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Xikar Warranty
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DonM
Posted 9/22/2019 9:59 AM (#771775)
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Anyone sent a lighter back to them for warranty lately? Seems the form they used to have for returns is not on their site now and when trying to log on with them access is denied. I did update my info with them, still no luck
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Brlesq
Posted 9/22/2019 11:13 AM (#771777 - in reply to #771775)
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Don, you went here?

https://xikar.returnsportal.net/
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DonM
Posted 9/22/2019 2:36 PM (#771780 - in reply to #771775)
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Yes and it wouldn't let me log in even after I updated my info etc I did get it exchanged at the local B&M, score! Mike at Roz's Cigar Emporium is awesome. He did say Xikar`s web site has changed and there are changes coming to retailer warranties as well. Worth the trip, I got a ride on the Harley, smashed a bunch of love bugs and scored a couple of Entemperance The Whiskey Rebellions so it was worth the trip
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Posted 9/23/2019 3:44 PM (#771801 - in reply to #771780)
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Call Quality Importers direct. They own Xikar now. If you still have no luck, shoot me a pm, and I will try n' run it through my QI rep.
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Posted 9/23/2019 5:07 PM (#771804 - in reply to #771801)
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nirab - 9/23/2019 7:44 PM

Call Quality Importers direct. They own Xikar now. If you still have no luck, shoot me a pm, and I will try n' run it through my QI rep.


The bad lighter was taken care of by exchange at Roz's Cigar Emporium in Ocala, FL. They have a very nice selection of boutique cigars, by the way. They are not your ordinary B&M, so if anyone lives near Ocala, I strongly encourage you to check them out

Xikar, on the other hand, has only sent me a generic email in reference to how to log in to their clunky new web site and how to remedy most lighter problems. I know my way around a Xikar lighter, this one was bad

I do appreciate you looking out for a brother though Brian!
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Posted 9/24/2019 12:51 PM (#771821 - in reply to #771804)
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nirab - 9/23/2019 7:44 PM

Call Quality Importers direct. They own Xikar now. If you still have no luck, shoot me a pm, and I will try n' run it through my QI rep.


The bad lighter was taken care of by exchange at Roz's Cigar Emporium in Ocala, FL. They have a very nice selection of boutique cigars, by the way. They are not your ordinary B&M, so if anyone lives near Ocala, I strongly encourage you to check them out

Xikar, on the other hand, has only sent me a generic email in reference to how to log in to their clunky new web site and how to remedy most lighter problems. I know my way around a Xikar lighter, this one was bad

I do appreciate you looking out for a brother though Brian!


You know it my brother!!
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Cigary
Posted 9/26/2019 5:20 AM (#771845 - in reply to #771775)
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AFter reading this thread I kinda got inquisitive since I own about half dozen Xikar Lighters....I emailed their site to see what has changed in their return policy and warranty.....that was a week or so ago and have heard nothing back.....I even told them my history goes back for a decade and how many lighters I bought from them....you'd think that would get a response but so far .....nada. If I don't hear back then I will boycott these guys and as I Googled them I read a lot of negative comments....sooooo something is wrong here with Xikar obviously. To let these guys use Vendors to straighten out their mess is again....not how to honor their Warranty.....plus in some cases where consumers sent back their defective lighters    Xikar charged them shipping and in some cases was the same price as the lighter....WTF!!!

Edited by Cigary 9/26/2019 5:23 AM
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Posted 9/26/2019 7:06 AM (#771846 - in reply to #771775)
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Wow. I have only dealt with them on thier cutters. They replaced my xi rosewood cutter, when both of the handles broke off over time. Recently I contacted them and they sent me two new sheaths for the xi and xo cutter. But it did take a few weeks.
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DonM
Posted 9/26/2019 9:14 AM (#771850 - in reply to #771775)
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I heard back from my inquiry yesterday. It directed me to go to the same site Bruce linked, of which I couldn't get into, to do an RMA. Apparently, you have to set up two accounts, one for the main page then one for an RMA. I did both, but still couldn't get into it to do a return. In all, my B&M took care of me so I am fine for now until something else breaks
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