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Old 01-07-2010, 06:50 AM   #1
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Hi All.

I've been vaping for a little over a month now and have been quite pleased with the results. After telling my aunt about my e-cig, she became really interested in them as a new potential business venture. I told her that I would gather all the info I could for her. I really hope this is the right place to ask these questions. If not I apologize.

My aunt is interested on selling mostly at the local and regional level. I know she would need a supplier most likely from china. How does that work? She'd need a website even if was for only information and an ad campaign. The most important thing,what would be a ball park number for an initial investment and how was that investment spent? I know its different for each person, but different perspectives would be ever so helpful. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:39 AM   #2
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I don't know if you will get any reponses from actual vendors. Who wants more competition!. Just from my perspective I thought of this but I think the internet is pretty well flooded now.

When researching ecigs I bookmarked over 30 USA vendors and there are many more.

Small packages. Flat shipping rates. Only takes 2 days from Nevada or New Jersey to here in Florida so no regional advantage in shipping.

There are probably options open to sell locally but the cost of the storefront for just ecigs would probably be hard to justify. Possibly flea market or something like that.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:28 AM   #3
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PM me harper, I'll be glad to help her to avoid the rip off people. Its not as easy as one thinks it would be to get started, but with perserverance anyone can do anything I guess.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:10 AM   #4
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Now how cool is that? A vender that is willing to help another become a vender. Gosh LeCig, that makes me want to buy something from you.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:36 AM   #5
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Thanks Nebraska ... we are not here to make a million bucks off ecigs, our mission is to convert smokers
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:39 AM   #6
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:40 AM   #7
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LMAO rocket
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:08 PM   #8
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Honestly I was thinking about doing my own thing but if you look up at the suppliers list there is over a HUNDRED lol...kinda late in the game if you want to make some real money you know.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:20 PM   #9
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It is tough to make a go at it ... especially if your trying for just an internet customer base. But it can be done, the question is to brand or not to brand lol
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:20 PM   #10
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This isn't exactly like selling Chi-pods on ebay.
E-cig selling success takes a feel for your customer base,
sort of like not getting rich teaching school.
This does not apply to scamming shammers (looked like a word to me?), they can make money and not look back.

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Old 01-07-2010, 12:31 PM   #11
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No its not, and futher more you need to become an ecig aficionado in order to field the questions on compatibilities with all the models out there. This is a good place to start building a good knowledge base:

Brand and Model Compatibility Chart - E-Cigarette Wiki

and of course here at the vapeatron board:

E-Cigarette Models

One can make good money reselling other products, that at least will give you a good feel for what to expect being a "dealer" of ecigs
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:15 PM   #12
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Nebraskapuffer, I placed my 1st 2 orders with Lecig. Great customer service and immediate response to a defective batt! Also check out the real time chat he uses on his website. Mike seems like a real good guy.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:04 PM   #13
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Thanks tarkus, I've looked and I just can't find anything bad about Mike. His D-1 carts are on back order it looks like but he's the kind of guy people want to buy from so I'll be keeping an eye on them. Can I ask where you come up with your username? Is it from an old ELP album by any chance?
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:15 PM   #14
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Yep....lol showing my age but my all time favorite album. Try Mike's greencig cartos. Best price I've found and these honestly blow away the kr8's. I have both.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:45 PM   #15
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W/U for payments is great, we've wired over 20k with them no problems. Just make sure your recipient is legit.

Now I PP too, it is cheaper than W/U for the small orders.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:25 PM   #16
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Perhaps one of the companies/distributors will come out ahead. There's department stores and there's Wal Mart, there's sneakers and there's Nike, there's search engines and there's Google... sorry, over-reaching.

I think it would be awesome if a distributor had an easy-to-use bulk program, EVERYONE in East Texas asks me about vaping, one lady asked me if I could do a party (think Mary Kay or Tupperware)... someone like me wouldn't need China/drop ship bulk prices, just a decent discount and a suggested MSRP, maybe some cool merch to make it look pretty.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:30 PM   #17
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Hi Paula,

We were going to start that program, but instead we are wholesaling out to shops now ... but we do have a great wholesale program and quick shipping to E. Texas.

Contact dee@lecig.com for more info if your interested.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:35 PM   #18
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will do, thanks much for the quick reply!
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:52 PM   #19
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:22 PM   #20
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starting a online business would be a fun thing to do in my mind. but why stop there? like i commented to Mike I'm out here in California less than 30 mins. away from hollywood, beverly hills, and downtown los angeles. and as far as i know there are no retail shops or even online distributors from my area. not that im saying "lets get rich!" but there is business to be had out here. plus all the celeb smokers you could dream of to convert. can you imagine the publicity you could get out in hollywood with just one celeb's word of mouth?? i'm sure many people would love to break the chains that force them to order online, but it seems like this is the case most everywhere until e-cigs are mainstream.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:57 AM   #21
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Hello,

We can supply various E-cigs with the lowest price, pls visit our website www.topproductssale.com to learn more information. Or mail me sales@topproductssale.com. MSN: sales@topproductssale.com.

Thanks & Have a good time,

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Old 12-28-2010, 03:05 AM   #22
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Dear Harper,

We are professional factory for ecigarette from China, I would like to cooperate with your aunt, can accept small quantity order with good price.

Please view our website and contact me for more details, thanks.

Achilles (achillesfong@gmail.com)
Shenzhen Accipiter gentilis Technology Co.,Ltd
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:58 AM   #23
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What is going on with EMS? Why are the giving us such a difficult time at customs these days?
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:49 AM   #24
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What is going on with EMS? Why are the giving us such a difficult time at customs these days?
Because the FDA lost it's grip, they have to find some way to save us from the evils of tobacco.

Oh...yeah...no tobacco....

Because the FDA lost it's grip, the tobacco companies have to find some way to keep us from using something other than tobacco...
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:19 AM   #25
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Hi Hachi. These problems are originating on the other side of The Great Sea. No problems here ever.
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