I feel like the 5ish most popular all run enough deals and change it up to where they’re equal IMHO. Each has their merits based on sale, inventory, etc.
I used to be of the camp where I preferred one or two, and swore off a select few. But overtime even the ones that aren’t preferred have a deal or two over the course of the year thats too good not to pass up in regards to a certain stick.
Right now in my 1st quarter as I have been buying tons of equipment, cigars and such Neptune was the clear #1, switzerland #2 and Famous #3 (so I selected Famous). Amazon got a lot of business for equipment
Going forward I would follow the best overall price/selection and I really like the good priced 5 packs at famous when they have sales. Neptune was great to get started but they don't have many 5's and I get 7% tax (obviously not their fault). I will still use them from time to time during their sales but no where near what I did in the last 2 months.
I'm not very trusting of Cigars Int/Thompson with them being the same company and maintaining an F on BBB. I know I could order form them and get good deals but that's just bad business image.
My money goes to; COH, Thompson's/CI/CP and JR/cc with smallbatch and places like draper, jack schwartz for occasional one offs. Mostly COH and the scandanavian tobacco conglomerates which is half the list here.