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No mention of "saka era" LPs? I am hurt! <snicker>

Honestly, the best way to collect HTF/Rare stuff is to just buy current inventory and hold... the key is to buy what you genuinely like to smoke and not worry about the collector value. You are always safer going with a maker's stuff which is already well heralded and then stay current on what their upcoming limited releases are and buy into these - one to smoke, one to save... before you know it you will have a collection of HTF/Rare cigars and you would have bought them at initial retail price points.

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No mention of "saka era" LPs? I am hurt! <snicker>

Honestly, the best way to collect HTF/Rare stuff is to just buy current inventory and hold... the key is to buy what you genuinely like to smoke and not worry about the collector value. You are always safer going with a maker's stuff which is already well heralded and then stay current on what their upcoming limited releases are and buy into these - one to smoke, one to save... before you know it you will have a collection of HTF/Rare cigars and you would have bought them at initial retail price points.

BR,

STS
I always buy stuff with the intention of saving some for aging...it never ends up getting aged. I bought a box of Dirty Rats and FFPs a few months ago...the're almost all gone.
 
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I always buy stuff with the intention of saving some for aging...it never ends up getting aged. I bought a box of Dirty Rats and FFPs a few months ago...the're almost all gone.
The key is to buy two boxes at a time. One to smoke while you're imaging how good the other will be in a few years. (yea, honestly, that never works either. I just end up with one box a few months older than the other).
 
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No mention of "saka era" LPs? I am hurt! <snicker>

Honestly, the best way to collect HTF/Rare stuff is to just buy current inventory and hold... the key is to buy what you genuinely like to smoke and not worry about the collector value. You are always safer going with a maker's stuff which is already well heralded and then stay current on what their upcoming limited releases are and buy into these - one to smoke, one to save... before you know it you will have a collection of HTF/Rare cigars and you would have bought them at initial retail price points.

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When does your new release land?
 
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I would recommend that you don't pay that much for any of the cigars you listed. I personally would go CC's or new NC's. Definitely agree with others here that just because those cigars are old, doesn't mean there better or should be more expensive. Plenty of good recent release NC's to stock up on at a 1/4 of those prices if that's what you tend to do. Also, nothing is cooler than having a humidor full of CC boxes ;)
 
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When does your new release land?
Scheduled to ship from NICA on October 20th - hoping it lands and is cleared by late October - should hit Retailers by first week of November - BUT NO PROMISES - until it lands and clears it is really out of my control... I have experienced lost shipments, custom/ttb holds and even once a freight truck caught on fire destroying an entire shipment of imported cigars. :/

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If you intend on splashing around some money, buy some boxes of Cubans. That's where I would go for long term stash building. I don't have the room for capacity at this point so I'll burn through my current stash and add as room frees up over the next year or so.

But yes, going forward I plan on going all Cuban. To me the only NC that is priced super premium and worth it are the Padrons. The 45th and 80th are my absolute favorite NC. Opus always disappoints no matter what year and my stash goes all the way back to 2004. Got one left. But your taste may differ.

Now, there are so many great NCs out there that it doesn't matter how much they cost. You can find great ones at any price point. It is just when you move along the pricing curve upward the more disappointments you are going to be in for.
 
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So much good advice here:)

I'm cooling my jets on these older NC.

I'll pick up newer Nc releases and focus primarily on aging CC..

I may even have some inbound already... ;)

Parker
 
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I can not agree more. For that kind of coin you could buy quite a bit of current smokes that are just as good if not better. For example, Tat Anarchy, Tat Brown Label (Regios, Regios Reserva, Noellas, Unicos, etc.) as these age very well, TAA 2015, TAA 2014 (they're out there), Arturo Fuente Anjeo, like Craig said, current Opus', etc. These are obviously cigars I would buy but it's your money, spend it how you see fit.
Anyone know where I can pick up a box of af anjao sharks can't find anywhere?
 
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