CigarBidURL :
Sells : Non-Cuban Cigars
Based in : USA
Online Since : 1998
Rating : 22 ( : 27, : 5)
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Description (taken from the website) : is a fun and convenient way to purchase fine cigars at great prices. Every day, we provide ongoing, live auctions on a variety of products, including cigars, merchandise, 5-packs, samplers, humidors and more. All these products are available for you to bid on 24 hours per day.

37 Comments on “CigarBid”

  1. Experience:

    Very addictive site. With patience you can get some really outstanding deals.

  2. Experience:

    I’d have to give them 2 thumbs up. Though my wife would disagree!!

  3. Experience:

    A great way to score premium smokes at a bargain price — if you’re careful and patient. Great service too.

  4. Experience:

    Most of my stock has come from here. Always get a good deal. The bundled shipping option is a major plus.

  5. Experience:

    I get most of my cigars here. Always fresh & the service is great. Always use UPS shipping. The postal service always takes too long.

  6. GerryRosso says:


    I’ve spent so much money on this site its not even funny. However, I’ve saved so much money too.

    Hey if women can say they saved $50 on a $200 pair of shoes. I can say the same thing about cigars.

  7. Experience:

    These guys are terrific. Great customer service, also.


  8. GarlicBreath says:


    I hate visiting this site. I blow my allowance there everytime. Damn the devil site!

  9. Experience:

    In 2 yrs I spent over $2500 until I won a 3 finger case but was sent a 2 finger. When I called them about it they said, Sorry, but you cannot return this item. I havent been back since.
    Now, all my $$ goes to Famous-Smoke

  10. Experience:

    More addictive than any illicit substance. You can get some great bargains.

  11. Experience:

    I’ve had, and have heard of other people having issues with CBid.
    Allegations include deceptive postings (5-packs in the Box listings, etc) and shill bidders.

    Be careful when using any auction that is privately run by a company that sells the exact same merchandise elsewhere at retail.

  12. Experience: Neutral

    With patience and self control this is a wonderful site. I have gotten deals that make me feel like I need to turn myself in to the police. So far I’ve only had good experiences.

  13. Experience: has great deals.

  14. Saint Jimbob says:


    With patience, and a lot of self control, one can really get some great deals on cigars. You can also max your credit card on crappy cigars too, so you really need to be well-informed to make the most of the site.

    I’ve got 2 coolers stuffed with CBid winnings, and have a small mountain of the smiley-face zip-loc baggies.

  15. ronhoffman2 says:


    i already commented about them on my CI comment, but Cbid rocks. I’ve been getting many great deals from them over the past 4 years and they have yet to disappoint me. product is always in perfect shape and gets here on time.

  16. Experience:

    I’ve purchased a lot from C-Bid and will again. Some great deals to be had if your patient.

    Here’s a tip – find the new auctions and bid low, (rather than finding auctions ending soon and trying to jump into the bidding) that way you don’t get bumped as quickly on lots that someone bids higher than you!

  17. Experience:

    great site, great selection, great prices, great great great !!!

  18. Carol Wingert says:


    I need to stop logging in so much. I will have to buy another humidor! (have 2 now)

  19. Experience: Neutral

    I just started using CBid and can see why it is addicting. However, I have bought from CI for some time. (I had to learn the internet ropes.) As to the customer service problems if you don’t get the answer or response you want, go higher up the ladder. I got an totally messed up order from CI. It took me two phone calls, and they replaced everything, corrected their mistakes and sent me two extra 5 packs as an apology. As to the other issues it’s like any other purchasing situation — if you don’t do your homework you will pay too much. Pay attention to what you are doing and you can get some exceptional deals.

  20. Experience:

    A great way to score some great deals. But watch out, it is very addictive!

  21. Experience:

    Great bargains to be had – but be patient, check out prices relative to other sites, AND don’t get pulled into the last minute bidding frenzy UNLESS the price is still below what you would have paid elsewhere!

  22. Experience:

    If you value your wallet, if you value your wife:

    Stay. Away.

    C’mon, is that bargain REALLY worth p*ssin’ off the missus?

  23. Experience:

    …..And don’t forget the QuickBuy feature that allows you to completely bypass the bidding process. Even the QuickBuy price is a STEAL!!!

  24. Experience:

    CigarBid is an outstanding website with great deals… of course some are better than others but with a little patience you can score incredible deals not only on smokes but on everything from Humidors to cutters..In fact it may be better than crack!…

  25. Experience:

    If you want cheap cigars at ok prices, this is the place for you. If you value your privacy and DO NOT want your home address past on to their MANY affiliated companies…BEWARE!!!!

  26. Experience: Neutral

    Great deals, but I was dumb and didn’t do my research on a few deals. I ended up buying a few items that were the same price, except there was shipping, which added an extra 5.95 to things I could have gotten without the shipping.

    MAKE SURE TO DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE BIDDING. Once you bid, you cant take back the bid, 15% service charge.

  27. Experience: Neutral

    I notice that cigar bid have a lot of bullshit cigars for bid but when they do have a decent cigar, say a 5-pak or 10pk, they’ll only have one or two available.
    When you have people bidding and don’t know the actual price of cigars, they drive up the price needlesly.

  28. Experience:

    No problem w/ this site. Yes, you have to do your homework or a fool & his $$ will soon depart. Just like EBay when bidders don’t know the $$ they end up getting burned.

  29. Experience:

    I’ve ordered from them a lot over the years and almost always a great deal! For moving such large volume, the cigars all arrive properly humidified and in great shape excepting one measly order that arrived damaged (they promptly refunded my money for the damaged portion). I can see how this site would be rough for those with no self-control, but, really, this is my go to site for non-cubans

  30. Experience:

    I use this primarly to buy for last 3 years. Do your homework and great deals can be had. Service no problem. The ran outta of 5 pack I ordered, back ordered. They sent me 20 bundle for my trouble.

  31. Experience:

    After dealing with cigarbid for more than 2 years, I’ve noticed that shill bidding is not uncommon there. The forums at CBid is rife with trolls and unsavory characters.

    The cigars sent are dry sometimes. I also bought a 150 count humidor from them once. I opened the UPS box to find that the humidor’s been damaged beyond repair. I asked for a refund and they told me to ship it back and they’ll refund and reimburse me for shipping. I shipped it back, scanned the shipping receipt and emailed them a copy for reimbursement. They then told me that they will not reimburse. End result? Lost 30 dollars and had no humidor to show for it.

  32. G. Michael Gordon says:


    Retail cigar prices in California, due to taxes, equal price for Cuban cigars purchased online. I have purchased many cigars from CigarBid. I check other online sellers first, to figure what is a good price for the auction. I end up paying less, by $20 to $50, than the same box from other online retailers, and one-third the cost of a California retail store. Their service is impeccable. Just bid on a box Wed. from them in Pennsylvania, got it in my mail Saturday, and the price of shipping is one-half other online sites. Perfect condition of cigars, great prices, fast delivery.

  33. dale loveland says:


    i think the cbid site is b.s. There are better deals elsewhere. As for customer service, i bid on some cigars in the BOXES category and it turns out they were a bundle of 20, not a BOX of twenty. They said they’d take them back but i’d have to pay for shipping. False advertising in my opinion. Haven’t been back since.

  34. Doug Schnabel says:


    I have been using Cigar Bid for about 3 years. As with everything you buy online you have to do your homework. Don’t just buy because the price is cheap. I have learned the hard way on Cigar bid. I have had a few cigars come a little on the dry side but the rest were great and I have been able to try a lot of different cigars I would not otherwise have tried. I did have one shipping issue last year and the Cust. Service rep. took care of it with little effort on my part. I will continue to use Cigar Bid!

  35. Experience:

    Have been buying from cigar bid for a little while now and have to say that I’ve gotten some great deals. I’ve also tried a lot of cigars that I wouldn’t have otherwise. Someone in an earlier post said that they sell some s**t cigars. I would have to say that every cigar retailer is going to sell some less than stellar cigars. What I can tell you is that cbid has turned me on to some great inexpensive cigars that are a mainstay in my humi now.

  36. Experience:

    Some very good deals if you have time to play the game. I find that shipping is high, overall in two plus years I am sill dealing with them.

  37. Experience: Neutral

    What an amazing site. To get the deals you need to be patient, but when you win a bid, you know that you got one hell of a deal. In the event that you need customer service, they are fantastic as well. So give it a try. You will become an addict.

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