A better place for DIY one-stop shopping??

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  1. Wigged Out Mom

    Wigged Out Mom Full Member

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    I was looking for DIY supplies and decided to use Wizard Labs because it seemed as though I could get everything I need for DIY juice in one tidy package delivered to my door. I have now had a shopping cart FULL (300+ dollars) for 4 days. A few flavors i especially wanted were not in stock so I used the notify me function to be alerted when they were back in stock. I get the emails, rush back to the site to add them and finalize my order only to find out that many more in my cart are now out of stock so I use the notify feature again only to return and even more to be out of stock. :( I have been through this cycle several times now and am quite frustrated!! Any one have any suggestions on another place to find everything (base/flavor/bottles/glassware/nic/syringes) I need to DIY in one place with comparable prices??
     
  2. MrGimp

    MrGimp Senior Member ECF Veteran

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  3. ShariR

    ShariR Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have only been vaping for 3 months but I find that it is almost impossible to find everything for a large order in one place at the same time. You may find that you need to place a few orders with the same vendor to get all you desire. This industry is growing fast and things tend to go out of stock rather quickly on the most popular items. Some vendors have a 'notify me' option for out of stock items. Be quick when you are notified as everyone else waiting for that item will be rushing to complete their order too.

    This happens a lot with nicotine bases and the newest and latest equipment. This also happens with the most popular juices.
     
  4. happydave

    happydave Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    i use lorannoils.com for most of my flavors just make sure they are "water soluble" it will say on the listing if it is.
    i buy my nicotine PG and VG and tobacco flavors from totally wicked you can also get bottles and syringes (refilling kit) from TW
    i make my batch by the bottle and take notes on how much flavor pg vg and nic i use each time. this data is invaluable for making better fluid. if you are making 100+ ml batches then you could use a pyrex measuring cup from Wal-mart just dont trust the measurements on it. instead get a scale and use that to weight small amounts of each fluid. use multiplication to determine how much of each fluid you need to make a your big batch. if you have questions feel free to PM me
     
  5. Thrasher

    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    sometimes one stop isnt always the best bet, sure its more convenient but many times one or more items could be found much cheaper elsewhere even after shipping.

    for me bottles, syringes, beakers and other mix related lab supplies are from amazon.

    since I already know what flavors I want more of I go to TFA direct, Wizlabs is only cheaper for the small sample sizes. once you get into larger amounts TFA is much cheaper and wiz doesnt carry the bigger bottles.

    pg and vg is much cheaper in bulk from essentials depot, usually 1 gal of each together is around 50 shipped. many people say but wow a gal, but you will be surprised how fast it goes if you start really getting into it (or like me end up supplying half the neighborhood lol)

    the only thing I ever get at wiz is 100mg 100% pg nic anymore.

    I know it sounds like it would be more cost up front this route but, not having to order for 6-7 months and wait for something makes it worth it to me
     
  6. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You could try here.
    mtbakervapor.com/


    or here
    ecigexpress.com

    both are excellent.
    :)
     
  7. grayscale

    grayscale Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    +1 on that. Make sure you check Mt Baker Vapors, I couldn't recommend a better place!
     
  8. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    I've used EcigExpress | Electronic Cigarettes, e-Liquid and DIY Flavorings in the past and have been very pleased.
    Have also ordered from DIY E-Cig Supplies & E-Cigarette Liquid | Make Your Own E-Liquid | RTS Vapes BUT I always wait for a 20- 30% sale.
    ECF thread: http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/fo...icotine-liquid-made-usa-356.html#post10982416

    PG and VG can be bought easily and inexpensively form any Pharmacy. If they ask about the PG tell them it's for making candles or non allergenic soap.
    Here's a gallon of PG for $22.00:
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/ideal-animal-health-propylene-glyco-1-gal
    As for a 10 ml syringe I bought mine form Walmart/ $2.00- before using coat the printed #'s with clear nail polish:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Apex-Oral-Syringe-1-ct/10811116

    Best of Luck.
     
  9. MrGimp

    MrGimp Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    MBV is definitely a nice shop. Had a great experience with their phone support too, everytime I have used it. (4x)

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  10. gingersnaps

    gingersnaps Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Myfreedomsmokes they have flavors from tfa fa and lorran you can get nic pg vg bottles syringes absolutely everything there.


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  11. Jonathan Tittle

    Jonathan Tittle Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Essentials Depot has been added to my shopping list :).

    Look like for a 1x Gallon of PG + 1x Gallon of VG it comes to $54.95 w/ Free Shipping, which is a super-bargain when you compare that to WL and other vendors. The cost through WL would be $150.00 + Shipping for a gallon of PG and a gallon of VG since you'd have to buy it in 500ml bottles. Just to put pricing in perspective.

    A gallon of each is quite a bit, but at the same time, if you DIY, chances are you experiment a little too so buying in bulk is going to cut your costs substantially as the cost per ML of PG/VG would then be negligible at $0.0074 cents per ML. Nicotine and Flavoring would then be the most expensive part of the deal, but if you buy 100mg/ml Nicotine, you'll be using more PG/VG to dilute, so you save there too.

    I'm all about saving money, so if I can save, then I'm all for it. Using ED and WL, looks like the average cost of a 30ml bottle of 18mg (my current strength) is going to run $0.81 with shipping from WL factored in, so if we add flavoring (6ml), it still comes out to less than $1 for 30ml juice. You really can't beat that at all.

    Throw in the cost of a bottle and it may run you $1.25-$1.50.


     
  12. minimalsaint

    minimalsaint Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I pretty much find everything I need at MFS as well-
    Usually you can find a coupon code for 10% off which offsets the shipping cost.
    I suppose it boils down to a matter of convenience for me more than anything.
     
  13. bluecat

    bluecat Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I use ecigexpress and myfreedomsmokes. I like the nicotine base just a tad better from myfreedomsmokes, but ecigexpress has a huge selection of flavors. Both are similarly priced and never had an issue with either.
     
  14. Wigged Out Mom

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    Thank you all for your info!! It is much appreciated!! I got everything ordered today so I should be like a mad scientist on my lab before long. Bwuahahahaha :evil: I can't wait!! Now to spend the days waiting for my orders reding all I can about DIY and finding some great recipes to try out. :vapor:
     
  15. FlamingoTutu

    FlamingoTutu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Nice! Can't believe you got everything you wanted in one shipment. I assume you ordered nic so it will take a few extra days to ship. Then you've got a few more days for it to arrive. What is really going to be time-consuming is unwrapping it all. You are not going to believe it when you open that box. It's going to be way cool. :cool: :party:
     
  16. Wigged Out Mom

    Wigged Out Mom Full Member

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    OH I didn't find it all at one place. I got the nic, a dripping attys, & a few bottles from Vaping Zone, the PG & VG from Essential Depot, Flavors & more bottles, mixing supplies, syringes & glassware from Wizard Labs, and more flavors from TFA. :toast: I should be off to a good start. Just got to find a ultra sonic cleaner for a good price and I will be all ready I think. I will check out my local places for extra syringes and stuff as some had suggested. I just wanted to be sure I had the essentials when my packages arrive because I know me...I will be up all night the first night like a mad scientist. :blink: I will not be able to wait to tear into it all & get started!! :blush: Now to read a lot and get me a juice bar/lab set-up so I have a place to create!! Thanx so much everyone for the input!! You guys are the awesomest-est-est!! You all rock!! :toast:

    Now I would love to hear any wonderful recipe suggestions. No coffee, chocolate, tobacco, or menthol. :p
     
  17. jchamb2

    jchamb2 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    ditto on Myfreedomsmokes.com. They have all you need at good prices, and I always get my orders shipped the same day.
     
  18. Jonathan Tittle

    Jonathan Tittle Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Good luck on getting syringes locally. Unless you have a medical supply store that'll sell to the general public, you may have to stick with ordering them online. I went to Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and 10 local pharmacies - Walgreens is the only store that'd sell me syringes on the condition that I gave them my name, address, phone number and ID to verify my age and the exact reason I needed them.

    With that, the only thing they'd sell me was the 1ml Diabetic Syringes that are completely useless as the needle is fixed (non-removable) and you have to basically cut the tip off (I used a Dremel w/ a plastic slicer).

    My reasoning varied from mixing chemicals (which I do weekly) and e-cigs, measurements etc - that just doesn't fly. It's like they thought they knew what I was going to do with them and to them, whatever I was going to do was illegal. Thanks to them, Wizard Labs gets my business.

    Thankfully I don't get sick that often (1-2 every 4-6 years - maybe a cold) because I hate going to the pharmacy.



     
  19. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    U can go to tractor supply place for syrings. Got some 12ml ones for .45. That is a good size for transfering nic base into
    bottles. Has the luer lock also;)


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  20. Thrasher

    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    lol hit up the DIY forums many recipes floating around. also get the ejuicemeup calculator its a free download,once installed you go to file/open and there is 100's of recipes to try.


    soon - you be wiggin!!!
     
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