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nadalama

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Have a couple of orders pending from FT. The first of them hit JFK yesterday. Keeping my fingers crossed again; this order contains a Hussar BXR boro mod clone, a flush DT adapter, and a DT. The second order is a Mongrel RDA, two panels and two DTs for the Hussar clone. Guess for now I'm going to hunt down the Ambition Mods Molen bridge to use in it, until the Mobb V2 (also a clone) from AExp (!) shows up.
 

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You just reminded me that I have an authentic Hussar RTA that I got used for a song, but the thing leaks like a 78 Nova.

I still haven't gotten around to figuring out why.
 

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You just reminded me that I have an authentic Hussar RTA that I got used for a song, but the thing leaks like a 78 Nova.

I still haven't gotten around to figuring out why.

Are you closing the juice flow when you fill it? Am I remembering right? I think those are the ones that have the damn hateful juice flow where you have to turn the whole tank part without turning the base, and it ain't an easy thing to do at all.

I have two of the old ones, one was the first RTA I had and I got it from Chef. He didn't remember where he got it or whether it was a clone or an authentic. The second one I ordered from FT and I know it's a clone. Haven't had trouble with either of them leaking, though, but that juice flow control is a biotch and a half.
 

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I figured maybe start a catchall thread for people's experiences ordering from Chinese vendors.

Especially in light of ever more stringent customs policies.

I have a package that I'm pretty certain has been sitting in customs since the ninth of this month. I can't even tell which side of the pacific it's on.
Bummer, i thought this might be a support group for those withdrawing frim shinyitus

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Bummer, i thought this might be a support group for those withdrawing frim shinyitus

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We have already worked out the perfect way to not suffer from shinyitis withdrawal.

Don't stop buying new gear.

It works, seriously. If you don't believe me, just try it for yerself. :vino:
 

gsmit1

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Are you closing the juice flow when you fill it? Am I remembering right? I think those are the ones that have the damn hateful juice flow where you have to turn the whole tank part without turning the base, and it ain't an easy thing to do at all.

I have two of the old ones, one was the first RTA I had and I got it from Chef. He didn't remember where he got it or whether it was a clone or an authentic. The second one I ordered from FT and I know it's a clone. Haven't had trouble with either of them leaking, though, but that juice flow control is a biotch and a half.
It's been a long time since I played with it. All I remember at the moment is that I tried changing o-rings and when I put it on a stand with a paper towel with a hole for the 510 to test for leaks, it drained the tank every time no matter what I did, soaking the paper towel.

This one is definitely authentic. Came with the Hussar stand thing and all that. The build quality is fantastic. It just wouldn't stop leaking.

There's always an answer, I just never got back to it. I still pl,an to of course lol :D
 

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Have a couple of orders pending from FT. The first of them hit JFK yesterday. Keeping my fingers crossed again; this order contains a Hussar BXR boro mod clone, a flush DT adapter, and a DT. The second order is a Mongrel RDA, two panels and two DTs for the Hussar clone. Guess for now I'm going to hunt down the Ambition Mods Molen bridge to use in it, until the Mobb V2 (also a clone) from AExp (!) shows up.

Quoting my own post again. I seem to have to do this occasionally.

5AVape clone of Hussar BXR showed up several days ago, along with the flush nut and DT. I put the Molen bridge in it and it works like a champ. Bridge vapes much better in this doohickey than it did in the Supbox. I'm sorry but to me that Supbox is just terrible. It's a so-so SBS, but as a boro mod it just sucks.

Have a Mobb V2 clone and boro tank on the way from AliExpress, a second order from FT (panels & DTs, Mongrel RDA), and a VV Pulse AIO.5 from VapeSourcing's CN warehouse. I don't think any of them are stateside yet.

I'm excited about the Pulse AIO. I like the looks of the RBA that comes with it, so planning to use that consistently if it works out like I think it will. The deck kind of reminds me of the OG Recurve.
 

VapeOn1960

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Been reading the last couple pages... I've never ordered from China (sourcemore would be my choice if I did) Considering ordering from 3F... any opinions on that? Was going to order from US vendors but one has the hardware but not the coils I need, the other has the coils but not the hardware. Shipping and adult sig are making me consider ordering from China (and good prices) I don't mind waiting (even my last order from US took forever with the new shipping companies)
 

VapeOn1960

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Also considering sourcemore (very good prices and they have what I need)
Whether I choose 3F or sourcemore, should I be concerned about using my bank card?
 

dubya314

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Also considering sourcemore (very good prices and they have what I need)
Whether I choose 3F or sourcemore, should I be concerned about using my bank card?
Tons and tons of 3f orders for me. Always used a CC, never had a problem. Not to say you couldn't, but I have no reason to worry about it.
 

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Also considering sourcemore (very good prices and they have what I need)
Whether I choose 3F or sourcemore, should I be concerned about using my bank card?

I don't use my debit card on Chinese sites. Makes me too nervous. I use credit cards.

I have placed tons of orders with FT, primarily, but it looks like they are scaling back on vape stuff. I've ordered from Sourcemore, VapeSourcing, 3FVape, and just a couple of times at Everzon. I will never order anything again from 3AVape because of the ordeal a bunch of us here went through a year or two ago trying to get the stuff we ordered. All the other places have been fine.
 

VapeOn1960

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I don't use my debit card on Chinese sites. Makes me too nervous. I use credit cards.
I should have mentioned... this is debit card. I don't have a credit card. Is it possible to buy a "vanilla visa" card and use that?
 

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I should have mentioned... this is debit card. I don't have a credit card. Is it possible to buy a "vanilla visa" card and use that?

You'll need to read the fine print. Some of those Vanilla-type cards do not allow overseas transactions.

You could potentially get an American Express Serve card. You can fund those from a debit card attached to a checking account, and then you wouldn't be risking everything you have in the bank. Seems like the only charge for Serve is $1.00 a month per card. I have one, and got cards for my kids that I can fund directly from my bank in case they have an emergency.

CashApp also might work, but I'm not sure about that one.
 

crazydmnd

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You guys just reminded me - a couple years back there were 3 separate stabwood bodies for the Armor v1 mech by shenray (on 3F), which was a 1:1. I got one of them like 5 months later (it did specify it was going to be quite awhile), but never saw the other 2.... I ended up selling the one stab body to a guy with a genuine armor v1, said it was great!
Of course this was back when I bought clones, which I stopped doing a couple years ago - except I did buy the lazy modders clone - it was so cool (nowhere near as cool as the original of course).
 

Garemlin

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Well because of regulations I can't get anything shipped to my state. And if they do ship here shipping cost is astronomical. So I went the China route for the first time in a while. My recent experience.

Sourcemore: 20 days from ordered to received
Healthcabin: 22 days from ordered to received

Really not that bad considering I recently did an order from Eightvape and it took 20 days to receive from Ohio to Delaware.


Tap'd from my iPhone 13 Pro
 

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