Hello everyone in the vape-mosphere! It’s the start of a new week here in the U.S. Some of you might be heading to your favorite local vape shop to re-up.
On the other hand, some of you out there might still be searching for a place you can frequently visit and get whatever it is you need that is vaping related.
I know the feeling of walking into a new shop, putting my hard earned money at jeopardy and not knowing if the experience with that shop will be a good or bad one. Not a good feeling at all!
I came up with 5 things I look out for that helped me zone in on shops that made my purchases a lot more enjoyable:
1. They don’t sell tobacco products – It usually is a red flag for me when I see any kind of tobacco product in a “vape” shop. E-cigarettes were developed to get you off of cigarettes, not to go hand in hand.
2. They have a juice bar – No, not the one that serves you smoothies (although smoothies and vaping actually sound like a good idea). I’m talking about a shop that lets you sample the e-juice you plan on buying.
3. They have a variety of e-juice, mods, and accessories – I once stepped into a store that had 3 gorgeous authentic mechanical mods on display, each one costing at least $200. When I asked to see the other mods they had, I was told that that was their whole inventory.
I just remember leaving and saying to myself, “Then why even bother putting up a shop?”
4. They are on Yelp – I love using Yelp and this is what I learned: any shop that has zero or a few reviews isn’t worth the visit while the stores that SHOULD be avoided are exposed by disgruntled Yelp users.
5. The staff vapes – I don’t care what their reason is, I want people that run a vape shop to actually know what I am talking about when I ask them about a product they have, it’s that simple.
I am always on the lookout for new shops and so far this has been my tried and tested method in finding shops that I know are worth my time and money.