ecig reviews??? .. If so, I was just watching you on youtube last night .... again!
In a post earlier this month on the My first experience with Chinabuye thread you posted:
"I also have tried a few smaller Chinese vendors, wallbuys.com and focalecigs.com (affiliates), which has same prices as FastTtech (FT), but had better luck with shipping/ordering from wallbuys and focalecigs than I did with FT.....I have 4 orders on 28 Nov shipped with FT, that are still in China..and 4 orders with wallbuys and focalecigs from same date shipped 28 Nov , that have been delivered already to me in the US..all orders were ego batts and tanks etc..so another option , U may want to consider is wallbuys and focalecigs....I have a feeling FT had burned some bridges and not well received by postal in China, and that's why I did this lil 8 order test run...and the products and prices are all fairly equal in quality from all 3 of these Chinese vendors..and they all use Singapore Post, Swiss Post, Sweden Post, HK Post, China Post etc then USPS for shipping.."
Did you do 2 test-runs with such vastly different results? 2x4 on the 22nd and 2x4 on the 28th?
Took a look. Did a little reading.
Nothing to make me feel secure in using them over any other China Vender.
Do not like the idea they lack the ability(or desire) to send a simple email conformation of an order.
I only deal with companies that reply to a purchase and provide Tracking.
Also I have stated at least twice within this thread that Focalecig is a new vendor, and they are AWARE THAT THEIR SYSTEM NEEDS SOME IMPROVEMENT... and they are working on it.
I am not trying to convince anyone that they should order from Focalecig, I am merely making those who are not aware, that there is another vendor from China on the block, and have created a space to have an open discussion regarding customer experiences with them ... period.
Perception Vs Reality is a very interesting thing ... On 12/25/13 I made a purchase with Chinabuye (1st), and Focalecig (2nd), they are both new vendors to me, and I was interested in trying both companies. Now Chinabuye did send an email confirmation after I placed my order, for an item which was listed as In Stock. Approx 30 hours after placing my order I received an email from Chinabuye which stated my order would take approx 3 to 7 days to ship .. Now they tell me? More than 30 hours AFTER my purchase, interesting ... , whereas Focalecig had this information posted upfront, on the item listing itself.
While Focalecig did not send an email confirmation of my order, I have been able to log into their website using my email and order# to obtain a status of my order.
Perception: Chinabuye seems better, based on appearances, and email confirmations. Reality: my order still hasn't shipped yet, and it was just a one piece order for a stainless steel Rocket, and I placed it at least 3 hours before my order with Focal.
Perception: Focalecigs can improve their website and ordering system. Reality: they got the job done because my order has shipped today, and I have had my tracking# for my 1st order since about 9am this morning. And this evening I received the tracking # for a second order.
At the end of the day its not about who looks better on paper and the internet, it is about who can deliver the goods.
If you or anyone else is not interested in Focalecigs that is fine ...
I keep trying new Chinese companies too I just bought the Russian clone from from vaporbreak because they had 112 in stock, sent them paypal 2 days later I get email saying sorry out of stock will ship asap when they get more..ugh cant win
I like to have a variety of vendors to choose from, both within the US, and outside, most especially when you shop as often as gear addicted vapers do, lol.
yes shipping was $11 but I got the Russian clone and the ithaka clone. The ithaka clone was only like 22 so with the 11 added to it the total was still less then FT and I thought it was all in stock..