Let's all tell it like it really is for once. The cigars are average compared to everything else out there. We can all go to our favorite b & m and pick out a comparable cigar at a much lower price point. To be at the price point they were was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay overpriced and the entire community knows it. They finally wised up and are not meeting sales projections so are lowering their prices to simply sell the huge inventory they have. That is my own opinion take from it what you will.
Press Release: La Palina Announces Price Decrease
February 12, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) — Through increased sales and a consolidation of facilities, La Palina is able to announce an average price DECREASE of 10% on some of its most popular lines.
According to La Palina founder and President Bill Paley, “I wanted to pass along the savings we have gained to our loyal customers. My family has always believed that La Palina is quality at affordable prices.”“With sales exceeding our forecasts last year, we were able to re-negotiate better terms with one of our factories. These new prices, coupled with our December move into a new distribution warehouse in Miami, have created a savings we are proud to pass along,” adds La Palina Vice President Courtney Smith.
Andrew Brennan, La Palina Director of Sales, carefully crafted the new pricing structure based on his experience in the industry and conversations with key retailers. “We feel these new prices will reinforce La Palina’s dedication to retailers and consumers alike.” The new prices will be effective immediately and will reflect an average MSRP decrease of 10% and effects the La Palina El Diario—a consistently top rated cigar—and the newly released La Palina Maduro.