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Should i import a provari from the USA to England

Discussion in 'ProVari' started by evan le'garde, Jan 16, 2014.

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  1. Topwater Elvis
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  2. evan le'garde

    evan le'garde Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2013
    Not fully understanding what you meant in the last line of your post, so i'm going to guess your thinking "provape" charges that for people overseas. What i meant in my previous post was that british vendors charge that much, it can vary though.
     
  3. BILLB OKC

    BILLB OKC Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Mar 9, 2011
    oklahoma city
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  4. classwife

    classwife Admin Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Stay on topic please.
    Posting to disrupt will not end favorably.

    Thank you :)
     
  5. glassgal

    glassgal Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2013
    Central Florida
    You know... this is actually not the first time I've seen people say they have problems with Provari...and they are all overseas. I'm wondering if some of the places that sell Provari are actually selling FAKE Provari? As in, maybe taking the guts out of the Provari (which are hand soldered in the USA is my understanding, and thus uncopyable for mass cheapo production), replacing it with a cheap circuit board, and sending it out with the Provari outside. Then keeping the actual hand built circuit board for something for themselves?

    This would never work on a US buyer, since anyone here would just send it back to ProVape, who'd discover the problem immediately.

    Because one of the things I saw in one of the other threads downing provari is that the cap is loose and has to be shoved back in. WHY would the cap get loose if it's never been taken off the unit???

    I used my Provari cap as a darn crowbar... when I couldn't get the glass off my Steam Turbine, I TORQUED it down on my Provari and used the Provari head as a lever to pry the cap off the Steam. Not sure if I'm explaining this right, but you wouldn't believe what I did to the Provari if you saw it.

    What I did would have destroyed any other mod I own (which happens to be a heck of a lot of mods at this point), but I was so frustrated with the Steam at that point, I didn't care, and figured at the worst, I'd send it back to Provari for repair. It has NO effect on the Provari, and I got the top off the Steam. I still can't get the cap off my Provari, even after that (not that I've tried popping it out from inside). They are built like the Sherman tanks of the PV world, and I just loved my Provari that much more (it's my PV screwdriver in so many ways).

    Yet I see these people pop up with Provari defect issues... and usually from overseas. Hrm!!!
     
  6. evan le'garde

    evan le'garde Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2013
    Hmmm, so what do you think classwife ?. should i import a provari if i can't get the right specs in England ?
     
  7. glassgal

    glassgal Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2013
    Central Florida
    You might want to order it directly from ProVape... even if you have to pay a little bit more Evan...
     
  8. evan le'garde

    evan le'garde Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2013
    I got distracted by a post about the "Svoemesto semovar". I went and had a look at it on the "cloud 9 vaping" site. Modular, which is interesting. Still, won't stop me buying a provari, but, the whole modular thing beats any aftersales service, right !?. Definitely going to be getting one of those in the not so distant future. Not as "attractive" as a polished stainless steel provari with green L.E.D from provape usa though.:)
     
  9. evan le'garde

    evan le'garde Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2013
    You're right, i think that's what i have decided to do glassgal.:toast:.
     
  10. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Signature Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 9, 2012
    Woodburn, OR
    As a long time ProVari owner, I would be surprised if you ever regretted your purchase. We talk about the benefits of low cost repair, and good customer service, but the fact of the matter is that ProVari's almost never need servicing (provided the owner cleans the battery contacts every six months or so :) ).
     
  11. glassgal

    glassgal Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2013
    Central Florida
    I dunno... the used one I bought clearly never got cleaned in its life... and it vaped amazing (I cleaned it tho... wow... dirty).
     
  12. Ref Minor

    Ref Minor Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2013
    UK
    Why limit yourself to one led colour:)?
    SvoeMesto SM-V3 Semovar Window - Cloud 9 Vaping
     
  13. evan le'garde

    evan le'garde Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2013
    So yesterday i pushed the button on a polished stainless steel Provari v2.5 and extension end cap, direct from Provape. Hard to say how long it will take to get here, so i'll just wait. I'll post a photo when i've got it.
     
  14. b-wood

    b-wood Full Member

    Feb 3, 2014
    Haughton, LA, USA
    just send it to me, i PROMISE i will forward to you! :D;)
     
  15. JJOOHHNN

    JJOOHHNN Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    USA
    I really do love the Provari and it is what I use but I have to ask a question.

    I will start by saying that I have not read this thread and only your post.

    I thought there were a couple of really good devices closer to home for you.

    I thought there were some products that were competitive with the Provari but were in Europe. It made sense of me to get a Provari in the USA but would it not make sense to get a super premium device from Europe?

    I could be all wrong on this. Just a thought.
     
  16. JJOOHHNN

    JJOOHHNN Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    USA
    Oh, I see you ordered the Provari. I think you will be very happy with it.
     
  17. Talyon

    Talyon Vape 4 Life Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 21, 2013
    Toronto
    Gonna get me a RED one, muahhahahahahaha!

    Ordering later today.
     
  18. evan le'garde

    evan le'garde Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2013

    Yeah you're right. Looking at a Semovar SvoeMesto SM V3 Semovar BASE Kit - Semi-Polished - Cloud 9 Vaping

    Much nicer than a provari, adjustable centre terminal, modular, option for hybrid configuration. Very attractive mod. Might get one of these. There about £50 cheaper than a provari.

    Also looking at the futura too, but that's american.
     
  19. JJOOHHNN

    JJOOHHNN Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    USA
    I will say this.

    If something better than a Provari comes out I might not be interested. It hit all the features that I want and does everything I want of it.

    That said there is a cost to moving things around the world and I do know there are good things in Europe.

    If I was in the UK or Europe I think I would be looking at things there but I could be wrong.

    I am saying it this way because I don't want anyone to think I don't like the Provari. It fills my wants for an 18650 device perfectly. :)

    If I was over there I would probably be looking at the SvoeMesto.
     
  20. evan le'garde

    evan le'garde Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2013

    The thing with the Provari, from the official description, is that it provides a consistant vape until the battery is flat. That's not a direct quote but with words to that affect.

    With most other mods, probably all of them, the vapour production deteriorates when the battery is getting flat. So i needed the provari for that reason. Also, i couldn't get the specs i wanted in England. I "needed" a polished stainless steel Provari v2.5 with "green" led, has to be green, and i couldn't find it here. I'm not saving any money getting it abroad. With vat etc added on to what i've already paid it should work out to be about the same price as it is here..:)
     
  21. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Boston MA
    Crossing fingers on the VAT matter. I know several UK peeps here that seem to prefer buying in USD due to the exchange rate, and for whatever reason their incoming shipments getting dinged for VAT seems to be a pretty rare exception.

    The bottom line is: You ordered what you really wanted and that's always a good thing. :) For a shiny new toy, you're getting a good one.
     
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