I've been lurking for a while and decided to join today.
I have been thinking and talking about switching from analogs to vapes for at least 6 months and have read some info here off an on. It all seemed way over my head though. I was born in Western Europe (where I understand vaping is much more "normal") and my dad offered to mail me a setup. But I didn't want to mess with electricity conversion issues. And I didn't really know about 'making' a PV. I kinda thought you had to buy a "brand" like an analog. I have no vaping friends and didn't know about our local B&M store.
I finally made the leap to vaping oddly enough because I found a starter kit deal on Groupon. I ended up with a Bloog 650 kit (looks like an eGo 650 with a 1.6ml clearomizer and tip) and a bottle of Bloog Red 18 mg for $30. Great deal! And I LOVE it so far. Its not like thats my budget...its more like - as a smoker I sort of expected vaping to be a gimmick. I was too skeptical to spend more! Lol
I have been using that 650 happilt at home but being a new vaper....also wanted something cig a like to bring to a pretty straight edge white shoe office. So I also picked up the Bloog 78mm 808 battery and some pre-filled carts (though for some reason my blank carts I fill myself taste much better.)
It wasn't doing quite the job I hoped but my husband likes it. So I gave that to him and ordered a Halo G6 with blank carts and their juice to try. I will probably get a mini tank/clearo for it too when I see if it runs better than the Bloog manual 808.
This is kind of a good segue to my main struggle/issue with vaping. It seems like the only place to buy is online. You can't really try stuff out which is tough. I wasn't totally disappointed in the Bloog 808 but I'm still just hoping the Halo G6 is better. But I have to buy it to find out.
Similarly I also bought a nice "fancy" juice (10ml) to try based on excellent on line reviews. Turns out I HATE it. It is sickly sweet. I am going to try to seep it but I don't have high hopes. (I LOVE the taste of the Bloog Red though.) Now I am stuck with juice in a cabinet. (Msg me if you want some juice, I will sell it to you SUPER cheap!)
I just learned about the B&M store but I don't want to be the person that walks in and says hey let me try your stuff...but I've got all "brand" stuff I'm kinda stuck with now. I guess I could buy their store brand juices.
I guess the best thing about my becoming a vaper...I started vaping 10 days ago. I have been totally analog free for 9. I've been at a pack a day for 15 years. Strangely enough I'm also a pretty avid runner as well (yes, wierd) and I beat my 5k PB by nearly a minute yesterday! Hahaha.
Anyway....if anyone knows some ways around the try/buy problem or could maybe point me to a good resource that explains coils, ohms, wicks, atomizers, tanks etc in REALLY basic terms I would be really grateful.
See y'all around the forums! Thank y'all for your collective wisdom for getting me into vaping.
Behind enemy lines, vaping in NYC now Free