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  1. jwill

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    If you are a coil builder and want to sell some coils, I would like to have a discussion with you. It should be no surprise that I have a lot of love for the VU family and want to offer some of your coils to the rest of the world.

    If you want to make some coils, sell them to me so I can put them in the store and sell them for a good price and we both make some money. PM me so we can come to an arrangement. With teh amazing coil builders we have here, I would like to keep this inside of VU. If no one is interested I will reach out elsewhere.
     
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    And because the coil builders hide in the coil threads and seldom leave, please tell your friends. I think I would technically be breaking rules by doing this elsewhere.
     
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    This is a gr8 idea(not selling my coils, lol). I am vaping some killer aliens i got here on vu atm. Some of the best i have ever had.
     
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    Figured it would be a win win. Help VU builders make some $$$, offer people Awesome coils for fair money and everyone wins. Tell your friends.

    I get 50% of my coils from builders here. Some I make and others are randoms that come with stuff.
     
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    She doesn't stop by much anymore but we all know @zephyr can make a mean framed staple.
     
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    No.. so sorry, can't help you. Usually I just let my coils build themselves.
     
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    Sweet. I have to coat an order of mods this morning and will reach out to those interested this afternoon. Im not even sure this idea is a good one but it is an idea and want to explore it.
     
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    So what you are planning to do is offer everyone's coils on a website or a local store? From what I've gathered with the original post you would be purchasing coils up front and then selling them yourself (correct?)
    Are you determining prices or are you offering the coils at the builders pricing (with obvious added overhead/profit)

    I would just like to get some of the meat cut up before jumping in....I have similar agreements with other business's in the past and some have worked out pretty well...others however did not...(usually do to greed)
     
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    I could be interested, but I don't want to get back to full on coil building again. I could supply you with all of your Fused Clapton coils, for instance. I already have pretty much every gauge available of KA1, N80, SS316L, as well as a bit of KD. Can pick up N90, SS317, etc. if needed, as well as any other necessary alloys you would like them made of.
     
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    Everyone that has expressed interest has been contacted. Looks like 3 are onboard with a possibility of two more.

    In chatting with folks privately this seems like it might be a viable plan so here is what I was thinking of calling this and the front facing details.

    Originally thinking for a name to call the whole thing the "Coil CO-OP" A Vaping underground maker to market project. Fine Handmade American coils from the independent artisans of the Vaping Underground Community.

    There will be a seperate tab on the front page of the site and will feature a picture or some kind of logo of each maker and details about them and their coils they make. This will personalize those coils and show people who the hands are responsible for the goodness that they are using (or about to use). All sets of coils will be offered for the same price and the makers here control the output, get exposure to an audience that they might not have been exposed to otherwise and with each set of coils we will include details about the builder and a way to contact them directly for some of their more specialized builds.

    Since my site traffic is growing steadily and very organically, I think this will be a really cool way for me to include a product that I dont presently have and, help our builders make some $ and show some love for VU and its inhabitants. The vast majority of the coils that I use come from right here on VU and I am quite happy with that. I expect others will be too once they know about it.

    If any of the moderators/senior staff can get there hands on VU marketing material PM me so you can get my details and send me some and I will include it with each set fo coils sold from our makers here. My audience is largely not VU members so there is a potential of introducing new people to the community.
     
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    If someone else has a cooler/better name and slug line, I am open to that as well. I will be getting stickers made for the purpose and packaging.
     
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    We have four builders commited.
     
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    What about "The Coil Coalition"?
     
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    I like it. Actually like it more than Coil Co-Op whose name is what I have been using for some time in my head only to identify.
     
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    Thats 3 up so it shall be known unless someone else can top it. Going to send this to the graphics department for drafting. Meaning I will do it this evening. These will be small 1 in stickers so they will be pretty basic.
     
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    Sounds like a plan to me! I'm good with 1 liners and witty quips ... but they are mostly only good/funny to me :teehee::teehee::teehee:
     
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    I love this idea, I'm on Fraliens and SSFCs. @jwill seems like a very genuine guy and the idea makes sense to me. I like the @raymo2u name "The Coil Coalition". If this happens it will be an honor to be associated with all of the builders involved because they are all incredible inspiring builders. @CrazyChef v2.0 @raymo2u @WPMac @VAPEROXX ... you can't make a better f**king team.
     
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    Im a death metal dude. Even my shop stickers are death metal.
     
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    uhh, ok they are yer ears... But, my eyes tell me yer green-snake needs some sweezer-time ;-)

    "The Coil Coalition" (edit: spelling blindly) does ring well, though.
     
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    This is awesome! I've tried coils from Chef and Vaperoxx. Can't wait to try coils from the other builders. Great idea.
     
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    So the snake looks like shit as a 1 in sticker. Talked to my sticker people and had to simplify it tremendously. This will be what is stuck on the container. Thoughts? Its also blown up 200% for visability purposes. Ignore the pixelation

    COil-Coalition-2.jpg
     
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    That's pretty awesome.
     
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    Stickers have been ordered, packing was ordered yesterday and will be here friday. Stickers will be here Monday and will build the page into the site starting this weekend. This is going to be awesome.

    I really hope this works out as it has potential to be good for everyone.
     
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    I would suggest a pic of a real coil,, crazychef had some pics that were art quality. Art quality will always bring in top dollar shoppers. A newbie may miss your ad thinking your hobby is something about snakes. (Imho)
     
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    Reproduction of such is not cheap. Even in B&W.
     
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    I have no clue how to go about this. But if you know of any celebrities or musicians ect ect vape(not using factory coils), sample packs to them could blow this up. They tweet or watever about these awsome coils and you all go viral. Js
     
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    The site will gave very nice images of the actual coils. This is purely packaging for identification and branding purposes.
     
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    Or doable on a 1 in sticker. Thats really the limitation. Size.
     
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    May know a few who are friendly with me.
     
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    Not to mention they c your Gorgeous custom work too. N what vaper can look at those n not want something. Lol
     
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    If you need production shots of coils I can do that...just let me know what you want...I can do macro's, up close, far away...I could play with graphics as well.

    [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Damn those are nice.

    I was planning on putting a bunch of shots together for all of these when they start rolling in. Immediately after start blasting social and doing some ad campaigns.
     
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    He is an excellent photographer. His firearms work is my IG porn.
     
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    While I am not the master photographer that Raymo is ... I also have the ability to throw out a reasonable representation of the work I produce. If you are interested in us picking up that slack let me know and I can throw some shots your way. You can view some of my work in the coil-building thread.
     
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    Me? :blowkiss:

    I didnt put much time into this but I think something as streamline as this would work rather well for the container stickers:

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    @VAPEROXX and @WPMac pictures are slowing started to match their talents for building, I have the impression that their pictures would match mine if they had better equipment to shoot with, their dedication to their hobbies speaks for itself.
     
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    I have absolutely no photography abilities. I just use my IPhone. All these guys bury me on quality of photography lol.

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    OK, look: none of you putzii have as bad a lens as I do, m'kay?

    Folks want to know coil and core - we don't GET all the dumbass name-schemes, but a good pic explains a LOT. So, suck it up, buttercups: @jwill can post IDEAL pics chosen from his and your contrib; y'all do yer thing, and spec the wires.

    Buyers will either be sold by materials, price or vendor. Sheesh.

    /e returns to cleaning the reloading bench...
     
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    True. But, you have to get them to the pictures first. The first thing everyone encounters is your name/logo. First impressions mean something.
     
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    There will be very nice photo work done for these coils. To give everything the same shine we are going to use the same cameras and lenses and lighting for everything being built presently.

    I very much want there to be a visual uniformity for this project and this weekend I will be building a couple of stands from some cuts of east Texas red cedar that will be used as the base stand, for all images. That way when you hit the page your eyes do not immediately drift to one thing or whatever the shiniest thing or loudest image is.
     

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