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    I just came across a posting on EBay and I don't believe we are allowed to link to those, so I will state this here. This what scares me about people making their own mods and not knowing the safety and having any knowledge that is required. Here is what is in his description. If you do a quick search, I am sure you will find it, and the picture makes it even scarier....

    Up for grabs is a diy altoids mod that I made myself. None of it is soldered, just electrical taped. It works amazingly well and is very safe to use even though it's not soldered. 510 atty connector allows probably any tank you have to be used. This is not sub ohm safe in anyway, but throw an Aerotank, iClear 10, iClear 30b, any tank and you'll be happy. Please ask any questions you might have and I'll be sure to answer as fast as I can

    Edit: I'l probably be including some free liquids, tanks, drip tips, maybe a battery. I'm just gonna pick one or two items at random.

    Another edit: if you offer me $40 for it it's yours, I need the money!


    All I know to say is WOW.... and I hope he eventually finds his way over to these forums.

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    I just took a look at some on the bay, and they look down right scary.

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    What do you expect? Where there is a population of people ignorant enough to not research best practices, there is a market flush with cash waiting to be taken advantage of. We will see the fallout as batteries pop, devices fail, people get injured, and people get turned off from vaping. Opportunistic parasites...

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    They need a visit to the "Modder" forum.

    Have a sense of humor, keep a sense of humor, don't lose your sense of humor....

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    Doesn't sound totally terrible if the person buying it has intentions of further improving it, course that's not likely.

    Maybe it would be best to get in contact with the seller and inform them.
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    Maybe we should regulate Altoid boxes?

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    Hush, DrBeaker! We don't want to give the FDA any more ideas!
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    Lol I found the one you were talking about. There are some other altoid box mods that look pretty cool. That one though... I can't believe the seller isn't trolling

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    I just messaged the guy and simply said:

    I just want to say that the safety of this mod seriously concerns me. From an experienced modder, please look into safer ideas for your future builds. If you ever have any questions, I will gladly assist you.

    I guess I will watch my EBay message box for a reply.... holding my breath startingggggg NOW.

    edit: BTW, I am NOT an experienced modder, that is why I am here. Learning before I dive in. I know soldering, I know safety, I know Ohms Law, I know resistance. This guy needs a checklist before he builds again!
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    A Used Mod with a No Name Battery & Non Soldered Connections.

    So What's the Problem?


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