I admit I mix most of my own ejuice, but accusing vendors of ejuice being a ripoff is like saying a restaurant is a ripoff because their food costs so much more than if you fixed it yourself. I for one will never understand the animosity some people seem to have towards ecig vendors.
For me this has nothing to do with ecig vendors. I concern myself with these matters because for 1) this is a forum and for 2) I am a consumer. The same things happen on bodybuilding forums regarding "supplement" companies (only people here are extremely well mannered. hahahaha).
But I'm always interested in new juices that show up and it'd be pretty easy to blow another piece of my paycheck ordering the same juices that I've already rejected under another label. To the extent that relabeling is common practice it's easy to see that that could escalate into a serious ripoff.
When someone comes into the forum and says "Every coffee flavor I've tried has the same burnt taste" it could be because she isn't ever going to love a coffee vape. But what if they've all been the same damned stuff (at various prices, too)? This is presumably hyperbolic, but the point seems clear to me.
This isn't about bashing vendors or underestimating the difficulties entailed in running a business. It's about trying to be an intelligent consumer.
Last edited by aubergine; 04-29-2013 at 07:46 AM.
Chiming in a little late here but you guys realize that there are only a handful or two of factories in China producing E-cigarettes right? They even offer to brand them for you if you purchase above a set amount.
The factory that I was dealing with when I was in business was selling me the exact same juice they were selling an extremely popular (at one point) British vendor who's name may or may not have reminiscent of a popular Broadway play based on the Wizard of Oz. The only difference was the labels and I'm assuming they applied their own at first and as they gradually increased their orders had it done for them.
It's much more common than you would think.Vendors obviously dont want to tell you who their supplier is as that hurts the bottom line but also dont want to lie to you about whether its made in-house or not. Ive heard more than one vendor say "We have it made for us in China" ....they do...just not in the way you think.
Last edited by zapped; 04-29-2013 at 10:08 AM.