China Clone or The Real Deal PV?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by FLExJuice, Aug 19, 2013.

Do you own a China Clone or The Real Deal?

  1. I own a "China Clone".

  2. I own "The Real Deal".

  3. I own both.

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  1. FLExJuice

    FLExJuice Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2013
    Let's see if I can get this poll working.

    Do you prefer a China Clone or The Real Deal?

    Do you own a China Clone or Authentic Brand PV?

    Share what you have and why you like or dislike it.

    This poll was inspired by the threads on if cloning is unethical and I was curious how many ECF members actually prefer a more inexpensive clone over the highly priced original PV/APV.
  2. FLExJuice

    FLExJuice Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2013
    I was thinking about why would someone prefer a clone or original PV.

    Generally speaking but with exceptions of course, clone's offer a low cost advantage and high availability while original PV's are higher quality and comes with a higher price tag along with low availability.

    A clone would be something that looks similar or a close duplicate like the popular Pinoy mods.

    I really don't want to get into a debate over personal and business ethics because it will most likely close this poll/thread. I'm just interested in seeing the poll numbers speak for themselves.

    Only post what you like or dislike if you already own that device.
  3. FLExJuice

    FLExJuice Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2013
    The poll numbers show 62% have both and 50% only use the real deal....but let's see if more people will take the poll.
  4. homeuser6

    homeuser6 Full Member Verified Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    i own neither, i prefer to make my own mechs
  5. StevenServo

    StevenServo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 18, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    clones for me man cant justify the other way around but, thats just me
  6. WickedSick

    WickedSick Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 10, 2011
    I prefer, "the real deal". In the end it is way better than the other way around.
  7. sleepinglysithia

    sleepinglysithia Full Member

    Jan 26, 2014
    Red Wing, MN, USA
    I definitely prefer the real deal over a clone of anything. Clones are obviously way cheaper and easier to attain but in my experience the quality just isn't there. Clones are a cheap way to really find what you like in a mod. Then once you know, support the original modder
  8. NatureBoy

    NatureBoy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2010
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    I prefer the original, but as my financial situation is still unresolved, I am grateful we have the choice to save money and still buy nice mods.
  9. VapieDan

    VapieDan Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I agree. If money is a serious factor better the clone than nothing.
  10. Phoenyx

    Phoenyx Full Member

    Jan 21, 2014
    Louisville, KY
    I'm happy as long as the device does what it promises to do with consistency and over a reasonable period of time.
  11. Saganite

    Saganite Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 25, 2014
    Fort Collins, CO, USA
    I answered both, but to be fair, I didn't know the Magneto was a clone when I bought it. Does it still count?
  12. superstarsticky

    superstarsticky Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I like to sub ohm hard so I gotta go big with the real deal. Also fakes are good

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  13. shredded

    shredded Full Member

    Dec 25, 2013
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    If I could afford to I would buy authentic mods, but for the price of one authentic piece, I can buy 5-10 clones
  14. Lucky1384

    Lucky1384 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2014
    Sheffield, UK
    Surprisingly close results! I have to admit, while I've always gone for the real deal for anything in the past, certain reviews on YouTube of clones make it very tempting. Some seem to be 95% as good as the real deal with only slight differences such as finish or sizes. It's becoming quite difficult to find some of the real things such as Trident RDA's here in the UK because they sell so fast, so a quality clone is the next best thing I guess.

    I would prefer to support the innovators and be rewarded with fine craftsmanship over mass production (regardless of quality).
  15. Jeffclem

    Jeffclem Full Member

    Mar 2, 2014
    Riverside, CA, USA
    China rig as a out and about beater. Real deal at home and fancy occasions.
  16. SimianSteam

    SimianSteam Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2013
    The Jungle
    I answered "Both", but at one point I was 100% clones. Since I made the switch to ePipes I'm mostly originals. There are some chinese made pipes that are somewhat decent, but you just can't beat the handcrafted originals. A tube mod can be easily replicated with machinery, but a handcarved wooden pipe cannot.
  17. TheAmazingDave

    TheAmazingDave Just call me Big D Verified Member ECF Veteran

    What if your China mod is the real deal?

  18. jakhazen

    jakhazen Full Member

    Jan 16, 2014
    United States
    In my experience the majority of so called chinese ripoffs are of the same quality and have the same performance as the origanal,and if the original manufacturer didn't price gouge so bad chinese clones wouldn't do so well.
  19. jakhazen

    jakhazen Full Member

    Jan 16, 2014
    United States
  20. FLExJuice

    FLExJuice Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2013
    I totally forgot about this thread/poll and wanted to see if anyone's views have changed.

    The only thing with clones is that they may need some modification which can be a pain or just plain fun if you like to tinker.

    Stalking Fasttech and FocalEcig seem to be a daily thing now. =D
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