Chinese Vape Store Batteries

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  1. Polargirl

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    The common battery vendor recommendation is only buy from the following:

    Illumn.com
    Liionwholesale.com
    Imrbatteries.com

    While that seems ideal, it isn't always feasible unless buying enough batteries to qualify for free shipping.

    I'd like to know if there are any popular Chinese vape sites that is recommended for buying batteries with a shipment of mods and attys? I guess American sites would also be useful recommendations but especially Chinese.
     
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    None that I've ever heard of.
     
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    Never, ever, ever order batts from China. That's my firm policy anyway. You can never guarantee authenticity and it takes a small lifetime to receive them once ordered. Mailing restrictions are a little different for batteries than for anything else, so the normal 2-3 week wait for most items can become months for batteries. I learned this early on, had to give up and cancel a couple orders involving batteries after the 3 month mark. You may be more patient than I am though.
     
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    I would recommend www.directvapor.com for a vendor in the US. They have a No Clone promise that they will NEVER knowingly sell a clone as an authentic item. If they do sell clones it is clearly stated in the item description. With that said, I have never seen a cloned item on their site, and have never received an item from them that did not check out as authentic. This includes batteries. Shipping is free on just about everything via standard USPS, which takes anywhere from 5 to 10 days depending on your location, and for 2.95 you get USPS Priority tracked shipping, which shaves 2 to 3 days off your wait time.
     
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    I have had two shipments from Illumn sent to the Middle East. I paid about $35 each time for shipping. Each shipment was 6 pairs. I don't like spending more than $80 for a mod, and I prefer $50. There are some things you can skimp on, but batteries aren't one of them. It's called penny wise and dollar foolish. How much does it cost to ship from Illumn around the states? Forego something else for a day or two and get the batteries.
     
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    I wasn't trying to skimp on battery safety. The whole point of this thread was to ask if there is a more convenient way not to.

    You made this post and people without reading comprehension skills thumbed it up anyway. At least one person provided a US solution (directvapor.com) and another thumbed that up. I wonder if that will get counter-signaled since corrected doesn't seem to the proper term anymore or allowed to stand.
     
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    I'm honestly confused. Our shipping is less than $3 for a pair of batteries, or like $3.50 for four batteries? No reason to need to buy a lot...what are you trying to achieve?

    Food for thought: Shipping batteries to the US from China costs $130 minimum to do it correctly and legally, as hazardous goods. If they're willing to ship them illegally to you, then they're also probably willing to do other illegal things like mix in fakes.
     
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    This thread ruled out Chinese batteries but still has conflicting information on adding batteries to an order on popular US vape sites with mods and attys. This information is still important and unresolved since adding batteries to an order of vape mods and/or attys often makes the difference in qualifying for free shipment on those items on those US sites.

    $3.50 is cheaper than I thought. Was thinking closer to double that. Good to know that if free shipping on other vape merchandise isn't an issue.
     
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    this was an entertaining thread, thanks guys
     
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    Got it, that makes sense I see now.

    Another thought on this is that batteries are complicated and are frequently not able to be bought direct from the manufacturer. I think you will have quite a few vape sites that try their best to always carry authentic merchandise, so usually do and maybe up til this point always have, but don't have the necessary expertise to rule out fakes or low quality batteries if they happen to get some. We've noticed from some of our suppliers that we use, 99% of the time they're good but, for that 1% of the time they're not, it's really good to have the expertise to tell the difference ourselves and never sell those products.
     
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    Thank you, Jon, very informative post. My reading comprehension skills are telling me to give it a thumbs up. ;)
     
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    Thank You for your reply-
    I am going to be ordering some batteries from you, just looked over your site and your prices are excellent, much better than any online retailer and you are a trusted battery source!
     
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    Are you still keeping your like up for the following post hence standing by their recommendation?
     
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    You won't go wrong with Jon, they're very trustworthy....just got 4 new batts from him today!
     
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    Thank you for explaining the difference between the difference in battery fake detection you do versus reputable vape gear sites that lack the expertise.
     
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    Good to know Teresa!
    Will be getting 4 batteries myself!
     
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    All of my batteries come from Liion.
     
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    I like Direct Vapor for mods,tanks and coils, batteries , I believe their batteries to be OK as many US vendors batteries will be OK, but after looking @[email protected] site- his prices are much better,with a greater assortment to choose from and he is a trustworthy battery dealer! That decision is up to you ! I have not blown myself up or had any trouble with any vendor batteries- I buy LG HE4 and HG2 and Samsung 25r and now I will buy the Samsung 30q too.
    I like how this vendor came here and explained his batteries and now I know where I will buy my next batteries from at a much better price!
    What do you want me to do- take my like away? LOL !!!!!
    I sure wasn't gonna like your buying from China Battery idea!

    https://www.directvapor.com/accessories/samsung-30q-inr18650-3000mah-battery.html
    $8.95 each x4 = $35.80

    https://liionwholesale.com/collecti...iscount-genuine-and-tested?variant=2915614724
    $4.98 each x4 = 19.52 +3.49 for shipping = 23.01 total for the same 4 batteries! Getting a discount when buying over 3 batteries saving .10 cents each.
    Saving me $12.79 on 4 batteries purchased from
    @[email protected]
     
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    I only buy from @[email protected] because they are really so close they get to me so fast it is like they sent them by Drone to my door! Sometimes before USPS starts tracking................
     
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    What if I told you the drone was powered by 18650 batteries himself?
     
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    Then I might build one of these for a few freebies~!

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    :xD::giggle:

    Note to self, put laser beams to take out those nets on the drones delivering to SteveS45, got it.
     
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    :xD::gaah::vapemail:

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    Free shipping or not I buy only Mooch approved batteries from Illumn.com and their prices are cheap enough that even with shipping they beat the cheap batteries from vape shops. $5-6 for an HG2, etc...

    Liion is the same story. Good batteries at a good price.

    Never bought from IMR but hear good things about them too.
     
  25. SnapDragon NY

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    Yes it is easy to become confused with Polargirl- she is confused! Champagne taste on a water budget- She doesn't own any vape gear and hopefully someday she can afford the mod and tank and eliquid of her dreams to make her quit cigarettes. $3.50 may not sound like a lot of money to you for shipping, but that is money she could spend on her dream gear- LOL!!!
    By the way your prices are excellent and look forward to placing an order with you in the next few days!
     
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    this was amusing but odd at the same time --i cant tell f snapdragon is polargirl's friend and giving her some friendly ribbing or if he doesnt know her at all and awkwardly insulting her.
     
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    None. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
    Also, stay away from eBay and Amazon - they're widely known for having fakes sold as authentic from supposedly trustworthy sources.
    Listen to what the others have said - illumn, liion, and imr are the only three I trust.
     
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    I don't know him. It isn't an awkward insult. It is classic butthurt. Fanbois don't like being publicly embarrassed by having their trend signaling crossed up and called out any more than political sheeple like it when their virtue signaling is.
     
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    If I can afford to keep smoking, then it goes without saying that I can afford even the most expensive vaping gear.

    I normally have plenty of money to buy whatever vaping gear I'd like. The problem is that I have to buy a replacement phone on top of a major unplanned cash issue in life that will hold the purchase of both back until around Black Friday so I am using the time to learn as much as I can until then.

    I'll likely be buying a Smoant Battlestar with a Vapefly Nicolas atty and some Tastemaker True WTA juice or Black Note NETS as of now. Not the most expensive setup but not the cheapest either.
     
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    Not embarrassed - No fanboi either- I use many different vendors in the US and I have bought some batteries from many of them, but would definitely never buy my batteries from China.
    I am not a man either.
    Not trying to insult you- it is hard to buy your dream hardware when money is tight, right! I know as I would love to own a custom stabwood- way out of my price range- but I do have gear and batteries that I can afford and am very happy with my vape gear and eliquids- coming up on 3 years cigarette free after a 30 year cigarette love affair. Ecigarettes and Will Power!
    I have the Smoant Battlestar and I think you will love it, I do- I don't know anything about the Vapefly Nicolas as I am a DL vaper, my favorite tank at the moment is the Asvape Cobra.
    I wish you nothing but the best luck on your quest to finally quit cigarettes by vaping!
     
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    Fanboi is pretty much gender neutral since fangirl isn't really used as a term. If it isn't fangirl?ism then is it just a mean girls click in here?

    Why can't you take my word that money isn't the issue at least longer term? I am by no means well off but normally I would be able to afford a DNA 250 if I wanted one but I don't at first because it is a waste of money for someone who doesn't have the knowledge and experience to benefit from it. I need a replacement phone that will cost at least $350 (LG V20) on top of an unplanned personal expense that costs a whole lot more has set me back a month so why not use the time to learn as much as I can until I am ready? The Battlestar, like the V20, isn't the cheapest but far from the most expensive. Both are simply what works best for me. I learned my lesson buying two flagship phones (Sony Xperia Z Ultra) [in cash] on the first day of sale that don't have removable batteries. I am trying to avoid the same type of mistake with vaping gear is all.

    Buying the latest vaping gear seems like a worse mistake than buying the latest Microsoft Windows Operating System when newly released to me. The Battlestar is a time proven winner -- simple, durable, and does the job even TC when I learn enough to make use of it.

    I am trying to build the closest thing to an absolute minimum adjustment setup. The Vapefly Nicolas is no doubt the atty for that. I guess a Pico would be the best single battery mod but battery power not lasting all day is more adjustment at first carrying an extra battery safely so the Battlestar will do as a rich (wo)man's Pico. They cost barely more than Pico's in some places.

    The juice is the last thing I am trying to perfect as the closest thing to a perfect smoking emulator setup. Perfect in vape gear world. -- LOL. I am probably the closest thing to the perfect lab monkey for this experiment in finding that stubborn archetypal smoker who wants the absolute minimum adjustment at first yet eager to learn as much as possible while having temporary money problems that will force me to wait until at least Black Friday.

    For experiment's sake more than mine, I hope I can get some support and feedback on this project. I just got to get the juice that is absolutely closest to smoking is all.
     
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    It's called fangurl Urban Dictionary: fangurl
     
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    PC = Fanperson?
     
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    I didn't say it didn't exist. I was said it isn't really used.
     
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    A societal deficiency?
     
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    You can say a fanperson is to consumer products or the economic counterpart to PC sheeple in the same way propaganda is to politics what advertising is to the economy.
     
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    All the same thing.
     
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    I use it from time to time and see it used - think it depends on where you hang your hat


    Very PC, lol

    Anyone remember a guy named James Miller who they called the FanMan?

     
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    Fan dancers are ok.
     
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    Never personally known a fan dancer, but I knew the FanMan very well - he was from Valdez, lol
     
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    Yep Yep thats right!
     

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