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ricoishere
Posted 6/25/2019 1:40 PM (#769303)
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I am looking for a humidifier for my trunk humidor, and decided to call Aristocrat humidors. Their webpage stated they are scaling down, and going forward they will only focus on serving existing humidors, and humidification:

"We have thoroughly enjoyed creating Aristocrat Humidors for our clients over the last 25 years, and it is now time to slow the pace down a bit. Our focus will be to continue providing sales and service of our precision electronic humidification systems for new and existing commercial and residential humidors.

We are closing the humidor building side of the business. I look forward to ongoing contact with current clients and greeting new customers for Aristocrat Humidification systems over the coming years."

Well, i decided to call and had a gret conversation with the owner. This gent has definitely earned his "partial retirement, and I wished him well. I wish I would've purchased one of his humidors before he decided to stop making them. nonetheless, I will order his "Set-It-And-Forget-It" system.
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Posted 6/25/2019 1:56 PM (#769304 - in reply to #769303)
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Quality humidors, but not cheap. You can find a used one occasionally as people stop smoking or move.

Here's one for sale that's 20 inches wide, 25 inches deep, and 40 inches tall. $4,000 + shipping, I believe.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wDPdandNDvnKEmQ05XeIU3RMXorc...
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Posted 6/25/2019 2:19 PM (#769305 - in reply to #769303)
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Wow.. I would start searching Facebook marketplace, letgo or Craigslist. I got a j.c. pendergast cabinet for $300, sometimes I am tempted to get another. But my wife might kill me.
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Posted 6/26/2019 7:40 AM (#769323 - in reply to #769304)
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Brlesq - 6/25/2019 2:56 PM

Quality humidors, but not cheap. You can find a used one occasionally as people stop smoking or move.

Here's one for sale that's 20 inches wide, 25 inches deep, and 40 inches tall. $4,000 + shipping, I believe.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wDPdandNDvnKEmQ05XeIU3RMXorc...

$4K? Damn, that's about as much as I paid to have my whiskey/cigar room dry-walled, and it's 20'x20'! Well, fortunately I have time for my favorite hobby, woodworking, and am making a trip to Hicksville Planing Mill close to Hagerstown. I'll be making my cigar locker over the summer and use an Aristocrat humidifier.
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Posted 6/26/2019 7:45 AM (#769324 - in reply to #769305)
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arrow34 - 6/25/2019 3:19 PM

Wow.. I would start searching Facebook marketplace, letgo or Craigslist. I got a j.c. pendergast cabinet for $300, sometimes I am tempted to get another. But my wife might kill me.


Thanks, I just looked at their site.... Pretty basic, many links did not work. Wonder why quite a few of these sites are like that? Guess they don't need to spend a fortune on web sites since they have loyal following. I will look though because I can build a serious cigar locker, but will outsource for the shelving.
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Posted 6/26/2019 1:30 PM (#769344 - in reply to #769305)
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arrow34 - 6/25/2019 3:19 PM

Wow.. I would start searching Facebook marketplace, letgo or Craigslist. I got a j.c. pendergast cabinet for $300, sometimes I am tempted to get another. But my wife might kill me.



I just heard back from J.C.: "We are currently not currently producing humidors. We hope to resume production in the future".

WTF? EPA shutting them down?

Edited by ricoishere 6/26/2019 1:40 PM
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Posted 6/26/2019 7:22 PM (#769380 - in reply to #769344)
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Wow.. I would start searching Facebook marketplace, letgo or Craigslist. I got a j.c. pendergast cabinet for $300, sometimes I am tempted to get another. But my wife might kill me.



I just heard back from J.C.: "We are currently not currently producing humidors. We hope to resume production in the future".

WTF? EPA shutting them down?


They had been building humidor cabinets for some time. They shutdown about ten years ago, maybe more. There is a triple door by j.c. pendergast at my baseball stadium's cigar lounge. I am really lucky to have found one cheap. I would just search around for a used one. Heck, I have even seen pictures of someone finding one at a local salvation army surplus store being used as a trophy case. I would just look around. You would be surprised what you can find. Took me a few months. I expanded the search on fb and found a few cabinets in NJ... but not sure if you have the time to do a roadtrip :)

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Posted 7/18/2019 9:32 AM (#770095 - in reply to #769303)
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Well Bob has certainly earned the retirement. I bought my humidor from him back in 2000 and called him just last year to replace my Set-N-Forget. He remembered me, and my humidor (it's one of a kind according to him). I have made many recommendations to friends over the years to buy from him, and none have been disappointed.
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Posted 7/18/2019 10:46 AM (#770097 - in reply to #770095)
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Trblmkr - 7/18/2019 8:32 AM

Well Bob has certainly earned the retirement. I bought my humidor from him back in 2000 and called him just last year to replace my Set-N-Forget. He remembered me, and my humidor (it's one of a kind according to him). I have made many recommendations to friends over the years to buy from him, and none have been disappointed.


Pictures of your one-of-a-kind humidor!?!?
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Posted 7/20/2019 6:46 AM (#770151 - in reply to #769303)
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With the advent of NewAir and Whynter Cigar Humidors and their pricing ( I have 4 Whynter 251's ) as I waited for pricing that got down to $220 out the door they have performed better and are reliable than the wood humidors I paid $400 or more that only held 250 cigars.....the Whynters hold 400 each. I know I know....I sound like an infomercial....but these things are almost idiot proof and the aroma transfer is amazing ( if you love that cedar taste in your cigars as I do )

The old Cigar Humidors made out of exotic woods and shapes/sizes are seeing a reduction of business except for those who have the coin to still afford them....they do make for a nice eye candy of cigar displays of which I have a few but now I just display them in my office and library and rarely use them except to put ulta premium cigars into....such a snob I am.
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Posted 7/20/2019 9:02 AM (#770157 - in reply to #769303)
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The Whynters look nice. Too bad they don't make larger models like towers.
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Posted 7/20/2019 2:25 PM (#770162 - in reply to #770157)
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Brlesq - 7/20/2019 9:02 AM

The Whynters look nice. Too bad they don't make larger models like towers.


There is one but it's not cheap...it does however heat and cool. For those of us in northern climates keeping cigars in basements that would be nice. I don't think it's Whynters.

https://www.cigarhumidors-online.com/cigar-humidors/cabinet-humidors...

They even have a 4000 count: https://www.cigarhumidors-online.com/reagan-electric-cabinet-humidor...

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Posted 7/21/2019 6:59 AM (#770190 - in reply to #770162)
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Oh wow....you're right....they aren't cheap!  Which is why I bought 4 Whynters that together hold almost a 1000 cigars.  Will this hobby EVER get less expensive......I don't think so.
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Posted 7/29/2019 9:32 AM (#770465 - in reply to #770097)
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Well Bob has certainly earned the retirement. I bought my humidor from him back in 2000 and called him just last year to replace my Set-N-Forget. He remembered me, and my humidor (it's one of a kind according to him). I have made many recommendations to friends over the years to buy from him, and none have been disappointed.


Pictures of your one-of-a-kind humidor!?!?


You can find mine here
http://www.aristocrathumidors.com/tops.htm

it's the one labeled - Oak w "Brain Coral Burl" Walnut
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Posted 8/1/2019 8:49 AM (#770580 - in reply to #770151)
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Cigary - 7/20/2019 7:46 AM

With the advent of NewAir and Whynter Cigar Humidors and their pricing ( I have 4 Whynter 251's ) as I waited for pricing that got down to $220 out the door they have performed better and are reliable than the wood humidors I paid $400 or more that only held 250 cigars.....the Whynters hold 400 each. I know I know....I sound like an infomercial....but these things are almost idiot proof and the aroma transfer is amazing ( if you love that cedar taste in your cigars as I do )

The old Cigar Humidors made out of exotic woods and shapes/sizes are seeing a reduction of business except for those who have the coin to still afford them....they do make for a nice eye candy of cigar displays of which I have a few but now I just display them in my office and library and rarely use them except to put ulta premium cigars into....such a snob I am.


Not a fan of the NewAir or Wynters yet. The cooling factor is not stable enough for me; maybe in the near future.
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