Overpriced cigar box in antique store?

I visited an antique store this past weekend in search of goodies that might make for a good CBG project, and noticed a cabinet that had seven or eight cigar boxes. In checking them out, I noticed a lovely Don Diego "Playboy" box, a bit worn, 25 "Churchill" cigars.

I considered picking it up until I noticed that the shop had the box priced at $165.95!!!!

A quick search on the internet shows similar boxes for around twenty bucks.

Is there any conceivable reason one of these might go for anywhere remotely that much?

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Comment by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on July 15, 2019 at 9:58pm

I had a summer job during high school(many,many,many moons ago) in a cigar factory. They last a long time under the "right" conditions, but bugs get in them and eat them up turning them to dried out tender. I have no idea how long cigars will last.

Comment by Taffy Evans on July 15, 2019 at 9:30pm

Hi Will, oh! I thought cigars might get better over time like good wine.

Sean, that crack would not hamper a good build, but worth asking for a $150 .00 discount because of it though.

Taff

Comment by Sean Murphy on July 15, 2019 at 11:25am

Well and you can see in the picture that the top of the box is cracked - so I'm not even sure it would make any kind of decent CBG!

Comment by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on July 15, 2019 at 10:05am

Taff, if it was full of wormy dried out cigars they wouldn't be worth it You light one of those babies up and it would burn like it was full of black gun powder! I'd say it's just a display piece because they obviously don't want to sell it!

Comment by Art Prior on July 15, 2019 at 8:36am

Unless it was full of gold I would say that they were just looking to rip off a sucker.    Art

Comment by Taffy Evans on July 15, 2019 at 12:46am

Maybe it still had cigars in it????

Taff

Comment by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on July 14, 2019 at 9:46pm

Depends on how much you're willing to pay. W.C. Fields said it best, "There's a sucker born every 60 seconds"! Some fool will cough it up!

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