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Discussion in 'VIP - Vaping in Phoenix' started by Hellen A. Handbasket, May 13, 2009.

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  1. SS109

    SS109 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 26, 2009
    Marana, AZ - USA
    Hello all! I really doubt there will ever be a Tucson group so is OK to join up with you "Northerners"? ;)

    Anyways, I was introduced to vaping by some coworkers so I'm new to vaping in general. I have only tried two different models. One from Smoke51 and another (the better of the two IMO) from the E-Smoke Stop. Both were pretty cool and really peaked my interest on the whole concept. While doing research on the subject I found this excellent forum and joined. I ended up ordering from Blu and I'm waiting for it to arrive now.

    About me. I'm pushing 40 and have been smoking continously since I was 15yo. I am normally a pack a day smoker but with stress and such it can jump to 1.5 to 2 packs a day. Now, 20+ years later, I'm really starting to feel the effect it is having on my body. I have tried to quit many times but just can't seem to get over the hump so to speak. I'm hoping a PV can help get me off of them for good.
     
  2. Hellen A. Handbasket

    Hellen A. Handbasket Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hey SS! Glad you found VIP. All Zonies are welcome in this forum!!

    Hang in there with the e-cigs! Many of us have quit using tobacco with them (I'm just over 2 months). ECF is a great place to get tips and support. Feel free to start new threads here on VIP. Don't hesitate to ask questions here too, as the VIP members are really helpful.

    RadioKaos (Aroma E-Juice, an AZ based Supplier Aroma E-Juice : Home 20% off grand opening coupon code: "Grand") is planning a get together in the Scottsdale area soon and will have e-juice samples to check out. Date and place hasn't been set yet. The information is currently being posted in the first thread where AZ people started getting together (VIP is pretty new) at the US E-Smokers forum here: http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/us-e-smokers/10275-anyone-arizona.html Stop in there (you have to join the US forum first) and say Hi.

    Don't hesitate to PM me if I can answer any questions.
    Vicky
     
  3. DisMan

    DisMan Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2008
    I won't be looking in that thread...tell the Arizona folks to get their AZ @$$3$ into this forum. Especially if there is a Phoenix supplier offering 30mL @ $20.00 prices. Hell, I could come to that first get together with $100.00 in my pocket....but I wouldn't know about that get together unless the AZ people were in the AZ forum.

    I prefer having our own forum over our own thread, damnit.
     
  4. BBanshee

    BBanshee Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I lived in phoenix for 4 years before going to florida for school (I still come back to AZ every break I can and plan to move back when I graduate, its my home now) and I can't say it enough about how happy I am a vaping group is here!
     
  5. emsmom

    emsmom Moved On ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2009
    Arizona
    Hi Gary,
    I have made a couple of mods. NicoWolf basically walked me through the process, answering all my dumb questions. And believe me, there is no one who is more electronically challenged than I am! Really is not that hard to do. Have been vaping away on these babies for about a month now and they are great! I made one for my son too and it is his primary vape. Puts out about the same amount of vapor as the cigar does and flavor is great. If you need any help, I will do my best to answer any questions. I am still debating about trying MadDogs mod. Seems the space to work in is a lot more limited and my eyes just aren't what they used to be!
     
  6. SS109

    SS109 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 26, 2009
    Marana, AZ - USA
    Hellen, thanks for the welcome. I will be sure to check out the GTG even though those Zonies should be in here. ;)
     
  7. speedracer

    speedracer Full Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Hello:

    I'm a newbie so please be gentle. I'm in Tempe, and started vaping about 3 weeks ago. I'm excited to see that there are other members from Phoenix. I own a super mini, and a 901. For the last 3 weeks I was going through cartridges like crazy and realized I need to learn how to refill my cartridges. I want to try out the local member Hellen mentioned but I'm not sure what flavors to try. Also I'm not sure what dosage I should get. It sounds like Aorma juice is good. I think I migh try there cola, but don't know what other flavors to get. I'm guessing a bottle can last you a week but I'm not sure?
     
  8. Hellen A. Handbasket

    Hellen A. Handbasket Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hey Banshee and Speedracer! Welcome to the VIP Room, LOL! Don't hesitate to start new VIP Threads or ask questions. Helpful group this motley crew is!

    @EmsMom - I wanna learn that! I'm soooo impressed you are doing Mods. I have no real electrical skills (though it's me not hubby who fixes everything around here, so bet I could learn quick!). Do you wanna do a Martha Stewart like demo in person some day for the AZ ladies? :D

    @Banshee - When are you coming home next? Let us know. What area of Phoenix do you usually stay in?

    @Speedracer - I've sending you a Private Message about e-liquids.

    Yep, it's confusing at first. We'll get you to the right areas in the forum and help you to NOT make the mistakes we all did, LOL. I've only been doing this since January (my crappy Smoking Everywhere 1st e-cig mistake, ha). The ECF will get you going quickly!! Tons of helpful info. and helpful people!
     
  9. desrtrat

    desrtrat Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Hi Speed. Welcome! The cola flavor from Aroma E-Juice has been my favorite so far, but I also really like the Apple and Marbro flavors. Jerry is a super nice guy who will answer all your questions and let you sample several juices so you don't have to worry about getting a flavor you don't like...well, at least he did that for me. I don't know if that's a standard service he offers or not, but I have a feeling if he has the time and your willing to go to meet him, he doesn't seem to have a problem with it. For me, I like the convenience of a local supplier that I can pick up from. His prices are good too.
     
  10. Gswan

    Gswan Full Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2009
    Gilbert, AZ.
    Nice mods emsmom!!. I should be getting my batteries from DealX. soon so I can get to work on my stuff. Actually I had a working flashlight mod w/two cr123s but it got too hot and failed so I'm working on that with one 123 or one 18650. I will soon have the parts and batts for a Nicostick type mod as well.
     
  11. Gswan

    Gswan Full Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2009
    Gilbert, AZ.
    Hey Vicky, Thanks for the heads up on the Aroma E-Juice coupon. Just read that post here at work (VA Hospital in Phoenix) and ordered two 30 ml bottles!!!.
     
  12. Gswan

    Gswan Full Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2009
    Gilbert, AZ.
    Had to change my avitar. It's kind of how I look when I'm vapin this 36mg juice all night at work!
     
  13. DisMan

    DisMan Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2008
    Welcome all! This is how it should be! Us zoners just hangin' around...in air conditioned buildings. ;)
     
  14. BBanshee

    BBanshee Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Hey there Hellen I will be home on the 28th till the 5th. Small break but I go to a fast college lol. Either way when I am home I stay in Tempe right off of Baseline Rd. Any good local shops in the area to get liquid or accessories?
     
  15. speedracer

    speedracer Full Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Desrtrat and Hellen thanks for the help.

    I'm meeting Jerry today and will let you know how it goes. He is brining Apple and Marlbro along with some other flavors to try. I will report back later today wiht after I try his juice. I cant wait to meet everyone.
     
  16. Hellen A. Handbasket

    Hellen A. Handbasket Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Speaking of Rockin' Juice Deals!

    I've just posted on the Bulletin Board at VIP some great news (and it is only for VIPers!)... check it out when you have a minute here http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/groups/vip-vaping-phoenix.html See the thread "Sell your e-cig stuff Locally/Arizona Suppliers" :D.
    (Note: Bulletin Board posts of the Social Group forum are not broadcast into the ECF, so you'll have to remember to go look there for messages on occasion).

    BTW, If you have something to sell/trade/want locally, you can always post in that Bulletin Board thread (just don't get all spammy, ha). It seemed to work out well for ArizonaVapin and the new AZ owner of his orphaned e-cig!! I was sorry I missed it! :shock:
     
  17. Hellen A. Handbasket

    Hellen A. Handbasket Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    It's highly possible that we all could be meeting around then! Regardless, if you'll keep us updated about when you are coming in, I'd bet that some of us would love to be able to meet up with you if you have time when you are in town!

    For local Suppliers, see the bulletin board thread at the VIP Social Group Discussion area with local for sale stuff. There are Suppliers for e-liquid in Tempe and in Phoenix/Scottsdale. Their info. is there with links.:D

    As for where to buy an e-cig. - depends on what you want. What kind of e-cig are you using now? There are 2 companies in Scottsdale. Njoy and Crown7 (no storefront, but their offices are in Scottsdale.). You can email them from their websites. From what I have read, they have allowed local pick up in the past. They're both a tad pricey but if in a real pinch, I'd probably go get one. Lots of good e-cigs are available for less and are easy to find on ECF in the Suppliers forum.
     
  18. desrtrat

    desrtrat Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Excellent! And great idea about the "Swap meet" thread (for lack of a better description haha) Helen. I picked up ArizonaVapin's kissbox..and I'm loving it haha. He's also a super cool guy. Hope we can get that get together scheduled sometime.
     
  19. Hellen A. Handbasket

    Hellen A. Handbasket Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hey Dis...
    There is a problemo with Suppliers joining Social Group Forums:mad:... so we need to keep US E-Smoker area updated (for now) too. Suppliers can't even access VIP threads to just READ the threads (nevermind they can't join/post). Good grief!

    At some point, SJ determined that they shouldn't have access to social groups, but I've PMed Lu and SJ and I'm trying to sway them to change this (it isn't in the Suppliers rules... they can post everywhere but New Member Forum and other Supplier's forums).

    So... be patient, and keep that area updated too? At some point, we'll abandon that thread and all move here.;)
     
  20. DisMan

    DisMan Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2008
    SJ needs to fix the root cause. With vBulletin, you can select a primary group and several secondary groups. I'm sure there's a way. Discrimination should not be practiced. If you have a supplier breaking the rules, ban the supplier, don't "fix the rules".

    It's like when some people in the office are late to work...don't send an email out to everybody reiterating the rules...no, deal with the people being late.
     
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