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#1 Hum

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:30

An unidentified buyer who is totally not compensating for anything has purchased a gigantic cigar for $185,000.

The Gran Habano #5 El Gigante -- The Giant -- measures an astounding 19 feet long by 3 feet wide, according to FCN. The super-stogie is wrapped in 16,000 wrapper leaves and weighs approximately 1,600 pounds. That's the equivalent of 25,000 regular smokes.

Juan Panesso, who operates CigarsDirect.com in Westchase, Fla., says he thought the inquiry into purchasing the cigar was a fake.

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Panesso says the cigar was created as a display piece for trade shows, and he wasn’t even sure it was for sale. As he inquired about the giant cigar, everyone he spoke to was skeptical.

“Everybody along the way was like, ‘What? This is fraudulent, this is crazy,’” he said.

The cigar sold for $15,000 below the recommended price to a private collector who lives outside the United States, the Tampa Tribune reports.

The cigar -- which is just a cigar -- comes with its own 900-pound wooden carrying case. :wacko:

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:32

I smoke cigars sometimes.. but damn.. that thing better come with coke and hookers (Sheen Style)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 16:44

how woudl you store this? do cigars have a life expectancy before they go bad?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 16:46

Have to have a big mouth. :D

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 16:51

Talk about a waste of money. I wish I had finances to blow on useless crap like this.

how woudl you store this? do cigars have a life expectancy before they go bad?


Yes, they do. You also need to keep them in a humidor too or else they go bad much quicker.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 16:52

Invite all your friends round for a smoke?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 16:57

Idiocy on a massive scale.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 16:59

A deal really. 25,000 cigars at $10 a piece (which is reasonable depending on the brand/type) is $250,000. $185,000 is a deal..

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 17:01

Crazy things like that happens when you have too much money. How could this ever be a good idea?

If you have money to blow like that (or burn in smoke), at least have the pleasure of giving it to a good cause.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 17:37

A deal really. 25,000 cigars at $10 a piece (which is reasonable depending on the brand/type) is $250,000. $185,000 is a deal..


but the labor to take it apart and make new ones.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:30

Does it come in marijuana flavor ? :laugh:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:19

Does it come in marijuana flavor ? :laugh:


Somehow I felt you would be asking that.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:36

Get the whole town to come over for a puff!! :p

Hey, there's money to be made there...

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:38

Somehow I felt you would be asking that.


I just figured someone would bring it up.

I don't smoke, anything. ;)