Today I experienced my first tru cigar dud. I bought a Padron 2000 at one off the local discount cigarette retailers for $2.00. The only thing that was nice about it was the look it was a robust light brown and smooth and had a sheen to it. It also seemd to be box pressed as I detedted four obvious corners. The fun ended there. It was a pain to light, it burned unevely, the draw aas way too tight and after an inch, it started to unravel at the foot. The taste was also one dimentional (wood and a little nut, not to fancy, not fabulous either, with medium sized smoke), and EXTREMELY mild. It went out twice, and the second time I was so annoyed I pitched it. I will have to try another sometime, as if this really was a dud this brand would make a good everyday smoke at an everyday type price, but this one really pissed me off!