As our cigar hobby progresses, we have tendency to buy product from a select group of retailers. We find it a comfort to purchase from these stores because we know that the chance for a problem is minimal, and in the event there is an issue, the retailer will rectify the problem without protest.
Some cigar smokers have a list of several retailers they shuffle through while others will only purchase from one or two. Some people even go as far as to willingly pay a bit more for product at one retailer over another simply for peace of mind.
I’d like to know where your purchasing preference lies. Will you willingly pay more for a product from one retailer over another, and if so, how much more are you willing to pay? Do you think that retailer loyalty is important in this business or would you rather find the best price and be done with it?