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I'm afraid to freakin' ask about the latest delivery-times for FT, now.. Been over a year since I bothered, but the local joints refuse to goddamned carry replacement glass for the Kylin mini v2.

The last couple of orders I've had with FT have been fine - 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. I had been paying a little extra for the USPS Expedited Shipping, but the last several orders, I haven't bothered with that, just used their free shipping, and I can't tell much difference.

Just remember that their New Year break is coming up - if you're going to place an order, you might want to go ahead and do it.

If you want to use Paypal, you have to buy a gift certificate and then use the GC to pay for your order.
 

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I'm afraid to freakin' ask about the latest delivery-times for FT, now.. Been over a year since I bothered, but the local joints refuse to goddamned carry replacement glass for the Kylin mini v2.
I've used FT recently for 2 orders and both came within 3-4 weeks. One was a preorder that shipped when they said it would.
 

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Hopefully ft is stepping up for people. After that 6mo wait and the b.s. run around with their customer service, still not using them. Can't say I never will again but it would have to be pretty damn desperate. So far I've yet to find myself that desperate. Once I got away from slowtech and started using 3fvape, sourcemore, vapesourcing, they all have shipped faster for me than ft.
 

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Fair is fair. I have to say that USPS has been noticeably improved in the Detroit area the last couple months. That's a very low bar to clear, but it is actually quite a bit better.
 

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I've never ordered from China. Quick question: can I assume no adult signature required?

Insofar as any of my past experience, there has never been any adult signature required. This may be changing up though due to our own laws. Cannot tell you affirmative either way currently, apologies. Seems our goober-mint has a hard on for ending vaping after the vaping industry took 2+ Billion from the tobacco industry.
 
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Wouldn't make much sense to require a signature, since vape stuff isn't supposed to be sent through the mail in the first place. They'd just be asking to get stuff confiscated. At least it seems to me...

Regardless of any of that, none of my Fasttech or 3F orders have ever required a signature.
 

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Be delivered tomorrow, this is from 3fvape using 4px, sure not going to complain about this one :)

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Regarding order ... ... ...: The email sent on 4 January confirming shipment of my order did not include a tracking number. It's been a month and I haven't received the parcel. Could you inform me of the tracking information, please? Thank you.

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Thanks for your message and sorry you haven't received your order yet. It was sent tracked but we forgot to add the tracking information to your email.
However, frustratingly, your order was returned to us yesterday as US customs deemed the items not suitable for USA. We have been having lots of problems with US customs and vape items, it's very annoying.
There is no other way for us to get the items to you so we will refund your order in full.
Please accept our apologies for the situation.
 

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Regarding order ... ... ...: The email sent on 4 January confirming shipment of my order did not include a tracking number. It's been a month and I haven't received the parcel. Could you inform me of the tracking information, please? Thank you.

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Thanks for your message and sorry you haven't received your order yet. It was sent tracked but we forgot to add the tracking information to your email.
However, frustratingly, your order was returned to us yesterday as US customs deemed the items not suitable for USA. We have been having lots of problems with US customs and vape items, it's very annoying.
There is no other way for us to get the items to you so we will refund your order in full.
Please accept our apologies for the situation.

Who was the Vendor?
 

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Green Head & Vape Shop. They're in England. Never ordered from them before and don't know how they declare for Customs. The order was for clearomizers. *sigh*


Jac Vapour is a UK Vendor I order from for years and never a problem.
 

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As a matter of fact just placed an order recently so I know they are still shipping. Good Luck~!
 

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For those that are wondering, chinese new year holiday is suppose to have ended and most ppl are back in to working. The shipping companies have a shorter holiday then most of us and some of them didn't even bothers for break.

So if u order anything in the last 2 weeks are so then it should be in process as now
 

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Well, I'm probably about to have my first FT order seized by Customs.

I ordered three spools of pre-wrapped Clapton wire, and they specified the order contents on the package as "Atomizer." FFS.

I was going to place another order this morning, but now I don't think I will. So f'n stupid. I didn't request nondescript shipping because I figured just "Wire" wouldn't be a problem.

Thank heavens it's only $20.
 

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Well, I'm probably about to have my first FT order seized by Customs.

I ordered three spools of pre-wrapped Clapton wire, and they specified the order contents on the package as "Atomizer." FFS.

I was going to place another order this morning, but now I don't think I will. So f'n stupid. I didn't request nondescript shipping because I figured just "Wire" wouldn't be a problem.

Thank heavens it's only $20.
That sucks. Have you tried wire optim? They sell clapton spools in all different types/gauges.
 

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That sucks. Have you tried wire optim? They sell clapton spools in all different types/gauges.

I've ordered regular round wire from them, but up till now I've always bought Wotofo and Vandy Vape pre-wrapped wire. If this shipment gets seized, I'll go with Wire Optim for sure. Does seem like the first spool of Clapton wire I got was a Lightning Vapes spool from e-Bay. Came with a pack of Cotton Bacon back then for about $6. Those days are long gone. :(
 

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I haven't ordered anything from China in a while but the Trishul V2's at health cabin sure are enticing right now šŸ˜. I already have two of each color but that price is awfully tempting.
 

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I've ordered regular round wire from them, but up till now I've always bought Wotofo and Vandy Vape pre-wrapped wire. If this shipment gets seized, I'll go with Wire Optim for sure. Does seem like the first spool of Clapton wire I got was a Lightning Vapes spool from e-Bay. Came with a pack of Cotton Bacon back then for about $6. Those days are long gone. :(
Yea I hear ya. That's how I got my pack of cb v2 with a spool of wire from lightning off ebay. And not sure whatever happened to kbee wire, they've all but dried up. I don't know how lv/wire optim's premade spools are. I've only used their regular wire. Seems decent. Lots of things are long gone.

I was searching around wondering if I was just out of the loop or what. Haven't seen or heard of hardly any new products (mods, tanks etc). Checked a handful of reviewers, smm, grimm, djlsbvapes, vaping with vic. Pod this and pod that. Not blaming the reviewers since they can only review what's out there. About the only thing I could see was a yihi g class v2, looks almost identical to the v1. Has clamshell doors on it like the old isticks which is nice. Still just 18650. Apparently an updated chip where it polls ambient temp and adjusts tc baselines, improved 'boost' to only apply to initial puffs so subsequent puffs aren't so intense once the coil's warmed up. Ridiculous initial pricetag though. Seeing a lot of places around $170. Not sure why they feel a rehash of a 5-6yr old mod is worth 40% more than a dna 250c but who knows. And in all that time their solution to the parasitic drain was to auto-off the mod after like 30min. lol.
 

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Yea I hear ya. That's how I got my pack of cb v2 with a spool of wire from lightning off ebay. And not sure whatever happened to kbee wire, they've all but dried up. I don't know how lv/wire optim's premade spools are. I've only used their regular wire. Seems decent. Lots of things are long gone.

I was searching around wondering if I was just out of the loop or what. Haven't seen or heard of hardly any new products (mods, tanks etc). Checked a handful of reviewers, smm, grimm, djlsbvapes, vaping with vic. Pod this and pod that. Not blaming the reviewers since they can only review what's out there. About the only thing I could see was a yihi g class v2, looks almost identical to the v1. Has clamshell doors on it like the old isticks which is nice. Still just 18650. Apparently an updated chip where it polls ambient temp and adjusts tc baselines, improved 'boost' to only apply to initial puffs so subsequent puffs aren't so intense once the coil's warmed up. Ridiculous initial pricetag though. Seeing a lot of places around $170. Not sure why they feel a rehash of a 5-6yr old mod is worth 40% more than a dna 250c but who knows. And in all that time their solution to the parasitic drain was to auto-off the mod after like 30min. lol.

I haven't even looked around that much lately, but what looking I have done, I know there hasn't been anything that struck me enough to want to pay the prices that places are charging now, not to even mention that they'll tack on another $20 for shipping. I'm glad I did my shopping when I did. About the only thing I might spring for as far as mods go would be a Centaurus BF, and I'm not dying for that.

Seems like I did see that new Yihi mod, and every one of those I've had has ended up being a PITA. Vesta died, two Modefined Lyras died, and now I couldn't tell you where my VSticking mod even is. And not a one of them have I been able to set up to reliably vape TC without having to fuck around with it constantly. Exactly what I need in my life is an irascible gizmo to torment me.
 

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About the only thing I could see was a yihi g class v2, looks almost identical to the v1. Has clamshell doors on it like the old isticks which is nice. Still just 18650. Apparently an updated chip where it polls ambient temp and adjusts tc baselines, improved 'boost' to only apply to initial puffs so subsequent puffs aren't so intense once the coil's warmed up. Ridiculous initial pricetag though. Seeing a lot of places around $170. Not sure why they feel a rehash of a 5-6yr old mod is worth 40% more than a dna 250c but who knows. And in all that time their solution to the parasitic drain was to auto-off the mod after like 30min. lol.
Yes but does it have colorful clock [email protected]!! OMFG I can hardly wait ... or, actually, I'm sure I will, a really long long time before co in China manages to ship it to me, and then I'll insert a battery and fire it up! And then, I'll throw it on a shelf with other Yihis and never use it again. But it was purchased and collected! Therefore it existed and had meaning.
 

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Yea I hear ya. That's how I got my pack of cb v2 with a spool of wire from lightning off ebay. And not sure whatever happened to kbee wire, they've all but dried up. I don't know how lv/wire optim's premade spools are. I've only used their regular wire. Seems decent. Lots of things are long gone.

I was searching around wondering if I was just out of the loop or what. Haven't seen or heard of hardly any new products (mods, tanks etc). Checked a handful of reviewers, smm, grimm, djlsbvapes, vaping with vic. Pod this and pod that. Not blaming the reviewers since they can only review what's out there. About the only thing I could see was a yihi g class v2, looks almost identical to the v1. Has clamshell doors on it like the old isticks which is nice. Still just 18650. Apparently an updated chip where it polls ambient temp and adjusts tc baselines, improved 'boost' to only apply to initial puffs so subsequent puffs aren't so intense once the coil's warmed up. Ridiculous initial pricetag though. Seeing a lot of places around $170. Not sure why they feel a rehash of a 5-6yr old mod is worth 40% more than a dna 250c but who knows. And in all that time their solution to the parasitic drain was to auto-off the mod after like 30min. lol.

Meant to say....if it's clamshell doors that makes ya happy, you'd be better off with an eLeaf iStick Rim C. It won't aggravate you to damn death.

I gave mine to my sister - and now wish I'd kept it. Tiny mod, but worked great, looked good, nicely portable, and no fucking around.
 

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Well, I'm probably about to have my first FT order seized by Customs.

I ordered three spools of pre-wrapped Clapton wire, and they specified the order contents on the package as "Atomizer." FFS.

I was going to place another order this morning, but now I don't think I will. So f'n stupid. I didn't request nondescript shipping because I figured just "Wire" wouldn't be a problem.

Thank heavens it's only $20.
They must really be slackin over there now. Remember when a kit with a mod and tank would show up saying something like "plumbing attachment" on it?

Now wire is an atomizer?
 
Hi vapors,
I used 3FVape for the first time and my order was charged in Chinese yuan, not US dollar.
I'm very surprised because other sellers(FastTech, sourcemore, Aliexpress) never charge in Chinese yuan.
Is this a normal order process?
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Hi vapors,
I used 3FVape for the first time and my order was charged in Chinese yuan, not US dollar.
I'm very surprised because other sellers(FastTech, sourcemore, Aliexpress) never charge in Chinese yuan.
Is this a normal order process?
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I just ordered from 3F a few months ago and it was in US dollars- maybe you clicked a wrong box or didn't change to US? Mine went thru paypal and shows the sale in US dollars.
You could put in a ticket at 3F and ask them about it- we have a 3F rep here on the forum that you could PM and ask about this.
click onto Start Conversation and leave a message.
 
I just ordered from 3F a few months ago and it was in US dollars- maybe you clicked a wrong box or didn't change to US? Mine went thru paypal and shows the sale in US dollars.
You could put in a ticket at 3F and ask them about it- we have a 3F rep here on the forum that you could PM and ask about this.
click onto Start Conversation and leave a message.
Thank you for the reply & advice.

3FVape currently doesn't support Paypal, you can see their page;

I opened a support ticket right after the payment, and AFTER mailing me the ordered items were shipped their support team sent a reply.
She said their card agent only charged the payment in CNY, and also we have to pay the extra currency exchange fee(1~10%).
For me, they charged 5~6% as extra exchange fee.

So you should be careful for using 3F because they will cost us more than PayPal now.
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Meant to say....if it's clamshell doors that makes ya happy, you'd be better off with an eLeaf iStick Rim C. It won't aggravate you to damn death.

I gave mine to my sister - and now wish I'd kept it. Tiny mod, but worked great, looked good, nicely portable, and no fucking around.
I like them in general over the spring loaded bottom doors. My first mod had them, the istick tc100w. They were a lot easier on and off than the rim c (my mom has one). I actually liked the look of the istick 60w, just sad it was single battery and only 60w. I kind of miss the older mods. They seemed a lot more compact and had just a little weight to them. Probably just cast metal and not really durable but they felt better than some of the newer ones which keep getting chunkier and more plasticy. The isticks, kanger mods, evic vt, coolfire 3 and stuff like that.
 

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Yes but does it have colorful clock [email protected]!! OMFG I can hardly wait ... or, actually, I'm sure I will, a really long long time before co in China manages to ship it to me, and then I'll insert a battery and fire it up! And then, I'll throw it on a shelf with other Yihis and never use it again. But it was purchased and collected! Therefore it existed and had meaning.
I mean maybe not because it's the g class but if it's like other yihi mods who knows. It may show for cheap in a few months. That's when I grabbed my first yihi mod, the eclipse. When it came out it was like $90-95. Several months later I caught it on sale for around $26. Then managed to snatch up a few of the trantors and a couple more eclipses during a closeout sale for $10-15/ea. I don't think the g class ever dropped that low though. Just seems a hard intro price when several dna250c mods are floating around on sale from $90-110.
 

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Ok so the wire I ordered from FT, that left FT labeled as "Atomizer," has been in LA since 4/11. According to 17track, it was scanned in at Los Angeles on 4/11, 4/12, and 4/13. Nothing since 4/13.

I will be amazed if that package ever makes it to my house.

I did go back on my own promise to myself and I ordered a Kayfun 5 Squared Special Edition clone (I guess this is the one and only Kayfun made for DL vaping?).


I can't read the text description that's on the shipping label of the Kayfun, so that one might be another miracle, if it ever gets delivered. I don't know why I even keep trying this. :crazy: I did remember to request "discreet shipping" on the Kayfun, so we'll see if that makes any difference.

ETA: Well I found something else I don't think I can live without, so seeing as how everything at FT is 10% off today, and I had a gift certificate for $4.36 just sitting there, I ordered a Typhoon GX RDTA clone. @Lady Sarah you might like this piece of kit - if so, I'll let you know if mine makes it through to me. Actually, @f1r3b1rd too, although I'm not sure how you feel about clones.

Will be my first steel wick atomizer, and I might need some help setting it up, but I'll look on YT first.


At this point, an unfortunate outcome is nobody's fault but my own. :kickbutt:
 
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Wire arrived today! I can't believe it! Label that is on the package has no content description on it. AND, FT sent me an extra spool of 26awg N80! So three spools of tri-core Clapton wire 3x28/36 and two spools of 26awg round.

I'm relieved to be proven wrong!
 

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Hope "battery tester, plastic bottle, 2 metal tubes" passes customs for mechanical squonker :sneaka:



Package status: In transit
Country: Australia -> United States
Destination:
2022-04-23 13:38 ISC LOS ANGELES CA (USPS), Processed Through Facility -> Your item has been processed through our facility in ISC LOS ANGELES CA (USPS) at 1:38 pm on April 23, 2022.
2022-04-14 18:28 Origin Post is Preparing Shipment
2022-04-14 18:28 AUSTRALIA, MELBOURNE, Processed Through Facility
2022-04-09 08:08 AUSTRALIA, Acceptance
Origin:
2022-04-23 13:38 LOS ANGELES (US), UNITED STATES, International arrival - awaiting clearance
2022-04-23 13:38 Landed in USA
2022-04-23 13:38 Arrived at postal carrier's facility in USA
2022-04-23 05:13 Ready for postal carrier to collect
2022-04-22 21:56 Flight departed
2022-04-22 10:53 Booked for flight
2022-04-14 18:28 MELBOURNE VIC, Cleared and awaiting international departure
2022-04-13 06:24 In transit to next facility
2022-04-13 06:23 MELBOURNE AIRPORT VIC, Item processed at facility
2022-04-09 08:08 CARRUM VIC, Received by our network
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It will go to LA before its sent here. Even if didn't it would have been here today. Looks lost. :wait:
 

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Ok, Customs finally bit me. Taifun GX clone from FT got sent back to Hong Kong.

Got a nice e-mail from FT saying that it would be reshipped as soon as it hits the ground in HK, and they're putting a 10% discount into a gift certificate for my trouble. I thought that was decent of them, as all the purchases I've made since the shipping ban, I knew there was a risk that this would happen, and decided the gamble was on me.

Have a Centaurus BF kit on the way, too. Hope that one makes it through.
 

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Ok, Customs finally bit me. Taifun GX clone from FT got sent back to Hong Kong.

Got a nice e-mail from FT saying that it would be reshipped as soon as it hits the ground in HK, and they're putting a 10% discount into a gift certificate for my trouble. I thought that was decent of them, as all the purchases I've made since the shipping ban, I knew there was a risk that this would happen, and decided the gamble was on me.

Have a Centaurus BF kit on the way, too. Hope that one makes it through.
They must have opened it. Unless it was specifically stated on the package what it was. Which is not what they usually do.

Mine always came as "kitchen fixture" or "mechanical part" or something like that.
 

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It will go to LA before its sent here. Even if didn't it would have been here today. Looks lost. :wait:
Oh I doubt it's lost permanently. It'll show up sooner later. It hasn't gotten it's tourist stickers from Disney world, Bourbon Street, Tacoma, Underground Atlanta, Mount Rushmore, Atlantic City, St. Louis or Montauk yet.. Probably in that order.
 

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Oh I doubt it's lost permanently. It'll show up sooner later. It hasn't gotten it's tourist stickers from Disney world, Bourbon Street, Tacoma, Underground Atlanta, Mount Rushmore, Atlantic City, St. Louis or Montauk yet.. Probably in that order.
I actually got that Mongrel SE 2 or 3 days later. VapeSourcing used a stateside ship partner, where they put the USPS label on it.
 

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They must have opened it. Unless it was specifically stated on the package what it was. Which is not what they usually do.

Mine always came as "kitchen fixture" or "mechanical part" or something like that.

Yeah, probably. I can usually read the picture of the FT package, but this one was just too blurry so I don't know what kind of description they put on it. I did request "Discreet Shipping," but apparently that doesn't always work.
 

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Ordered a DotMOBB "styled" bridge from FT today. It's supposed to ship in five days. Keeping my fingers crossed that it does.

I like the DotMission bridge in my OhmAIO so much, I know it's not going back in the DotAIO!

ETA: DotMOBB shipped about 4 this morning, so it's right on schedule. @bx10r do you have any advice for me when I go to build this thing? Don't you have several of the BB MOBB bridges? It looks pretty easy to build...

 
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