How do you explain the Reo?

Discussion in 'Reos Mods' started by rc10mike, Aug 4, 2013.

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  1. rc10mike

    rc10mike Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Every time somebody at work asks me "What is that thing" I will simply say its an electronic cigarette. They will usually say "Wow its huge" or "Is that the charger". They will usually try to tell me a story of how they (or a friend) have used the gas station cigarette sized ones and how amazing they were, and they will try to wrap their head around as to why mine was so "different".

    Every time I try to explain things to people, they usually never get it.
     
  2. Awkwardly Awesome

    Awkwardly Awesome Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Well as I explained to the cop that stopped me at the transit station last week, it is in fact not a bomb detonator.

    When I am working at my local e-cig shop, people always think I have some special version of an iTaste MVP. I usually have to take the REO apart and show them how it works, several times a day. Most don't get it or are completely lost. But then again, our customer base is mostly people who are buying eGo starter kits or young kids who are into vaping because it is the current cool thing right now.
     
  3. Statistic

    Statistic REOnaughty Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I usually just say "it's a bomb detonator, go away"

    Just kidding. I also try to explain it. I try not to use the term "e-cigarette" though, for some reason. I call it a vaporizer and that I use it to vaporize liquid that tastes delicious and contains nicotine.
     
  4. Rhapsodies Fire

    Rhapsodies Fire Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Ya...I don't use the ecig term either. I call it a personal vaporizor or my nicotine replacement therapy. Most folks get it at that point...then they say "like those ecig things?" And I say "ya, something like that." Then they usually want to know more...and I explain. I don't bother explaining though if they don't ask. With the bad press and huge amount of misinformation, I find that calling it an ecig right off the bat tends to turn folks off. If I call it something that sounds a bit more technical, folks tend to tune in and take it more seriously....in my experience, anyway. :)
     
  5. gbacon

    gbacon Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I don't like the term ecig. Its not a cigarette its a pv. Of course when I refer to it as a pv I have to explain what that it lol.
     
  6. _more_

    _more_ Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I told a woman who asked if it was a ecig, i said, no it's a REO which is better than a ecig. Then she told me all about how she uses disposable ecigs when she goes shopping. I told her that is what I started with but then got serious about vaping and found a better delivery system. Her eyes rolled around so I shut up :)
     
  7. darkzero

    darkzero Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Around here I would use the term modded/advanced ecig rather than vaporizer for those who have no idea about them. I haven't needed to explain though (except to my boss about an employee walking arou d the building with one) as many around here are familiar with them now. Before vaporizers were as popular as they are now, when a vaporizer was talked about those were the ones used for...well something else.....I'm in Socal.
     
  8. JC Okie

    JC Okie Tulsa, Oklahoma Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't flash mine around to strangers that much....so I'm usually not even asked. Those who know me and see me vaping have watched the evolution from a skinny 510 set up through the eGos to this....so they know it's just an advanced version of my "e-cig"....although I don't ever call it an e-cig.

    I recently started my niece and her husband on a couple of REO Minis.....and it's funny because they don't really know REO from anything...they're not on ECF and they never had an other pv, so they're really not familiar with any of the lingo.....and they call them their "Puffers"....cute. Tara will text me and say, "Marc has a question about his puffer" or "I left my puffer in the car and thought I had lost it."
     
  9. NumberOneBatfan

    NumberOneBatfan Super Member ECF Veteran

    However you REO zealots are explaining it, it's working. I'm sold. A grande will be my next major vaping purchase.
     
  10. JC Okie

    JC Okie Tulsa, Oklahoma Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Good for you! You won't be sorry.
     
  11. NumberOneBatfan

    NumberOneBatfan Super Member ECF Veteran

    Now to save the money and find the perfect Dark Knight colors.
     
  12. Thedan1284

    Thedan1284 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I call it my puffer as well. When i get a question i slide the door up, show them the large and powerful battery, then unscrew the reomizer cap. I then compare it to a toaster wire heating up when i press my switch. I explain its advanced and very diy style. If they look at me crazy, i say "havnt smoked a single stinky since march of 2013." "This thing took me off a pack and a half a day habbit", and "come to me if you ever want to try an ecig, i know where to get the best bang for your buck and how to make them work".
    Usually i dont get past the 1st stage of show and tell. But the people who stay intrested get the whole deal.
    This week i retired all my ego's and clearos to friends who have stayed interested for free. They know whats in my hand has to be better if ive abandoned what they now use. :)
    Ill give it a couple months before they are having me show them what to order from rob
     
  13. debzcf

    debzcf Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The REO is so inconspicuous, I believe I've only been asked twice. I explained it as a vaporizer -- took off the door and gave a brief in-service. When I was carrying around the PV, I used to be asked ALL THE TIME -- many a confused look.
     
  14. PapawBrett

    PapawBrett Travelin' Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    "An advanced form of an Electronic Cigarette." Then I open the door and point out, "That's the Battery, that contains a flavored vegetable glycerin that contains 1.2% liquid nicotine, and the round thing on top contains an ignition coil." Then I replace the door and take a deep puff and exhale off to the side so they can see how it works. At that point I'm often asked "Does it work ?" I always reply, "Well, I smoked for 40 years. then quit in two days using this thing." If they mention Gas Station E-Cigs I tell them the cost of the Mini, and the RM2, and the battery.....

    and that usually ends the conversation. :vapor:
     
  15. Xaria

    Xaria Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I live in a small town and most of these folks know what my REOs are by now. But once on vacation I was asked if I was using a walkie-talkie. That was back when I was using regular atomizers, so I could really see how someone would think that. It was fun to explain what it really was.


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  16. _more_

    _more_ Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    With my Boge carto on my mini it does look like a antenna :)
     
  17. NicoHolic

    NicoHolic Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I also don't like the terms e-cigarette or e-cig. It's my "personal vaporizer." Before even attempting to explain the technology, I just take a big hit off it and slowly exhale for about 8-10 seconds. They get the message.
     
  18. supertrunker

    supertrunker Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    i call it a mod - it's modified to hold a huge battery that lasts me all day, and huge bottle for liquid that curbs my urges to throttle inquisitive people!

    How much? Well - the one i usually use with battery, and RM2 on top will run you $200. Bloody hell that's expensive! Not if you consider that i spent $400 a month on cigarettes it isn't!

    T
     
  19. DoogieTony

    DoogieTony Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I tell people I'm an undercover agent radioing my team, leave me alone before you blow my cover....
     
  20. darkzero

    darkzero Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Amongst friends that are familiar with vaping I do call it my mod or just vaporizer. I never understood the terms PV & APV. Advanced I could understand but why "personal", must be some kind of history to it? Sure it's your own personal vaporizer but are there community vaporizers also? Lots of things are personal but we don't go around calling them that as a proper name.

    I call mine neuralizers & neureolizers. ;)
     
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