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  1. littlewitewilly

    littlewitewilly New Member

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    Just a quick rant here

    Decided to try a 60ml bottle of nic salts from NicRiver yo see if I I'd like salts. Put a bottle in my cart, go to check out and WHAMMO!!! $21 shipping via FedEx as my only option?

    AEE YOU KIDDING ME? $21 to ship a tiny 60ml bottle? How does this place stay in business?

    Rant over
     
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  2. hellcatrydr

    hellcatrydr Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    They're actually an awesome vendor. Your problem isn't with them, it's with elected officials.
    That money is essentially a tax... because the public needs politicians to protect us from... vaping.
     
  3. CactusFanaticus

    CactusFanaticus Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    That’s the only thing that has stopped me from ordering from them, I’m sure they are a great vendor, but I order somewhere that doesn’t charge me “hazmat” it just costs me 8$ to ship a liter of 100mg/ml.
     
  4. Teresa P

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    Share please?
     
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  5. Pegleg Meg

    Pegleg Meg Yarrr, me booty VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year VU Challenge Team Unlisted Vendor

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    Liquidnicotinewholesalers :D

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    BAM 4TH OF JULY DISCOUNT TOO

    I thought sale was ending last night, maybe not

    Edit: this is for a liter, btw - shipping for 60ml bottle is $3.49
     
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  6. Pegleg Meg

    Pegleg Meg Yarrr, me booty VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year VU Challenge Team Unlisted Vendor

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    I really like Liquid Nicotine Wholesalers nic salts, actually, as long as I don't mix above 20mg (high nic will make me cough) it's great otherwise
     
  7. littlewitewilly

    littlewitewilly New Member

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    Good to know Peg...Think thats where I'm going
     
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  8. CactusFanaticus

    CactusFanaticus Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    The one above and Nicvape, their regular prices are higher than most but great tested clean nic and if you subscribe via email they are running big sales more often than not, picked up a 50 some dollar liter shipped for the 4th sale.
    Was chatting with them on here one day, I had just missed a sale but they kindly extended it for me.
     
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  9. Teresa P

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    NicVape was actually the first vendor I ever ordered from about three and a half years ago. Considering I hadn't found this forum quite yet and had no guidance, I thought I chose pretty well based on my own research alone. Excellent company, very good choice.
     
  10. The Cromwell

    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    From what I recall Nic river is likely about the only Nic supplier that is doing it's shipping per regulations.
    I think nic requires hazardous shipping classification.
    I could be wrong again though ;)
     
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  11. geoffd

    geoffd Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I order from Nicotine River but always make the order above $50 to get free shipping. Their prices are good for nicotine, pg and vg. My last order was 3 gals of vg and one 30 ml bottle of fa flavoring which just pushed over the $50.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    AndriaD Member for FOUR years. VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years ECF Refugee

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    Also vaperstek -- sane shipping costs.

    Andria
     
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    AndriaD Member for FOUR years. VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years ECF Refugee

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    ECX is doing the insane shipping costs dance too. Which lost them my business.

    Andria
     
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    I think it's also the only company that got fined $85000 and is now a bit more careful when it comes to regulations ;)

    If you stay below 100mg for example 60 or 48mg the shipping isn't bad because they can use other shipping options. For me personally is the problem of them taking days before it's getting out the door, barely sales, no coupon code that's permanently, mostly not adding new flavors of additional flavors to the current lines or expanding lines, the discontinuing of NicSelect and the higher shipping cost in general without ordering nicotine.

    one pro you can talk to them on a other forum, and they are pretty helpful, but I can't go by the fact that the person might be nice, if everything else is done better by other vendors as of right now.
     
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    I just ordered 500ml 250mg nc salts from NR and paid no shipping fee.
    +1 for Liquid Nicotine Wholesale, great company to do business with.
     
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    They have lowered theirs considerably. I remember buying six 2ml sample bottles of flavoring from them a couple years ago and paying eight bucks priority shipping as my only option. They seem to have lowered pricing in general, which is great.
     
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  17. Letitia9

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    Have you tried their concentrates? Curious how the flavors are, they do run many sales. Prices are pretty high and reading the reviews they don't seem to be super concentrates.
     
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    Nope sorry never tried any of their flavors/concentrates, just their nicotine.
     
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    Molinberry is supposed to be great stuff.
    Never tried any though.
    I have heard that their Glamor Chocolate is outstanding.
     
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  20. MagicJosh

    MagicJosh Silver Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    There is another company selling nic river products with free shipping email me for details.
     
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    Are you talking about E-liquids.com?
     
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    haha yes. I didn't want to blow up the spot.
     
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    I have some in my cart hut just haven't pulled the trigger yet.

    I'm going to buy a small 240ml of 100mg/ml nic salt.

    I will find a spot in the freezer somewhere for it.
     
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  24. Letitia9

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    Honestly unless you are using high mg or looking to lower th there isn't really a reason to use salts. They cost more and at lower mg there is no real difference in the nic hit. I'm using 8mg and get no nic rush. Not trying to dissuade anyone here, just sayin'...
     
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    Just another reason I have negative reason to ever try the salts -- I LIKE throat hit, unlike a lot of you lightweights. ;)

    Andria
     
  26. Letitia9

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    I lost my taste for th very early on when starting out. That is the main reason I got into diy along with having to dance thru hoops to get preferred nic mg. Oh and sickeningly sweet juices.
     
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    That's me just a throat hit wuss. :rolleyes:
    I like smooth and I get virtually no throat hit from my < 3 mg/ml Cromwells Custard at 50/50 PG/VG.
     
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    :teehee:
     
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Once you get your buds back and start tasting stuff....

    seems like most stayed on the high flavor percentage (to me) and just weakened it down by going to max VG.
     
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    It's been almost 4 years, don't think there will be much more improvement. I can't imagine going back to higher pg juices, my throat would get shredded .
     
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    50/50 works fine for me.
    anything 0ver 60% VG and I start hacking up VG and over 60% PG and I start getting annoying TH.
     
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    But of course whatever works for you Max VG ? 30% flavoring? Max PG? 6 watts or 100 watts...
     
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    I had to start using some dw with the vg and it helps but from what I've read in your previous posts I don't think it would help you. At least 50/50 is working out for you.
     
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    Haha. These days 5-13% flavor, max vg, 6% dw, 24w.
     
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    Ohh 50/50 works out wonderfully for me and the 50% PG allows me to use around 7-10% flavoring total. Around 15% on fruits though.
     
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    I was surprised at how quickly I was reducing my flavor totals from mix to mix. Most come in under 10% with some as low as 4.5%. I am loving some of the super concentrates from WF. Not loving trying to get just .2 from a drop for a small batch.
     
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    I've been vaping for almost 4 1/2 yrs, smoke-free almost 4 yrs (the 25th of this month!), and i STILL use 24% flavoring, 87% PG, or 87.5% in the summer when it's humid. I don't use any sweetener anymore, though I started off with that at 2.7% :facepalm:. I don't use any flash anymore, or at most, 1 drop in 60ml of juice... but mainly just because that artificial TH from piperine (the active ingredient in black pepper!) started making my nose feel like I'd inhaled pepper dust, all tingly and itchy, sometimes sneezy. But I recently decided to go back up slightly on my nic, from 3mg or even 2.9mg, back to 5mg... I'm almost back up to 4mg now -- and that makes the lack of Flash more tolerable, since I'm getting increased TH from the nic itself. I still want that mouth tingle, particularly after eating.

    Andria
     
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    I also like throat hit! But you won't get it from 6mg salts at 7 watts...wait, you get throat hit from 6mg nic tootlepuffing? Or is it the PG and flavors that give you your throat hit? nic salt wouldnt matter, if the latter is the case

    Pardon - just saw your latest message about 4mg

    Throat hit woo! Team throat hit!
     
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    I think I get most of my TH from the combo of nicotine, high-PG, and until recently, Flash. You read all that about the nose tingle, which I DON'T like, hence no more Flash, or 1 drop per 60ml. But I'm going back up on nic to try and eliminate some of my "fuzziness", memory lapses, etc -- you know that "tip of the tongue" phenomenon, it's been bothering me a lot lately, so I think my neurotransmitters need that boost from nicotine -- 39 yrs of smoking has a high cost, but nic is a cheap way to pay it. :) And since I do like the tingle, just not in my nose, nic is a better way to get it, and after being at 3mg for over 2 yrs, I can tell more of a difference now, in getting TH from nic instead of from Flash. Cells somewhat less comatose, I guess. :)

    I suspect I may always be a member of Team Throat Hit. :) There were some reasons I smoked as long as I did, and attractive yellow-stained fingers weren't even one of them. ;)

    Andria

    ETA: I do get outstanding flavor *and* TH at 9.5-ish watts -- anywhere from 9.2 to 10w, depending on the state of the coil. But that's mainly thx to the Achilles, the most perfectly designed MtL low-wattage atty EVER.
     
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    I get all my diy from nicotine river. I go over 50 for the free shipping though. It’s a nice one stop shop. I get my base and all my flavorings. 24mg nicotine 50/50. A lot of places don’t let you choose 50/50. It’s either vg or pg which I don’t like because I just add flavoring to dilute my base down to 20 something mg’s it I get nice throat hit which is a must. Sometimes I use eliquid dot com because it’s basically the same as nic river
     
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    I need a throat hit. Thats why I love pod systems now. I get my first salt nic monday. I bought the one with the throat hit. Eliquid.com is nicotine river. It says nicotine river on the receipt. And you get a sticker. If you need just a few flavors you don't need to pay shipping at eliquid.com. Its incredible to me. I always see a recipe i want the flavors too and only want to buy a few at a time.
     

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