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    Hey guys,

    I was just wondering if most of you guys get your gears/liquids online or offline. I know vape stores are not common in certain states/cities yet, so I was just wondering where/how you guys get your hands on vapes.

    Also, if you guys go to a store, what do you guys like or dislike about it? Or do you guys prefer online stores? If so why or why not?

    I m just curious of what are your thoughts on pros/cons of going to a store or shopping online

    For me, there are a lot of vape stores opening up near my location. There are even like vape bars where you can just come in and smoke. I guess good thing is that you can try liquids out before purchasing them? Online stores don't look too legit to my eyes so I am a bit hesitant before buying any liquids, although their prices are lower than the physical stores.

    Thanks guys!
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    these days I do more online shopping, but I did start in of in a local B&M

    pros for local store is....it's there and available (as long as the store is open)
    con: usually pricing and possibly limited options

    Keep up the good vape!
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    I do all my shopping online. In the UK vape stores are few and far between and from what I've read on UK forums you don't get to try stuff out much and the selection isn't great. People seem to swap ideas through 'vape meets' which they arrange regularly.

    I never go to them as I am concerned I may fall asleep while they all talk about how amazing their new mods are and how perfect their setup is and why. I prefer to stay at home and watch paint dry.

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    All my vaping shopping is on-line.

    Dropped in on my local TW store 'bout two years ago. Ain't going back.

    Pro:
    local

    Con:
    overpriced
    limited products
    overpriced
    near clueless employees
    overpriced
    gas/traffic
    overpriced
    don't sell Tums (and if they did, yepper, would be overpriced!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iffy View Post
    All my vaping shopping is on-line.

    Dropped in on my local TW store 'bout two years ago. Ain't going back.

    Pro:
    local

    Con:
    overpriced
    limited products
    overpriced
    near clueless employees
    overpriced
    gas/traffic
    overpriced
    don't sell Tums (and if they did, yepper, would be overpriced!)
    How are their prices?

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    Online..........
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    I do both

    I think it is important to support your local businesses, after all they are just trying to make a living. and the local economy is helped by having them around.
    I do like my replica's so I do buy often on line

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    I probably buy more juice online, but from 2 vendors repeatedly now that I have some favorite juices. I buy some juices at my favorite B&M too but there are just a few flavors I really like there.

    I buy most of my hardware there but I also shop online every once in a while.

    There are new B&Ms popping up all over around here, but I always go to my favorite. They are soooooo nice to me, and know me by name. I take friends there because I know they'll be treated well. And the prices are fair.

    Happy to have the opportunity to support the local economy.

    With all these new places opening up I wonder how many will make it? Guess a lot depends on upcoming decisions by the FDA. I am surprised that the Missouri state government hasn't caught wind of this yet...

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    I do most of my shopping online. I have two vapor shops about 45 miles from me, just too far to make the trip whenever i need to restock. I might take a day trip to one soon though.

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    I would almost kill for the chance to try liquids in a store before buying. But so far my search for a vape shop in the metro Boston area has only yielded:

    Kwikee Marts and gas stations selling the obvious.
    One mall kiosk on the North Shore selling a mini e-cig "pack style" that I could get from China for $5.00 - for $69.00.
    One largely now abandoned smoke and news shop in Brookline selling insanely overpriced no-name kits and no-name China liquid. (It wasn't even Dekang or Hangsen.)

    So the now obvious answer: I have bought everything I own on-line.

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