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Frequently Asked Questions about Absolutecigars.com

How long have you guys been in business?
We have been online since 1998, making us one of the original, and longest running online cigar retailers.

Are you fully licensed, with a current tobacco permit?
Yes we are.  We have a valid and up to date OTP License and Tax Permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Taxation.  This may be verified at the VA Dept of Taxation website.

Can you ship cigars to my country?
Yes.  We ship to virtually every country in the world, on a regular basis.  There are a handful of exceptions, for obvious reasons.  But chances are yours is not one of them!

What happens if my cigars do not arrive, for whatever reason?
This is a very unlikely event, but our policy is that if for ANY reason your cigars do not arrive at your door, we will either credit you in full or if you wish we'll replace the order, re-shipping the exact order at no additional cost to you. Simply stated: We Guarantee Delivery.

Is there a minimum order?
No. Note too that there's no maximum order either!

What about my privacy?
We do not share or grant access to customer data to any party or entity outside our company. See our Privacy Statement for a detailed summary of our privacy policies

I'm not sure what to order, can I speak to a REAL person?
Absolutely! Call us Toll free between 10-4 Eastern time, 866 838-9463. We're always pleased to assist!

What if I'm not satisfied with my order?
We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  This has been in place since our founding in 1998. Simply stated, if you're not happy for ANY reason, please contact us by phone or e-mail and we will make the situation right with you. We also accept returns for 30 days for a 100% refund, including the cost of shipping.

Do you guarantee delivery?
Shipments are guaranteed for delivery, worldwide. Should a shipment not arrive for ANY reason we will either replace the order, provide full credit, or refund the amount of the order - whichever you prefer.

You ship cigars worldwide.  What is the shipping time for cigars shipped internationally?
We ship via the postal service, so don't guarantee a specific delivery time.  But typical delivery time on cigars shipped overseas is 10 business days, and for cigars shipped to Canada it is typically about 7-8 days. With our International cigar service via the Postal Service, delivery times vary, and delivery time also obviously depends on the destination country and their local delivery times.

What is your policy on returns?
You may return any cigars at any time, for any reason for full refund.  Further, we'll pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of an error on our part, such as you receiving damaged cigars or an incorrect item (a very rare occurance!).

What about taxes and duty?
Typically it is very unlikely to be applied. In a very few rare cases, depending on the destination country, there is a remote possibility that your postal service may request that you pay some duty on your package prior to releasing it to you.

In the unlikely event that this occurs, you have two easy options:

• Of course you may simply pay the amount due.
• Or you have the option to simply refuse delivery. With this option, your postal service simply Returns To Sender; you drop us a quick email to let us know, and we refund you 100% of the purchase including, of course, the shipping charges.
All that said though, these charges are very rare and not something you should worry about. With us, we absolutely guarantee delivery, or you don't pay. No questions, no discussion. No matter what the reason for non-delivery may be. Even if you choose to refuse delivery.  You just inform us, and we'll correct the situation.

In what currency are your prices?
Our prices are in US$.

How can I pay?
We accept Visa, Mastercard & American Express.  If you have neither of these please contact us to arrange an alternative.

How will charges appear on my credit card statement?
Your charges will appear as "Absolute Ci - VA"

How are the cigars packaged?  Will they be damaged en route?
First, just about all non-Cuban cigars are individually protected by a cello wrapper, inside a cigar box which is itself cello-wrapped.  For box order, we wrap the box to protect it then pack it securely into a sturdy cardboard shipping box.  The shipping box is sealed heavly with packing tape.  Loose cigars, 5 packs and samplers are placed into air-tight ziplock bags with a Boveda pack included, so as to maintain proper humidity.  These packs are good to go for weeks, and your cigars are guaranteed to arrive fresh and in perfect condition.  With thousands of shipment going out each year to all corners of the world, we virtually never have any issues with damage or quality.  But when we do, we have a very simple solution - we're happy to re-ship your order, on us.  No hassle, no debates, no problem.

Will I get a Tracking number once I place my order?
Yes, you will get a tracking number as soon as we have processed and shipped your order.

I only received part of my order.  Where's the rest?
On international orders, we typically split multiple box orders into multiple packages and shipments, for security reasons.  Hang on a day or two, and you'll see the rest of your order arrive safely.

I'm looking for a particular cigar, but don't see it on your site, can you help?
Yes, we physically stock a great many brands and lines, but we can also get just about any cigar you're looking for.  Just contact us and we'll let you know if we can source the cigar you're looking for.

Do you sell Cuban cigars?
No.  Once we have the green light from the US Government to do so, we will have a full range.  Stay tuned!

What if I have more questions?
Contact us by phone, email or over social media, anytime.  We're always pleased to assist!