I am starting this chapter of the PIF off with a repost of Brad's excellent write up.
Here's a little primer on what a cigar PIF is and how they work. Feel free to add and edit - perhaps this can be posted on the appropriate forum/threads for the members of this site.
PIF stands for "Pay It Forward."
Geeks earn the right to become the recipient of a PIF by first Paying it Forward.
The Geek in play will post a list or give the rest of the community some general ideas of the cigars they like.
If you can fulfill at least a couple of the cigars on the list, then you can post on the thread that you'd like to do so. It is customary to send at least a five pack of cigars.
Only one person can fulfill a PIF at any given time, so pay attention to the interactions on the thread to ensure you're not stepping on someone who has already offered to Pay It Forward.
You should send your cigars to the recipient in a reasonable amount of time. This is typically within 3 business days. You should post the tracking number on the thread after you've sent the package.
The recipient of the PIF then posts an acknowledgement that they received their cigars (usually accompanied by a photo). You should put these posts on the PIF thread with one exception: If the PIF you received had ISOM's, post a picture of the PIF without ISOM's on the PIF thread and then use the ISOM forum to share a photo of all cigars.
After the acknowledgement has been posted, the Geek who fulfilled the PIF can then post their list. If no one picks up your list after several days, you may need to expand your list in order to get someone to Pay It Forward.
Finally, there can be different themes for a PIF. For example, the PIF on this forum entitled Wish List PIF focuses on fulfilling other peoples cigar Wish Lists that contain harder to find, limited edition cigars. Alternatively, the Ordinary Average Guy PIF focuses on good quality cigars but ones that are more readily available.
Any LE or Regional ISOM
7-20-4 Hustler or Spider
Arturo Fuente Añejo Reserva No.77 Sand Shark
Arturo Fuente Casa Fuente
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario
Arturo Fuente Magnum R (Rosado Sungrown)
Ashton VSG Estate Reserve
Atabey - Any
Bolivar (Cuban) Coronas Grandes (6.375 x 46, CUB)
Bolivar (Cuban) Lonsdale (6.5 x 42, CUB)
Cabaiguan WCD 120 or Redux
Camacho Liberty 2012
Cohiba (Cuban) Behike
Cohiba (Cuban) Gran Reserva (2009) Siglo VI (5.9 x 52, CUB)
Cohiba (Cuban) Maduro 5 Magicos (4.87 x 50, CUB)
Cohiba (Cuban) 1966
W. Curtis Draper Any Exclusive
Curivari Buena Ventura
Curivari El Gran Rey
Curivari Reserva Limitada café
Davidoff Gran Cru
Davidoff Limited Edition 2006 100th
Davidioff Year of the …
Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Pyramid
Don Pepin Garcia El Centurion (old or new blend)
Don Pepin 10th Anniversary Limited Edition
Drew Estate Liga Privada T52 "Flying Pig"
Drew Estate Unico (any)
El Rey del Mundo (Cuban) Panetela Largas
El Titan de Bronze Gold or Redemption
Federal Cigar Exclusive any
Fernando Leon Family
George Rico STK
God of Fire Don Carlos
Graycliff 30 Year Vintage
Graycliff Chateau Gran Cru (Purple Label)
Headley Grange any, but drumstick would be really cool
Illusione Burn Robusto
JD Howard HR46
La Flor Dominicana Culebra Lanceros
La Flor Dominicana Limitado (any)
La Flor Dominicana Limited Face Off By Camacho
La Flor Dominicana Outlaw
La Flor Dominicana Icepick
La Palina Family, Goldie, or Mr Sam
Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch
Litto Gomez Vintage
Montecristo Cigare Des Artes Le Grand Delacroix (tubo) (7 x 50, DR)
Nat Sherman Timeless (MATASA)
Opus X Forbidden X
Opus X Destino Al Siglo
Any unusual Opus X
Padilla Vintage Reserve
Padron 1926 80th
Partagas 150, 160
Partagas Beji Memendez Master Series
Perdomo Edicion de Silvio
Puroexpress Bespoke Languito No.5
Tatuaje Monster Series: The Frank (7.63 x 49, NIC)
Trinidad (Cuban) Robusto Extra (6.12 x 50, CUB)
Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro or Unicos
Viaje (too many to list)
So, I noticed!!! I either need to get an "app" for this site or just put in a "blind" bid for a PIF like I did unknowingly in the PIF4. LOL. The crazy part is that you guys had me concerned BUT there were several sticks I could've covered with ease in his list. Soooo, I wait once again. Just let me know if we're going to be creating a PIF6. LOL.
Longhorn - 2/12/2014 8:52 PM
williegstyles - 2/12/2014 9:48 PM
WTH…I've been waiting on Jackal to post his list in the original thread PIF 4!!!! Maan, you guys shake things up quickly. I feel like I need a tutorial from the Intro page…forward.
There's no way you could have gotten to it ahead of Nathan. He picked it up faster than a $100 spot on a Vegas poker table!
Keep an eye in Nathan's posts now... He's equally as fun and challenging to pick up!
I was just at Nat Sherman in NYC and picked up some La Flor Dominicana Limidato V, Litto Gomez, and Nat Sherman Timeless. All great smokes. If I'd seen this post, I would have picked up some extras for you. Next time.