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    I pay about $10 a week including everything. I do admit that it was triple that when I first started. I do think DIY is the cheapest but not the most convenient. To tell you the truth I'm too lazy for DIY and with places like Mt Baker Vapor and Madvapes it is plenty affordable to me, and a LOT less than smoking.
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    I am happy that DIY fits your lifestyle but it seems a bit judgmental to say I am careless with my money because i choose not to DIY. I don't change my own oil, steam clean my carpets, clean the chimney, cut a side of beef into roasts or steaks, or numerous other things I could do to save money but not doing those things does not mean i am careless. I like ordering juices and exploring others creations. I am also well aware of my budget and what I can spend on juices.

    One day I may start playing with DIY because I think it would be fun not because i want my vaping to be s inexpensive as possible.

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    Making your own e-liquid (DIY) makes vaping more of a hobby. Since I previously made my own cigarettes using a machine and bulk tobacco at $7.00 per carton, I don't think I will ever "save money". That being said, I still attempt to keep the costs as low as possible. After spending about $150 trying various pre made e-juice in order to find that "Holy Grail" of an "All Day Vape", I moved on to DIY and now make my juice at approximately 7.32 cents per ML or $3.66 for 50 ML and my All Day Vape is Double RY4 with added Caramel and Vanilla from The Flavor Apprentice. I also tend to chain vape and although there are some very good pre-made e-juice vendors out there, I would spend a lot more on consumables if I did not mix my own.

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    Because the nearest vape shop is 30+ miles away,(it didn't exist when I first started) and where we live is out in the boonies, I do my e juice buying online. I watch for coupon codes and make sure I'm on several email lists. I also haven't found the flavors I really like yet, which would hinder me from doing DIY because if I don't know what I like, I'd spend money on flavorings that are pointless.

    Because of remodeling, the general seasonal maintenance of ranch/farm stuff, 2 wolves running in and out of the house, and no place to safely store and DIY, I'm in a hold pattern. I know where I'll eventually get my ingredients, what flavoring brand I'll use, and I have most of the mixing equipment here just from general livestock husbandry. Barring that, and a motorcycle to put together before winter, firewood to cut, (last night it was down to 31 degrees) training a horse, and changing out some parts on the tractor...........Heck ya, I'd be DIY-ing!

    Right now I have more money than time, so buying mixed ejuice works for me.

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    I'm glad I got into DIY. Mixing for less than four cents a milliliter lets me afford all those nice new mods! Seriously, I went through about ten vendors and I don't know how much liquid when I started vaping and only found one I liked, and still like for that matter. So I tried DIY and hit on an ADV right away. I still "tinker" with it, adding a little of this or that, but I really like what I created, plus I get to play mad scientist every time I need more liquids.

    The other, major, advantage I see is know exactly what is going into the liquids. I know there are many vendors, now, that list their ingredients as in PG, VG, nicotine and artificial flavors. Most also show as being USP, Kosher and food grade. I know exactly what flavors went in, without question, as well as just how much. I can also change my nicotine level whenever I want and slowly lower it down over time. I know, you can buy a bottle of Xmg and another bottle of the same flavor at Ymg then mix them together to get Zmg, but, that to me, is a bigger pain than just flat out mixing what I want.
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    The fact is there is always going to be people who just do not wish to DIY for a variety of reasons so if they are comfortable with paying higher prices for someone else to do it that's their choice, I like DIY but I also like to purchase the from my personal favorite MBV. I can also make lotions, custom blended massage oils etc, etc. Not everyone is into doing all of that type of thing, it's a matter or personal preference, just like some people don't want to bother rebuilding their own coils, free will an all that!
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    When the FDA decides to regulate the sale of juice, flavors or nicotine in juice then knowing how make your own juice might be a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra_oh View Post
    I am happy that DIY fits your lifestyle but it seems a bit judgmental to say I am careless with my money because i choose not to DIY. I don't change my own oil, steam clean my carpets, clean the chimney, cut a side of beef into roasts or steaks, or numerous other things I could do to save money but not doing those things does not mean i am careless. I like ordering juices and exploring others creations. I am also well aware of my budget and what I can spend on juices.

    One day I may start playing with DIY because I think it would be fun not because i want my vaping to be s inexpensive as possible.
    My only regret is that I have but one Like to give the above-quoted post.

    How much or how little money you save by vaping depends on a whole host of factors -- how much you smoked before, what exactly you smoked before, the applicable tobacco taxes in your locality, whether you enjoy buying new vaping gadgets, how picky you are about vapor production and/or juice flavors, and perhaps most importantly, how much time and effort you're willing to devote to fine-tuning your vaping experience.

    For someone like me, who smoked more than 2 packs of cigarettes per day for more than twenty years, who lives in a fairly high-tobacco-tax area of the United States, and who (at least presently) isn't terribly interested in taking up a new hobby -- pre-mixed juices are ideal. At the present rate at which I consume juice, a single 30-mL bottle lasts about six days. During that same period, I'd have spent somewhere around $100 on cigarettes. So although I spent a fair amount of money up-front for vaping equipment, and although juice won't be the only recurring expense, I can afford to buy what ECF commentators might generally regard as over-priced juice (~$18 for a 30mL bottle).

    Frankly, I could afford to buy so-called over-priced juice many times over, and I'd still break even. Of course, ideally I'd like to pay less, and as time passes I'm sure I'll find ways to cut my recurring expenses -- but the main goal is to quit smoking, and so far so good on that front. Quitting cigarettes isn't a trivial thing; if you can do that, then you should, even if the monetary cost is high.

    Everything else is gravy.

    All of that said, I am certainly not an expert on DIY juices. I'm sure you can wring a lot of value out of the DIY process, but I imagine it takes a lot of time, effort, and probably cost to get to the point where you're reliably producing all-day-vape-quality juices. You don't just order a bottle of pure nicotine, stir in some flavors, and voila! Factoring in steep times, it'll probably take weeks before you can even begin to assess whether what you've produced is worthwhile, and personally, I just don't have the stamina for that sort of effort. Like Debra, I'd prefer to save money in other areas. Your mileage may vary.

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    I didnīt mean to offend anyone.
    I didnīt mean to say people are careless with their money, that was just one possibility out of my guessing, worded as a question.
    I already know I prefer 100% DIY, I was just curious what others think and I figured it canīt hurt exchanging opinions.
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    I pay about $5-$10 at my local B&M for juices, but I try to order online a lot where prices are tons better.
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