Overly Specific Orders: Not Just for Coffee Anymore

Everyone has a preferred brand or style for just about everything. Some people like their coffee with cream and sugar, some like it black, some want a dark roast from a specialty shop, and others are happy with instant. Coffee isn’t the product that inspires this tendency in its consumers; ask a cigarette smoker, and you’ll usually get a preference as specific as what you’ll get from a gourmet coffee shop. Not all smokers smoke cigarettes, either; some smoke cigars, and even there, the specific preferences can be very detailed. For example, someone might have a preference like menthol-flavored Swisher Sweets Cigars, as compared to even the other Swisher Sweets cigar flavors, such as strawberry or mild.

Tobacco is one of those products where non-smokers assume a greater deal of homogeneity than is actually in effect. Smokers, on the other hand, often have clear ordinal preferences for what they will smoke. Try giving a cigarette smoker a similarly priced cigar, and you’ll find they might not enjoy it, not because cheaper cigars are bad, but because they’re not used to it. Well, that and because if you smoke a cigar like a cigarette, you’ll be in for a big surprise. That aside, it’s a great thing that we live in an age that lets people have such highly developed preferences that they can tell you their preferred cigar is a Swisher Sweets (Mild) over a Dutch Master’s Chocolate, and that’s preferred over a Gambler Light.

Unfortunately, many cigar smokers find that locating your specific brand, flavor, and type can sometimes be difficult, especially if it’s not among one of the top most popular choices. With an item that’ relatively specific, the stock will often be lower and refilled less often. This is just what makes sense for stores, in terms of inventory, since stock takes up shelf space that store owners will want to reserve for the most often purchased products. Tobacco products, in particular, can be rather bulky and take up a significant amount of space. If you have a specialized preference, you might find yourself in a situation where you’re hunting and not finding your favorite variation.

Sometimes, there isn’t much interchangeability when you have a strong preference for a particular flavor or brand. So while your store may carry your preferred brand—Swisher Sweets cigars, in this case—they might not carry your flavor with regularity. For someone who regularly has difficulty finding their specific preference, you no longer have to settle for something else or to leave without. Now, you can turn more and more to the Internet to find exactly what you’re looking for, and often at even better prices, too!

Cigar smokers are varied in their tastes, so a seller of Swisher Sweets cigars should be able to provide a wealth of other products, as well. Road Runner Cigars aims to be your one-stop shop for all sorts of tobacco products, selling filtered cigars, little cigars, cigars made by machines and a variety of other items.

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