Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014
in Shop Reviews
Shop Website: http://www.famous-smoke.com/
Review: Famous-Smoke has been around for a very very long time, and it shows with the comprehensive range available on their website, from cigars to ashtrays, cutters to air purifiers, humidors to humidifiers (although there is a larger range at Cheaphumidors.com, naturally, and much of the range is the same as anywhere else).
The website itself is a little cluttered, and they have such a monumental number of promotions, it is always a good idea, if you are shopping on Famous-Smoke, to double check to see if you aren’t missing any goodies when purchasing your favorite stogies.
The also administer three other sites, Cigar Advisor, Cigar Monster and Cigar Auctioneer, which specialize in cigar knowledge, cigar specials and cigar auctions, respectively. Keep in mind, with the scores and reviews, these are user driven, and, particularly in the less popular, and Famous Smoke exclusive lines, need to be taken with a grain of salt.
My experience purchasing from Famous-Smoke is colored by the fact that I reside in Australia (a great haven for the nanny state). Famous Smoke won’t falsely declare goods on your behalf to lower your tax bill, however, from placing the order to shipment, I was helped all the way by both Brenda and Brenda (there are two), was able to amend the order multiple times, and even had some goodies thrown in. For a large online store serving an international clientele, I found their service impeccable.
Cigars were shipped quickly despite being handled by USPS (experience may vary depending on your local provider as well), and they came very well packed with lots of protection provided by air pillows, and well sealed in double zip locked bags. None of the cigars I have received in my 3 orders this year have been damaged beyond requiring some settling before smoking.
It has taken me many attempts from a number of reputable and some less reputable online retailers to find a store that I trust, but in Famous Smoke, I believe I have found one. I highly recommend trying them out.