Originally Posted by usctrojans31
Do any of the posters on here have a Siglo VI that they would be willing to sell to me at a reasonable price? I still have yet to try it and would really love to do so.
There are a number of online shops that sell the real deal (and many that sell counterfeits), and of those shops, a few will ship to the U.S. I'm hesitant to give mine out, unfortunately, because these places have a nasty habit of getting shut down the minute they get widely publicized on internet fora. I would suggest four things: 1) Read up on how to spot fakes from authentic cubans, and even keep an eye chart handy. 2) With eye chart in hand, do some Googling for e-commerce sites that cater primarily to the European market, but which also ship to the U.S. Scan their wares and check for authenticity as best you can. 3) Read up on their shipping policies. The better ones will send you the goods in an unassuming and intentionally ugly looking package declared as a "gift" or some other such cover. 4) There are three dimensions of risk you'll have to accept: a) The chance of getting fakes; b) the chance of having your shipment intercepted at customs; c) the chance of having the cigars spoil or overheat in transit (especially likely in the summer months and the ensuing heat wave). I would hold off on ordering until the fall or winter, to be honest. Have never had great luck trusting the postal service not to leave an expensive package of stogies baking out in the 100-degree heat on my front porch all day.