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Beware of Dinosaurs (T-Rex)

Discussion in 'Standard E-Cigarette Reviews' started by coho72, Jun 3, 2010.

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  1. coho72

    coho72 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2010
    Boston
    After a whole lot of hoopla being made about the new T-Rex E-Cig , I finally got mine and I've had a few days to put it through it's paces. The first thing that struck me was , how could they build something that looked so nice , so badly? First the box that it comes in , is great. It's a magnatized box that displays the dino like a diamond on black velvet. It starts to go south after you start removing all your components. The charger is about the cheapest cheesiest thing ever! It is basically a usb cable with an adapter on one end that you screw the t-rex into , the Usb end can plug into your computer or a 10cent wall plug that they throw in. The problem is , it won't charge your T-Rex after 3 days and after much investigation I have figured out the problem if anyone has one of these nits and they need help with the charger PM me and I'll explain it and the cure. Ok , after that and before I figured out how to get that charger to actually charge my Rex , I was using my old tornado charger to get it done and I noticed that it was crooked while it was in the charger? I took it off and sure as hell the battery would move all around in the shell of itself. After further investigation , I found that it would actually come right apart with very little force.. Sure enough , there wasn't even any glue or sealent holding the whole thing together , it's just kind of shoved into the shell. By this time you can see what junk this is , so I should even have to get into battery life and all that jazz. If you bought one of these , by now you are sorry if you are going to buy one of these , you will be. Even the pre-filled carts that come with this are so disgusting , if I gave you $20 I don't think you could get through the whole thing without getting sick. If anyone needs any help or advice because they are dealing with this headache , I will try and help , just shoot me a message.
     
  2. dumkopf

    dumkopf Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2010
    richmond, VA
    this doesnt sound promising, i just ordered a Maxx, which i looks to be the same thing as the t-rex, hope i have better results than you had. dont want my first PV to piss me off so bad i go back to analogs...
     
  3. Kirssstens

    Kirssstens Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 1, 2010
    Thodeepught
    So, are you able to return it?

    You know, I have to say, I always appreciate a good negative review.
     
  4. HoPeFuLLL

    HoPeFuLLL Moved On

    May 19, 2010
    Perth Australia
    I trust my Riva.....
     
  5. jiff

    jiff Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2009
    Arizona
    At least your t-rex didn't try to eat you...
     
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  7. kalojado

    kalojado Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 2, 2009
    Dayton, Ohio Area
    What company makes the t-rex? Never heard of it, and would like to see it...
     
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  10. VapoMonkey

    VapoMonkey Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 21, 2010
    Queens NYC
  11. NCC

    NCC Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Fla Panhandle, USA
    Thanks for the link VapoMonkey. Until I saw the photo, I had no clue that it was an eGo knockoff which was being discussed. Although I've got a Tornado, it hasn't fallen apart. And, I'll likely buy batteries from Janty in the future, as I have in the past. No T-Rex for me.
     
  12. Fedor

    Fedor Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 23, 2008
    I got my Maxx today and i have no idea if they are the same as the trex.

    To assure dumkopf, i have not had any issues with it and it performs like a champ! No regrets whatsoever.

    There are still cheaper and better alternatives to the ego that performs just as well, if not better!

    The stainless steel buttons are much better over the plastic ones of the ego and Riva imo.

    A point to ponder over the t-rex: Which one do you prefer? A sticky button or a glue issue that even a kid can fix?

    I note once again that i do not have a t-rex and i do not know if it is the same as what i have.
     
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  14. ab357

    ab357 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2010
    Chgo., IL.

    Hum... only four posts on the entire forum and they're plugging an e-cig model and specific seller.

    Sure you shouldn't register as a supplier?
     
  15. jiff

    jiff Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2009
    Arizona
    Not a supplier. Either an affiliate or a severe fanboy.:p
     
  16. ab357

    ab357 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2010
    Chgo., IL.
    Has to be one of the two.:D
     
  17. ab357

    ab357 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2010
    Chgo., IL.

    I see the store is also in Hawaii so they're neighbors!:laugh:
     
  18. jiff

    jiff Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2009
    Arizona
    Four posts... join date the day of this thread... ALL about one supplier and a product the supplier offers... Coincidence?
     
  19. dumkopf

    dumkopf Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2010
    richmond, VA
    Thanks Fedor! I'm still waiting for mine to arrive, now that i've pulled the trigger on the e-cig im ready to be DONE with analogs. i should have just payed the extra few bucks to get in from a supplier in the US in a couple of days. hopefully it wont take too much longer from china. Did you get your Maxx from absolutelyecigs? shipping time if you did?
     
  20. Fedor

    Fedor Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 23, 2008
    Yes, i got it from absolutelyecigs and i'm a big fanboy. Until now, i cannot be certain that the Maxx and Trex is the same. It doesn't really matter to me though cos i'm liking it very much.

    Actually, ordering from China under normal circumstances would take about 7 days or so. If you bulk up your order, you will see major differences in price.

    Waiting for you to join the club!
     
  21. Scottbee

    Scottbee Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2009
    Okauchee Lake, WI
    I received my Maxx today. Although I have no initial complaints about quality, I am very, very disappointed with the unit. The hype and pseudo-advertising had led me to believe that these were true 3.7V devices. They are not.. they are the same 3.1-3.2 effective volt design that is used by the "competition" (eGo/Tornado/Riva/etc..).

    Certainly usable... but not at all what I was hoping for.
     
  22. dumkopf

    dumkopf Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2010
    richmond, VA
    Thanks Fedor! i'll be looking for your full review in a few days. if you are a big fanboy of absolutelyecigs, and the Maxx does turn out to be a t-rex and have the defects (hoping it wont, fingers crossed) how good is absoecigs at returns?
     
  23. dumkopf

    dumkopf Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2010
    richmond, VA
    Scottsbee, you didnt notice loose batteries or anything in build quality to lead you to believe it is of lesser quality than the ego/tornado etc... or any of the "defects" some suppliers are claiming with the t-rex?
     
  24. Fedor

    Fedor Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 23, 2008
    I don't know the voltage of the battery but the unit certainly works exceptionally well for me. Therefore, it doesn't really matter to me.

    For me, the better button and pricing itself makes this a better model.

    As for returns, its basically the same as everyone else. There is no return policy or refund. However, you can return parts for replacements. If you don't wanna return the parts, they will replace parts together in your next order as long as it is a genuine case. No returns needed.
     
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