cancel". No response and my order status hasn't changed.
I also placed an order with JR the same day and they arrived Wednesday.
BTW, where does Thompson get all those weirdo brands? Papayo? Bacchus? La Prueba? To be fair, other retailers try to pawn off these unknown cigars also, but not to the same extent. Oh well, live and learn. I won't order from them again.