Possiable trade?

Hi everyone, I am pretty new here. And pretty new to quality cigars. But I have a "Gurkha Grand Reserve" to trade for a "Zino Platinum Scepter Low Rider" if anybody is willing. Feel free to ask questions. I am an honest man. Thanks, Jake

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  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
    Hey Jake,

    Welcome to the forum bro. As you're a friendly newcomer, I'll fill ya in on a couple things:

    1) We have a reputation thread around here, so we can keep track of good peeps. Now of course, someone has to trade with you first for ya to get on the list, but that tends to happen after a while...which leads me to my next point.

    2) Jumping on here and posting up a trade for your first post is generally discouraged. It helps to put in some time in the forums, let us get to know ya, and that way it's easier to feel more comfortable when dealing with a new guy.

    Now, all this said, I've done my share of trading with new guys and putting them on the Good Trader's list, but as it stands right now I have nothing to trade with you. Additionally, it's generally better to offer up at least 3+ sticks for trade - otherwise, the shipping doesn't really make sense.

    Either way, welcome to the forums, and I hope you stick around.
    ¨The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea¨ - Isak Dinesen

    ¨Only two people walk around in this world beardless - boys and women - and I am neither one.¨
  • RedtailhawkozRedtailhawkoz Posts: 2,915
    Hays:
    Hey Jake,

    Welcome to the forum bro. As you're a friendly newcomer, I'll fill ya in on a couple things:

    1) We have a reputation thread around here, so we can keep track of good peeps. Now of course, someone has to trade with you first for ya to get on the list, but that tends to happen after a while...which leads me to my next point.

    2) Jumping on here and posting up a trade for your first post is generally discouraged. It helps to put in some time in the forums, let us get to know ya, and that way it's easier to feel more comfortable when dealing with a new guy.

    Now, all this said, I've done my share of trading with new guys and putting them on the Good Trader's list, but as it stands right now I have nothing to trade with you. Additionally, it's generally better to offer up at least 3+ sticks for trade - otherwise, the shipping doesn't really make sense.

    Either way, welcome to the forums, and I hope you stick around.
    What he said and welcome to the Forums, I think I have some links to the forum eticuts. Ill try and post them up! Peace
  • RedtailhawkozRedtailhawkoz Posts: 2,915
    Mello Knives:
    Hi everyone, I am pretty new here. And pretty new to quality cigars. But I have a "Gurkha Grand Reserve" to trade for a "Zino Platinum Scepter Low Rider" if anybody is willing. Feel free to ask questions. I am an honest man. Thanks, Jake
    Check these out Mello http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/post/17975.aspx Formating Posts http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/post/71003.aspx Good for any of us to revisit!
  • LukoLuko Posts: 2,004
    I'll trade you some sticks for one of those knives you make.
  • Thank you Hays for the info. I had a hard time finding some rules and regs. I don't have alot to offer in here, as I am not much of an expert. The three cigar idea makes sense. As of right now I only have 4 "Grand Reserves" in my humi. And I want to hang on to three. So I might just wait untill I get my box or two from the Gurkha man himself. Other then that. Thank you for the welcome. Maybe you can answer a couple of ?'s for me. -What is the best way to ship cigars? and -Is it nessasery to keep a tubed cigar in a humi? Thanks again, Jake
  • Luko:
    I'll trade you some sticks for one of those knives you make.
    How do you think I got the Gurkha's and my first humi. Let me know your thoughts. I currently have a 6 month waiting list and still filling. -Jake
  • LukoLuko Posts: 2,004
    Mello Knives:
    Luko:
    I'll trade you some sticks for one of those knives you make.
    How do you think I got the Gurkha's and my first humi. Let me know your thoughts. I currently have a 6 month waiting list and still filling. -Jake
    Six months still gives me enough time to get it before next hunting season. I guess I'd need to figure out what your knives go for and then I could throw out some suggestions. What's an average knife, like $5, $10? Wink, wink.
  • Redtailhawkoz:
    Mello Knives:
    Hi everyone, I am pretty new here. And pretty new to quality cigars. But I have a "Gurkha Grand Reserve" to trade for a "Zino Platinum Scepter Low Rider" if anybody is willing. Feel free to ask questions. I am an honest man. Thanks, Jake
    Check these out Mello http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/post/17975.aspx Formating Posts http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/post/71003.aspx Good for any of us to revisit!
    Thank you sir. I was looking for those. -Jake
  • Luko:
    Mello Knives:
    Luko:
    I'll trade you some sticks for one of those knives you make.
    How do you think I got the Gurkha's and my first humi. Let me know your thoughts. I currently have a 6 month waiting list and still filling. -Jake
    Six months still gives me enough time to get it before next hunting season. I guess I'd need to figure out what your knives go for and then I could throw out some suggestions. What's an average knife, like $5, $10? Wink, wink.
    HAHAHA. You are a funny man! No, there not to bad compared to my fellow makers. $100-$250 depending on profile, steel, and materials. -Jake
  • now before I place my order for one of your gorgeous knives I have to know something... Do you accept monopoly money? By the way, welcome to the forums brother! Stock around and you will learn a TON. (and yes most of us are crazy but not as crazy as hays... Yougotta watch out for that sumbitch!) ;)
  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
    Alex Williams:
    (and yes most of us are crazy but not as crazy as hays... Yougotta watch out for that sumbitch!) ;)
    Aright you motherf*cker....dont' EVEN start in with comments too!


    Lol I jest I jest...;-)

    Mello, regarding your questions:

    My preferred method of shipping is USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes. I have about 25 of the small boxes (they're free) just sitting in a closet. Throw your sticks in a ziploc, wrap em in padding of some sort, and box em up in the box (I've fit 8 or 9 sticks in a Small box). About $6 and change (with Delivery Confirmation, a general requirement around here), and it's at the destination usually within 2-3 days.

    Tubo wise, it's really up to you. I think a lot of guys prefer to leave the cigar as it came and store it as such, but sometimes space doesn't allow. Personally, I leave my tubos closed and in the humi as long as I have the space. The stick will age slower this way, but right now I'm not trying to age anything so it's not a concern for me. If I don't have the space, I take it out of the tube and don't trip about it - the tubo is just packaging and helps protect the stick from damage.
    ¨The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea¨ - Isak Dinesen

    ¨Only two people walk around in this world beardless - boys and women - and I am neither one.¨
  • Alex Williams:
    now before I place my order for one of your gorgeous knives I have to know something... Do you accept monopoly money? By the way, welcome to the forums brother! Stock around and you will learn a TON. (and yes most of us are crazy but not as crazy as hays... Yougotta watch out for that sumbitch!) ;)
    Thanks for the welcome and copliment. And no on the monopoly money, but I do accept MO;)
  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
    Oh, and bro...I started checking out your website and I noticed a couple things on your Home Page. I'm just a grammar **** and thought I'd point em out (just so ya know). I copied the text I saw and bolded what I'm talking about:

    My knives are made to be users. They are designed for practical, tactical and military use. I use the strogest(strongest) and most durable material's(materials), without sacrificing appearence(appearance) and style. Feel free to check out my galleries to get a taste of what I make. I will occasionally have ready made knives for sale on my available knives page. If there are no knives available at the time of visit feel free to sign up for my newsletter, where I will keep you up to date on available knives, special offers and up coming(upcoming) events. If you would like to know a little more about me and where i come from click my about me page. For any other question you may have you can e-mail me at [email protected] or use my contact me page.

    Feel free to ignore me if ya want...only trying to be helpful ;-)
    ¨The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea¨ - Isak Dinesen

    ¨Only two people walk around in this world beardless - boys and women - and I am neither one.¨
  • Hays:
    Alex Williams:
    (and yes most of us are crazy but not as crazy as hays... Yougotta watch out for that sumbitch!) ;)
    Aright you motherf*cker....dont' EVEN start in with comments too!


    Lol I jest I jest...;-)

    Mello, regarding your questions:

    My preferred method of shipping is USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes. I have about 25 of the small boxes (they're free) just sitting in a closet. Throw your sticks in a ziploc, wrap em in padding of some sort, and box em up in the box (I've fit 8 or 9 sticks in a Small box). About $6 and change (with Delivery Confirmation, a general requirement around here), and it's at the destination usually within 2-3 days.

    Tubo wise, it's really up to you. I think a lot of guys prefer to leave the cigar as it came and store it as such, but sometimes space doesn't allow. Personally, I leave my tubos closed and in the humi as long as I have the space. The stick will age slower this way, but right now I'm not trying to age anything so it's not a concern for me. If I don't have the space, I take it out of the tube and don't trip about it - the tubo is just packaging and helps protect the stick from damage.
    Thank you very much sir for the info.
  • Hays:
    Oh, and bro...I started checking out your website and I noticed a couple things on your Home Page. I'm just a grammar **** and thought I'd point em out (just so ya know). I copied the text I saw and bolded what I'm talking about:

    My knives are made to be users. They are designed for practical, tactical and military use. I use the strogest(strongest) and most durable material's(materials), without sacrificing appearence(appearance) and style. Feel free to check out my galleries to get a taste of what I make. I will occasionally have ready made knives for sale on my available knives page. If there are no knives available at the time of visit feel free to sign up for my newsletter, where I will keep you up to date on available knives, special offers and up coming(upcoming) events. If you would like to know a little more about me and where i come from click my about me page. For any other question you may have you can e-mail me at [email protected] or use my contact me page.

    Feel free to ignore me if ya want...only trying to be helpful ;-)
    Who the hell do you think..... Just kidding. You arn't the first and won't be the last. Thats why i'm a knife maker and not an english teacher. P.S.- You must drive your self crazy being on the internet forums.
  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
    Mello Knives:
    P.S.- You must drive your self crazy being on the internet forums.
    Lol not so much actually. Personal conversations don't bother me much, though I AM kinda **** about repeatedly revising my own posts after I've submitted them.

    As far as my comments about your website, though... I am a marketing and business development consultant, specializing in small business, so that kind of thing jumps out at me. No offense intended (as I'm sure you understood - just reinforcing).
    ¨The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea¨ - Isak Dinesen

    ¨Only two people walk around in this world beardless - boys and women - and I am neither one.¨
  • RedtailhawkozRedtailhawkoz Posts: 2,915
    Mello Knives:
    Thank you Hays for the info. I had a hard time finding some rules and regs. I don't have alot to offer in here, as I am not much of an expert. The three cigar idea makes sense. As of right now I only have 4 "Grand Reserves" in my humi. And I want to hang on to three. So I might just wait untill I get my box or two from the Gurkha man himself. Other then that. Thank you for the welcome. Maybe you can answer a couple of ?'s for me. -What is the best way to ship cigars? and -Is it nessasery to keep a tubed cigar in a humi? Thanks again, Jake
    Hays? LOL Im Ozzie ! LOL did Hays send you thre Links to the rules and regs too?
  • RedtailhawkozRedtailhawkoz Posts: 2,915
    Mello Knives:
    Redtailhawkoz:
    Mello Knives:
    Hi everyone, I am pretty new here. And pretty new to quality cigars. But I have a "Gurkha Grand Reserve" to trade for a "Zino Platinum Scepter Low Rider" if anybody is willing. Feel free to ask questions. I am an honest man. Thanks, Jake
    Check these out Mello http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/post/17975.aspx Formating Posts http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/post/71003.aspx Good for any of us to revisit!
    Thank you sir. I was looking for those. -Jake
    Your welcome now i have to check out your Knife site... I am a KNIFE NUT! Love my Cold Steel catalogs! LOL
  • jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,799 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Welcome to the forums! I see you like Gurkha :) I am a Gurkha fanatic and have tons of them. Have you tried many of them or just a few?
  • jsnake:
    Welcome to the forums! I see you like Gurkha :) I am a Gurkha fanatic and have tons of them. Have you tried many of them or just a few?
    To be honest I haven't smoked any Gurkha's yet. I got these for a partial trade for a couple of knives. The knives were giving to the owner of Gurkha for a gift. And now the owner is going to send me a box or two. So I am not sure if i like them yet. But from what I've heard they arn't to bad. The only quality cigars I've smoked until now are, whaterver Macanudo I can afford at the casino, A Don Diago, OpusX Fuente, Bahama Mama, and a Serie D. no. 3 Partagas LE Habana. I saved the rings:). Thanks for the welcome, Jake
  • Hawk55Hawk55 Posts: 846
    Hey Hays...great point and very diplomatically done...Marketing is key and the things you pointed out can quite often send your prospective customers away. The first impression someone will get of you is how much attention you pay to what represents you. Good site, good grammar...may very well indicate a GOOD craftsman... And one that comes to mind quickly is our guy from waxingmoonwood...great interaction...easy to naviigate site and great pics and ultimately a great product. But as it goes we are all learning....
  • Rob1110Rob1110 Posts: 1,455 ✭✭
    I personally like the Grand Reserve - mild, smooth, slightly sweet. Since they're sealed with wax in glass tubes, they really require no humidor as they're sealed in a humid environment and that seal should be pretty air tight. I've had some for well over a year just sitting in a drawer and they haven't dried out on me at all. Just make sure they're not subjected to too much sunlight or rapid/extreme temperature fluctuations.

    Welcome to the forums and have fun.
  • zoom6zoomzoom6zoom Posts: 1,214
    If you use the Postal Service website for Click-n-ship, you will get a bit of a discount on price, plus free delivery confirmation. I believe it's still under five bucks for the small flat rate box. With the added benefit of not having to go to the post office. https://sss-web.usps.com/cns/landing.do
  • LukoLuko Posts: 2,004
    As far as gurkhas, my favorites are centurian and legend, in that order. Most everything else I've tried, eh...good but overpriced.
  • jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,799 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mello Knives:
    jsnake:
    Welcome to the forums! I see you like Gurkha :) I am a Gurkha fanatic and have tons of them. Have you tried many of them or just a few?
    To be honest I haven't smoked any Gurkha's yet. I got these for a partial trade for a couple of knives. The knives were giving to the owner of Gurkha for a gift. And now the owner is going to send me a box or two. So I am not sure if i like them yet. But from what I've heard they arn't to bad. The only quality cigars I've smoked until now are, whaterver Macanudo I can afford at the casino, A Don Diago, OpusX Fuente, Bahama Mama, and a Serie D. no. 3 Partagas LE Habana. I saved the rings:). Thanks for the welcome, Jake
    Very nice! Let me know what he sends you when you get them. That Gurkha knife was cool.
  • jsnake:
    Mello Knives:
    jsnake:
    Welcome to the forums! I see you like Gurkha :) I am a Gurkha fanatic and have tons of them. Have you tried many of them or just a few?
    To be honest I haven't smoked any Gurkha's yet. I got these for a partial trade for a couple of knives. The knives were giving to the owner of Gurkha for a gift. And now the owner is going to send me a box or two. So I am not sure if i like them yet. But from what I've heard they arn't to bad. The only quality cigars I've smoked until now are, whaterver Macanudo I can afford at the casino, A Don Diago, OpusX Fuente, Bahama Mama, and a Serie D. no. 3 Partagas LE Habana. I saved the rings:). Thanks for the welcome, Jake
    Very nice! Let me know what he sends you when you get them. That Gurkha knife was cool.
    Well Kisser got a hold of me yesterday and said he is sending out a care package. So when they get here I will let you know what they are and how many.
  • GoldyGoldy Posts: 1,638 ✭✭
    Alright, another MN guy!

    Do you do hot knife work or cold work? I am in the process of making a forge/foundry and would love to pick your brain if you do hot work.
  • Goldy:
    Alright, another MN guy!

    Do you do hot knife work or cold work? I am in the process of making a forge/foundry and would love to pick your brain if you do hot work.
    I havn't done any forging yet. I do stock removal. I would like to do so forging. Just havn't had the time. There are some links to some very informative knife forums on my website. Not sure if I am aloud to post them here. Thank's, Jake
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