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.