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Favorite "budget" sticks

brc81brc81 Posts: 249
inspired by the "saving money or the need for the name brand" thread.

What are your favorite "budget" sticks - since the term "budget" is somewhat subjective, please post what it is and the average cost you typically pay per stick. If it happens to come from a competitor don't post from who.

I'll go first.... C.Com Cameroon Label Robusto $2.50ea

Comments

  • KriegKrieg Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭
    I like the RP Segundos from Ccom. Great smokes and great price. Vintage 90 and 92's avg about $3 a cigar if you include shipping.
  • robert69165robert69165 Posts: 219
    Hey brc, wassssupppp! I usually spend anywhere from $5-$10 a stick, but being a budget stick I buy these maduros from my local shop and they taste pretty good, I didn't pay attention as to the name of them, but I am going to town tomorrow and will post the name of them and how much they cost. Talk to ya later bro!
  • zoom6zoomzoom6zoom Posts: 1,214
    I don't know anyone who doesn't like the Perdomo ESV '91 seconds; another favorite of mine are the Punch Segundos.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    the cusano P1 is very good in my opinion.

    and of course... the cigar.com house blends.
  • rwheelwrightrwheelwright Posts: 3,296
    My budget cigars would be ccom Brazilian and Fuente 8-5-8. Unfortunately I only have a few 8-5-8's and no brazilians. I am in the process of getting my inventory down to only a few brands. I am almost done with my experiment stage.
  • Dude LoveDude Love Posts: 315
    Padron Londres, only $2.76 a stick. Daaaaamn good.
  • PuroFreakPuroFreak Posts: 4,132
    My favorite budget stick is the Onyx. It runs about $50-$60 for a box of 20 and they are a well made smoke with great flavor. I've never had any burn issues with the Onyx.
  • smbrinksmbrink Posts: 406
    My favorite budget stick has to be the Gurkha HMR. For $750 a stick its a deal you cant beat!
  • Mine are:
    Flor De Oliva Original - $2.25
    Nub Conn. - $3.50
    5 Vegas Classic - $3.00
  • bass8844bass8844 Posts: 416
    I agree with the 5V classic...got about 2 boxes worth stashed. Always a good stick to have on hand IMO.

    Keep in mind guys, with these SCHIP prices taking effect in about 1 1/2 days, these "budget" sticks might just cost you a little more.
  • gmill880gmill880 Posts: 5,947
    Cuban Aristocrat ...about 3.25 per stick ...nice toasty/nutsy flavor..I like the perfectos...have only seen these one place at a local b&m...I always gat a handful every time there...anyone else had these
  • dutyjedutyje Posts: 2,263
    ccom Cuban Label
    Fuente 8-5-8
    Oliva Serie G
    Nub Cammie/Connie
    Onyx Reserve
    5 Vegas Gold
    Sol Cubano Sumatra (woe is me, these are gone!)
    Nestor Reserve Maduro
    La Herencia Cubana
    Excalibur 1066
  • phobicsquirrelphobicsquirrel Posts: 7,349
    smbrink:
    My favorite budget stick has to be the Gurkha HMR. For $750 a stick its a deal you cant beat!
    lol..
    I would have to go with a NUB cammie, or CAO america.
  • Jetmech_63Jetmech_63 Posts: 3,454 ✭✭✭
    AF Curly Head
    CCOM Brazillian
    5 Vegas Classic
    RP Segundos and Liga A,B &C.....Cant find the D
    Cusano
    And....RP Fumas
  • SmokeRingSmokeRing Posts: 61
    "Budget" to me means less than $3 per stick. Of those I am exploring the RP Segundos. I've had the Fusion nats. and they weren't for me, but I want to try out some of the others. The clear winner so far have been the C.com House Blends especially the Brazilians, Corojos and Blue labels. I have box Brazilians in the humi right now and plan to add the other two in a little while. When it comes to 'Firsts' I tend to range between $6-$10 per stick.
  • Jetmech_63Jetmech_63 Posts: 3,454 ✭✭✭
    Also, Sol Cubano Series B are quite tasty for a budget smoke. Just dont expect a "perfect" burn. Atleast in my exerience anyway. If you can get passed that...good smoke!
  • sdipsdip Posts: 406

    5 Vegas Red or A

    Alec Bradley 1997 Harverst Selection

    Indian Tabac Cameroon or Super Fuerte

    Oliva O or G

    Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte

    CI Legends Matasa, Aurora, Perdomo

    Gurkha Castle Hall

    CCom Cuban Label

  • bigharpoonbigharpoon Posts: 2,963 ✭✭✭
    The Central American All-Star sample pack:

    Padilla Habano
    Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur
    Verdadero Organic
    5 Vegas Classic
    Camacho 1962

    All five sticks for $10! That's $2/stick! I put one of these in with every order I place, can't beat it. (I don't know why I can't put anything in the post in a list)

    Yeah, breaks! What a PITA!!!
  • brc81brc81 Posts: 249
    bigharpoon:
    The Central American All-Star sample pack:

    Padilla Habano
    Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur
    Verdadero Organic
    5 Vegas Classic
    Camacho 1962

    All five sticks for $10! That's $2/stick! I put one of these in with every order I place, can't beat it. (I don't know why I can't put anything in the post in a list)

    Yeah, breaks! What a PITA!!!
    All for $10? Is that from here at C.com? I looked but didn't find it. If you can just copy paste the link. It doesn't' have to be clickable.
  • bigharpoonbigharpoon Posts: 2,963 ✭✭✭
    I couldn't find the page anywhere on this site either, I guess it's only available from other sites. Here you go my friend:

    Central American All-Stars available at http://www.cigar.com/cigars/viewcigar.asp?prod=sp-cigpro6

    I couldn't figure how to post a linkable address on this forum. Enjoy.
  • urbinourbino Posts: 4,517
    5 Vegas Classic
    Perdomo ESV second
    La Cuna 85
    Sancho Panza Double Maduro

    A reasonable man could happily smoke those 4 cigars for his entire life.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    urbino:
    5 Vegas Classic
    Perdomo ESV second
    La Cuna 85
    Sancho Panza Double Maduro

    A reasonable man could happily smoke those 4 cigars for his entire life.
    switch the 5 vegas classic to the 5 Vegas series A and you have a deal.
  • urbinourbino Posts: 4,517
    But then half your options would be maduros. (Plus, I just like the Classic.)
  • kaspera79kaspera79 Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭
    urbino:
    5 Vegas Classic
    Perdomo ESV second
    La Cuna 85
    Sancho Panza Double Maduro

    A reasonable man could happily smoke those 4 cigars for his entire life.
    .. Surprisingly, those are all on my list of favorites, just add Bauza, and Nording.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    urbino:
    But then half your options would be maduros.
    whats wrong with that?
  • urbinourbino Posts: 4,517
    Just reduces your variety, is all.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    iduno... i think those sticks have a very different flavor. but... to each his/her own
  • urbinourbino Posts: 4,517
    Anarchist. :)
  • alienmisprintalienmisprint Posts: 3,961
    Isla Del Sol
    La Vieja Habana Corojo
    El Mejor Emerald
    El Mejor Espresso
    Bolivar Cofradia
    Alec Bradley Harvest 1997
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