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    it all boils down to buyer beware ... reminds me of all those cell phone kiosks, selling $1 cases for $15-$20 each.

    The vaping industry is bursting at the seems with cheap knockoffs ... opportunists are coming out of the woodwork.
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    And to think sum folk here bad mouth those of us dat shop on-line and/or FT!

    Sorry, I don't do 'pity buys'...
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    These shop owners are brave, what if the FDA passed regulation tomorrow and banned E-cigs? Wouldn't they all just have to close up shop and lose a bunch of money?

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    I visited a new vape shop in my town today. Hasn't even had the grand opening yet. I spoke with the owner for quite some time. He had a huge selection of different products and an even bigger selection of juices. (Not made on the premises but all USA ) He flat out said that he will beat anyone's prices here in town. He's in it for the long haul to build his name and reputation. Doesn't want to make a killing, just a living. He also has a store that is doing very well in CA too.





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    I've seen a few people in this thread defend Brick and Mortars charging exorbitant prices because of "overhead" and I gotta know... Do you put your money where your mouth is? Do you support your local thieving B&M by buying juice at $1 a ml? Or are you just being contrary?

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    i lol'd and noped when i realized the B&M near me is selling 10ml of ECB for $8.

    I lol'd harder when the new one opened and they were selling DEKANG for that much. At least ECB is consistently tasty.

    They just took my husband's cousin's wife for $80 on an itaste (the original one, not like an MVP or anything) when you can get that stuff genuine on fasttech for $40, full kit, not just the battery.

    edit: battery and charger alone are $25 on fasttech. They tried to tell her to wait until i got home from school but she didn't listen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConradM View Post
    Here in Boise the market is over-saturated with Vape shops. We probably have 25 - 30 shops and this is a small city. I've been to 4 of them since I started and they're all either over priced or selling cheap knock off junk for the same price as name brand.

    I'm no stranger to getting a better deal online so I wasn't to surprised.
    Totally agree! It'll be interesting to see how many shops are around a year from now. Luckily there are a few decent shops here - feel free to PM me if you want to swap stories!
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    I just started back in on ecigs. I went to a "semi-local" shop to get my set up. I heared they had a sale on the Kanger T3S and ego-C upgrade passthrough. I get there and they were out of the passthrough batteries, but had no problem selling me the regular ego-C upgrade. I walked out of that shop $65 lighter in the wallet (without juice). I did a little research and found that my set up with accessories should have only cost me about $30-$35. I am a little upset by this profit margin crap aswell. This shop sells the replacement coils for $2.50 each. I can get a 5 pack online for $6. I can also get any 1000+ mah battery for less than the ego-c (650mah) i was sold at that store... Thanks to the internet I am not forced to give up on the dream of quitting smoking.

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    There are obviously lots of people who don't understand how local economies work, so they complain about that "profit crap." I suspect they'll be surprised when they find the only jobs left in town are at McD's or Wallyworld, and wonder why.
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    Where I live we have few true Vape B&Ms, most are tobacco shops who have added e-cigs to their inventory. There is one about 5 minutes from my house.

    They started with basic evo stuff about 6 months ago and now carry a variety of tanks, Drippers Drip tips etc., however they still only sell Evo batters, no mods.

    There prices are a little more then online (Kanger Protank II was 25 + tax) but reasonable for a B&M. When I ask them why they didn't carry any Mods, the response I got was that most people were not looking to spend the money on them and they didn't sell so they pulled them off the shelf.

    They had a few in the back and pulled them out and I saw why they didn't sell - the one example that stood out to me was the iTast MVP 2 that they had, I was researching this device and knew what they were going for. They had it marked at 150 + tax! I pointed out that I know they are a B&M and need to make a profit but the mark up they had on that device was way too much. I told them that they go for 50 or less online and I could see paying $70 , but a 200% mark up was way too much. I then pointed out that their Protank II was 25 and I have seen those for 15 online and that was a more reasonable markup (and purchased one as well).

    I ask her to pass on to the owner/manager that if they wanted to sell those mods to those that would buy them, they need to have a better mark up.

    I haven't been back in a while as the juice they sell is horrid (pass that on as well) and I use another B&M for my daily juice, but I hope to get back in soon as I now have some more mods researched and I would like to see if they have improved there prices and if they have other brands of juice now.
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