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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Uma in 12th anniversary!   
    About to head down to the cabin and crash, been drinking shiner bock anchored in our cove with my beautiful wife of 12 years! Grilled tenderloin, Vaped my new favorite flavor, and lovin life!
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Tam in SunVapes   


    I have it refined down to three suppliers, and I expect him to be the third. Sweet-Vapes has the best Juice and hardware so far, VapeDudes close behind, but Veteran Vaper selection is unreal. Thanks for the tip!
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Tam in Any heavy user suggestions?   
    I dont do Menthol at all, but Strawberry Fields from VapeDudes is my favorite strawberry flavor and my wifes favorite all around flavor. That and Juicy Peach from Sweet-Vapes are my top two fruit flavors. With that said, I ordered another 90ml of the Traditional Tobacco from Sweet-Vapes yesterday after trying it. I have found my all day vape. For the time being the fruit flavors are only going to be used to mix a little in to change it up from time to time. They have a 15% off coupon code through midnight tonight if you order from there use MAYSALE15 (all caps) to get 15% off.

    I have found I prefer 80% PG 20% VG 24mg nicotine produces a strong throat hit, at least thats what I have experienced. I even ordered a 30ml bottle of unflavored 24mg 100% PG to mix in some of the stronger flavors I am not crazy about to produce more of a throat hit and make the flavor more mild.

    One piece of advice, when reading reviews be sure to read the negative ones because every flavor I didnt like there was a negative review that nailed exactly how I feel about the flavor even though there were a lot of positive reviews. Dont just go by star ranking, read about the flavor in the reviews and see if you think it will work for you before ordering it and use sample packs to see what you like.
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Pope in One month tobacco-free   

    Best deal on CE4 I have found. I believe CE4, V2, and Stardust are all synonymous.


    http://www.sweet-vapes.com/shop?page=shop.product_details&flypage=vmj_color_plus.tpl&product_id=1156&category_id=39
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    bcartervol98 reacted to Patricia in Any heavy user suggestions?   
    Hey Bebop,

    Thanks for the advice. I live in a small town in Georgia so my options of vapor stores are very limited. We have a couple of Tobacco shops and 1 Vapor store that I am aware of. That is why I am looking at a lot of online stores. I did buy my first Blu from a convenient store and like your wife it was good but not enough to keep me from going back to cigarettes. Then I went to a local tobacco store and bought an Elite eGo kit. Just an eGo battery, an Clearomizer and the charger you plug into a computer. I also bought a 10ml bottle of basic 18mg menthol juice. That was all it took for me, a woman who smoked 1 1/2 to 2 packs of Marlboro reds a day for 40 years, to quit cold turkey. I still can't believe it. There is just so many things to try and it can get very expensive but that is why I am getting the advice of the pros. Is the eGo battery 900 mah and a Clearomizer what you have stuck with?
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Tam in Any heavy user suggestions?   
    In Knoxville TN, a city of 100k+ counting students at UT, the closest Vapor Store is about 80 miles away. Once I know more about this overall and legislation becomes apparent what is going to happen I may open one here. I have ordered 100% of the stuff I use online. I started buying a "Topaz" kit at the mall for my wife and I for a little over $200 total with a few extra disposable cartos and it was garbage but they are the only place in town that sells anything other than Blu, NJoy, and Nfinity.

    Funny that now we together have 4 Vision Spinners 1300mah, 4 eGoT 1000mah, 20 CE4 Clearos and have spent less than those damn cheap 808 (I think they were, cigarette style pull on them to activate end glows and 3-4 hour battery life and about the same to charge) starter kits cost.

    It is truly amazing the difference between the cig styles like Blu and NJoy and the real stuff. Its like going from a McDonalds cheeseburger to a Filet Mignon.
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Uma in A few individual juice reviews   
    I am going to be frank in my reviews and remember taste is subjective but this has been what I have found so far:

    VapeDudes (all 16mg in 50-50 mix but plan to order 24mg in 80-20 mix from here on out)

    American Standard: This is supposed to be a tobacco flavor, but tastes more like pancakes. At first I thought it was ok but I have grown to dislike it and for some reason the vapor doesnt dissipate and hangs around like smoke. Will not reorder

    Cherry Tobacco: This one should be called "Cherry Chloraseptic" very strong mediciny taste. Will not reorder

    Blueberry Pie: Ordered this one with the wife in mind but neither of us really like it. Will not reorder but not completely unvapable. WIll go to the back of the shelf for hard times

    Classic Tobacco: This is my favorite tobacco flavor yet, but would rate as "good" not great. I usually mix it with a little fruity flavor to get a better taste. They recommend letting it steep for a couple weeks, but only ordered a 10ml sample pack and went ahead. Am going to reorder this one and steep as recommended and see if i like it even better!

    Blackberry: They nailed this one, will be a regular for me. Just emptied my tank as I typed this lol.

    Strawberry Fields: This is probably my and my wifes favorite flavor. Ordered 50ml yesterday as she hoarded all but a taste of our initial "trying everything out" order. Perfect natural strawberry taste without any aftertaste or candy-jolly rancher feel.

    Watermelon Drip: This too is a flavor I like a lot. Not super strong melon but will most likely always have a bottle of this in the collection. When mixed with the Classic Tobacco it is very nice!

    Raspberry: I am not a huge fan of raspberries in food so I didn't know if I would like this one or not but really do. They nailed this one too. I like it a lot and will definitely re-order it.

    Apple Spice: Simply put, not good. Tasted like rotten apples smell.

    Grape Vape: Great Taste, solid natural flavor, but for some reason vaping this alone gives me heartburn. Another one that when mixed with the classic tobacco produces a great flavor and no heartburn

    Sweet-Vapes (All 50-50 mix, std flavor, 18mg but will be ordering 24mg 80-20 from here on out)

    Sugar Plum: This is a great flavor, will definitely re-order. Very sweet as the name implies but not overly sweet. This is one of my early favorites

    Juicy Peach: Very close to being tied with (VapeDudes) Strawberry Fields as my favorite overall flavor. Will order again very soon. May be an all day vape for me. Not super sweet, GREAT mixed with classic tobacco. Cannot wait to get their Original Tobacco flavor to mix some with.

    Watermelon: More of a "candy" taste than the watermelon the VapeDudes calls Watermelon Drip. Probably will not re-order this one.

    Strawberry: Same as watermelon, a very "jolly rancher" flavor. Probably would love it if I hadnt tried Strawberry Fields already lol.

    Cherry Candy: Solid flavor, only used it once but found it enjoyable. Not sure if I will reorder this one yet but nothing bad to say about it. Just not a huge fan of the cherry flavors

    VaporLeaf (50-50 mix 18mg)

    Denver Dusk: Ordered a small bottle at the recommendation in my "tobacco" thread. Was excited until it arrives and I opened it. I find it smells like moldy sweaty socks and tastes even worse. No offense to the company which seems to be great and even corrected an order I made a mistake on but this tastes like tobacco about like ketchup tastes like hotsauce. Will not use or re-order UNLESS after steeping a couple weeks it really changes the flavor. Almost unable to tell the Dekang Turkish Blend and this apart.

    Eliquidmarket (80-20 mix 18 mg)

    Turkish Blend and Cherry: I can put both of these together because they both equally suck. Very chemical tasting, like they left a film on my tongue. For the price I was excited but shortly remembered a lesson I learned long ago. You get what you pay for. Will never order Dekang again, probably will end up trashing these unless for some reason my wife likes them.



    Just posting what I find works for me and doesn't work for me. Remember everyone likes different things so no offense if I bashed anyones favorite vape lol. I am just getting into this and trying to find what works for me. I do not like coffee in any form, and still am on a quest to find a great tobacco flavor. I cannot imagine liking the sweet dessert flavors. I am finding I like the fruit flavors best and when mixed with a decent tobacco flavor it really becomes something I like a lot.

    As I branch out and try others I will post reviews in this thread. I think for the time being Sweet-vapes and The Vape Dudes will be my regular "go to" suppliers. I was in a hurry to get rid of the mall garbage and get some real stuff so I did not put a lot of thought into my initial order because I wanted it to get here fast so I didnt run back to an analog. Over 3 weeks without one! Longest I have been in 27 years and this is my first attempt to quit. I actually prefer vaping now, the wife is "getting there" lol.

    EDIT to add that I just realized this may belong in the Eliquid reviews section, mods please move if necessary. Sorry about that!
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Pope in New to E-cigs and wasting money   
    I made the decision to quit smoking about 2 weeks ago. I went to the local convenience store and bought a couple NJoy Kings and was amazed how well they worked but it quickly became apparent that this would be an expensive way to do it. Then my wife and I both went to the local cigar shop and each bought a "Topaz" starter kit with two batteries and 6 cartridges, chargers, etc... We were "advised" this was the best available and I find that hard to believe. Battery life is fine, for now, but the cartridges leak fluid in my mouth. These are Topaz 18mg nicotine cartridges that they said I could refill by prying the end out and using the liquid I bought. This does not work and when I refill these that clearly look like they are made to be disposable it tastes like burning cotton.. My wife is going back to buy the clear cartridge that holds the liquid they sell today to see if this works better but I have a feeling I am wasting money.

    What advice would you give me? I want to quit smoking and havent had a cigarette in over two weeks but have spent over $150 on stuff that works ok but leaks disgusting liquid into my mouth even when taking long slow drags and holding the device completely vertical.

    Sorry if my question is redundant but havent found specific info in any of the threads on either of the two forums I have looked at all day looking for advice. I do not want to waste any more money on sub-par products.
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Pope in One month tobacco-free   

    Best deal on CE4 I have found. I believe CE4, V2, and Stardust are all synonymous.


    http://www.sweet-vapes.com/shop?page=shop.product_details&flypage=vmj_color_plus.tpl&product_id=1156&category_id=39
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Pope in One month tobacco-free   

    Second this! Read reviews and get a better setup cheaper than the Blu was if you intend to keep vaping. It's a whole different experience with high quality hardware! Congrats, I am 3 weeks analog free in one hour!
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Pope in One month tobacco-free   

    Second this! Read reviews and get a better setup cheaper than the Blu was if you intend to keep vaping. It's a whole different experience with high quality hardware! Congrats, I am 3 weeks analog free in one hour!
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Uma in Any heavy user suggestions?   


    Agreed, to each their own. I have now ordered juice from Vaporleaf, Eliquidmarket, VapeDudes, and Sweet-Vapes.
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Uma in Bump Everytime You Buy Something New   
    Like my 1300 mah Vision Spinner so much I ordered 2 more!
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from kitsune in Side effects   
    I have an anxiety disorder that surfaced about 6 months ago for no apparent reason. Had been prescribed Xanax then Klonopin then back to Xanax. Was taking 3-4 a day just to get through work. Tried everything. Started a vitamin regimen, started eating healthier, cut aspartame out of my diet, meditating etc... but was still having attacks daily.

    Today marks my 2 week mark of dropping the analogs and haven't had an attack in over a week and haven't taken more than one Xanax any day since, the last few days I have taken none. For me I think dropping the analogs have helped in this regard.
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Uma in Any heavy user suggestions?   
    Extra heating elements? What is that? Isnt the battery a "solid state" type of device?

    I started with two EgoT 1000 MAH and one Vision Spinner 1300mah. It took me over a full day to kill the first 1000mah battery. I have a hard time thinking I would ever "need" anything more than what I have but I am sure I will "want" some others. These are pretty much the bomb lol.
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    bcartervol98 reacted to kitsune in Any heavy user suggestions?   

    Dekang liquids have been around since I started 4 years ago. They are good liquids, just a bit light on the flavor. I used to use them all the time for mixing my own liquids. Their menthol is pretty good. I used to love the tobacco flavor and the coffee flavor, plus many others. Honestly other than light on flavor, There is nothing wrong with the dekang liquids. In many cases they are actually better for your heating elements and tanks because they lack all the additional flavorings added to liquids these days.
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Tam in Almost There   
    Ok just got my EgoT1000 kit and my Vision Spinner 1300mah. The button on these you depress to inhale is different from the admittedly cheaper versions I have been using. I also notice it I push it 5 times it blinks and sort of turns off. When would I want to do this? Is that so they will hold a charge when being stored awaiting use?
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Lyrical in Almost There   
    Everything I ordered to be done with this mall garbage I bought has been shipped, my wife and I are excited to see what the real PVs do!

    2 starter kits with eGo T 1000 mah and chargers equipped with Ce4 Clearos and all charging accessories
    Ego cases for the wife and I
    CE4 clearos (12)
    T2 clearos (2)
    Vision V2 clearos (12) want to see which we like better for disposables
    20 assorted flavors from Sweet-Vapes and Vape Dudes, mostly VapeDudes
    2 Vision Spinners 1300 mah each with 420ma chargers (I assume the wall adapter with the eGo T kit will work for these too)


    I have found VapeDudes, Sweet-Vapes, and Sun Vapes all to be great at answering questions and filling orders quickly. Not everyone carries everything I need but between the 3 they had everything and seem to be reputable companies fwiw.

    Any advice on anything else is welcome and appreciated. Thanks to everyone here that has and I am sure will help lol. This is a whole "thing" to learn. I am one that absorbs myself into something until I know everything there is to know about it. Been driving the wife a little nuts but once she hits her new PVs I have a feeling she will be happy I took the time to research and ask questions.
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    bcartervol98 got a reaction from Lyrical in Almost There   
    Everything I ordered to be done with this mall garbage I bought has been shipped, my wife and I are excited to see what the real PVs do!

    2 starter kits with eGo T 1000 mah and chargers equipped with Ce4 Clearos and all charging accessories
    Ego cases for the wife and I
    CE4 clearos (12)
    T2 clearos (2)
    Vision V2 clearos (12) want to see which we like better for disposables
    20 assorted flavors from Sweet-Vapes and Vape Dudes, mostly VapeDudes
    2 Vision Spinners 1300 mah each with 420ma chargers (I assume the wall adapter with the eGo T kit will work for these too)


    I have found VapeDudes, Sweet-Vapes, and Sun Vapes all to be great at answering questions and filling orders quickly. Not everyone carries everything I need but between the 3 they had everything and seem to be reputable companies fwiw.

    Any advice on anything else is welcome and appreciated. Thanks to everyone here that has and I am sure will help lol. This is a whole "thing" to learn. I am one that absorbs myself into something until I know everything there is to know about it. Been driving the wife a little nuts but once she hits her new PVs I have a feeling she will be happy I took the time to research and ask questions.

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