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    Best Elegant Dining (Seafood) in Sto. Dom. ?

    Hello All, This is my review of Restaurnat Sully: My wife and I went to Sully for my birthday (69!) and soon we’ll return for hers (60!). This review will evaluate service, atmosphere and food according to this scale: great, good, OK, not so good, bad. A couple of general points. This place...
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    Did Vimenpaq AND La Aduana Steal Money from Me?

    Compared to mine, your bill seems reasonable. You have one taxable item with a value of $239.00. 20% tax is $47.80 (RD$ 55) = RD$2629 which is very close to your total. Now that I've signed my for Domex for my cigar order of < 10, I will use Domex in the future for taxable items and stay the...
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    Did Vimenpaq AND La Aduana Steal Money from Me?

    My single taxable item had a value of 250 USD. 20% of 250 is $50.00. 50 USD (55 pesos) = RD$ 2,750, the tax I was expecting to pay. Instead I paid RD$ 4,829.00
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    Did Vimenpaq AND La Aduana Steal Money from Me?

    I believe that they BOTH did. The purpose of this post is twofold: (1) Maybe my allegations are mistaken in some way and a member here can correct me, (2), If not, this post is a warning to people who use Vimenpaq when items are taxed via customs. A couple things to note: First, I have never...
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    Need Recommend Courier Service for Cigars U.S. < D.R.

    I finally got it! Thanks! It was that plus Windows' browser. My default browser, Opera, failed.
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    Need Recommend Courier Service for Cigars U.S. < D.R.

    @NotLurking Hello! I just completed registration at Domex and received a cofirmatory email with my password to login. However, my login fails because I never was given the opportunity to choose a user name. I used my account name but that fails too. So this is a website...
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    Some Cognac Questions

    Hmm. Interesting. Given that the D.R. is one of the world centers for cigar production, and given that a Cognac is frequently taken with a cigar, and given venues like Club Arturo Fuente, it's a surprise that the selection is not greater. In fact, a selection of two can't be worse because if it...
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    Need Recommend Courier Service for Cigars U.S. < D.R.

    I am very grateful for your efforts on my behalf as well as other members who might benefit from this information. I will take this result on faith and register with Domex. I have also noted the name and phone number. Thanks again.
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    Need Recommend Courier Service for Cigars U.S. < D.R.

    I have followed up with an inquiry at Domex. As far as customer service is concerned, this company is a waste of time. I wrote to the main office email with my question and did receive a rapid and professional response. However, rather than answering my question--indeed, they are the main...
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    Some Cognac Questions

    OP: Update on LicorMart. Yesterday my wife and I took an Uber to LicorMart with high hopes. Although I am happy with my purchase, it was a big disappointment. Only two bottles of brandy from Cognac, France in the entire store! Are you kidding me? One bottle of Hennessey and one bottle of Remy...
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    Some Cognac Questions

    Telling somebody "You need to learn how" is an adult speaking to a child. I'm 69 years old.
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    Some Cognac Questions

    Thanks for the clarification. I'm aware of the difference between "cognacs" as a generic term (and a little misleading) and Cognac, as a geographical region in France. From the first sentence in Wikipedia under "Cognac": "Cognac is a variety of brandy . . . " So, without splitting hairs, a...
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    Some Cognac Questions

    "Learn to navigate" the website? Please, you're out of line. I don't need your snark. When I use the drop-down menu under BEBIDAS and Cognacs do not exist, does that mean I'm an idiot? No, it means that the website doesn't pass muster and . . . good-bye. Give me a break!
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    Some Cognac Questions

    Sorry about the confusion. At the Hatuey site, congnacs were not in the drop-down menu but brandies were. Brandy and Cognac are the same thing. Anwyay, for the purpse of this thread, my question is answered. The place to go is LicorMart!