CVS Complaint - Cigars (not cigarettes)
GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA -- A "D" or an "F" for tobacco products(cigars specifically)at local CVS pharmacy.
I should stop buying cigars at the CVS in Goldsboro, NC. There one CVS store here. It is located on Wayne Memorial.
Store has an impressive display of cigars. Unfortunately, caveat emptor is in full force here.
Macanudo Ascots, around $16, were my choice of purchase the last week of November of this year. The Cigars were old. There is 10 Ascots to a box. Macanudos are very high-rated smokes imported from the Caribbean. I personally smoke only cigars and I smoke many. All I smoke are 100% cigars, which is an important factor relating to the problem of quality. Note: It is a policy of store not to refund for tobacco products.
Tonight, I decided to try my luck once more at the same store. I bought a box of Cohiba Miniatures. Cohibas are also a highly-rated cigar manufacturer and are imported from the Dominican Republic. Cohiba "palmas" cost up to as much as fifty dollars and higher (Palmas is an industry term for
larger cigars such as Churchills). The Cohibas I buy or bought today are a type of sampler, miniature or little cigars. A box of 10 at the CVS here is around ten dollars. I live in North Carolina.
Both the ascots and the miniatures were a disappointment because the cigars were dried out, old, or both. I don't believe that the other cigars sold at the store are as problematic. By the "other cigars" I mean cigars that are NOT all tobacco. You can look at a carton of Phillies, as an example, and on the side is a label. The label states that non-tobacco ingredients are present in the cigar. Cigars like that should(I think) have a longer shelf life than cigars made of 100% tobacco. But the predominantly-tobacco cigars also are over-extended. I have bought them in the past at the same CVS store.
Drug stores, as we all know, have been offering cigars and even beer in some stores. It is a nicety but there is nothing nice about wasting even $5 on cigars when the quality is questionable. If I want to gamble I will play the lottery.
Merry Christmas everybody, and don't take home any wooden nickels. They aren't worth anything.