VapeGrabber.com - Instant e-cigarette price comparison

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  1. Psy-Crow

    Psy-Crow Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Hello, to all ECF members! At first, I'd like to thank all ECF community for such a awesome collection of useful information, reviews and opinions. I've quit analog smoking four months ago and this place was the Holy Grail for me. I've chose KR808D-1 with CE2R4 cartomizers and been happily vaping all this time. I'm already beginning to think about some mod for home use, but thats another story.

    That's why I want to give something back. I remember my first order, that was very time-consuming, because I had to go through numerous suppliers stores finding best price (thats matters for me) and looking for availability of items. That's no fun, and you know it.

    So to cut a long story short, I'm here to present you my creation, the VapeGrabber.com, a e-cigarette search engine:

    • You can search in supported stores for any combination of keywords, price range and stock availability.
    • Search by product options supported (such as manual or automatic battery type, color, flavor and strength for e-juice, etc.).
    • Items are automatically updated daily.

    See how-to for more details.

    Because VapeGrabber currently at the early beta stage only those stores are supported: Heaven Gifts, Greenhouse One, Healthcabin (in simple mode, item options are not supported yet).

    I'm working hard to add more stores as soon as possible and I would very appreciate your feedback. There is a huge suppliers list waiting to be added to VapeGrabber and I would like you to share your opinion about which I should put on my top priority list.
     
  2. hairball

    hairball ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I really love this. What a way to compare pricing with other stores instead of having to open up a bunch of windows. I'm keeping this bookmarked.

    clouds of vapor, litecig, good prophets, nhaler, electronicstix, vapor4life....just to get you started. These are some of the big sellers of PV stuff. I'm sure others will drop in.

    Again, well thought out idea. I hope all vendors jump on board.
     
  3. Pamdane

    Pamdane Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Madvapes, Deejstuff, Good Prophets, Liberty-Flights, One stop DIY, DIY flavor shack, ecig supply. that about covers all the places I shop. Dont know if you've included it, but shopping coupon codes would be wonderful.
     
  4. kempo63

    kempo63 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Great idea. Hope to see a lot of our favorite suppliers soon.
     
  5. Sedateme

    Sedateme Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Wonderful idea! You are going to get bombarded with sites to put in to this. Once it's up and running I'm sure you are going to be able to help alot of people!
     
  6. r77r7r

    r77r7r Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I'd like all the sites, and maybe Only the sites, that are here on ECF's supplier list.

    OOH, If you can include shipping costs also.
     
  7. Thank You

    Thank You Super Member ECF Veteran

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    awesome... question.. are these vendors basically just handing over their website scripts.. and you load the script(s) into your database?
     
  8. bjannr

    bjannr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Good luck with this great task. Can't wait to see the finished project. But will it ever be truly finished? It seems like it will be a never ending task. New vendors, new products, where will it end?
     
  9. Mindfield

    Mindfield Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Great idea. Definitely need Gotvapes in there, too. I don't know if I'd include juices in there because almost every vendor has their own juice with their own recipes and such, and many of their own names for juices. It would be next to impossible to index them all. However sticking with hardware is a great idea. There are so many times when people want a particular piece of hardware but don't know who's carrying it or what the best price is.

    Good luck with the project in any event.
     
  10. Psy-Crow

    Psy-Crow Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    hairball, Pamdane, kempo63, Sedateme

    Thank you for your feedback and suppliers suggestions, this is what I really need.

    Sure, coupon codes are planned, stay tuned ;).


    Yes, I'm agree with you, it would be a logical decision to limit suppliers to ECF-approved ones, at least by default.

    Not sure about shipping costs, not an easy task because they usually depend on weight, but I will look into it, maybe there is something I can do.

    Nope, that would be way too easy :). Suppliers are generally willing to cooperate (and that refers to all e-cigarette community, not only suppliers), but often they are too busy to participate or to hard to reach (mostly China suppliers). So I use a technique called crawling. Basically, there are bunch of scripts at web-server that go through all products pages and collect information.

    Yes it's the way it works, neverending story :). In science its called "enthropy" and its arising, but I will try to cope with it.

    Well, to infinity and beyond!
     
  11. Thank You

    Thank You Super Member ECF Veteran

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    ya i figured as much that you would have to do the digging.

    thanks for the info
     
  12. BardicDruid

    BardicDruid Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You'd be a lot safer using only the ones vetted on ECF, it would probably save you a lot of headache down the road, not to mention easier to keep up with.
     
  13. DonDaBoomVape

    DonDaBoomVape Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Yeah! I could add in my favorites (in addition to those already mentioned), e.g., Backwoods Brew, CigEasy, Crystal Clear Vaping, GoodEjuice, Gourmet Vapor, Halo, LiteCigUSA, smokelessimage.com/?a_aid=4f3192263c7b1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smokeless Image, Vapor Junction, etc. ... but simply including ECF registered suppliers would do the trick. Currently, having just those three China suppliers is not that useful, at least for U.S. vapers.
     
  14. StotheK

    StotheK Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I think most of my go-to places have been mentioned already, I'm sure there's no shortage of suggestions out there :) Looking forward to see your project expand because I often have to hunt down sellers for a specific item and prices so it would make my life easier for sure :)
     
  15. Psy-Crow

    Psy-Crow Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Sure, I just started with them because I'm outside U.S. and mostly order my stuff there. U.S. suppliers are coming.


    That's true, thanks to everybody for the all suggestions :).
     
  16. Psy-Crow

    Psy-Crow Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    First update! Vapor Junction is supported now. More U.S. suppliers are on the way ;).
     
  17. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Your site could become VERY popular!!!
     
  18. Psy-Crow

    Psy-Crow Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks, I really hope so. If you liked it and find it useful, please support by sharing across your friends :)...
     
  19. Thank You

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    build the site to its capacity and then sell it.. :D
     
  20. reprisal

    reprisal Super Member ECF Veteran

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    This is a great idea, would be wonderful if it had up to date sales/coupon codes and shipping info.
     
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