The QT one's were a brand I had never heard of. 7-11 has them, but for some reason it doesn't feel as "fancy" as QT. When Wal-Mart starts selling... then we're in for it!
There are also a lot of companies selling cheap stuff in retail / convenience stores. This is bad for the e-cig market. E-Cigarettes are a great thing and if you get the right one (a decent kit with good performance at least) you will fall in love with vaping, but if you get a cheap - low quality one you won't be using another PV ever again.
That is neat though, no doubt e-cigs are becoming more and more well known and this can only help in the long run Of course, there is the notion that these products might be crap and it might turn people off to using the product, but then again, it might cause some to further research the product and in turn, save their life. Every life saved is definitely worth it!
It goes both ways... you either get bad tools and it makes you curious enough to find the good stuff (and learn how badly you were ripped off) or it turns you off to the idea of vaping altogether.
It was a mall kiosk that got me interested. I thought that $200 sounded okay, you know, it's an investment, but still not that bad over the long term. Then I researched and learned that Smoke51 was a rip off and there was much better out there cheaper!!! That was 2 years ago and I WISH I only spent 200 on vaping hahaha!! But I am sure all my gear that I have bought over the years has been better than those mall kiosk one's were going to be!