PIF BOX #6 -- Active -- List Full

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    Ladies and Gentlemen...fellow vapers and vaperettes...here is the newest PIF BOX, #6. Based upon demand that has been shown in multiple threads, there are several members who wanted in and missed the registration for the last box, as well as new members who are expressing interest, so here it goes…this box will be limited to the first 15 or 20 VU members who sign up…depending upon demand. Once final, the names will be plugged into a randomizer to choose the order of the list. The list will be posted in the 3rd post here in this thread. Please feel free to use this thread as a means to communicate with other members who are participating in PIF BOX 6. This thread is to be used for all official PIF BOX #6 information as far as receiving the box and shipping the box back out, but it is not limited to just that. Everyone here on VU is welcome to participate in the conversation!

    ANY VENDOR INTERESTED IN MAKING A CONTRIBUTION TO PIF BOX #6 PLEASE SEND ME A PM! THIS IS AN IDEAL WAY FOR JUICE VENDORS, BOTH NEW AND ESTABLISHED, TO GET THEIR JUICES INTO THE HANDS OF POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS!

    What is a PIF BOX? A Pay-It-Forward (PIF) Box here on VU is a way to put vaping hardware, supplies, ejuices/eliquids, etc. in the hands of someone who wants, and/or will use items that you no longer want or won’t use. Basically, a box will be shipped to you that has various items in it...you take out things you want, need, or will use...and you put in things that you have that you no longer want, no longer need, or will not use. Many of us have hardware, supplies, juices, etc. that are just sitting around collecting dust...this is a convenient kind of way to trade those things, or at least get them into the hands of people who will use them.

    What does it cost to participate? Nothing...well, not exactly. The only cost to participate is the cost of shipping your initial contributions, and the cost of shipping the box to the next person in line. Sending your initial contribution should be about ~$5-$6. The cost of shipping the box to the next person should be between ~$12 and ~$20 if using USPS Flat-Rate boxes. It depends on the size of box being used at the time, and that will depend on the amount of stuff in the box at that time. You are welcome to ship via UPS or FedEx if that is cheaper or more convenient for you.

    Why are initial contributions required? This was started (and was successful) with PIF BOX #5 to insure that the first few people in the list had items to choose from, and that they were not stuck just contributing. This initial contribution can be whatever you decide, just remember the purpose of it and be fair to the others participating. I feel that this is also a good way to deter people from signing up that are not genuinely interested. Once the list is randomized, if you are one of the first three people to be receiving the box, you do not need to send an initial contribution, as these contributions are to benefit you. Also, please do not send in everything that you plan on PIF’ing at this time…save some items for when the box gets to you.

    Is this really a Pay-It-Forward? There has been several discussions in other PIF Boxes that this isn't really a true Pay-It-Forward arrangement. I do somewhat agree with that, this is more of an exchange box, or trade box, if you will. However, it could be a pay-it-forward depending upon what items are exchanged and the individual situation. This action/style of shipping the box around, taking stuff out and putting stuff in, has been referred to as a PIF Box here and elsewhere, I'm not looking to reinvent the wheel, or rename the box. If you want to participate great...if not, that's fine too.

    Please read these rules carefully...instructions for how to get your name added are below…

    · By agreeing to participate in the box, you are agreeing that you are 19 or older and reside in the USA.
    · Please only add your name to the list if you have full intentions of participating, don’t take up a slot that someone else may use.
    · You must post in this thread when you receive the box, and also when you ship the box to the next person, this post must include tracking info.
    · All ejuices/eliquids and flavorings must be tightly sealed and placed into Ziploc bags to contain possible leaks.
    · Anything that needs labeled must be clearly labeled. IE- ejuices/eliquids need marked with NIC/PG/VG levels, wire needs marked with gauge, misc. parts need identified, etc.
    · The box must be sent to the next person within 2 days of your receipt of the box. Please be courteous and respectful of others and don’t hold the box hostage! (Weekends and Holidays are not counted.)
    · Once your VU name is added to the list below in the 3rd post, you must PM your name and mailing address to me. (Include cell phone number if you wish to be contacted via text message, see below.)
    · If the box accumulates too much stuff to fit in a USPS Large Size Flat Rate Priority Box, please ship back to me so it can be split into 2 boxes.
    · In the event you do not send in an initial contribution, you may be removed from the list and replaced.
    · You will be contacted shortly before the box being sent to you in order to confirm you are still interested and ready for the box. You must reply within 2 days or you may be skipped.
    · If at any time you have questions, please feel free to ask, either myself or someone else will help you out. Communication is key to this running smoothly.
    · Most importantly…HAVE FUN!!!

    How do I get my name on the list? This is pretty simple…comment below that you are interested, and include your City and State, ONLY your city and state should be posted here at this time.

    Why ask for my cell phone number? In admin’ing PIF BOX #5 I have found it convenient to contact people to confirm they are ready and still interested in the PIF BOX to be more convenient via text message. You will only be sent a message to a) confirm you are still interested in the box and b) to give you the mailing information for the next person in line. First of all, remember you have 48 hours from the time the message is sent to confirm you are still interested and ready, so if you are not on VU on a regular basis, you may want to choose text message as your communication method. Secondly, the mailing information being sent to you via text message may be more convenient when it comes time to send the box back out, since you are more likely to have your phone with you at that time. This is your choice, and is not a requirement…if no cell phone number is provided, you will be contacted via PM through VU for each of these.
     
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    Why do you contact me before having the box sent to me? I already signed up, made a contribution, and I’m obviously interested. Life is not predictable! We all have families, careers, etc. Sometimes things happen that you might have to travel out of town for work, family things, deaths/hospitalizations, natural disasters, etc. You might have given up on vaping (sure hope not!) or just aren’t interested any longer. For this reason, you will be contacted approximately a week prior to the box being sent to you to confirm that you are interested, ready, will be available to receive the box, and get it back out in the time allotted to do so. It is at this time that you must make us aware of any issues. This is done to avoid the box being stuck for a length of time at any one place.

    My name is on the list, now what do I do? Per the rules above, you need to PM your real name and mailing information, cell phone number too if you wish.

    When and where do I send in the initial contribution? Once the list is full, the order is randomized, and posted, I will post a date that all initial contributions should be sent by. You will be given ample time to insure that it doesn’t conflict with anyone’s schedule. There will be a PM or text message sent to you with the mailing information of where to send the initial contributions to.

    How will I know where to send the box when I’m done with it? You will receive a PM or text message with the mailing information of the next person in line while the box is on its way to you. You will know where to send the box when you are finished with it prior to you receiving the box most of the time. (At least this is how it has worked with PIF BOX #5. Remember, communication is the key to this running smoothly.) For those who are curious…behind the scenes, it goes something like this: When person A posts that they have shipped the box to person B, I contact person C to make sure they are ready and still interested. Person C will reply to me that they are, and I will then send Person B the mailing information for Person C. When Person B posts they have shipped the box to Person C, I contact Person D…so on and so forth.

    When will I receive the box? There is no real way to define a time that you will receive the box. I encourage everyone to be active and participate in the conversation in this thread, but that is not a requirement. From my experience with a previous PIF BOX it averages anywhere between 5 and 10 days per person. Your position in the list, the amount of time each person takes to ship the box back out, and the actual shipping time from person to person are all factors that play into when you will actually receive the box. The 3rd post in this thread is the list, and it will be updated with the date each person received the box. Please remember to post when you receive the box, and again when you ship the box back out.

    What happens with everything that is in the box when the list is done? Once the box has made a full rotation of the list, it will start over, with the last person sending it back to the first person. If at any time you wish to no longer participate, just let me know via PM, and you will be removed from the list. If and when people decide to be removed, we will allow other members who are interested to replace them.

    I have a question that hasn’t been asked or answered? Please post any and all questions in this thread so that they may be answered in the thread. This way if someone else has the same question, they too will see the answer. Please don’t be afraid to ask…we all know the saying about stupid questions!

    *****@Geauxst added as Admin
     
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    1. @brandonduerr Anoka, MN --recv'd 5/7/15
    2. @bgaulding Kenbridge, VA --recv'd 5/15/15
    3. @Seven1SixJC Tonawanda, NY --skipped
    4. @dantefire Knightdale, NC --recv'd 5/21/15
    5. @ColeGirl1 Syracuse, NY --recv'd 5/26/15
    6. @MOMABEAR St. Francisville, LA --recv'd 6/3/15
    7. @Obsidian... Clarkston, MI --recv'd 6/8/15
    8. @Navymr Ozark, MO
    9. @Geauxst Denham Springs, LA
    10. @dave/jayce King of Prussia, PA
    11. @zaroba Hereford, PA
    12. @Heather Canastota, NY
    13. @dodyhearts Denham Springs, LA
    14. @bkind Cherry Hill, NJ
    15. @bondo Charleston, SC
    16. @VapeLikeALady Sumrall, MS
    17. @Faust Monroe, GA
    18. @loucas Whitestone, NY
    19. @CJ Ironton, OH
    20. @RZAwora Dagsboro, DE
     
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    I'm in!, I've been creeping around 5.0 for the most part and definitely want to be involved, thank you! And I'll definitely be around in this thread!
     
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    Please post your CITY and STATE and I'll add you to the list.
     
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    i have some stuff laying around i could add
    whitestone N.Y.
     
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    Why not, count me in, I did one of the first ones on here.
     
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    Hey everyone I'm just here to let anyone who is interested know that RZ is the admin in PIF box 5.0 which I am a part of and he has done a great job keeping things smooth over there. He's a genuinely great guy and you will have fun with this I promise! Damn RZ, thats how you explain a PIF box and its rules! Lol. Also, @brysonbryant36 I know you showed some interest in a PIF box when I first met you, if you are still interested here is your chance.
     
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    Thanks @BenJammin I appreciate that. I really had no plans of doing this, but after seeing all of the interested members, and knowing our intent was only to let new people into 5.0 as people dropped out, I figured it was needed. I've seen over 25 people express interest between our thread and @Taver13 original "thinking of another PIF box" thread. Hopefully those who were expressing interest will see this before the list is full. I have to limit it somehow though, so I figured 20 was plenty enough.
     
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    Oh yeah, and the rules...they're all the same basically. I just wanted to make things clear for the newer members who may not have ever participated. That and also give people a template for future boxes if they want to use it.
     
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    Might wanna go post about it and a link over in tavers original "interested" post? So people from there will get a notification? Just an idea
     
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    Done...good point. Thanks. Wasn't thinking about peeps would get notification that way because mine isn't setup that way...but I know most people's settings are.
     
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    lemme know if u need any help bro
     
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    Count me in! Syracuse NY
     
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    Thanks man...much appreciated. This is going to be FUN trying to keep up with both threads...haha.
     
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    Well technically mines not set to notify me, but I have it set to add to my "watched threads" when I post somewhere, that way if I don't remember to do it it's still there lol
     
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    You can do it. We have faith in our fearless leader.
     
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    i want in please
     
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    I can do it, you're right. If I had any doubt, I wouldn't have started this thing. I know what is involved from helping @Taver13 run the 5.0 box.
    @brandonduerr Please post your city and state, and I'll add you to the list.
     
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    Alrighty folks... I have a little one that I need to go read to and put to sleep. Be back in a little bit as long as I don't read myself asleep as well. :)
     
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    I'm In Canastota!! Small world
     
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    You're added @brandonduerr please PM me your name and mailing address when you get a chance. Same with you @loucas I need your name and mailing info when you can.
     
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    *walks in with fake mustache and glasses* ... oh gee golly a p....i....f.... box what a weird concept i might have to sign up for this thing and check out what all the hub bub is about
     
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    I'd like to get in on the box.

    Forgot this part: Kenbridge, VA
     
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    That's what he said
     
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    I dropped my laptop laughing.. :p
     
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    I'm game! Throw my name in the hat please!
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    Hi, Heather! It's great to meet you.
     
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    @Geauxst is already haunting the box 6 thread.
     
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    You'll never get rid of him... we've tried. He'll haunt you guys forever
     
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    @bgaulding and @bkind you have both been added. Please PM your name and mailing info when you have a chance. Thanks everyone.
     
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    Info sent
     
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    Rza sign me up you got my info I sent you a pm with a clause attached just here to help you fill your list and make your box as epic as 5.0 is ^.^
     
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    Info sent!
     
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    Thanks @bkind I got it and added it to my list.
     
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    VapeLikeALady Sumrall, MS
     
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    I believe that is suppose to be Denham Springs, LA. What a small world I'm in denham too
     
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    Yea my phone is the king of typos lol
     
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    I'm so messaging you & geauxst next time in in the Baton Rouge area!! Technically it's prarieville but I'll travel for a good vape shop!
     
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    That's what's up there are a few good ones I know of around my area
     
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    I got to FY$ down by river road (and their sister locations) what other shops are decent?
     
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    Hot box on magnolia beach road is pretty cool it's in that strip mall by papa murphys they have a lot of different selections of product and they stay open till 9 lol
     
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    Cool I'll check them out on the way home I go right by them, there's another shop in Zachary next to the sushi store and Murphys called southern cloudz she's new and upcoming but is super sweet and fair with pricing
     
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    That's what's up I'll have to check it out next time I'm in the Zachary area always looking for a new shop lol
     
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    Only ones I heard bad about was smoke signals , vaporganics, and some little rave vape shop that has nothing but cloud comps of Sherwood forget the name now but everyone says its a dumb kiddie hipster shop
     
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    Ya that's all the ones I stay away from as well lol I got my mech mod and sub tank from smoke signals that are pretty fair on prices but there are other reasons I won't go back there
     
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    I think we all have horror story's of our own... Mines with vaporganics which is in Lafayette but they have a BR location coming soon but they basically scammed me twice
     
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