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#1 kvjeff73

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

OK I've only been vaping for a few weeks, but I thought WTF I'm gonna call these companies and see if they're confident enough in their product to send me a free disposable, or anything.

GreenSmartLiving: This is the brand I've stuck with so far. They were awesome and are sending me a free pack of their menthol refills, as I stated I was a current user and wanted to try the menthol without having to buy a whole pack.

Blu: Very friendly, not sending me anything but were helpful (trying) to find a retail store near me that carries their disposables. I will try if I ever come across but am not driving 30 miles to pick it up.

ZeroCig: I saw a review on YouTube that ranked them pretty high in comparison to some of the expensive brands. THE CUSTOMER SERVICE REP ACTUALLY LAUGHED AT ME! OK ZeroCig I will NOT be trying your product, ever!!

SafeCig: Customer service rep said they don't typically do samples, but took my email address and said she would talk to the marketing supervisor. An hour later I got an email asking me what address I would like my free sample mailed to!

V2: Wouldn't send anything, didn't insult me but weren't overly friendly either. Nothing said that will make me stay away from them.

GreenSmoke: Same result as V2.

Encore: I bought a starter kit and it tastes horrible. Chemical after-taste every time. I called to complain, and they were going to email me instructions on how to mail it back to them, and they'd mail me a coupon for a replacement. I haven't gotten any email yet.

I haven't received anything in the mail yet, made my calls on Friday and today is Monday.

I found this interesting and thought I'd share.

Love this forum!

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Edited by kvjeff73, 12 November 2012 - 01:27 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

No mail delivery today as it is Veterans day. ;)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

If any companies should send you freebies it would be those kind.But I wouldn't count on it or they wouldn't be those kinds of comapnies.You could always start doing video reviews ,I think a lot of people do those in hopes of getting freebies.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

Expecting freebies is lame, point blank.

What makes you special that you should get stuff free when the rest of us pay?

:detective:

How many ml of ejuice have you given away to people? How many reviews have you written? How many vapers have you helped answering questions?

Edited by Luvinthevape, 12 November 2012 - 07:06 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

try2vape.com
will allow you to try their device if you just pay shipping.
I know many people who have done this.
It's run by a nurse who helps her patients quit smoking.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

Begging for freebies is just lame. Condoning or promoting this behavior is the same. Did people give you packs of cigarettes free of charge because you merely ask?

Chantix, nicotine gum, doctors visits all cost money. I've given out 230 ml of ejuice samples in the past 45 days. And I paid shipping. I chose who I wanted to give it to. Had somebody begged for freebies I'd have not given them a thing. Expect nothing free, and don't ask for it. If you are a reviewer or give back to the vaping community one hand washes the other.

Edited by Luvinthevape, 12 November 2012 - 08:25 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

Fsors and thereal cmac from Vapeatron got free samples and Forpetessakes of ECA (Ecig Advanced) also. I don't exaggerate or pull punches.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

I just contacted ProVape to see if they would give me a Provari.
They haven't responded but Im hoping: :D

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:35 AM

Lame? I was letting them know a potential customer is out there considering their product. If they want to try and ****** me up by getting me to try their stuff, they had that chance.

No I'm not expecting anything for free, as I stated in my post the only companies I will no longer consider are the ones that were rude. You can tell me "sorry we don't do that" and not lose a customer (then laugh at me after the call).

There is no harm is asking, many industries give samples. Aren't there vape meets with reps giving free samples of juice? I suppose you turn these offers down?

What is idiotic is expecting people to spend $20 (or a lot more) for "starter kits" of a product they may not like. Don't like it? Buy someone else's for the same or more.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:58 AM

Asking for free samples is a good idea,sounds like a great way to try out
products that you otherwise wouldn't be trying.
When I still smoked,some of the analog companies would have promotions
where you could get sample packs by showing UPC's from your regular brand etc...
It was a good way to get dedicated brand smokers to try something that they
normally wouldn't have bought due to brand loyalty.

Others opinions notwithstanding you should keep it up if that's what ya want,
since the only opinion that matters is yours :yes