As everyone knows, it's difficult for us canadians to find NCs at a reasonable price in a B&M store. So we have to find an online source that has a good selection, good prices, low shipping cost and that you can trust to deliver. Of course, the shipping "logistics" are of the upmost importance.
Used to be that a great place to shop at was Atlantic Cigars, but recently, they've been having problems with shipping to Canada. Still a great vendor, but shipping has "risks"...
So I went on a search for a replacement and I think I found a great substitute : SeriousCigars. They have a great selection and great prices, generally at par with Atlantic (which is already one of the cheapest places to shop at) and often even a bit lower.
I did a test order to see if everything they promised was true, and believe me, it was.
Here's a copy of my receipt :
|1.||Brick House - Classic - Churchill - Natural - 7 1/4" x 50||Single||2||$5.75||$11.50|
|2.||Brick House - Classic - Corona Larga - Natural - 6 1/4" x 46||Single||2||$4.75||$9.50|
|3.||Brick House - Classic - Short Torpedo - Natural - 5 1/2" x 52||Single||2||$4.95||$9.90|
|4.||Brick House - Classic - Toro - Natural - 6" x 52||Single||2||$5.25||$10.50|
|5.||Vallejuelo - Classic - Robusto Gordo - Natural - 5" x 54||Single||6||$5.00||$30.00|
|6.||Carlos Torano - Master Series - Robusto - Natural - 5" x 52||Single||5||$5.60||$28.00|
|7.||Generic - Punch - Havana Retractable - Varies - 2" x 32||Single||1||$4.95||$4.95|
|8.||Nub - Connecticut - 460 - Natural - 4" x 60||Single||1||$5.30||$5.30|
So you can see that the prices are good and the shipping charge is great. I ordered on Friday Sept 16th and received my cigars on Thursday Sept 29th, which means it took 9 work days shipping time from Texas. Not bad at all, especially for a 6,50$ charge. Most importantly, I didn't have to pay any "extra charges to anyone else".
Everything came very nicely packaged and with a 69% Humidipak to boot. Here's a few pictures of what I received:
Overall a great experience which I will repeat in the future for sure !