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So a fella walks into a vape shop......

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  1. joesquid

    joesquid Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2014
    Chesapeake, Va
    So a fella walks into a vape shop that has never vaped. When all is said and done, he walks out with a mech mod and a dripper. Did the shop do him right? Never mind. Stupid question, however seen 5 pages of "congrats" without a red flag from anyone.
  2. wonkeypickle

    wonkeypickle Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 29, 2013
    Many more variables in the equation, but the short answer is maybe.
  3. Rocketpunk

    Rocketpunk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 14, 2012
    Dayton, Ohio
  4. minimalsaint

    minimalsaint Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2012
    The answer is waffles.... Tasty waffles with lots of syrup.

    Do you know this fella personally?
  5. rbrylawski

    rbrylawski Sir Rod - MOL Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 11, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    I dunno, seems to me the shop didn't do the right thing. We all started somewhere but most of us started with either cigalikes or egos. Of course many of us graduated to better mods, either regulated or mechanical, but that was after figuring out what we liked about vaping and what we wanted our progression to be. So to me, starting someone out with a mech and dripper seems a bit advanced for a newbie. Heck, it's a bit advanced for someone like me and I've been vaping for a long time. But I'm not that guy and maybe he's starting where some of us wound up and it will be a good experience for him.
  6. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
    Sounds like this started out as a - this Idiot Shop - Story but the OP changed his mind based on comments about the Users purchase.

    Am I even in the same ballpark? :blink:
  7. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Some people understand this stuff, some don't but learn quickly and some will never get it. If the shop owner/employee sets the right people up with a mechanical and RBA I don't see an issue.
  8. cthulhufan

    cthulhufan Dreaming in R'lyeh ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2013
    Saint Louis, MO, USA
    Agreed. If the user was ready then that's that.
  9. xtwosm0kesx

    xtwosm0kesx Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

  10. Gianpiero DeBortoli

    Gianpiero DeBortoli Full Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    The shop did a very bad service,
  11. wheelie

    wheelie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 12, 2014
    Ont. Canada
    Got enough troubles in my life to worry about what other's do. If it is a dis-service and something bad happens, well I guess the shop would end up in a lawsuit.
  12. RobinBanks

    RobinBanks Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2013
    Jersey Shore
    I think it all depends on
    1) the customer
    2) Instruction and support given

    I mean... what exactly is the step between a protank setup and an RDA?
  13. tayone415

    tayone415 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 9, 2013
    The new Kanger sub-ohm coils?
  14. joesquid

    joesquid Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2014
    Chesapeake, Va ain't in the ballpark....I have a problem with starting someone out with a mech. Maybe y'all don't agree but I think it is totally irresponsible.
  15. Maisiedoodle

    Maisiedoodle Senior Member

    Jun 5, 2014
    Middletown, DE, USA
    Um, in my honest opinion, I wouldn't have recommended a newbie to a mech mod and RDA. But then again, it's a free country and it's buyer beware. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I feel like you should do a little research and know what you're getting into rather than trusting some random person trying to sell you something. Yeah, got trust issues issues among other issues...
  16. Susan~S

    Susan~S ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2014
    Mpls/St.Paul, MN
    A variable w/v mod IF you are going to sell a new user a RDA/RTA. Still not a good idea for a new user.:2c:
  17. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Turns out the person in question had the vape shop make his coil setup. They made two 0.58 ohm coils which turns out to be less than 0.3 ohms overall. He's using a battery with a 20 amp continuous discharge rating, which is in the grey area of margin of safety. I warned the guy that just a loose post screw or a ohm reader being off +/- 0.15 ohms could be significant. Did what I could.

    Definitely not the setup I'd recommend to a novice vaper as their very first ecig.
  18. Blackboar

    Blackboar Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 17, 2014
    Upper Marlboro, MD
    It definitely depends on the customer. If the customer is knowledgeable about ohm's law, battery safety, and rebuilding coils; then why not? If a shop sells to the needs of the customer, then it's doing the right thing. In fact, I think it is irresponsible for a someone to have a one product fits all attitude and points all newbies to Evods and Ego batteries.

    Now the other end of the spectrum, where someone steers someone who is not knowledgeable and ready for mech mods and rebuildables, that is also wrong.
  19. InTheShade

    InTheShade Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2013
    South Texas
    I didn't even see the post where he said what he got or was running. I just congratulated him on trying to quit.

    I think most vapers on here do speak up if they see something that has the potential to be dangerous. I've seen multiple threads where several members have tried to steer someone in the right direction.

    Still, I missed this. If I'd have noticed what he bought I would have said something.
  20. FlamingoTutu

    FlamingoTutu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2013
    In the Mountains
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