Buying ecigs online is no easy feat. There are literally hundreds of websites out there who purport to see the cheapest and most effective ecigarette devices. In order determine which site/company has the best value, it is important to look at who sells the most products online. Such companies as Njoy and V2cigs are two of the biggest online retailers out there. Blucigs is another one that has been gaining a large audience of loyal customers. When you look for the best eliquid to buy, you need to first figure out your total monthly requirements.
For example, if you are a 2 pack a day cigarette smoker, then you need to look at how much money you would be saving if you were to switch to ecigs. It also depends on how you use the ecig. For example, if you like to take long puffs, it will last considerably shorter than someone who takes small puffs (a woman, for example). It also depends on the eliquid reservoir. Some devices can hold more liquid than others. So all things considered equal, let’s say that the average device lasts anywhere from 4-8 hours. The total cost will amount to (again, this depends on what time of eliquid you use) less than the cost of 1/2 a pack of cigarettes, which amounts to about $2.50.
If you are under budgetary constraints, and cannot afford to smoke the latest and greatest, there is always the budget option. Such companies like V2 offer “vape for free” programs wherein you can get free products every month for purchasing a bare minimum. This usually results in significant savings over the course of 30 days. You can also join various ecigarette forums and people will tell you what is working best for them. Some of the devices run on basic watch batteries, while others can be recharged via the USB port on your computer. This too can have a significant impact in the overall cost of your monthly smoking budget. It is wise to take into consideration the cost of the batteries (if you are using a device that requires disposable batteries). That in and of itself can add up to an additional $10/mo. in costs (or 4 days worth of vaping).
So now that we are aware what can raise the cost of vaping, what are some tips and tricks to help keep costs down when you vape?
For starters, you can always visit a resource that lists the various V2 ecig promo codes out there. Such sites as Zip2Save compile various discounts found online and update them regularly. There are free shipping ones as well as 50% off discounts that can add up to substantial savings very rapidly.
Some people have gone to China to purchase their vaping devices. This is usually not recommended because the Chinese are notorious for cutting corners and using the cheapest materials available. This can lead to a safety issue that could put your healthy in jeopardy. However, you can try to purchase disposable watch batteries to power your ecig device from China in bulk. We calculated the costs, and over 1 year you can save upwards of $100 by going directly to China and purchasing in bulk.
There is one component of vaping that is a huge variable: e-liquid. It is the one thing that makes vaping possible. While you can cut corners on the battery and sometimes even the device, you cannot cut corners when it comes time to purchase the liquid that contains nicotine. Therefore you need to pay attention to the various sales and promotions that each ecig company offers. V2 offers online coupon codes that can result in significant savings, provided that you use them intelligently. For example, if you find a deal that is really good, try buying 3 months worth of supplies. Yes it will cost you a little bit more money up front, but over the course of the next 3 months, you will wind up saving a ton of money due to not having to buy eliquid on a regular basis.
Whichever route you take, always keep in mind that a better deal is just around the corner. Subscribe to various ecig mailing lists, sign up for a free account at some of the ecig forums and you can even go as far as creating a “deal alert” at such sites as SlickDeals.net. Whenever a highly popular deal for ecigs comes around, you will be sent an email notifying you of the promotion and how you can take advantage of it. The best thing about vaping is that if you put some intelligent work into buying your supplies and materials, you can really and truly save a ton of money. The average cigarette smoker is at the mercy of the tobacco shop or liquor store who sells them cigarettes. If there are no deals, there are no deals. Cigarette and tobacco smokers can’t buy the individual components of their habits as easily as someone who vapes.