Quest for a cheap cigar ash tray

raisindotraisindot BostonPosts: 1,308 ✭✭✭
edited August 2016 in General Discussion
Rather "enlightening" (arf arf) experience when I was trying to find a store that sold cheap cigar ash trays. Wanted to buy from a store to avoid shipping costs and the only cigar B&M within a 10-mile radius didn't have any for under $20. 

Not expecting a lot of luck, I visited our local Michael's, Bed Bath and Beyond, Walmart, Pier 1, Target, Crate and Barrel, Kohl's and Xmas Tree Shop. Not one of them carried ash trays. Even more "illuminating" was the response I got from the clerks when I asked: They all reacted as if I were asking if they carried S&M mouth ball gags or leather whips. It was kind of embarrassing. Such is the stigma surrounding smoking, at least up here. 
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  • TridentTrident Posts: 2,443 ✭✭✭✭
    are you looking for a specific type of ashtray?  i have plenty of them just laying around and you are more than welcome to one of them.  Also, you can call CCOM and ask andy what they have
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear that @raisindot, I think you would have better luck at Thrift Stores or Antique shops, thats where I find a lot of old cool glass ashtrays and other such things. If you haven't tried them yet go to some of your antique and thrift stores and check them out. We have a place around us called Tables to Teacups that gets in some old cool stuff on occasion.

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,560 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I use a clay sauce tray and dump it into an old beer bucket...
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wylaff said:
    I use a clay sauce tray and dump it into an old beer bucket...
    Someone get this man an ashtray!

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,560 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why? My way works just fine ;)
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • raisindotraisindot BostonPosts: 1,308 ✭✭✭
    @90+_Irishman, I think you're right. Antique and thrift shops are the way to go. That's one thing we got plenty of here in NE. 

  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,256 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ya gotta love all the liberal lefties out there on the east coast.

    * I have a new address as of 3/24/18 *

  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My favorite is a brass flower pot with a copper wire hanging on the rim that I use for a cigar rest. Works like a stinky Jr but halfway between a stinky Jr and a Stinky tall in size. Nice and deep. Ashes don't go flying out every time the wind blows.

    And, why do you need an ashtray? @raisindot I thought you only smoked on dog walking duty. 


  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 6,945 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Don't forget garage sales or, er, uh, "Estate" sales, (harrumph)...picked up a nice 2-stick Nub ashtray for $.25 that way....
  • raisindotraisindot BostonPosts: 1,308 ✭✭✭
    jgibv said:
    ya gotta love all the liberal lefties out there on the east coast.
    Alas, 'strue. We can be very pretentious, judgmental and mean-spirited. If you need proof, just drive into any Starbucks parking lot up here. You've never seen such selfish space-hogging, blind-backing, speeding, double parking, line crossing behavior in your life.   
  • I check second hand stores for ash trays. Good luck in your quest. 
    "There's three parts to making a great cigar. There's the science and the know-how, the experience. There's the art, which is the judgment call, that feel that you know exactly what to do. But there's something else: the inspiration. And I consider that very spiritual."

  • raisindotraisindot BostonPosts: 1,308 ✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Bob_Luken said:


    And, why do you need an ashtray? @raisindot I thought you only smoked on dog walking duty. 


    Well, @Bob_Luken,  now that hummingbird watching season is here I've commenced to occasionally sit on the veranda puffing away and sipping a nice bourbon whilst observing the little buggers--but end up flicking the ashes on the flowerbed. Gotta become more civilized. 
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trident said:
    are you looking for a specific type of ashtray?  i have plenty of them just laying around and you are more than welcome to one of them.  Also, you can call CCOM and ask andy what they have
    There is a Room 101 ashtray for $19.99 today on Daily Deal even....
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 8,513 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You mean that candy bowl?  How can they call that a 4 finger ashtray, I can't find the fingers.
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • GuitardedGuitarded AlbuquerquePosts: 3,265 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trident said:
    are you looking for a specific type of ashtray?  i have plenty of them just laying around and you are more than welcome to one of them.  Also, you can call CCOM and ask andy what they have
    I have a small single stick ashtray. I could use something a bit bigger if you have an extra one. I would pay shipping or trade sticks if you want.
    Friends don't let good friends smoke cheap cigars.
  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,256 ✭✭✭✭✭
    raisindot said:
    jgibv said:
    ya gotta love all the liberal lefties out there on the east coast.
    Alas, 'strue. We can be very pretentious, judgmental and mean-spirited. If you need proof, just drive into any Starbucks parking lot up here. You've never seen such selfish space-hogging, blind-backing, speeding, double parking, line crossing behavior in your life.   
    don't get me wrong, we have those kind of folks here in the midwest too..... 
    but y'all seem to have a higher percentage of them out on the coast.

    we usually spend a week in rhode island each summer and i know exactly what you're saying.  great place to visit but i could never live there......too many people with a "god complex" out that way. 

    * I have a new address as of 3/24/18 *

  • skydiverDskydiverD Chicagoland AreaPosts: 2,268 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You can score some really good deals on ash trays on the devil site.  o:)
    How do you like my profile pic Taborski?   @matkn293 ;
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yakster said:
    You mean that candy bowl?  How can they call that a 4 finger ashtray, I can't find the fingers.
    I agree entirely that you cant rest a cigar without the ash digging in and that its not the best design, but if all you are trying to do is have a place to drop ashes in then it does that purpose at the very minimum. Not something I would normally call an ashtray though, of that you and I are in agreement. But ticking the box of what the original poster wanted, seems it would at least work.

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • RolanddeschainRolanddeschain Milwaukee wisconsin.Posts: 787 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Platter from Goodwill, $.49.
    Cigar rest-homemade. PM me your addy and I'll send you one.

    Dave
    Long days and pleasant nights,

    Roland
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    raisindot said:
    Bob_Luken said:


    And, why do you need an ashtray? @raisindot I thought you only smoked on dog walking duty. 


    Well, @Bob_Luken,  now that hummingbird watching season is here I've commenced to occasionally sit on the veranda puffing away and sipping a nice bourbon whilst observing the little buggers--but end up flicking the ashes on the flowerbed. Gotta become more civilized. 
    Ash is rich in nitrogen or sumthin' ain't it? Good for the plants = good for the birds = good good.
  • NorthsideSmokeNorthsideSmoke Not Waconia MNPosts: 512 ✭✭✭✭
    I use a $2 flower pot I got at the flea market. Although thing I really want is one of those stone cigar holders I have seen a few of the guys posting I have searched the internet for one of those. if anyone knows where I can buy one please let me know
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,560 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Das stogie stand.
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 5,423 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yakster said:
    You mean that candy bowl?  How can they call that a 4 finger ashtray, I can't find the fingers.
    Yer right. I have one of those. There's no grooves in it.

    I scored four primo trays at the local second hand thrift store for like five bucks.
    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Like others mentioned, I've had the best luck at yardsales, flea markets, antique stores... fun story: when I bought one at a flea market, a lady beside me was also looking at them. She made a comment like "oh that's nice to set on a shelf." I casually told her I was going to use it. She recoiled in horror and gave me the worst look. You would think I strangled a kitten before her eyes.

    I love being judged at a West Virginia flea market. 

    I know you wanted to avoid shipping, but I'd check clearance sections on ccom or other sites. 
    LLA - Lancero Lovers of America
  • CigarPunkCigarPunk Stuck In OhioPosts: 826 ✭✭✭✭
    Amazon has some under 20 with the shipping included. 
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Check these out on ebay ----- > Vintage Frankoma #458 Ashtray

    I stumbled across this one at a junk store a few years ago. I ended up buying a couple more on ebay. There are two slight variations of this same model. The rests of both variations can handle a cigar. Some of these ashtrays are promotional and some are plain. 

  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Haha. I just found my original post from 3 years ago when I first got this ashtray.
    (page 511 of the "What did you get today" thread.) 

    http://forum.cigar.com/discussion/comment/673294#Comment_673294S

  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,334 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bob_Luken how long did you have to search to find that post?
    Team O'Donnell FTW!

    "I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke ever last one of 'em." - Ron White
  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Bob_Luken said:
    Check these out on ebay ----- > Vintage Frankoma #458 Ashtray

    I stumbled across this one at a junk store a few years ago. I ended up buying a couple more on ebay. There are two slight variations of this same model. The rests of both variations can handle a cigar. Some of these ashtrays are promotional and some are plain. 

    Those are cool...a sewer company ash tray.  Its even the same color I would imagine. When it gets full...


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