Vapor Supplies in Australia

Discussion in 'Australia - New Zealand Forum' started by Charlie C, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. Charlie C

    Charlie C Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I will be returning to Sydney next year and wish to know if there are many retail outlets or online distributors there?
    Anyone know, thanks.

    Oh, I'll be trying to smuggle in about a hundred juices as well AND a few PVs :laugh:
     
  2. Ewunia

    Ewunia Senior Member ECF Veteran

    There are no retail outlets in Sydney. It is illegal to retail nicotine (except analogs and NRTs) in Australia. You are allowed to import a quantity equivalent to 3-month personal usage. It affects also online suppliers, the Australian ones cannot sell nicotine. So in the end you have to use overseas suppliers, which are generally cheaper for hardware as well. I got hardware and liquid from US, New Zealand and UK (now thinking about China), and there are no problem with customs. I don't know about "hundreds of juices" and customs. Very likely you'll have no problem, but if I were you I would try to use up some of this and I wouldn't stock up just before the trip.
     
  3. haiqu

    haiqu Super Member ECF Veteran

    Can't see any issue with bringing them in with your hand luggage. There are a few vendors of hardware online that deliver directly from Australia, but they seem to mainly target newbies with cheap starter kits. And as always China is a better deal if you can wait 14-28 working days for delivery.

    Bulk nicotine solution in PG or VG, and a heap of concentrated flavour bottles, seems to be the way to go.
     
  4. Charlie C

    Charlie C Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Thanks for the info.
    I emailed the NSW health department about bringing in stuff and it would seem I can basically bring all my gear as long as not a crate full of juices........
    Cheers, Charlie
     
  5. Ewunia

    Ewunia Senior Member ECF Veteran

  6. Hackcessor

    Hackcessor Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    What a load of crap...

    Australia is home to quite a few good vendors and as you would expect in a wider marketplace a number of crap ones selling overpriced inferior quality gear.

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    Do your research OP and check out the ECF Registered Vendors
     
  7. haiqu

    haiqu Super Member ECF Veteran

    Hackcessor,

    Let's analyze your claim that it's a "load of crap."

    Number of Australian suppliers in the Forum Suppliers list: None
    Number of Australian suppliers listed in e-cig suppliers forum: Five (vapingcobra, vapebar (you), litecigs, vapeking, ecigswarehouse)
    Other suppliers I've used, not listed on this forum: One (e-ciggy)

    Number of suppliers selling basic hardware except V9, Joye or KR808: Two (you - Provari and tank mods, vapeking - tank mods)
    Number of suppliers manufacturing hardware in Australia: None that I'm aware of.
    Number of suppliers manufacturing juices in Australia: One, maybe (depends if JuiceWhore extracts essences or just refills bottles)

    Whilst I have no intention of pissing in your cornflakes - since you seem to be the exception here - my statement is true.

    The vast majority of Australian sellers actually direct sell Chinese V9 style starter kits and non-rechargeables at weekend markets, at highly inflated prices. None of them are what I'd consider suppliers in the context of the above statement. There are also a few who flaunt eBay rules while trying to sell starter kits.

    Much as we'd like there to be a mature supplier chain in Australia, this is a new and fairly untapped market. And personally I don't care if you're selling a "genuine" 510-T from Joye or not, if the price difference is 100% I'll buy direct from China every time, especially when the seller of the genuine article is 4000km away in in Perth.

    Rob
     
  8. Hackcessor

    Hackcessor Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Welcome to ECF Rob.

    Funnily enough...we have planes here too, and a few other things that China does not...(Other than ProVari, GLV, Liquinator, Cherry Vape, Cauldron-eJuice, Vape Dudes, Phoenix XL, Vixen Vapors, Stainless Steel Mesh, Kanthal)

    - Same day shipping guaranteed for orders placed prior to 3pm (that is 6pm Sydney time)
    - Optional Overnight Delivery through Australia Post (cover most metropolitan)
    - We have not 1 but 2 contact numbers shown on our website and you can call us directly (pre or post sale) or send an email and we can call you.
    - Comparable pricing
    - Genuine products

    I think I have made my point.

    Not all Australian sellers are opportunistic, blood sucking, bottom dwelling scumbags...(yes admittedly there are more out there than not) and again most but not all will be found at local markets selling $2 kits for $100

    There are benefits and advantages to those shopping locally that dedicated "OMG I can save $0.30 if I can wait 46 days" buyers forego.

    But good to see another Aussie on ECF anyway ;)
     
  9. katz-in-boots

    katz-in-boots Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Hi Haiqu, good to 'meet' you. I am sorry to hear there are suppliers out there not doing the right thing. It does sound like these are not the respected online suppliers though, and I'm not surprised their product is no better than the other cheap tat I would expect to find at markets. Can only hope their customers are smart enough to see the potential and research better products.

    I have to say that all the Oz online stores I've dealt with have provided fast, friendly service and good quality products. Any issues quickly fixed.

    Live Long & Vape !
     
  10. burnah

    burnah Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I get my niquid from China and everything else from Vapebar! Easy ;)
     
  11. katz-in-boots

    katz-in-boots Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I get all my juice from Vapor 4 Life in the US, it's pre-nicced & ready to go. I found a couple of flavours I really like so have never really felt the need to stray. I use a lot of their stick batts too, they're good. Shipping is exy, but reliable & their customer support is good.
    As I said before, online shops I've dealt with in Oz have been excellent.
     
  12. Ledazzler

    Ledazzler Full Member

    just found EziVape - Electronic Cigarette - E Cig starter kits - Australia - E-Cigs - Best Ecigs - Eliquid - Western Australia - Perth - ejuice - electronic cigarettes, EziVape - Electronic Cigarette - E Cig starter kits - Australia - E-Cigs - Western Australia he is in kalbarri W.A

    top site, top bloke he has his mobile number at the bottom of the page so i sent him a text and he answered back fairly quickly!!!!!

    anyone here tell me if they are decent prices... $42.75 for a 510 starter kit with 2 batts, 1 charger, and 2 ce4 tanks upgrades, the way i looked at it, it worked out to be $20 per ecig with my preferred ce4 tanks!!!!! cheering

    no shipping costs either
     
  13. burnah

    burnah Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yeah, that's not bad with the 2 clearos.
    Vapebar do a similar deal with 2 Joye attys and 5 cartridges. They have many other starter kits as well.
     
  14. Charlie C

    Charlie C Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Lots opf great info thanks everyone......
     
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