I have been very vocal in my support for clones, and I don’t change my stance at all. As long as these original mods are overpriced and hard to find, I will continue to support clones and replicas.
I don’t really think it has an effect when clone manufacturers copy mods down to their logo because I believe people buy a mod based mostly on design and not brand name.
However, I have been getting into this point in vaping where I WANT an authentic mod, at least 1 in my collection! I want to know how it is to have a mod with its own serial number and authentication papers. I also plan on going to vape meets, and I personally don’t think it would be a good idea to bring a clone to such important events for the culture.
I think a good collection would be quality over quantity. I know, its going to take me a longer time to get a mod I want, but I think the satisfaction and gratification would be more intense once I receive my authentic mod in the mail!
Now, aside from price, I know that timing is crucial too. A lot of these units sell quick, so being quick to buy is important as well.
I came across this site that has authentic mods. I like them because they have a lot to choose from, and some of them are in stock. Here are a few beauties that caught my eye, and yes they are still available (as of July 27, 2014)!
If you ask me, I got the Chi-You, which is why I posted it on the top of my post. Look at how beautiful the detail and design is on that mod! If I had the money though, I would have gotten everything I posted on here honestly.
Remember, if you see something you like that is out of stock, chances are it will never be reproduced again. So get one while you still can.