Why wouldn't? It is 75 euro and for us who don't pay VAT it is 63 euro. I already reserved one.
Also, I would always buy little bit higher priced original than little bit cheaper clone. It is not because it makes me any difference and I will feel more important owning original, it is because someone invested his time and mind in creating that product. It is easy to clone, why don't they come up with their own ideas?
If clone was half price of original, than I would probably buy it.
I'm speaking of the price "The Russian" can be obtained through a CoOp... $65.00 USD is a far cry less expensive than we can purchase a Kayfun 3.1 for... Hell, it's still a bargain at $114.00. Your point is noted though, and I respect your views...
As for the makers / designers.. AFAIC, they go into this knowing it's more or less open-source. Even Imeo (Of GG fame) stated numerous times he does not care about the clones.. He has no patent on his devices, and the cost to do so would be VERY expensive..
The makers / designers of quality gear will ALWAYS have their loyal customer base.. These clones when manufactured with quality, serve to put quality vape gear into the hands of the majority of us who do not enjoy being on months-long waiting lists, at an affordable cost..
Is anyone running a co-op for the Russian yet?
I bought Ody when e-smokeguru opened new website... he saved couple of all GG products and then put them on sale for reopening as a gift... I cought one and it was in my hands after 7 days.
And regarding Kayfuns, I decided to buy them two days ago. Went to Intaste.de and signed up for notifications because it was out of stock. Yesterday morning I was at work and notification came. I put them in cart, paid for them and later that day they were shipped. I expect them in my hands no longer than wednesday or thursday.
ECF, (quite understandably, given the couple of rip-offs there) I can't run it even for 25 units... We need a CoOp vet willing to conduct one.
I would be interested in a co op, if anybody knows of one please pm me thanks.
The "Lite" goes on sale at Cloud 9 tomorrow, I gotta say I'm tempted but I had a 3.1 and sold it because....
well lets just say my Term's work real well.
The simplicity of using a Kayfun and the machining are just great, I can't say anything bad about them