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Stickstones goes from moderator to retailer

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by stickstones, Mar 2, 2015.

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  1. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    I have decided to start selling vaporizers and accessories, with a focus on the needs and wants of the fc community. The staff has spent a lot of time figuring out how to make this transition in a way that protects the forum's integrity and mine as well. The decision has been made that I will no longer be a moderator and I will be assigned retailer status. This means the only promotional things I can post will be in the 'retailer announcements' thread. I will be allowed to continue to post in forum threads, but not in a way that advertises my business.

    What I am trying to do for you guys is provide you with great value and unique pack-ins that you will actually use. I've got some items I think you will like and I welcome your suggestions about what products I could offer that do a great job of modifying a vape. I will make announcements in the 'retailers announcements' thread and may approach some of you in private messages if I think I can offer you something you would like. Do not hesitate to reject my pm advances if they are unwanted...you won't hurt my feelings! But the most important thing for me is protecting the forum's integrity, so let me know if you think I have made a questionable post or anything like that. I'd rather not do this at all than mess things up.

    For those of you who don't yet know me, here's a little bit...I was the first member to join fc back in 2008 when I became an early adopter of the Arizer Extreme. A couple years later vtac made me the first mod when things starting getting busy around here. From there things snowballed into doing reviews and being on beta teams to the point where I have been lucky enough to develop good relationships with a lot of manufacturers. As I looked at how to get into the industry as a profession, the most consistent feedback I got was to be an on-line retailer. So, here goes!

    I am starting really small, so at first I may be limited in how much volume I can handle. But rest assured communication is important to me and I won't take your business if I'm just going to get overwhelmed and piss you off. I'd rather have five stoked customers than 100 lukewarm ones. So to get started, feel free to pm me if you are looking for something or don't know what you are looking for. I love helping people find the right vape for them and then making sure they know how to use it correctly after purchase. I really appreciate the opportunity the staff and this community has given me and I don't want to let you guys down!
     
  2. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    It's been hell of a ride man. :)

    I wish you the best of luck in this new direction even though I'm sure you don't need it. Bring on the happy customers!
     
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  3. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck to ya Sticks in this new endeavor. The goodwill that you have built up here over the years should serve you well. :cheers:
     
  4. VegNVape

    VegNVape BBC Computer 32K Company Rep

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    Wishing you all the very best in your new vapeventure!

    Knowledgeable, respectfull retailing?

    Gotta be a winner :nod:

    :peace:
     
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  5. DieHard

    DieHard Accessory supplier

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    I don't know what I want, but I do know that I want to help support your endeavor. So call me a customer.:nod::nod:
    This community has given me so much that I am glad to give back any way that I am able.
     
  6. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Then give back to the community rather than to some fucking FC deserter. :cool:
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    :brow:
     
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  7. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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    Congrats Stickstones!! I like your website, and freebies are Jyarz amongst other useful items, wow! I will be in touch for a vape in the near future for certain! Have you thought about adding a mailing list?
     
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  8. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    Who are you calling a deserter? [​IMG]
     
  9. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    :goon:........:rant:.........[​IMG]
     
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  10. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    I hope to have a lot of things going soon! Right now my focus is on building up a catalog in a way that gets you guys great service. At the moment I can supply 7th Floor, VapeXHale and Herbalizer products as well as anyone with as good or better value. I can get lots of other products as well, but there will be a slight downtick in delivery time right now because I don't have a warehouse full of them. That's where I either make up for it with goodies or just recommend someone who can do it better than I at the moment.

    For now, I am aiming at the boutique experience for you guys. You will be able to private message me to figure out what will work best for your vape arsenal in terms of vapes and accessories. My old man owned some retail stores when I was a kid and I loved working face to face with customers, educating them, and ultimately seeing to it that they got the best gear for their needs. This takes time but I love it. Some day I will have a web site where customers can buy vapes with a click and no interaction, but that doesn't fire me up.
     
  11. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Gotta add something here. My comment in regards to Sticks being a deserter was all in jest. Just a sarcastic stab at some humor that I feel I need to clarify for I truly wish him nothing but the best.
     
  12. DieHard

    DieHard Accessory supplier

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    Aw shucks @lwien got a touch of the "guilties".
    You old softie!:razz:
     
  13. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    Great to hear it's happening! I wish you luck in the adventure and I now have two favorite retailers! Randy and Sticks for the win!
     
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  14. biohacker

    biohacker fully melted

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    Sweeeeeet! Way to follow your passion dude! Complete congrats!
     
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  15. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    Forgot to add, feel free to hire me if things get too wild ;)
     
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  16. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    I would love to...I can vouch for you already!

    And to add to my post above, everything on my site I can get quickly except the Lotus. And I'm going to be adding more very soon. I'll make those announcements in the 'retailer announcements' thread, where you will see a lot of me!
     
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  17. Buildozer

    Buildozer Baked & Fried

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    Good Luck Man!! I hope it works out well for you :cheers:
     
  18. smokum

    smokum I am who I am and your approval isn't needed!

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    Congrats @stickstones !! All the best wishes in your new life venture :clap::nod:
     
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  19. Seren

    Seren Away with the fairies

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    Awesome news :tup: ..... Here's wishing you success and happiness on your newly chosen path - enjoy the journey :)

    :peace: :leaf: :peace:
     
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  20. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    @stickstones - I wish you luck in your endeavor. Continue to blaze your path in service to your fellow man and you can hardly go wrong. Let your "compass of humanity" guide you as you navigate the waters ahead, and refresh you when challenges arise. Its your personal touch that will make this experience different from all of the rest and it will shine a light towards a better future for us all . . . :peace:
     
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  21. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Here's a little sound track to go along with what you wrote above, dub:
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  22. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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  23. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    Great News!! Already visited your website.
     
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  24. nopartofme

    nopartofme Over the falls, in a barrel

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    Gonna miss having you around as a mod!
     
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  25. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    I appreciate that. Truth is, I will be around even more. I can now justify my time reading up on a vape! And as any of the other mods can tell you, the paper work around here will not suffer from my absence. But it's true, I can't discipline you guys any more...
     
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