Google Before You Buy

unclerj
by unclerj
5 Comments
October 29, 2013
The author's views below are his or her own and may not reflect the views of Ecig Advanced

It seems to me that just about every day I hear about a new supplier of vape gear or E-Juice.

And they are normally linked to a very, very good deal on a new or popular device.

While the device may be well known, what about the company?

Personally, I like to deal with companies that are well known for great products, reliable shipping and a commitment to customer service. But sometimes my favorites just do not have the object of my desire.

So I do some due diligence and research in advance of placing an order.

Two Google searches normally does the trick.

Type in the company name followed with the word “Reviews” and hit enter.

This will give you some insight as to the companies reputation.

For the second search, type in the companies name followed by “Complaints” and then enter. With this search, no news is good news.

With each of these searches, go through at least three or so pages.

And if neither of these searches seems to offer nothing other than links to products for that website, you might want adopt the wait and see approach before betting you hard earned vaping dollar and taking a chance on a company that may or may not deliver original quality merchandise in pristine condition.

This cautious approach has served me very well in the past.

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5 Responses to “Google Before You Buy”

  1. slap_maxwell on October 30th, 2013 4:11 am

    Good advice. I almost always troll the forums to see what people have to say about a vendor who is new to me in addition to the Google searches. Better safe than sorry.

  2. kelli perkins on November 29th, 2013 2:15 am

    I must agree because several blog post is about just that..company problems and complaints.

  3. slap_maxwell on December 14th, 2013 7:12 am

    Where do I Google for upcoming winning lotto numbers? :-)

  4. silvrcraze on March 8th, 2014 12:26 am

    Having started to stalk forums only now after almost 6 months cigarette free I’m learning that people just don’t search their products before buying them. I was guilty of that for my first kit but like most I went into a local vape shop without knowing anything about it period and I put out a lot of money but after that I started doing my homework learning everything I can. The best thing I learned was to not get myself in over my head. I want to get into the rebuildables. Had I bought one 4 months ago I would probably be smoking cigarettes again. As well, before buying my MOD I searched for a month to make sure I was making a good decision and being financiall responsible as well. After all, part of quiting smoking was to help me save money. Being on another forum I am seeing people who should’ve even be handling a battery on these sites. Those are the ones that need to go into a local shop and get hands on experience and learn the basics before trying to get into all this other stuff.

  5. Genecigs on May 23rd, 2014 1:54 pm

    Sound advice. I find it’s also worth checking if the vendor has any social presence.

    If there are no links to social pages from their website, search for stuff like “vendor name + facebook” and “vendor name + twitter”.

    If the social pages have decent numbers of followers, posts, interactions, customer reviews etc it’s a good bet the vendor is legitimate.

    Could be just me but I feel safer buying from a business that’s been around for a while vs. a potential fly-by-night operator. :)

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