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Old January 31st, 2004, 07:26 PM
Tom
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I will be in Ocho Rios ONLY in about a week. Would anyone know where I can
find:

1. Duty Free Royal Jamaican Cigars

2. Super Nicely Priced Blue Mountain Coffee

Where's a good place to find those items -- being as specific as you
possibly can.


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Old February 5th, 2004, 05:21 PM
Christina
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On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 18:26:10 GMT, "Tom"
wrote:

I will be in Ocho Rios ONLY in about a week. Would anyone know where I can
find:

1. Duty Free Royal Jamaican Cigars

2. Super Nicely Priced Blue Mountain Coffee


It's everywhere there and you 'll get the best prices in the caribbean
in Jamaica. Usually $12-13 a pound, which is good considering it
sells here in the farmers markets for around $30 a pound! Don't know
about cigars, but I'm sure they are abundant too, just like Rum.

Where's a good place to find those items -- being as specific as you
possibly can.


Shopping area around where the cruise ships docks and about a mile
down the road on the left.

C


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Old February 6th, 2004, 01:04 AM
Greg Pankhurst
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Christina wrote:

On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 18:26:10 GMT, "Tom"
wrote:

I will be in Ocho Rios ONLY in about a week. Would anyone know where I can
find:

1. Duty Free Royal Jamaican Cigars

2. Super Nicely Priced Blue Mountain Coffee


It's everywhere there and you 'll get the best prices in the caribbean
in Jamaica. Usually $12-13 a pound, which is good considering it
sells here in the farmers markets for around $30 a pound! Don't know
about cigars, but I'm sure they are abundant too, just like Rum.


Look out for fake cigars. There's loads of them about, and most of them
suck (and unfortunatly, most people don't realise). Make sure you know
what you are looking for.

Cheers
Greg
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Old February 7th, 2004, 08:06 AM
Ken Tough
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Greg Pankhurst wrote:

Look out for fake cigars. There's loads of them about, and most of them
suck (and unfortunatly, most people don't realise).


Do you mean most people don't realise they suck, or that most
people don't realise they're fake? If they can't tell the
difference, then I suppose most of the time everyone is happy
all 'round.

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Old February 8th, 2004, 11:00 AM
Chadcwilliams
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Tom wrote:
*I will be in Ocho Rios ONLY in about a week. Would anyone know
where I can
find:

1. Duty Free Royal Jamaican Cigars

2. Super Nicely Priced Blue Mountain Coffee

Where's a good place to find those items -- being as specific as you
possibly can. *


Don't really know about the cheap cigars, but the best place to buy
Blue Mountain Coffee is in any Jamacian grocery store. Hire a cab (for
less than $5.00 US) to take you to the local grocery store. FYI, don't
buy in anything else because coffee is as counterfit as the cigars. I
generally buy cigars on the resort at the shops there. More $$$$ but I
know I get the real thing.


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Old February 9th, 2004, 02:14 AM
Greg Pankhurst
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Ken Tough wrote:

Greg Pankhurst wrote:

Look out for fake cigars. There's loads of them about, and most of them
suck (and unfortunatly, most people don't realise).


Do you mean most people don't realise they suck, or that most
people don't realise they're fake?


Both.

I think a lot of people who get caught out by the fakes don't have much
cigar smoking experience, and probably don't realise they are smoking a
dog rocket. How would you know what a bad cigar tastes like unless
you've had some good ones ?

If they can't tell the
difference, then I suppose most of the time everyone is happy
all 'round.


Ignorance is bliss for some I guess....

Greg
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Old February 10th, 2004, 01:28 AM
Greg Pankhurst
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Proto wrote:

The ligit cigar sellers will offer to smoke one with you before you buy.
The ONLY way to tell for sure. There used to be a site that showed the
labels next to the couterfit ones so you could tell but then you would have
to really study them or carry a photo book with you and then argue with the
guy if he insisted the photos were wrong and he was right. I decided to give
up smoking


If anyone is interested in the science of fake cigars, this site is
worth a look:

http://www.cubamall.com/spotfakes.html
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Old February 11th, 2004, 01:39 PM
Frank Hucklenbroich
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On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 18:26:10 GMT, Tom wrote:

I will be in Ocho Rios ONLY in about a week. Would anyone know where I can
find:

1. Duty Free Royal Jamaican Cigars


In the big shopping-courts in Ochi you'll definetely find both. I remember
this big shopping-arcade (like a big court, open air, two stores high with
lots of small shops), they did have a cigar-shop for Cuban Cigars, so I
guess they'll have Jamaican cigars as well.

The place is near the pier, IIRC opposite of the big parking lot by the
beach. Ochi is not so big, so you won't have trouble finding it.

2. Super Nicely Priced Blue Mountain Coffee


There's a big supermarket on the main road in Ochi, they sell all kinds of
stuff. I would try it there, as they are definetely cheaper than the small
tourist-souvenier shops.

Regards,

Frank
 




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