New to DIY? Simple guide and links - what and where to buy

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[TD]There are so many differing opinions on this matter, but it's simple & inexpensive to start. For the same cost as a large pre-made bottle, you could make over 200 mls of liquid.[/TD]
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SUGGESTIONS

  • Don't buy a laboratory worth of supplies.
  • After making a few mls and seeing what would make the process easier/quicker, then buy the lab set up.
  • Order only a few small-sized flavorings from different companies.
  • Other people's praises don't mean that you'll love them, too.
  • Free shipping after so-and-so dollar amount means nothing if you don't like or use the products.
  • DIY KITS are too expensive for what you receive.*


MANY OF US STARTED DIY THINKING THAT WE NEEDED EVERYTHING, ONLY FOR OUR BEAKERS AND FLASKS TO SIT IDLY BY AS VASES WHILE THE 100'S OF FLAVORINGS ALL TASTED THE SAME.

* DIY Kits are very expensive for what you get and contain unnecessary things. You may be tempted because of the simplicity of it, but the links below will help you find everything easily in one place.

T
HE ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES


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  • Nicotine
  • PG and/or VG (USP Grade)
  • Flavor concentrates
  • Bottles
  • Syringes/Needles or Droppers
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*If you're using a nicotine solution over 24 mg 2.4% , buy a box of gloves and use eye protection.

THE NON-ESSENTIALS (that some people find essential)

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  • Graduated Cylinders
  • Flasks/Beakers
  • Scale (0.01g)
  • Funnel (I think it's essential)
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PRICES - As of 6/21/14

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[TD]Bull City Vapor - free shipping @ $75

120 ml Nicotine 24mg: $7.24
120 ml PG and VG each: $2.50

Other supplies they carry: Needles/syringes/glass and plastic bottles/concentrated flavorings (FA, INW, TFA, FW, & CAP)
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[TD]ecigExpress - free shipping @ $85

115 ml Nicotine: 24mg $8.99
120 ml PG and VG each: $5.99

Other supplies they carry: Needles/syringes/glass and plastic bottles/concentrated flavorings (CAP, FA, FE, FW, HS, INW, JF, LA, NF, Sig, TP)
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[TD]Wizard Labs - free shipping @ $65

120 ml Nicotine 24mg: $7.49
120 ml PG and VG each: $3.19

Other supplies they carry: Needles/syringes/glass and plastic bottles/concentrated flavorings (LA, LAN, SM, TPA)[/TD]
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[TD]Vapers Tek

120 ml Nicotine 100mg: $20.00
120 ml PG and VG each: $3.75

Other supplies they carry: Needles/syringes/glass and plastic bottles/concentrated flavorings (INW)
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[TD]One Stop DIY Shop - free shipping @ $75

60 ml Nicotine 36mg: $8.50
120 ml PG and VG each: $4.50


Other supplies they carry: Needles/syringes/glass and plastic bottles/concentrated flavorings (OSF, OSB, TFA, CAP, DKS, HC, LA, FW, SM, FA)[/TD]
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Additional Information

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[TD]Comprehensive lists of where to buy:

  • Flavor Concentrates: HERE
  • Bottles, flasks, syringes, bulk, etc: HERE
  • Flavor Suppliers Abbreviated List: HERE
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Special thanks to HeadInClouds for suggestions!!! When it's time for recipes, check out:
HeadInClouds - Recipes

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