Originally Posted by Dan in PA
How do you know you're getting genuine Cuban cigars? I don't doubt that yours are real, I'm just curious.
Edit: You beat me to it.
There are several ways. The first is buying from a known good vendor who is an authorized dealer for Habanos SA. The second method is be careful inspection of the packaging, this gets pretty detailed, but more on that later. Third would be observation of the presentation. Last would be an inspection of the bands and the cigars themselves. I personally don't buy from vendors that deband, but there are some legitimate ones that do nevertheless.
For the record, I'm not going to discuss sources in this thread,
nor should anyone else.