There’s nothing like the excitement of getting a new mod. With better features coming out with these new models on the market, manufacturers are giving vapers more and more reasons to buy a new mod.
From higher wattage, to temperature control, to new designs, there are a million and one reasons to get yourself a new mod. Prices also continue to drop which makes vaping more accessible to people from different financial backgrounds.
But not all mods are good. Some are more hype than hope. I recently did a post about how to critique e-juice, so I decided to go on from there and try to do a similar post talking about mods.
If you are planning on buying a new mod soon, here are 4 things you need to avoid when choosing a product you plan on spending your money on:
Overpriced Mods – I’m sorry but I don’t care who made that mod or for whatever reason, I don’t think $200 – $300 for a mod makes much sense.
I am not telling you how to spend your money. If you have no problem dropping $200 on a mod, then go ahead. My thing is I would rather buy a mod that basically looks and functions the same way as an authentic for 1/4 of the original price. What do I get when I buy an authentic mod? A serial number? It isn’t hard for me to make a decision when comparing the two.
Some people will argue that buying clones is whats killing the vaping industry. I have never heard complaints from authentic mod manufacturers on how their sales were affected by clones. There is a niche of vaping enthusiast out there who will buy these authentic mods. They aren’t going anywhere. These batches of highe end mods that are released to the public always sell out, sometimes in a matter of hours once going on sale.
So no, I don’t think clones hurt the vape community at all. I think it makes the vaping a lot more accessible to other vapers who not only can’t afford these mods, but who also don’t have access to vendors who are selling these high end mods.
Cheap, Shoddy Clones – on the flip side, you don’t want to go too cheap when buying a mod. Saving money has its drawbacks too. I hate it when vapers complain about how their $12 mech mod they got from FastTech is a piece of shit. Well, what did you expect?
“You get what you pay for” is a saying that rings true when it comes to buying mods. Here’s what you SHOULD do when you buy a cheap clone, keep your expectations low and handle it with much care. Know that 9 times out of 10 your cheap mod will break if it falls on the floor.
Also, what is the use of having a shelf full of mods if more than half of them don’t work properly? I would rather put a little more money into a product and know that it will last longer. Quality over quantity.
Faulty Wiring and Electronics – As you know, vaping mods aren’t regulated by law for the meantime. There isn’t an organization that tests products for us and approves which are safe to use and which are not. This responsibility falls directly on the manufacturer to test their product before they release it to the public.
Some might think that faulty mods being sold to the public are the result of greedy capitalists who have no concern for the safety of their customers, but I think it is more to the fact of just being negligent.
For example, the Cherry Bomber was a mod that I really, really wanted to buy. I liked the whole metal box look to it, and I still do. It was a bad ass mod in my opinion.
There was a big safety concern regarding it which made me change my mind. You can see why when you watch the video below.
This all goes back to doing your research before you buy a particular mod. Which brings me to my next point.
Products With Bad Reviews – I am so grateful that vaping has come out during a time where the internet is well established. Other vapers who have bought products are very vocal with their experience on certain mods. You can find product reviews for almost every mod that is out in the market.
These online reviews keep the manufacturers honest. If a product is bad, vapers will come out bashing the product. Make sure to buy products that have favorable reviews (doesn’t have to be perfect), or you can go on a YouTube search for that mod you plan on buying.
I am all for getting the most value for your money, and hopefully you get something from this post that helps you make a better decision in choosing your next mod.