You get what you pay for, that's what they say in the Dominican.
This man showed two identical looking cigars to group of people and nobody could really tell the fake from the real one. He broke the fake cigar in half and revealed newspaper and banana leaves on the inside.
I do not smoke and would not know one cigar from another. One of our friends got a free sample from a vendor on the beach. He broke it apart and there were worms inside. Some of the cigars have beetles in them too, specially when bought on the street. Guess if you like cigars it is better to get the 'Real McCoy', even thought they cost more.