So, as some of you know, George has decided not to fulfill his giveaway. He blames his distributor, Three Rivers Cigars, but I don't feel like he's being truthful. I'd say the giveaway was a last ditch effort to keep him from closing and never really intended to fulfill his giveaway.
I've had contact with him since I won. The first excuses were that he was shopping for shipping quotes. That took 1-2 months. Then when he did get a good quote, the distributor sold the last one. Now we have to wait on another shipment from China that should land middle of July. July 30th I messaged him and his reply was they are clearing customs and i should have it that next week. Below are emails from him yesterday. What a phony!
Unfortunately, I don't have an update and I'm not optimistic that we'll ever see this humidor.
FYI, I partnered with a local company in Pittsburgh who handled billing and fulfillment for me (part of the reason why I shut down the site is because they did an awful job).
They owned the wholesale account with the humidor distributor and told me that they ordered the prize on behalf of Rodrigo Cigars (with Rodrigo's money). Now they are no longer responding to me, they have not delivered many orders to customers and owe me many thousands of dollars.
So I've been ripped off and you are without your prize.
I don't know what else I can do here. I've been strung along with assurance that the humidor wasn't in the country but it is coming, etc.
I've had such a bad experience that I have shut down the business completely.
If you want to inquire about this further, then here is the business that I'm referring to:
Three Rivers Cigars, Inc.
5105 Berlin Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15201