Do you prefer going to a Brick and Mortar Vape Shop or buying from an Online Vape Shop?

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  • Buy from Brick & Mortar (B&M)

    84 30.88%
  • Buy from Online Reseller (e.g Fasttech)

    122 44.85%
  • Buy E-Juice at B&M

    92 33.82%
  • Buy E-Juice from an Online Store

    133 48.90%
  • Buy E-Cig parts and equipment from B&M

    53 19.49%
  • Buy E-Cig parts and equipment from an Online Store

    159 58.46%
  • Prefer E-Cig Sticks (e.g EGO/EVOD)

    25 9.19%
  • Prefer APV (Variable Voltage / Variable Wattage)

    102 37.50%
  • Prefer Mechanical MODS

    41 15.07%
  • Prefer Both APV and MODS

    65 23.90%
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    Default Do you prefer going to a Brick and Mortar Vape Shop or buying from an Online Vape Shop?

    Ok, I'm not sure how this works but I'll give it a shot. I may have to edit a few times. =D

    I'm wondering about a few things:

    1. Do vapers prefer buying from a local Brick & Mortar Vape Shop or from an Online Store?

    2. Why?

    a. If they prefer a local shop, what do they like about it or would like to see in a Vape shop? And vice versa.
    b. If both, what would sway them to support a local shop instead or vice versa.

    3. Do vapers prefer the e-cig battery sticks like the EGO or do they want a Advanced Personal Vaporizer and/or Mechanical Mod?
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    I found It a bit hard to answer the poll. I have no B&M availible to me so I can not say if I prefer it or not. i would love to visit one someday.
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    Sorry to hear that. Maybe this poll can assist someone who wants to start a B&M in their city. I personally would rather buy online especially if it's a good deal + free shipping. If I go to a B&M, I do want to support them by getting their top selling/on sale ejuice. However, I just hate it when "any" store over prices things. I get there is overhead costs to run a retail business but have read of vape shops that have ungodly markup. That is why I'm thankful for ECF and Vapor Joe.
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    Buying from a B&M would be ideal if there was one in my area that was worth it. One of them is waaaay over priced on almost everything they sell and the other is just getting started and doesn't offer much more than eGo's and eVod's. They have some juice but it is overpriced as well. Of course that is all just my opinion.
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    I've always been the type that price hunts before I buy, even at Walmart which I know already has the lowest prices. I suppose there are people that don't mind paying retail. That's why I love it when there is a Holiday since there is usually a sale or coupon code. I'm actually going to Dallas next week and plan to visit several vape shops.
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    I am taking a trip home this fall to Green Bay, WI. I looked on the net and they have a newly opened B&M. I am excited to go. I dont know if I will spend all that much. It will be great to see some of the devices I have been reading oh-so-much about. I will pick out something to buy, just to support. I would like to see a carto tank with all it bits n' peices. The various toppers/ delivery devices. Or I want to see a box mod and how that works.
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    I've been pricing ejuices online to better grasp what I would be willing to pay and I was surprised to find that ecblendflavors.com sells 5ml at $2.50 and 50ml at $14.65 plus 20% off using code 10020. The reviews on ECF look good so I placed my order of 5ml samples. I'd love to find a local B&M that can price it that low. And I wish there was a local shop that can price their e-cigs like Fasttech. So for me, I'd say 95-98% of my purchases will be online.
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    I would buy more from brick and mortar stores if they had was I wanted. I'm pretty much a 98% exclusive online purchaser of e-cig related products
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    I use a B&M to buy my juices, but for pretty much everything else i order online. I like supporting local businesses but I dont like paying double the price. I understand they have more overhead but I am just trying to keep my house over my head.
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    I have 2 B&Ms I frequent. They both have what I want without a huge markup. I have gotten to know the store employees, and feel good shopping there. I buy stuff online when I need to, such as glass tanks and certain mods only one store carries.

    I have both regulated devices and mechs. I like them both for different reasons.

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