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Out of the Humidor

CA Readers
From the Print Edition:
bundle of cigars, Winter 92/93

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As for me, I will take my $35,000 annual income, my $10,000 car, and my accounting job and start reading a magazine in which I am made to feel more welcome. Since I cannot afford most of the products and places mentioned in your ads and editorials, I am sure my departure will not matter to you or your advertisers.

Peter Glassman
Schaumburg, Illinois

Editor's Response: I can appreciate where you are coming from, but you've got me all wrong. The joys and pleasures of a cigar are for all. This survey of reader demographics was a survey, nothing more. It was not intended to be a political or economic statement that some cigar lovers were welcome and others not. With your permission, I'm taking out a one year subscription for you, with my compliments. Give me a second chance.

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Dear Marvin:

I have just spent about two weeks trying to locate your magazine after I read about it in Esquire. I wish I had enough money to invest in the very best, but, unfortunately, being 19 and a college student, I am in a severe budget crunch. So I have recently tried to locate the least expensive "best" cigar I could find. I purchased your first issue at a local bookstore and promptly set out to find a La Gloria Cubana dealer, to no avail. I was then forced to bow to quality and purchased two Dunhills at $3.50 apiece. And while it strained the budget, it was worth it.

Let me tell you as a newcomer to the premium cigar market, your publication is a godsend. I sent in a request for a two-year subscription. Please remember all of us devoted to cigars are not yet schooled in its finer points, but we're trying.

My sincere gratitude,

Erich Dietz
University of Oregon

P.S. I am going to have to scrounge to afford this publication, but I feel the rewards I will reap will make the effort worthwhile.

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