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stxaloha
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April 30, 2013 6:53 pm  

Anybody know a shop where I can find these? Wasn't sure if that would be a Christiansted gift shop thing or if I had to find an actual cigar shop. I had a request from a friend to send some stateside. D'ya think there would there be any customs issues with that?

Thanks in advance!


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April 30, 2013 7:08 pm  

Can't help you unfortunately but your post brought back some good memories as one of my pub customers was a supplier for them on St Thomas and I used to carry them. The pub has been closed for a couple of years now and I gave up smoking a while back but those cigars were REALLY delicious and I'd light one up myself once in a while (one would last me for weeks)! Hope they're still made and that you're able to find them. You'll have no problems with Customs - they count towards your duty free allowance but aren't manufactured in Cuba!


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April 30, 2013 7:41 pm  

 I had a request from a friend to send some stateside. D'ya think there would there be any customs issues with that?
Thanks in advance!

I don't think you can mail the cigars via the US Postal System. (If that is your plan)
If another board member has more information on that, maybe they can help.


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rmb2830
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April 30, 2013 7:55 pm  

We've had Steele's send/mail cigars for us as gifts to folks in the states...if we were off island when we needed them. I think they are at the Strand Street end of the PanAm pavilion now...


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STX46
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April 30, 2013 7:58 pm  

Same here with Steeles; they used to have the rum soaked cigars too.


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April 30, 2013 8:07 pm  

Sorry, my mistake. You CAN mail cigars, but not cigarettes.


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April 30, 2013 11:37 pm  

West Indies Design here on St Thomas is the distributor for the very popular Virgin Islands Rum Cigar. He sells them wholesale in lots of 50 for about 4.50 per cigar with each cigar in a glass tube. You can call Chris at 340-777-4750. Other stores retail his cigars for approx $9 per stick.


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speee1dy
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April 30, 2013 11:58 pm  

baci used to sell those, dont know if they still do and they can ship also


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stt007
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May 7, 2013 10:30 pm  

I tried to mail cigars and when I disclosed on the customs form that the package contained cigars, the PO personnel told me I could not ship them. I suppose if you could take a chance and not disclose or maybe luck into a PO person who didn't care or know.


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ms411
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May 8, 2013 12:08 am  

Check the USPS website for list of prohibited items. At one time cigars weren't on that list.


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May 8, 2013 12:26 am  

Seems the rules changed in March 2010:

https://www.usps.com/ship/domestic-tobacco-restrictions.htm


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rmb2830
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May 8, 2013 12:38 am  

they still say cigars can be mailed. We've sent them pre and post 2010.


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OldTart
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May 8, 2013 1:52 am  

they still say cigars can be mailed. We've sent them pre and post 2010.

Which is what it says in the link I provided, viz: "Cigars are still mailable domestically, as well as internationally, unless prohibited by the destination country."

Sorry, I should have pointed that out.


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