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Cigar boxes

Tobacco and “vaping” stores seem to be all over the place these days, but I had never been inside one until today. My mission was to see if the shop would be useful as a drop point for Amazon packages. It’s the nearest Amazon drop point, and I’d like to keep those big Amazon trucks off of the little unpaved road that I live on.

As I looked at their stock, of which there was a lot, it occurred to me that they might have cigar boxes. When I asked, I was shown to a special little room that they call the thermidor room. All their cigars were on shelves in that room. On the floor was a wide stack of empty cigar boxes, all of which were for sale for $5 each. I bought a nice one. Now I wish I had bought more than one.

If the “6×52” on the box means that the box held 52 cigars, then at $7.99 per cigar the cost of the cigars in the box would come to $415.48. I’ve never used tobacco. What a waste of money!


  1. Henry Sandigo wrote:

    6″ by 52″?

    My dad used to smoke cigars outside – I recall the boxes were approx 8×6″…. In fact I have 1. Send ya a pic if I could here – more cardboard then wood

    Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 2:14 pm | Permalink
  2. daltoni wrote:

    Hi Henry: If the sample I saw at the tobacco store are typical, most cigar boxes are still mostly cardboard. But since the $5 price was the same for all the boxes, I naturally chose a wooden one. I’m going to get more. They’re fantastic for holding small doodads and reducing clutter.

    Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 2:18 pm | Permalink
  3. Henry Sandigo wrote:

    I have all my military doodads in the one I have – from Kansa City to Da Nang Vietnam to Deutschland 9 years of stuff

    Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

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