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Sad day - ReosMods closing down

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  1. hazozita

    hazozita Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2013
    Virginia
    Saw a post on their FB page that Reos is closing their doors. A very sad day for the squonking world.

    Link to their blog post as to why they are shutting down: Best Vaping Products
     
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  2. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    Florida
  3. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    I wonder how much the looming PMTA deadline (now May 11, 2020) influenced that decision?

    As a US-based maker, they've been between a rock and a hard place for a while; not allowed to introduce any new products to what is certainly their biggest market in the past three years.

    Everyone who likes squonk mods owes REOS a debt. I'm not sure they invented squonking, but they certainly made it respectable.
     
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  4. Alexander Mundy

    Alexander Mundy Ribbon Twister Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 1, 2013
    Springfield, MO
    Fairly certain that Carlos "invented" bottom feeders, but Rob made it usable. That aside, a Reo Grande was indeed my first bottom feeder thanks to suggestion from Pdib and monkey.
     
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  5. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    Pardon my ignorance, but who is this Carlos?
     
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  6. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
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  7. CMD-Ky

    CMD-Ky Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    KY
    My first REO Grande was helped along with the guidance of @Papa_Lazarou
     
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  8. Papa_Lazarou

    Papa_Lazarou MKUltra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I gotta admit - I'm a little verklempt over this.

    I get the reasoning, especially the family life aspect, but I guess I just wish it weren't so. REOVille was special - as special as the Grand itself. As a young man, I inherited my grandfather's volkswagen beetle. I knew they had a cult following, but I had no idea how strong that attachment was until I started driving one. Honks (the friendly kind) from strangers, people always telling me one story of another about their experiences in or around one. Once, I ran out of gas on the highway (it happened when your weekly income was $75) and multiple people stopped within seconds to help. People just connected with the thing. Same thing with the REO.

    I was lost in the miasma that was kayfuns when I found squonking and REO's changed my whole vape game. REOVille changed my whole attitude about this place (which was, for me, pretty hit or miss in terms of a sense of community). It was, not to wax too hyperbolic, the zenith of my time on ecf.

    @CMD-Ky mentioned above that I'd helped with the transition to squonking. All I was doing was paying forward the help and genuine care I'd received previously. The 'Ville was like that.

    For me, the REO inc. closure isn't just a mod line going away, it's the shutting down of my home town. It happens. I'll live (prolly a lot longer thanks to REO's). I just wish it didn't happen.
     
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  9. t8kiteasy

    t8kiteasy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2012
    virginia beach
    This is truly a very sad time. REO mods are the ultimate squonk device and,as posted,the REO grand is an awesome squonk mod. This feels like the vaping industry as a whole is coming to a close. Too many,that have been around from the beginning, have/are closing shop.

    1)REO mods
    2)Puresmoker
    3)Provape
    4)SuperT
    This is depressing.
     
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  10. Susaz

    Susaz Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Fond memories of the days of yore. It's very sad.
     
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  11. Tamer El-Meehy

    Tamer El-Meehy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 30, 2014
    Cairo, Egypt, Egypt
    and..
    5)TMods
    6)Catfish
    7) Pdib
    8)Custom Clasics




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  12. Doffy

    Doffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 15, 2014
    Australia
    i started vaping in nov 2013, that was soon followed by 4 REO. I can't remember if my join date here at ECF was when I ordered, or received my first REO. But I joined to participate in Reoville
     
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  13. hubseven

    hubseven Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2010
    New York
    Bought first REO Grand 10 years ago vaping on it right now good as new. Reo made kicking cig habit easy. What a great product.
     
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  14. Layzee Vaper

    Layzee Vaper Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2015
    It's sad, but it is what it is. The market has moved on, as good as Reo's are they have not seen any significant development since the P67 was released. I still use my Reo Grand all day every day, have done since I joined ECF. It's a rock solid device. But they are not cheap and getting a good vape also requires some work on the part of the user. For me it was worth the effort, as I have not needed to buy anything else for years. For most it seems a cheaper (almost to the point of being disposable) regulated device that is easy to set up is more attractive. I guess if I was looking for a mod now, without my previous experience with a Reo I would also discount them, a shame because they are a very good device if you want something that is tough and reliable over the long term.
     
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  15. t8kiteasy

    t8kiteasy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2012
    virginia beach
    I know one thing,as with my other devices from previous companies gone out of business. My REO grands will remain in my collection and never sold or traded.
     
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  16. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    5) I'd add AltSmoke's Silver Bullet to the list.
     
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  17. t8kiteasy

    t8kiteasy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2012
    virginia beach
    Yep another simple easy to use device.
     
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  18. Horselady154

    Horselady154 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    United States
    Yeah, I'm considering buying a P67, just because when all else fails, this should continue to work. And you can put the newer type of RDAs on it, instead of being limited to Reomizers, etc.
     
  19. tw33k

    tw33k Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    i started vaping in Nov 2013. A few months later, i wanted to get into RDAs but dripping looked like a pain. i eventually learned about squonking and the REO Grand so bought my first one. i loved it and soon i owned 5 and 2 P67s.

    i've since moved on to other devices but i will never get rid of any of my REOs.

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  20. tw33k

    tw33k Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You can use any atomizer with a REO Grand LP
     
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