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Vaping dissatisfaction
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RE: Vaping dissatisfaction
The cost savings vs cigarettes depends on a lot of things.  1 - how much did you smoke?  2 - how much do cigarettes cost in your area?  3 - What is the availability of e-juice in your area and the price associated with it?  4 - do you have a "device habit"?  5 - What devices are you using (different devices have different needs for batteries, coils, etc) and can you DIY (savesa ton of money on coils and even more on juice).  6 - how much do you vape?

In my case, with our habits where they were and prices where they were, the wife and I spent over $600/mo on cigarettes.  I also live in an area with lots of shops that have very good quality in-house juices at very reasonable prices (prices just went UP at my regular spot to $23.99 for 120 ml).  Between the two of us, we spend less than $200/mo on juice and coils, and that's with me vaping a LOT (she's still a low-power mouth-to-lung vaper).  That's a HUGE savings.  Between the two of us we've spent less than $600 on mods and tanks, etc - in over 2 years.  Curbing the device collecting habit helps a lot, lol.  

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01-06-2016 04:24 PM
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RE: Vaping dissatisfaction
Ooh, I want to do math! 

I started vaping in August 2013. For about a year, all I used was an MVP2 and a ProTank, with a few other small purchases. So we'll say about $100 worth of gear in that first year, and probably around $20/month for juice, and another $10/month for coils. For my first year vaping, it cost me around $460.

In comparison, I spent around $150/month on cigarettes ($5/pack, pack-a-day), which would be $1800. So in that first year, I saved about $1340 by vaping instead of smoking. 

Then I found this forum, and got into collecting mods and searching for the best vape. Since that time, I've bought around $1200 of mods and atties, and with my upgraded cloud chasing gear I spent around $100/month on juice, but hardly anything for coils since I built my own most of the time. So we'll say $1200 in gear, and another $1200 in juice and coils. 

Year two net: $1340+$1800-2400= $740

Then this past year I started mixing my own juice, and I've cut back on buying mods and atties quite as often (plus I had already included recent purchases in the above estimate), so now I just spend about $5/month for juice, and a few more dollars here and there for wire, and maybe an occasional bottle of juice from a store. So let's have a high estimate of about $25/month.

Total net savings over the past three years:
$740+$1800-$300=$2240.

 It's been up and down, buying more gear for a while, less for a while, more expensive juice, etc. But now I know how much I've saved in the long run, I can keep racking up savings by mixing my own juice and making my own coils and of course I'll still buy mods or atties here and there but overall, I'm still saving even with my relatively extravagant vaping lifestyle. 
01-06-2016 06:23 PM
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(01-06-2016 02:59 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  I think we will always be in search of the perfect mod! And I think we'll never catch it. As soon as we find one we praise as perfect, along comes the next 'perfect' one.

Come on TinWhisker, it's the journey, not the destination..... Smile
01-06-2016 07:54 PM
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(01-06-2016 07:54 PM)Fatboy Wrote:  
(01-06-2016 02:59 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  I think we will always be in search of the perfect mod! And I think we'll never catch it. As soon as we find one we praise as perfect, along comes the next 'perfect' one.

Come on TinWhisker, it's the journey, not the destination..... Smile

Couldn't agree more. But it IS nice to hold the destination in your hand, and fire it, and pat it lovingly.
01-06-2016 07:55 PM
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(01-06-2016 07:55 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  
(01-06-2016 07:54 PM)Fatboy Wrote:  
(01-06-2016 02:59 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  I think we will always be in search of the perfect mod! And I think we'll never catch it. As soon as we find one we praise as perfect, along comes the next 'perfect' one.

Come on TinWhisker, it's the journey, not the destination..... Smile

Couldn't agree more. But it IS nice to hold the destination in your hand, and fire it, and pat it lovingly.

You haven't reached the destination and will never reach it because the new, bigger, better mod hasn't even been built yet! Smile
01-06-2016 08:09 PM
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It's like stopping for gas and taking in a few new sights along the way. Honestly, I don't ever want to reach the destination. Enjoy the journey! Same with life, by the way. The movie is great but the ending sucks. *Spoiler alert! Everyone dies!!!
01-06-2016 08:13 PM
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Okay so the comparison between smoking and vaping cost wise...

As a smoker and using the link I have saved $1298.86 while I have spent $341.78 in mods and coils....plus $423.90 in juices.

$1298.86 - $765.68 = $533.18

Price of smoking doesn't include lighters, lighter fluid and related costs plus holes in shirts, etc...
01-06-2016 08:21 PM
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My straight up comparison shows a big savings. While that would have been true had I still been using a pen vape and no DIY, it is not true right now because of all the accumulated gear and supplies. I don't mind; it is a fair trade to get off the analogs. Eventually, if I stop buying more gear (yea, right!!) it will swing heavily into the cost savings side.
01-06-2016 08:26 PM
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(01-06-2016 08:13 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  It's like stopping for gas and taking in a few new sights along the way. Honestly, I don't ever want to reach the destination. Enjoy the journey! Same with life, by the way. The movie is great but the ending sucks. *Spoiler alert! Everyone dies!!!

Awesome, thanks for the spoiler alert - don't want to get to the end - will just look at it as being a movie franchise....a 007 franchise....full of adventure, dangerous women, a few crashes and lots of travel! Smile
01-06-2016 08:32 PM
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(01-06-2016 04:24 PM)Almost Jaded Wrote:  The cost savings vs cigarettes depends on a lot of things.  1 - how much did you smoke?  2 - how much do cigarettes cost in your area?  3 - What is the availability of e-juice in your area and the price associated with it?  4 - do you have a "device habit"?  5 - What devices are you using (different devices have different needs for batteries, coils, etc) and can you DIY (savesa ton of money on coils and even more on juice).  6 - how much do you vape?

In my case, with our habits where they were and prices where they were, the wife and I spent over $600/mo on cigarettes.  I also live in an area with lots of shops that have very good quality in-house juices at very reasonable prices (prices just went UP at my regular spot to $23.99 for 120 ml).  Between the two of us, we spend less than $200/mo on juice and coils, and that's with me vaping a LOT (she's still a low-power mouth-to-lung vaper).  That's a HUGE savings.  Between the two of us we've spent less than $600 on mods and tanks, etc - in over 2 years.  Curbing the device collecting habit helps a lot, lol.  

I have spent easily as much on vaping as on stinkies. I did not start vaping to save money. I really enjoy the hobby aspect of vaping and have zero intentions on cutting down on my gear. I tried and failed. I at one point wanted to cut down to ten mods. There are around thirty in the house between my wife and I. That is after a cleansing (gave a few away to good friends and starting vapers). I at one point said - okay - no more high end Phillipine or stabilized wood mods. But I already have my eye on a few high end mods (oblivion and another). I'm getting a custom wood series made. It is hopeless. I sent a HexOhm out for a do over by the company (switch out the button etc.) and got a HexAngel to use in the meantime. Hopeless.

Honestly I'm not surprised I have only 4 rep points. Every piece of advice I give seems geared towards the hard core DL vapers who love their RDAs. I try and suggest starter kits - my wife is an MTL girl - but I fail at it. My wife does not even ask me now if I think her set ups are good because I tease her and call her a 'toodlepuffer' - yes, I know. Not nice.

I want you guys to love me anyway. I have faults. I'm trying. Honestly.

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