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Cheapest mail order ego type battery's?

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  1. Top Hat

    Top Hat Full Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    SW Ohio
    Where can I find low cost ego type battery's?
    I ordered some from Fasttech and they do not work.
    Vape pen type.
     
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  2. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Sometimes you get what you pay for. Cheap does not usually equate to quality. If you can reasonably afford it, why not purchase from a reputable vendor that sells authentic brand name eGo batteries such as the Vision Spinner. You may pay a little more, but at least you'll receive a product that is warrantied and more likely to work. Buying generic off brand batteries from questionable sources is always at the buyer's risk.

    I like ordering from Electronic Cigarette | E Cigarette | myvaporstore. I've used this vendor for several years and never had issues. Reputable vendor, wide selection variety, authentic brand names, competitive pricing, usually in stock and if not in stock it will be in a few days.
     
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  3. bwh79

    bwh79 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2014
    Oregon
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  4. Top Hat

    Top Hat Full Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    SW Ohio
    $25.49 per battery shipped is more than a little more (Vision Spinner).
    I am just looking for a reasonable priced mail order Battery suppler.
     
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  5. Top Hat

    Top Hat Full Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    SW Ohio
    My authentic Battery's do not work. Fasttech tells me to send a picture of the Battery's, I did. Now they say send a video of the Battery's that do not work. Its clear to me they are giving me the runaround.
     
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  6. score69

    score69 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 28, 2015
    Athens, GA, USA
    Are these even currently being manufactured? Just asking?

    If not, how old are current stock and how long have they been sitting around. Batteries do age, even when they aren't used.

    Maybe that's why they don't work?

    I have some brand new in box from years back that won't hold a charge for squat.
     
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  7. score69

    score69 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 28, 2015
    Athens, GA, USA
    Also, most place will ask you for a video to show the malfunction. I wouldn't say they are giving you the run around.

    However, not sure I would want replacements either, especially if you bought several and none of them work.
     
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  8. Top Hat

    Top Hat Full Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    SW Ohio
    Thats the exact question that I asked them in my last email to them "How long have they been sitting around in the warehouse". No reply yet.
     
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  9. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    I'm fully aware that FT sells authentic brand name items. They are always labeled "authentic". Off brand or generic items are labeled "similar to" or "XXXX - like".

    OP has already ordered from FT, was disappointed in the product and believes he is getting the run around. He's not likely to purchase from them again.

    @Top Hat, as I said before you usually get what you pay for. A reputable store like My Vapor store in the US may charge a little more than some mail order suppliers, but at least your items are guaranteed with a money back or replacement warranty provided, and you don't have to wait weeks for delivery. A lot of online suppliers sell counterfeit or generic items which may or may not work. Reputable suppliers like My Vapor Store purchase authentic items directly from the manufacturers. The risk of being disappointed is nearly nonexistant.
     
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  10. RigBick

    RigBick Senior Member

    Mar 29, 2018
    Clearwater, Fl
    Simular issue with FT here. Not batteries but a faulty product. Anyway the put me through the picture-video thing. When they were satisfied they made it right. Took a little while and they sent replacements. I believe them to be about the best slow boat available.
     
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  11. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Ego Spinners by Vision are still prominantly displayed on the manufacturer's website.

    Heavily discounted batteries on most online websites are probably "old stock" that the vendor wishes to move quickly. If the price looks too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true. Caveat emptor - Wikipedia
     
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  12. Uncle Willie

    Uncle Willie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Knock offs or not, when I need a couple, I turn to ::

    vision spinner 2 battery | eBay

    From USA sellers .. never had any real issues, and, for what they sell for, if you get a year out of it, it's still a great deal ..

    Using one right now
     
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  13. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Well I wouldn't give up or necessarily say they are giving you the runaround, but I'm also not ENTIRELY sure the replacements will be better (I mean, I guess they MAY be?) I would ask for refund rather than replacement if you don't want to deal with them further and etc. but I'm fairly 100% certain that like, they were/are authentic if they were labeled as such, it's just that you run into these kinds of issues when dealing with obsolete, outdated equipment. There are probably higher cost vendors who manufacture something similar (and younger) but yes you will have to pay for the privilege.

    So my question is, given that yes, you will be paying more for obsolete equipment that you don't know how old it is, don't know how long it has been sitting and will one day die on you anyway, is there a reason you might not want to broaden your horizons a bit?

    I mean, you may most certainly have reasons but if you are buying ego style batteries from any vendor at any price, you may have continued problems, it may die on you (fairly early even but outside the warranty period) so is there a specific reason you think this is the way to go, other than habit, (and habits can be changed) or is this just your first type of vaping setup and you never branched out from it?

    Because, you can certainly branch out from it. If you want.

    Anna
     
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  14. jandrew

    jandrew Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    Winnipeg
    How aren't they working? 5-clicks doesn't turn them on? They light up but won't fire an atomizer (and you tried a few atomizers)? They won't charge?

    It isn't uncommon for places like FT to ask for video demonstrating non-functionality, and shouldn't be too hard to provide one.
     
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  15. Top Hat

    Top Hat Full Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    SW Ohio
    Thanks, that's probably my next option.
     
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  16. Uncle Willie

    Uncle Willie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Buy from a USA seller .. the BS "Video" proof these China folks demand if there is an issue is a hassle and more trouble than it's worth .. I've never had a USA seller demand a video if a product is not right ..
     
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  17. Top Hat

    Top Hat Full Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    SW Ohio
    One is completely dead, one charges for a few mins. then when you try to use it it flashes two times like it needs charging. tried different atomizers.
     
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  18. Uncle Willie

    Uncle Willie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Since you've got nothing to lose anyway, try gently prying up the recessed round middle contact inside .. gently .. with a sharp object that will fit in there .. it may need to be slightly higher in order to make a good connection ..
     
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  19. Top Hat

    Top Hat Full Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    SW Ohio
    Tried that. Its like when you press the button without the atty it looks like it will work, then when you screw the atty on and press it blinks two times.
     
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  20. Uncle Willie

    Uncle Willie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Pry it higher .. YMMV ..
     

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