Oliva makes some of the most sought-after cigars on the market. Part of the reason is their consistent quality because of their high standards. Those unrelenting standards produce a natural by-product - seconds. Oliva doesn't want to put their bands on anything but the best they have to offer. So, otherwise well-made, great-tasting cigars are set aside to be bundled, unbanded, and sold at a huge discount. Sometimes, the color of the wrapper doesn't fall into correct range, or there might a sunspot, or a vein that's a bit too big. With quality control as strict as Oliva's, some cigars that might be first-quality for other makers are resigned to the bundle bin. In any case, you get the same flavor and superior construction at a much lower price, and that will bring a smile to your face.