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The Smok Tank Series Woes

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  1. Icey

    Icey Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2010
    Skokie
    I haven't posted in awhile. I felt this needed to be brought up to attention with the smok tank series. I noticed tanks that become obsolete in sales will now be replaced quite quickly in local shops and now even online. It's a major inconvenience to me and to others as well. The series of tanks I noticed that raised quite a few eyebrows are the TFV8. In fact... while in the shop people were calling in while I was talking to the fellow guy at vape city in skokie "You folks have any more tfv8 coils", customer asks... Vendor: "Sorry man, all out. We will no longer be selling the coils anymore. But we will have the newest TF coming in soon".

    Then it hit me... The TFV8 wasn't out that long. Now I feel forced to buy a new tank because of coil shortage? I've never seen such a phenomenon. Not only that, but also a feeling of dread similar feeling needing to upgrade to a new phone when instead would be satisfied with what I got. How did this turn into a trend of the norm?

    Even more so, the single coil for the tfv8 can't be found anywhere. The coil lasted more than the other double, quad, and other coils I've tried for this thing. I'm going to have to look for something else and ditch the tfv8.
     
  2. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Go rebuildable. No worries. Ever.
     
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  3. Eskie

    Eskie ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2016
    NY
    This.
     
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  4. mattiem

    mattiem ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    My solution to the problem of finding coils for my toppers. I rebuild instead of replacing. I have rebuilt my evod/protank type coils for several years. Now I also rebuild my gs-air coils. This makes the stores trying to force you into replacing your whole topper when they stop selling the coils for the one you already have, irrelevant.
     
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  5. smacksy

    smacksy Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    [​IMG] When you say single coil I'm a bit confused..Even my local shop has the TFV8 T8 coils in stock (8 coils in one head)..I also see Element Vape and SweetVapes has them online..
    Running these TFV8 tanks with the T8 coil is my prefered vape at the moment..[​IMG] But like mentioned above, I have my favorite RTA's I build myself too..like the RTA-2 shown here with a dual clapton build.. If coils for the TFV8 get discontinued I wont be buying another Smok tank..That clapton build produces good clouds and superb flavor wicked with Cotton Bacon... Actually better flavor than the TFV8 with any coil...only clouds are not quite as big, (almost though).. just my 2¢ ... :)


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  6. BreSha6869

    BreSha6869 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 21, 2015
    Toronto, Canada
    I bought about 20 assorted TVF8 coils for my CB as well as my BBB/BB. That will last me well over a year. I also have a few RBAs for them.

    But if they do discontinue these coils near term (which I can't see), I won't buy any other Smok products.
     
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  7. daviedog

    daviedog Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2013
    Florida
    Looking at the above posts, do you really think Smok is going to pull the rug out from under?.

    I put no truck in what i hear in a B/M..
     
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  8. smacksy

    smacksy Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    No I don't think so personally, it would be a bad move for Smok to discontinue coils...
    They sold many CB tanks, the coils are expensive so l'm sure they're making money on replacement coils..and also if they became scarce they will be clones out there in short order.. just my opinion, lol

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  9. daviedog

    daviedog Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2013
    Florida
    Didn't even think of the clones, Good Call..
     
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  10. Icey

    Icey Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2010
    Skokie
    I think I'm going to move over to the Nautalus 2.
     
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