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Vape store guy: Mech mods are dying out

Discussion in 'Mech Mods' started by Vaslovik, Jul 7, 2015.

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  1. Vaslovik

    Vaslovik Account closed on request ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2013
    Yeah, phooey on the market, it's a fad being catered to, that's all. I remember when all the makers of sun glasses all thought we each looked our very best in alien sunglasses and you could not get any other kind. That fad passed, thank God.

    For my part I just don't like boxes, and I don't want electronics in my vape and I know I'm not alone in that. I get the vape I want through they way I build my atty. To me it looks like the TC boxes are for those who, for reasons of laziness, inability, or limited native intelligence, cannot build an atty right.
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  2. xtwosm0kesx

    xtwosm0kesx Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    FWIW i remember you from when you were much more active and your attitude still leaves a lot to be desired.

    You are surrounded by electronics in nearly every single facet of your daily life (unless you live under a rock), it seems very odd you would have an irrational fear of them inside your e-cig.

    Since you seem to be unable to interact with those around you without using an insulting derogatory tone in your posts, i'm going to go ahead and move on.
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  3. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hunterwasser
    ^ OOoh thems fighting words

    [dons flameproof coat}
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  4. Vaslovik

    Vaslovik Account closed on request ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2013
    Maybe they are not turning up in the classifieds because people are holding onto them.
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  5. Vaslovik

    Vaslovik Account closed on request ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2013
    Here's an idea: Don't like my posts? Don't read them.
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  6. Steamix

    Steamix Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 21, 2013
    Got an eVic still here. Won't do anything below 1.0 ohms. Newer mods can handle subohming too, so the need to get a mech for that is indeed dwindling.
    But when I see what kind of money is changing hands nowadays for vintage cars, I'd hold on to them :)
    A few years down the road mech mods could become collectibles as well...
    Especially in locales where the powers that be are getting away with their idiot regs...
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  7. SleeZy

    SleeZy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 3, 2014
    I agree with you, except the bolded part.
    Everyone who vapes got their own taste or how i should say it.
    Not everyone likes to rebuild or might have a disability to do so. So the bolded part comes of like you're mocking those who might have issues with this part.

    But a mech is pretty much fail-proof. And they're easy to maintain that's why i like em so much. And they will last much longer than regulated, which is a good thing due our EU directive that will prolly go online around 2016.

    For me it's the form factor, portability and the looks.
    A mech looks so much better than 99% of the boxmods IMO and the regulated tube mods are well...

    But the main reason why i love mechs are just due the fact they will always work and they're realy sturdy.


    I think the mechs will outlast regulateds tbh. Especially if the gov gets their heavy regulations through. (Might differ per country ofc.)

    But you can't ban a "flashlight" which is what a mech essentially is. :)
    What i mean by this is that i think mechs will always be here, so the collectability status will probably take a looong while. Unless we count the several limited editions that are out atm, some of those already have that status. :)
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  8. roxynoodle

    roxynoodle Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2014
    If 3 members will vouch for you, they will verify you. You'll still need PP to pay people unless they let you send a MO or something. I'm sure people would. I've accepted them.

    No, plenty up for sale all the time for amazing prices. Many have gone to regulated mods. You can really clean up right now on mechs :)

    I'm using tc, but I'm not planning to get rid of any of my mechs or vw mods that only use kanthal. I can see myself eventually over a number of years replacing old mods with the newest tech as they die, but as long as they're working for me I'm happy with them. I'm also sure I'll continue collecting mechs as they aren't going to croak on me :)
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  9. Bad Ninja

    Bad Ninja Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2013
    Salton Sea, CA
    You don't need a paypal account to make a payment, or to buy something.

    You only need the account to accept payment.

    I don't sell mods, I buy them.
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  10. retic1959

    retic1959 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I was in a BM last week and was told by the 20 something , cloud blowing counter monkey that squonkers , referring to the Reo Woodville in my hands , are out of fashion . I told him he must've mistook me for somebody that gives a rat's azz to begin with . No response to that and no sale for the counter monkey either . :)
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  11. retic1959

    retic1959 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Just figgered I'd add a little background color to my above post . I'm a 55 year old , gun totin , long haired , Harley riding redneck with a zztop beard , wonder what made the counter monkey think I'd be interested in fashion LOL ! Kinda made me wanna squonk his head , same feeling I get every time I see a mechs are dead post . :)
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  12. Sgt.Rock

    Sgt.Rock Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2014
    The Poconos
    As far as I'm concerned, those that want them can have all the hundred dollar plus electronic mods they can carry and I hope they enjoy them...

    As for me, I like Mechs and will continue to use them.

    Currently vaping some home brewed Krunch in a Lemo2 with a .3 Nichrome 80 coil on a Stingray X--and enjoying every pull ;)

    Vape on!
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  13. AndriaD

    AndriaD Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2014
    I was admiring your new avatar. :D ;)

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  14. Kprthevapr

    Kprthevapr Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2015
    On the River, GA
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  15. Bad Ninja

    Bad Ninja Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2013
    Salton Sea, CA
    Which regulated mod will fire this quad coil .20 ohm atty all day without changing batteries?
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  16. WattWick

    WattWick Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2013
    Cold Norway
    They are no longer the latest craze for the high powered crowd. Also you can now get a decent-to-great vape from something other than mechs or half-meter long regulated tube mods.

    For those who use them... not much has changed: press a button, have a vape. :)
  17. mauricem00

    mauricem00 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2015
    carson city nevada
    remember when the rebel flag was a sign of rebellion against authority and hippies wore it on their jeans? there will always be a market for cheap and reliable local vape shop only caters to cloud chasers and sell a lot of mechanical. they can however order a regulated mod for you in you really want one:lol:
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  18. edyle

    edyle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    taken it context they mean from a sales point of view
  19. Vaslovik

    Vaslovik Account closed on request ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2013
    At the end of the day tubular mechs will continue to be made, very artistically in many cases, and we who use them and love them will continue to buy them regardless of the current market craze. Fans of electronic box mods can fantasize all they like about them becoming extinct, as though they relish that idea, but what's really behind that? It's like some kind of my dad can beat up your dad trip, or, "we will bury you!" My thing is better than your thing is nothing more than an ego trip. What's the point of that? I suppose it affords them a cheap feeling of superiority. Not something I have any respect for.
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  20. Vaslovik

    Vaslovik Account closed on request ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2013
    Well I said that because of certain vapers who have felt compelled to bash mechs and gennies all up and down just because they can't build a genny or even roll a mesh wick. They throw the baby out with the bathwater and publicly trash the whole thing as one prominent reviewer on YouTube has done, because he can't manage to get it right.
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