I have to agree with James. The ability to appreciate the purchase lies in the eyes of the one who does the purchasing. This also goes for the seller.....IE the way things go on Ebay.What's wrong with spending money on something you like? I don't own that particular ashtray, but do have one that cost me more than that. I like it. It makes me happy to ash my Jose L. Piedras in it.
Why would people buy a painting for $5,000 when one from Garden Ridge only costs $9.99. Maybe because the first one is art, looks a whole lot better in the living room, and will only go up in value.
Last I heard, these cigars are going for at least twice that much now--another reason not buying the cheapest thing you can find might not be a bad idea in the long run.
But, hey, if you like swishers and throwing ash on the floor, who's to stop you?
You'll probably still have the ashtray after you smoke through the 1492s :]
Cutting them with a $1 Havanna cutter and lighting with a $ 3 torch helps balance the Karmic scales.:r so true!