There seems to be an anti Thompson's vibe here on the site and I am too new to collecting so I am not sure if it is warranted or not. That being said, on http://www.thompsoncigarauctions.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&A... there is a listing for Opus X double robusto's. It's a little out of my price range but figured I'd pass it on. They had 6 boxes and the price right now is $160.
Also if there is a reason I should avoid Thompson's please let me know.
There seems to be an anti Thompson's vibe here on the site.
Wow, you picked up on that? I thought we were being more subtle.
That "T" auction still has a week to close. The price will be much higher by then. The right price to pay for these is $22/stick or less. 5'ers regularly go for $109. That seems to be the going discount on CBid Auctions lately, and I picked up two on Free Fall for $19.95 a couple months back.
Some people here have been bashing Thompson's since I joined this site in 2008.
I bought my first humidor (which is still in use BTW), which included a sampler of assorted Thompson brand cigars from their catalog which I got from a friend many years ago.
While their prices on popular brands are usually higher than other on line sites, I've purchased some very good deals from Thompson's with no problems and, while their marketing can be annoying, it's easy to be removed from their telephone call list.
Thompson's is just an easy target for bashing. Let's face it, they've been around since 1915 ... if Thompson's was so terrible, they would've been gone long ago.
well the nerdy kid everybody hated in school graduated (he was just tolerated) ...... so you see Thompsons is just getting a sympathy sell every now and again kinda like the nerdy kid in school..... tolerated to the end.