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I was just going through the same dilemma as you. I almost ordered a cabinet from 1stclasshumidors. The Lemans to be exact. Seems to be rated fairly well, but has its hiccups. I said no because the shipping was almost $400 dollars. The unit itself was $700.

So I wound up ordering a cabinet (TD) from Matt at Avallo. Spoke with a couple of guys that had that one and all were extremely pleased. Great construction, and easy electronics. Plus I was able to customize it a bit from him. The downside however is time. He quoted me roughly around 7 months. Stung a little, but I am expecting a quality piece of furniture that is handmade and will be displayed in my living area. If time is what it takes for something like that, then I am cool with it.

As others have said as well, timely communication is not his strong point. Took him a few days to get back to me. But he is very friendly and was very clear on all of the details of his process. I am learning that patience is key when dealing with him. Which is fine, gives me something to try and be better at, haha.
 
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As I have been obsessing over this the last few days I am getting both excited and anxious.
I've been reading a lot about both Vigilant and Avallo. With Aristocrat out of the pic its pretty much down to those two or find someone to build one. That's a risk through. Vigillant seems to be built with a better finish but holy shit they are expensive. For the one I would want its a few bucks short of $6k and thats a bit much.
Avallo will land at just under $4k which is easier to swallow.
All this sure is making those chinese made humidors look appealing.
 

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As I have been obsessing over this the last few days I am getting both excited and anxious.
I've been reading a lot about both Vigilant and Avallo. With Aristocrat out of the pic its pretty much down to those two or find someone to build one. That's a risk through. Vigillant seems to be built with a better finish but holy shit they are expensive. For the one I would want its a few bucks short of $6k and thats a bit much.
Avallo will land at just under $4k which is easier to swallow.
All this sure is making those chinese made humidors look appealing.
Get plastic sterilite totes and put them out of sight. With the remaining thousands of dollars, get a trendy Peloton bike or a GXR
 
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Get plastic sterilite totes and put them out of sight. With the remaining thousands of dollars, get a trendy Peloton bike or a GXR
Peleton arrives in a couple weeks. I don’t have room for a bunch of plastic totes.
This new cabinet will replace one of my existing winos.
First world problems.
 
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For what it’s worth, one of my fans on the Avallo was making a little noise like it was running rough till the motor warmed up. I emailed Matt and he’s putting a few extra fans in the mail for me so I can swap one out if it fails. Pretty great customer service!


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For what it’s worth, one of my fans on the Avallo was making a little noise like it was running rough till the motor warmed up. I emailed Matt and he’s putting a few extra fans in the mail for me so I can swap one out if it fails. Pretty great customer service!


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I've been emailing back and forth for a couple days now. He seems like a nice guy. Best part... the wife is paying for it :D
 
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