What would you do?
So, I’ve been vaping since Christmas of this year, smoke free and very excited to get other smokers “off the sauce” if you will lol. I’m learning more of how to build new set ups and maintain my equipment etc so on. I decided to go to the local smoke shop that has ecigs to see if they had vapes , juice, carto parts, etc.
I get there and #1 they have an extremely limited selection of any good brands and parts but a vast selection of all the rip-off models and such. I’m browsing everything they have, price shopping in my head, checking for outdated equipment that has since been upgraded to newer better designs n such and it starts to kill me inside about how much they have marked up absolutely everything. example : 3ml vivi nova old version: $28.95…… for the tank….. for the freaking tank alone!!! Dear Lord, if anyone ever wanted to get into vaping they’d never start.
In walks another dude, wants to quit cigs badly and has only been exposed to gas station 12 dollar disposables that last half a day. He starts talking with the shop owner (who doesnt even vape) and the shop owner gives him some extremely bogus info and advice and doesn’t even know the vivi novas have replaceable atomizer heads or how to even fill it. I step in, ask if i can take over and show him my vaper so he knows I’m not bs’ing him. 30 minutes later ive got the dude knowing what he wants, 2 flavors picked out, 2 bats, charger, 2 tanks and a case. Not even as good of a set up i got online on phoenixvapes.com for $60 for Christmas. total bill: $198.50…… bats were double, tanks triple, and flavors double, i try to get him outside to explain i know places online that can cut the bill in 1/3 the cost so I ask “dude, come outside and try my vape before you blast money out” tried 3 or 4 different ways cuz I dont wanna be taken as the guy who drove business away….
Bottom Line: what would you have done? i felt so badly for the guy, 25 or so yrs old, wants to prolong life and get into vaping but who is getting swindled hard by the one guy who should be helping most.