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In 6 years i've always just bought what works and stuck with it, in early days it worked out about the same as fags, but in recent years I worked out I was spending £4 a week, that will not buy you 10 fags now. Since December gone mad, bought 2 Isticks, a mini, various tanks, whole lot do not add up to 5 days a week on the fags, so i'll get back to my £4 a week in 6 months.
" Have you spent or are spending too much on devices, etc? "
Oh yeppppppp definitely spent too much. I reckon I'm well & truly out of pocket since giving up the fags due to stinkies here costing so little per pack, however I do feel much better in myself.
I've now stopped shopping & buying as I've got my perfect setup (along with backups & more backups & tons more backups) and plenty of DIY juice to last me a good few years. Am now hoping that I'll start to recuperate some of what I've spent over the last 20 months
"Have you spent or are spending too much on devices, etc?"
Yes, especially in the past 2 months. Still much less than I would have on cigs though, which is the most important thing.
Up until December I was happy with my mech+dripper combo but got bored changing / charging batteries n dripping frequently, which made my buy / try various tanks during Nov & Dec to get a more hassle-free vape.
I've kind of gone full circle though & back to the dripper ( used to how my liquid tastes in the dripper compared to tanks ) although I do have a Sat22 clone arriving from SlowTech soon to try, and want to try the UD Goblin too. I still use the mech when my box mod is charging.
Definitely been bitten by the box-mod-bug though
Currently on my 3rd in just over a month, and will add another one when MyEpack get the blue M65's in stock
Post by Get Off My Cloud on Jan 31, 2015 15:29:40 GMT
Erm since then end of December i've bought 6 vv/vw mods, 11 RBA's and only 1 dripper so far, is that too much? I can foresee buying a few more drippers because i'm really liking this one i have but as for everything else i'm set for a good long while.
I know exactly what I've spent on vaping vs how much I would have spent on the stinkies as I keep a spreadsheet which I update any time I spend anything even if its just a few pennies and I am well in "profit" since making the switch. I've spent £516.87 on equipment (batteries, mods, tanks, coils, wire, wicks, coil jigs, cases, lanyards, stands, ohms meter etc.) and £319.50 on eliquid, that comes to £836.37 however I was buying over 20 L&B a day though for the purposes of the spread sheet I have stuck to 20 a day so the savings after the spend still come to £1358.66
I spent a lot more in the early days vs my average monthly spend now I've pretty much settled on my fav juices and have a reasonable stock built up (understatement) I can be tempted by new mods but as far as atties go I stick to my protanks or anything that is glass and takes a protank single coil. I can now make my own coils but tbh I'm saving so much that I am quite happy to buy ready mades from ft and wick them myself with rayon or jap cotton, and a few jonco microcoils every couple of months.
this sounds like me spreadsheet kept meticulously up-to-date with spend & save, every bit paid out logged...
My savings are less than a lot if peeps as I only smoked roll-ups, but that notwithstanding, I've still saved almost £1700 to date. I do, however, have 10 year's worth of nic base in the freezer, a good handfull of protanks/mini pt (all glass and single-coil heads), several hundred pre-made wick&coil, and with the couple of cheapie iSticks on the way should have enough devices and batteries to last several years too
Spend these days is flavourings, more wick'n'coils, and other mixing ingredients to keep me in juice, and the odd adapter to keep mods going longer...
As I've said before elsewhere on here, I wish I knew what I do now when I first started, would've not wasted dosh on some of the earlier kit I bought...