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Nicoticket returning?

Discussion in 'Nicoticket' started by renorat, Aug 11, 2017.

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  1. navigator2011

    navigator2011 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 6, 2013
    Fullerton, CA, USA
    You know what? I agree with what you're saying. I really do hope everything works out for him and for NT. I didn't like that he posted dumping A LOT of juice in the garbage when so many were in desperate need, but I wish him no ill will--only success. But still, I'm not so sure I'll be buying.

    I don't remember if it was $15,000 or 15,000 bottles, but it was a fat lot of juice that could have been donated to vapers in need. Just my opinion, I suppose ...
     
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  2. Burnie

    Burnie The Bug Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2009
    Sunny Florida
    Just for those that don't know, here is what was said (I looked it up)

    With this statement, he gave everyone hope that he would give out his recipes, but he knew it would not happen. NO liquidation sale sells EVERYTHING in stock, and he knew that it would not happen. It was a ploy to get everyone buying all they could afford to buy, with the HOPE he would release them, which he never intended to do in the first place, IMHO

    Like I said, he KNEW all the inventory would not sell, it NEVER does in a liquidation sale. Yes he had Decided, he never intended to give out his recipes in the first place. My comments are all JMHO

    Take what was said, and do what you want, but I personally will not buy any more e-liquid from him.
     
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  3. Vchick

    Vchick PIF Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2010
    NE Ohio
    When I went back and looked up some old posts he did post this back on 11/20/16:

    "The plan is to create a DIY community and preserve our legacy bro. I want to give the recipes back to the people whom have been so instrumental to the total transformation of my life. The time is right for change for me -- I really want to use the degree I earned and go back to counseling. I miss helping people in that regard -- I'd do it for free."

    On fb said posted up a recipe for Got cookie on ecf around 12/2016, but nothing to be found.

    I find this all sad & disturbing. Having a degree in counseling, talking in riddles, posting up employment positions. I suppose it's good that he's talking out loud...
     
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  4. LMS62

    LMS62 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2014
    Mesa, AZ
    This company/owner comes across as pretty shady.
     
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  5. empteeteacup

    empteeteacup Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    Ya'll need to calm the eff down and stop stop hating on him. He was nothing but helpful to me when I first started using Nicoticket, and he genuinely wants to be part of the community. If you've never had a relative or someone you're close to be ill or die suddenly, you don't know how much that crap tears you up inside and messes with your head. As for production, i
    I'd like to know exactly how many of the juice vendors out there have completely sterile labs and produce in immaculately clean conditions. I'm betting not many, especially the budget ones who rent out warehouse space for a month or whatever to produce their juice, or just do it in their homes. Also, didn't we all freak out when the FDA released the regs? Like, "It's the end of the world" type scenarios? I personally don't blame him for cutting his losses and closing up shop. Having a small business is extremely time consuming and expensive, even when the government isn't breathing down your neck.

    Jesus. Maybe get back to the original discussion, and keep hateful comments to yourself? If you don't like it, vote with your dollar, don't buy it, and move on with your lives.
     
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  6. Just Me

    Just Me Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2010
    @empteeteacup, I don't have a dog in this fight, because I've never bought nor tried any of his eliquid. However, most of the people here, including me, seem to notice "red flags" in his business model and personal impression. I don't think there is "hating" going on, since most people seemed to love his products. It's just the shifty way things are turning out that makes people leery. And I would be one of those people if I had been a previous fan.

    But, of course, everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion.
     
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  7. Skeebo

    Skeebo Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Trust me, he'll never get over the passing of his mom, eighteen years later I still think of mine almost everyday, as well as my son I lost in 2008. Nobody here is "hating" on him for that. The 2014 and 2015 forum awards fiasco occurred long before his loss. Nicoticket's practice of slanting the results were pretty obvious and is the primary reason it's no longer held. His supporters were pretty vocal then, and it helped ruin a great way for many new people to see what juice, in particular categories (ie flavor, NET, etc..), were liked by others. As far as Nicoticket was concerned they were tops in all categories.

    You have to understand, on a public forum, while his supporters of his practices have their voice, his detractors have the same.

    If there is one thing I have learned in my four years of vaping is that my favorite juice is not the greatest in the world, and I should not push it on you all like it is. What I like might be despised by everyone here. In Nicoticket's case and business model taste was not subjective.

    As a person, I hope he gets it together.
     
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  8. Ladiekali

    Ladiekali Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2013
    Coastal Georgia
    there is something wrong with the guy. I've been on his fb group forever it seems..... almost weekly at one time, promises of either recipes or juice release.

    His clean room is a closet with juice in home depot buckets.. posted on his facebook. he claims the buckets are sanitized, but why?? why not use the white food grade buckets sold at Home depot? I have seen no evidence of a clean room, or even a clean kitchen.

    i remember he made a post here titled something like nicoticket recipes.. and it was for food.. i found that to be mean and an attempt to have control.

    i believe it to be a control issue. Likes the glamour he probably feels he has a celebrity status as he still posts winning the best juice across the board on ecf.

    he made lots of empty promises and liked to say things to make you like him. he promised me humming bird was coming back out soon (my favorite nicoticket flavor) that was in 2015 i think. occasionally i would message him and ask if that flavor is dead and he'd reply it's going to be rereleased next month... it's now 2018.

    as far as him being a counselor.. one it doesn't take much to be a counselor. Two.. just because you read it on the internet doesn't make it true.

    I have found that watching him comment online via fb he is very unstable mentally and i find it hard to believe he was a counselor. Some ramblings are incoherent, drunk? mental crisis? i'm not sure.

    Also can some one tell him to put a shirt on in his profile pic on fb... very unprofessional for a so called professional.

    with all that said, the guy had a good thing. juice was good. I still have a lot of flavors as most were 50/50 and i've moved on to high vg. He tried to make every one feel special.. like a close friend.

    my image that he has left me with...
    some fat hairy shirtless old dude, mixing juice in a pantry closet. Occasionally picking his nose while sipping on a can of natural ice beer.

    that is not the image i had of him back in say 2016. Very sad to watch him go down hill.
    maybe he will get his act together.

    but he has surely reminded me... people can say they are anything and we believe it.
     
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  9. MattyRetro

    MattyRetro Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    It was mostly 18mg juice. He couldn’t do much with it in today’s environment of 0,3,6mg
     
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  10. JoAnnW

    JoAnnW Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 19, 2012
    B'more MD
    Whatever the nic level, it would have been better than just throwing it away. I currently vape 12mg and occasionally 6.

    Back then, I mixed the 18mg juice that used to be included free with my order, with some 12mg... half and half. There have been days that I needed a little more nic.

    It was also a great way to stretch what I had if the same flavor. :)
     
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  11. uab9253

    uab9253 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 27, 2014
    Salisbury MD
    I usually bought 18mg juice from him and still have a decent stash of Virus and Radioactive. I bought as much as I could during the liquidation. I vape higher nic because I try to use it more like an actual cigarette, and get a quick hit and back to work.
    I have moved down to 12mg for home but at 3 or 6 I think I would just chain vape.
    I did like his flavors - I was most a tobacco flavor guy (Johnson Creek Domestic) but loved his Grandma's Cinnamon Danish and Frenilla. Hopefully he comes back in a solid, stable, legit way. I'd be tickled.
     
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  12. Jingles

    Jingles Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 18, 2011
    Ohio
    I read a facebook post shortly after he was released from the hospital late last year. He said he was back on Marlboro Reds. Whatever! I just don't understand if one is committed to the vaping industry and personally made all this great juice how one ends up back smoking? Wouldn't you have saved a few ot those 15,000 bottles for personal use? I seriously don't understand, but then again I am not living his life.
     
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  13. ZCAR1

    ZCAR1 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2014
    San Antonio, TX, USA
    Vchick

    I'd give you my exact recipe for OR3O, or Got Cookie, or - yea - but the vanilla I used utilized vanilla I made - you can't buy it. You can try this though, it will vape similar...

    Cappella Double Chocolate 6%
    Cappella Vanilla Custard v1 or v2 to preference, 4%
    Cappella Peppermint .25%
     
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  14. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Um... there is a saying out there that you don't know if you've quit, until someone you love dies. Perhaps that applies here?

    I'm not going to judge ANYONE for returning to smoking under stress.

    In this little space of time vaping, I have discovered I am a STRESS smoker, most of all. They're the urges I have the hardest time dealing with.

    Hopefully this gentleman will return to a business model that works, and vaping.

    Anna
     
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  15. navigator2011

    navigator2011 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 6, 2013
    Fullerton, CA, USA
    Too true ...

    Been poking around his fb page, and judging by some of the more recent posts, he's making a real attempt at a proper reopening. So, yeah, respect! :thumb:
     
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  16. Skeebo

    Skeebo Ultra Member ECF Veteran


    I totally agree. Having gone through numerous health issues as of late myself, it's the nausea that has been my bane. I don't know why, but for me-- a cigarette takes those gut turning episodes away. I hate that I revert back to it, but it's the only thing that works.

    I hope he gets it together, but since his business is in the vape community-- I think he should rethink just how out in the open he is being. I can appreciate his honesty, but it doesn't always make for good business-- especially if things are not "right".

    I know his customers are thrilled at a possible return. I just think he has hurt these opportunities more than anything else. I do wish him well.

    I'll bow out of this thread simply because I do not agree with what's been going on with the whole picture. I know it's been tough for him; he does not need to be beat down any further by us--life's already doing that to him.
     
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  17. MattyRetro

    MattyRetro Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Products are now listed on Nicoticket.com. I will order so Wako as soon as it’s back in stock
     
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  18. Burnie

    Burnie The Bug Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2009
    Sunny Florida
    But NOTHING is in stock :facepalm:
     
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  19. uab9253

    uab9253 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 27, 2014
    Salisbury MD
    I saw that too - looks like he's just starting with 3 main flavors and a "short run"
    Will keep watching.
     
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  20. 57chilicat

    57chilicat Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2011
    McKinney, TX
    What I miss the most is the Cheesecake, Passioncake, ACB and Raz Cup! And of course Wakonda!

    What NT juices would you like to see make a comeback?
     
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