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  1. bfrie

    bfrie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    anyone else find it odd that ecig town is located inside a tobacco shop, therefore their #1 source of income is cigarettes? i mean it could be a good spot to get people to make the switch i guess.
     
  2. jamie

    jamie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 3, 2008
    USA
    Not really. I've asked many tobacco stores to stock ecig and other reduced harm products (including Sarah's when it was under other ownership). I was making those requests even before I quit. It makes it a lot easier to try a variety of alternative products if you have a convenient and familiar place to buy them - even before the PACT act - and most smokers think about quitting for a long time before (if) they even try.

    It also shows some business smarts to broaden ones customer base, esp. if your traditional market is shrinking.
     
  3. Walker843

    Walker843 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2013
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    I found another couple of shops up in my neck of the woods for the list.

    Twin City Vaping https://www.facebook.com/pages/Twin-City-Vaping/183189555179470

    Located at 12076 Central Avenue NE in Blaine. I stopped in here today, great bunch of folks. They carry the Hell's Vapor e-juice line, and have a nice selection of batteries.

    Infinite Vapor https://www.facebook.com/InfiniteVapor

    Located at 79 85th Avenue NW in Coon Rapids. I have not been here yet, just stumbled on their Facebook page. Will be stopping in very soon. It also looks like they may have a store in Brainerd.
     
  4. bfrie

    bfrie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    i wish it would let me update the first post
     
  5. VikingQueen

    VikingQueen Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2013
    Minnesota
    We don't have much on the east side (I'm in Stillwater). I think there is a Smokeless Image at Maplewood Mall (probably a kiosk) but that is it. I was able to go to our local tobacco shop (where I purchased all my cigarettes) and they had eGo-T kits. More expensive than online, but I figured for a starter set, I'd get them. After purchasing that set about a week ago, they just started carrying Simply Vapour liquid (a MN company).

    I'm looking at purchasing (online) from Vermillion River since they are local. Probably get the next step up kit and a sampler of juices. If anyone knows of a brick & mortar on the east side, let me know!
     
  6. bfrie

    bfrie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I can tell you that you may be seeing a smokeless smoking b & m in Woodbury in the coming months ;)

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  7. Walker843

    Walker843 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2013
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    After some digging, it appears that Hells Vapor is also a local juice maker. Both online and the 2 b&m that carry it sell 15ml for $14.99, so it's a little more expensive than the average. I'm going to pick up a bottle soon to see if it's worth the extra.

    If you get a chance, VikingQueen, stop at the Vermillion River store. You can sample all their flavors, and the folks there are so nice! They also had a basket of pre-bottled juices on sale. I picked up a 30ml of the Kentucky Maplewood for about $10.

    bfrie, that's great news about another b&m! More competition and better selection is a win/win for us, the customers! :)
     
  8. bfrie

    bfrie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I like Minnesota because for the most part all of the stores get along (minus two of them) so their isn't actually"competition"

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  9. jamie

    jamie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'd like it better if any of them promoted or supported CASAA or flyered on anti-vaping legislation. I can see why kiosks don't do it but the stores should.
     
  10. bfrie

    bfrie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You should bring it up at the stores, that's actually a really great Idea

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  11. Walker843

    Walker843 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2013
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    There may not be "competition" in the context that I think you are using it in. But I'm sure there is the normal business type of competition, as I'm sure that each shop would like to have the customers that are spending their money somewhere else. And they, over time, will do things to try and get those customers :)
     
  12. bfrie

    bfrie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nah the owners of the most established stores are all friends. We send people to vermilion all the time

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  13. Walker843

    Walker843 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2013
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ok. I'll take your word for it. Since you are in the know, I will defer to you on this. :)
     
  14. bfrie

    bfrie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Well you may be right with all of these new stores popping up however

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  15. Walker843

    Walker843 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2013
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    I have another couple. These are in St Cloud, and I think both have just opened. I haven't been to either yet, but since I'm there a couple days a week on business, you can bet I'll be stopping in!

    Megavapes
    822 West Saint Germaine St
    St. Cloud, MN 56301
    Ph: 320-253-3532

    E-Cig Emporium
    202 Waite Ave South
    St. Cloud, MN 56301
     
  16. djc5581

    djc5581 Full Member Verified Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    Eagan, MN, USA
  17. rem700

    rem700 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2011
    Mn
    Blaine area sorry I don't have names or addresses.

    Northtown area in the strip mall by Target

    Another popped up just north of 99th and Hwy 65 east side.
     
  18. djc5581

    djc5581 Full Member Verified Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    Eagan, MN, USA
    Noticed a new one in Lakeville...

    E-Puff i think it was called. Its on 160th and Ipava, next to Studio Bodair salon
     
  19. thatwierdguy

    thatwierdguy Full Member

    Oct 12, 2013
    Minneapolis
    OK, I'll have to edit this later to be more accurate and specific, but I thought I should mention: (in the Mpls/Richfield area, these aren't e-cig dedicated shops, but they now carry some e-liquids)

    Golden Tobacco in the Hub shopping center has some cigalikes and e-liquids-possibly more hardware, I'll look more closely when I can take the time there.

    Know Name Records (60th and-I believe-Portland, across the street from the SA and Dairy Queen) started selling e-liquids about a month ago, 90-95% one brand and the remainder is a small variety. Prices seem pretty good for the most part.

    Again, I can edit this when I can get a closer look and take some notes, but if you're in the area...
     
  20. todd0864

    todd0864 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 10, 2013
    USA
    Hi everyone. With all the local shops around it can still be hit or miss for a quality juice. I'll give a shout out to a couple of my all day vapes. 503 Pomegranate from Smokeless Smoking and Jolly Grape from Vermillion River ejuice. Both are excellent and don't need steeping. In my short experience I've noticed that most juices I've tried have that little touch of chemical taste or something and I just don't like to vape them for more than a few minutes. But those 2 I mentioned are just awesome. If you like fruity flavors, do yourself a favor and check them out.


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