We are more than happy to come up with another discussion. Today, we are going to discuss on fake Cohiba 1966 Edicion Limitada 2011 sold by FinestCubanCigars.
As you are all aware, in our previous article Finest Cuban Cigars is Fake or Real! (Part 1), we had tried to feed you on the fake Cohiba Siglo VI. Right after we published the relevant article, suddenly FCC had ceased selling box of 25 and start to sell 20 sticks. Later on they started to sell box of 25 again but with a different price. Current price of Siglo VI 25 is 766 USD whereas the old price was 479 USD. Do you think the reason in such increment just because they started to sell real Siglo VI? What was the reason of increasing a product price up to 287 USD at one time?
Let’s get to today’s topic. How can you distinguish real and fake Cohiba 1966 purchased over FCC? Let’s look at the details.
As you know, Habanos S.A is very particular about the box productions. Dimensions and shapes of the boxes must be same all the time and never differs. However Cohiba 1966 which was purchased over FCC is really different. You wonder how? Lets check it out,
As you can see below images, there are some discrepancies in terms of dimensions between fake and real ones.
We are all agreed that both fake and real boxes have hologram and UV water mark. But the bizarre thing, fake one’s warranty seal is lighter and blurry. Not clear as much as the real one. The real one’s is sharp and clear. Focus on fonts! how clear. Please check out warranty seal, hologram and UV water mark on your boxes if you ever purchased over FCC. This UV water marks are not a result of advanced-technology and beginners hardly can realize whether it is fake or not. So that most of smokers might face being cheated.
and BOMBBB.. When you check your product’s barcode serial number with Habanos website, what should the result be? Of course it has to match with your product. Another word, if you check for your COHIBA 1966, the result has to show, it is COHIBA 1966. However FCC tried to remove this barcode serial number on Cohiba 1966 but unfortunately they could not manage to cut all the way and left some of the part of it. When you scan this part with any barcode scanner application through your mobile phone, what to see? The code is 000013975158 and when you check this code with Habanos website, result shows up as ROMEO Y JULIETA ROMEO No.3. This is really a BOMB. Not much things to say!
Now lets have a look inside the box. It has been already proved that it is fake at the first stage but anyway lets carry on.
4. As you can see below image, the left one is REAL and right one is FAKE. Look at the dimensions. Dimensins are totally different.
5.Look at the clasp with cohiba logo in front of the box. Real one is sharp and clear whereas fake one is blurry.
6. Now lets look at the cigars finally. Below you can find the real box and authentic cigars. Other box and cigars are fake. Fake cigars look very good and wrapper color, cohiba sticker and rings look also quite well-done. But did you realize the problem here? Normally while Habanos produce the boxes, they apply different dimensions for the boxes than the cigar’s dimensions. Like boxes are slightly bigger than the cigars. By doing this, Habanos intend to avoid any damage might be imposed on the cigars inside the box and give some room in order to maintain the air circulation inside the box. Now after this, look at the fake box and cigars in it, you will see there is almost no any room and cigars look like touching the box. We think, FCC did not take this into account 🙂
This is the proof of purchase of this product from finestcubancigars.com
Especially beginner smokers should be careful before buying expensive products. Otherwise they might get cheated and waste their money.
We also have lots of question marks regarding the structure of this online website not only its products;
*If they are a legal company why then they do not reveal their registered name in Hong Kong?
*Why they do not have a local number instead of using toll free US number?
*Why they do not reveal their Hong Kong address and only Switzerland address is available on their website?
*Why they do not have a local Switzerland phone number? and what is the use of putting Switzerland address?
*We found this on their website “We have been distributors of Habanos Cuban Cigars since 1997.”
This basically means that they are official importer of habanos in Hong Kong. But when you go to Habanos S.A’s website as you can see below,
Distributors of Habanos S.A
Official importer of Habanos S.A is The Pacific Cigar Co. Ltd. so now are they making fool of people? leave it to you all to judge this.
We suggest you to ask this basic but very important questions to this company before place order. We hope that Mr. Bill will reply your all questions asap.
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The falsity of Cohiba 1966 has been detected purchased from Finest Cuban Cigars. To make any comments on the other products is also not possible since we cannot say whether it is fake or genuine about the products that have not been purchased yet. Soon another examination will be conducted on another product in here as well.
Hope to see you again on our next article…