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Fuente Fuente OpusX cigars price frustration

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Q. Why are the prices in the magazines so different from the stores?For example,I saw aFuente Fuente OpusX cigar published at around $11.I can’t find them for less than $25.
– E. Uzzo
A. Good question. First, note that the cigar prices shown in the magazines are the “Suggested Retail Price,” so your point is well taken. However, in most cases, the store and online price is usually lower than the SRP.

Secondly, the more popular Arturo Fuente cigars in general are hard to come by as it is. As a result, many B&M stores often charge premium prices on Fuentes, ESPECIALLY on OpusX, due to the incredibly high demand. Moreover, some local cigar stores purposely limit the number of OpusX cigars their customers can purchase so all of their customers can have a fair shot at them.

Personally speaking, although some OpusX models offer a mighty fine smoke, I’ve always felt these cigars were generally overrated. Maybe if consumers would stop paying the jacked-up prices, the stores would be forced to lower them.

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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