$230 for gold ZenKote ProVari w/extension cap, red LED

Discussion in 'ProVari' started by Gato del Jugo, Mar 6, 2014.

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  1. Gato del Jugo

    Gato del Jugo ProVarinati ECF Veteran

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    Blue or green LED $15 extra

    Yeah, no thanks..
     
  2. Susan W.

    Susan W. Provarinati in fideliam ☆ Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    But the extension cap is included.....
     
  3. Muggs

    Muggs Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I came for the pic. That Zenkote is nice looking.

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  4. dash

    dash Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The Zenkote is nice but the price :blink:
    I think I will pass.
     
  5. yellowrider

    yellowrider Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    so they are charging 30 for the gold.. meh.. Im going to pass as well as I have a few already and def not worth 230..
     
  6. wbart

    wbart Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    SHINY MUST HAVE
    But seriously... when are these people going to stop so my bank account can catch up?
     
  7. Ozwald

    Ozwald Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I'd rather pay the $295 for the Stealth w/ extension.
     
  8. darkgear

    darkgear Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It's only $30 more. It's a finish that is more durable than ANY other out there. Proof?

    I've carried this flashlight on my keys for over a year. It is vapor deposition coated(nearly the same process as ZenKote. ZenKote is better). It has been subjected to keys, coins, knives, Provari's, drops on concrete. It's is still nearly perfect. Look at the difference between that and the other light that is Type III Hard anodized. Which is harder than the current ProVari Cerakote.

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    When the manufacturer of the light told me it was a tough finish, i highly doubted it. Most gold plated finished have terrible durability. This one, this process, made me a believer.

    When I first found out ZenKote was the same process. I was excited that one day I'd have PV with this durable finish and it's HERE!

    Gold might not be your thing but ZenKote itself IS WORTH IT.
     
  9. Gato del Jugo

    Gato del Jugo ProVarinati ECF Veteran

    How do you figure? $30 more than cerakote? Satin silver w/red LED & extension cap = $177

    That's $53 more for ZenKote, at least in my book..


    Fully aware of ZenKote's properties..

    Also fully aware of what it costs to coat these things

    At $230 (additional $53), one would hope that other more-costly colors like gun-metal & sapphire will soon be available, i.e., gold is "subsidizing" the other ZenKotes... I've noticed ProVape sometimes has a history of putting out the "lesser" items out 1st (like how they trickle out certain color combos in Clearance).. Hopefully they're doing the same with these, as well
     
  10. CommaHolly

    CommaHolly Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    not really,,,,,,,,,

    the extended cap comes with it,,,,,,,that's a value of 20 bucks,,,,,,therefore, it's really only 10.00 more.
     
  11. CommaHolly

    CommaHolly Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    satin silver is ALWAYS less than a color,,,,,,I believe they charge an extra 20.00 for the color, no???
     
  12. cdsaint66

    cdsaint66 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I think the ZenKote is worth the extra cost. I'd prefer a mini without the battery extension cap, but I'll live with it. I would guess that if the body and cap are from different batches, or even located too far apart in the same batch there might be a noticeable difference in the color of the finish, so it would make sense to pair them at the time of manufacture. But I'll hold out for Gunmetal or one of the blue finishes. The gold is just too..... gold. Rose Gold..... maybe.

    I had hoped for more of an exciting result from a Zen/Provari collaboration, but the addition of ZenKote to a Provari just makes it that much better looking and with a nearly indestructible finish. I get more fired up about it the more I think about it.
     
  13. drummerskey

    drummerskey Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sorry but that is ugly.

    I don't think that I would pay extra for the gear shift knob in Donald Trumps gold plated Honda.
     
  14. Gato del Jugo

    Gato del Jugo ProVarinati ECF Veteran

    Satin silver does not have cerakote.. w/red LED & no extension, it's the base model... $160
    Throw in the extension? $177

    Polished stainless doesn't have cerakote, either.. but there's an additional step to get it that way, so therefore just as expensive as a cerakote (black, bronze, hybrid, etc.), which is also an additional step


    $177 is, in my eyes, the correct base price to compare the ZenKote to

    $230 minus $177 = $53

    That's a $53 finish :)
     
  15. naturecannon

    naturecannon Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Extended cap is a forced purchase LOL................ Provaricare
     
  16. cdsaint66

    cdsaint66 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I will happily pay the $53.00 extra for a ZenKote Mini. (Just not the gold)
     
  17. Gato del Jugo

    Gato del Jugo ProVarinati ECF Veteran

    I'm not so sure that's the only end-result of Zen/ProVape for this go-around..


    At the very least, especially with the $230 price-tag, I'm thinking we might be getting the other ZenKote colors at some point, too


    And there's a chance that it didn't stop with just the finish(es).. guess we'll have to wait & see...
     
  18. Gato del Jugo

    Gato del Jugo ProVarinati ECF Veteran

    I'll try to hold out for a non-gold ZenKote full-sized V3.. :D


    With non-red LED, pushing $250... :(
     
  19. Gato del Jugo

    Gato del Jugo ProVarinati ECF Veteran

    As cdsaint66 mentioned, there's good reason why they're doing that.. :)
     
  20. naturecannon

    naturecannon Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    On a positive note I would considering purchasing one for sure, Just not the Gold. I never was a big gold guy....... but black and silver OH ya. Black and silver Provari owner and I have a Dodge Ram I cherish and baby (to the point of making wife jealous) which is Silver with a touch of black here and there. I say come on ZEN SILVER, please be next.

    I can also see why they choose gold for the introduction....... But wish is was white gold LOL.

    Have fun Gold lovers, at least it is a decent looking gold according to the pics :)
     
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