Originally Posted by JohnGalt
whether or not they are legit is irrelevant. someone gave you what they perceived to be a nice gift. you admittedly know nothing about cigars and then you call this dude out for passing on fakes? if i were him, i'd be re-considering the job offer solely based on your poor judgment (even with the hurt feelings aside).
On top of that, you really bothered him on a Saturday night to tell him you think the gift he gave you was fake?
Originally Posted by allgoodnamesgone
I didn't call him out. I just told him my concerns. Also, I don't accept the argument that he was unaware they were counterfeits. He spends tens of thousands of dollars on cigars per year. He knows the difference, which makes me believe that he knew they were fake. He tried to use them to gain favor with me. I'm looking at this from a different perspective than you all are. It's a matter of principle. He walked around the office and told everyone to look at my $600 box on my desk and how great a client he is and other non-sense. I guess bought into his bull also.
I appreciate your advice.
I don't understand where you are coming from. You are trying to get a job with this fellow, right? Who cares if he gives you fakes? The operative word is gives, its not like it costs you anything to get them.
Also, have you considered that maybe he thinks these cigars are real? Everyone wants to believe that they know "a guy" who hooks them up and when they find one they tend to believe them.