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Anyone else get the joy of helping friends switch to eciggs?

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  1. silentt

    silentt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 14, 2011
    I've helped numerous friends switch to eciggs/pv's and it feels so damn good.

    They come to me asking if they should just buy the kits from the mall and i almost freak out because i don't want them to fall for that. I pull out my laptop and show them a cheap eGo kit or anything very beginner friendly. I was steering them away from small 510 batteries just because i hated having a pv that only lasted 2-3 hours. All of them bought eGo's and are enjoying them 110% and haven't touched a analog in days.

    I know a lot of us help people online but i was just wondering if you feel the joy of helping friends and family off the internet. Feels sooo good man :)
  2. G_Jones

    G_Jones Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 25, 2009
    Yes and it takes very little effort. They see it, they ant to try it, then a couple weeks later they have sworn of cigarettes and are wanting to swap juice samples.
  3. crackbag

    crackbag Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2011
    Dallas, TX
  4. silentt

    silentt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 14, 2011
    I even offer to send them a couple juice bottles just to get them going and on there feet. If you can convert off of analogs you are doing the right things in life.
  5. donnah

    donnah Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I enjoy it also. I've had 3 friends buy the ego or riva kits now. I recommend the ego because I use it and it is a simple, inexpensive kit to buy and start off with. If they want to branch out later then they have that option too. There is also a cheap starter 510 kit at Ken's box mods that is $21 shipped if they want to try out a cheap ecig or want something more cig-like.

    I diy so I give them some small bottles of juice to get them started. I also have a good friend that splits orders and shipping with me. I have my original standard 510 kit that I lend out to friends to see if they want to try it. All 3 of them have said YES! and bought the ego.
  6. nerak

    nerak ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I started looking up e-cigs online and found out my daughter was looking also. We talked about it and when she was out that day picked up a N-Joy. We both tried it and were amazed. She took it home with her and I got online and searched some more. Had a order in that evening for a KR808-D. I read how the N-Joy could disappoint and wanted to get something that had a better reputation. We both ended up with 808's and off cigarettes. I told my son about e-cigs and he ordered a Joye Ego. I am not finished yet! Just getting started spreading the joy of vaping....Yes, it feels good!
  7. Full-Otto

    Full-Otto Full Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    Kansas City, KS
    I am finding it just as exciting helping others as it was for me starting out. Once I got vaping full-time, my wife started replacing some of her daily analogs, then my daughter, then my wife's co-worker and her husband, then our neighbor's daughter. Next step is building madvapes DIY boxmods for my sister and sis-in-law birthdays. Sis-in-Law is currently using my old Blu, and it won't get the job done. How else can I spend less than $40, and help change someone's life.

    I have turned into a no-pressure vaping evangelist. I wouldn't pester anyone, but Lord help you if you ask me about the weird little box in my hand. I will bore you to tears telling you all about it...


  8. HippyJeepChick

    HippyJeepChick Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 28, 2011
    Sugar Land, Texas
    A couple we are friends with came over last weekend. My husband and I went over all the info with them about atomizers, cartomizers, cartridges and everything else. We have some Egos, couple of 510's, Darwin and a 5v box mod. We sat down with them at the kitchen table with all of our juices and PV's and had a little vape session. They loved it! She really was satisfied with vaping with the 510 and the size of it and he liked the Darwin. Since then they have ordered some juices, cartomizers, and atomizers and are waiting for that to come in the mail.

    They came over today and we had another vape session and gave them some of our juices we didn't care for. We gave them the two 510's and they are borrowing the 5v box mod so they have a PV to vape with until they decided what PV they wanted to buy. They didn't smoke one cigarette while they were here today! I'm pretty sure they are on their way to being analog free. :)
  9. Gracchus Grey

    Gracchus Grey Moved On

    Mar 12, 2011
    Southern California
    I just show up places and answer questions. Then, suddenly, I get text messages saying people have bought cheap ....ty e-cig kits from headshops. Some actually manage to quit. It's not all bad
  10. UntamedRose

    UntamedRose PV Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 23, 2010
    Homeish now
    Actually ya I have a lot of fun with it.
    Helped a lot of friends but I've got a special list of em...the friends who smoked in high school b/c of me 0o
    I had the hook up and was always able to buy em, so I helped a lot of em out getting their fix.(should probably mention I was a minor at the time too)
    Gotten all of them to quit with ecigs...minus one she's being stubborn.

    Folks complain about it, but I like hanging in the smoke pits....just about ever time I'll have someone ask. Good feeling when you run into them again in a few weeks and they are puffing on a 510.
  11. FatBill

    FatBill Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2011
    I'm up to 23 people switched to vaping. Liberty Flights better start showing me some love....
  12. Sassyonemeis

    Sassyonemeis Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2011
    Albany NY
    I am at 8 converts, and yes it does feel so good to help save someone from tobacco cigarettes. And yeah, I agree with LF should show some love LOL but in all honesty, I'm just glad LF is there for all of us. They are an awesome company to deal with and sell kits at a very fair price.
  13. FatBill

    FatBill Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2011
    Totally agree with you Sassy. Its nice to recommend a company to someone and to know they will be taken care of. Big thanks to LF.
  14. Doberz

    Doberz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 19, 2010
    NW Indiana
    I've shown tons of people my e-cigs. They act all amazed, have me write down websites, then never get them... lol
  15. Cranston McCloud

    Cranston McCloud Senior Member ECF Veteran

    All of the people I have introduced to this wonderful smoke free world have been very appreciative. They all admit that they feel better, get their taste buds back and are saving money.
    I have only had one tough sale. My own wife. She doesn't like my 1000mAh eGo. Says it's too big and wants something that looks like a real cigarette. She also has a problem with my preferred nicotine level, (too strong for her). I purchased some lower nic juice in flavors that she likes and may just have her convinced that a big batt unit is the way to go. I was hoping to hand the eGo over to her and get me a pretty mod. If I can get her off the analogs, I will be willing to hold onto my eGo and get her that mod of her choice first. Save the marriage! Save money! Save a life! Win Win Win.
  16. Sandybeach40

    Sandybeach40 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2010
    Its a tuff sale for sure. Most people are happy where they are and most think Ecigs are a joke. Alot of people who are standing with me outside smoking while I vape and converse tell me they are going to try chantex and the patch even though I'm standing there a 1 year free from tobacco telling them this works. They think because I'm still using it, it must not work to help you quit. And because it produces something that looks like smoke it must be just as bad for your health or even worse. I tell them that I never intended on quiting smoking and that wasn't my goal from the start. I tell them I choose to vape for the nicotine and If it was my goal to quit I could go down to a lower nicotine and be vapor free in weeks.

    When they ask me about the health related risks I am upfront with them and honest. I tell them that there have been no studies that can say that vaping is a safer alternative than tobacco smoke.
    Although many people would agree that it couldn't be worse.

    Then I tell them to take a simple challenge. I ask them to go into my closet and chain smoke a pack of cigarettes before coming out for air. The usual response will be your crazy that would kill you. Well thats probably true but not for vapor. I tell them about the tar and the 4 thousand chemicals in a analog. Even with all that most people just dont care or are far far to addicted to analogs. Even though I had been smoking a pack a day for about 18 years before I quit they somehow must think they are far more addicted to analogs than I ever was.
  17. TNT

    TNT Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    York, PA
    I've never personally converted anybody. But these things are rapidly catching on where I work -- over 20 so far -- and a lot of that's because people see so many vapers and listen to our stories. You know, three of us will be vaping during a break and a smoker hears us saying, "I'm three months without a cigarette." "I'm at seven weeks." "I'm only at two weeks, but I never imagined it would be so easy to go two weeks." You get the idea.
  18. mylose64

    mylose64 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 18, 2011
    Savannah, GA
    Just got my friend into it. I was surprised she was so interested in it.

    I got a call friday asking how to buy one and blah blah blah blah.

    I told her to go to liberty flights blah blah blah.

    And now she's happy. She got it monday and is loving it.
  19. MickeyRat

    MickeyRat Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2011
    Hickory, NC
    Actually, I have an old friend in Houston that started emailing me about it when I mentioned it on my FaceBook page. He's had a run in with cancer. In remission at the moment. He still hasn't quit. He's got reason to be motivated and I'm glad I got to steer him away from all the junk people are selling. His stuff is on order. I hope it helps him.
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