In the last post, we took a look at how to tell if the box of Cubans that you are looking at is real. Here are other ways by which you can tell if your Cuban is real.
As in other things, the best way to check if a product is genuine or otherwise is to look for possible defects. What defects can you find in a box of fake Cubans? The truth is that the real Cuban cigars should be of the same exact length. Manufacturers of real Cubans are quite strict on this point so if you find a box with varying sizes, then you are mostly likely getting a fake. More so, there are specified sizes â€“ the length should come at least 1/16th of an inch of these specifications.
More so, as much as possible, you should inspect the cigars themselves. Take one sniff and you just might know if the cigar is fake or not. If you smell the odor of ammonia quite strongly, then the chances are that the cigar is not a Cuban. More so, the whole cigar should be uniform to the touch. That is, the tobacco inside should be packed uniformly.
Another thing that you can look at is the price. Cubans are very high quality cigars and just like with most other finer things in life, you have to expect to pay for them. As such, if you are offered unbelievably inexpensive Cuban cigars, I suggest that you be wary. This is not to say that what you are being offered is automatically a fake but the warning signs should go up.
Originally posted on May 28, 2008 @ 6:30 pm