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leasta wrote at 2008-03-28 21:20:02
i constantly buy from them...they are legit and the cigars real... so enjoy.....why would they guarantee delivery if they were going to scam you...

Steve wrote at 2009-03-13 23:12:23
I received a 10 count box of Montecristo No. 2's and they are not of uniform color, and the habanos chevron is missing a fine black line.  Beware, this site sells fakes!!

JohnL wrote at 2009-09-21 02:50:19
I frequent a cigar bar where a regular there and I discussed and he highly recommended the site.  He mentioned he has been ordering from there for 7 years and they were reliable.  I have not ordered there myself so take that with a grain of salt but he seemed extremely knowledgeable.  My humidor is well stocked but I am thinking of giving it a try soon.

CigarGuy wrote at 2009-09-22 14:54:28
I order from them regularly. The boxes pass all the genuine tests, the cigars look and smoke good. I even contacted their Wholesaler who is certified habanos distributor, who assured me they sell only real habanos.

rsk wrote at 2010-11-01 00:52:43
Fake as can be. Bolivar royal coronas came with fake ring bands and the box had the box code removed. The first cigar tried was so loosely filled the cigar collapsed.

tosmoke wrote at 2010-11-04 03:39:58
Absolutely legit. Five years working with them. Cross shopped four other sources, Puro Express is real. Can't remove a box code from the bottom since it's heat-embossed in the wood. Flavour is the only test that matters. Cuban flavor cannot be duplicated or copied. Real is real.

ace's up wrote at 2011-11-08 17:08:52
puro express is a SCAM!!!! received conformation via letter from imperial tobbaco, only altidas is real. I do not work for any company, but a private investigator that has been tracking several SCAM sites. I only use LCDH's for my protection.

Tomason wrote at 2013-04-02 15:34:53
They are 100% legit, certified Habanos, with a solid reputation. People screaming about scams are absolutely clueless.


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My main area of expertise is Cuban cigars and I can assist you if you have questions pertaining to Cuban cigars. I can also assist you with the following:

- General cigar-related questions and advice
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- Accessory maintenance and troubleshooting (Cigar cutters, hygrometers, humidifiers, etc.)
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Unsure of a certain cigar brand? Wondering what a certain cigar tastes like? Have a question about Cuban cigars? Having problems with a humidor or Just let me know! I have smoked every brand of Cuban cigars and most reputable non-Cuban cigar brands on a regular basis so I know a fair bit about taste profiles, cigar etiquette and other fine nuances to cigar smoking. (NOTE: My main focus is on premium, hand-rolled cigars and not cheap, machine made, convenience store cigars.) IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT PROVIDE CIGAR OR CIGAR-RELATED APPRAISALS. If you have a vintage cigar item and you want to know if it's worth something, please contact an antique dealer that specializes in "TOBACCIANA".


I currently have 19 dedicated years of cigar smoking and counting. I have smoked every brand of Cuban cigars and most reputable non-Cuban cigar brands on a regular basis so I know a fair bit about taste profiles, cigar etiquette and other fine nuances to cigar smoking. For 5 years, I studied with Cuban torcedores (rollers), catadores (taste testers) and revisadores (inspectors) on every aspect involving the production of the Cuban cigar and I am currently writing a book that will help beginners understand everything they need to know about cigars and cigar smoking.

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