Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by spyder, Jul 3, 2008.
Alright... So I'm convinced! Just going to hit the vapman store
Have fun with your new toy, i am sure you will enjoy it. I would be interested in where you did order and if you ordered through Vapman direct if you have to pay customs.
Have a great day!
I'm happy to see the " Vape Critic " finally review the Vapman. I have followed and enjoyed his reviews for a few years. I had requested he do a review several years ago and originally thought that he would not like it. I'm glad I was wrong. He has a lot of followers and can help grow the VM awareness . But why did I watch a VM sesh video at 9:30 in the morning at work, now I have to wait all day to get home to my own ...
I ordered directly at the Vapman site, because I did not find the classic walnut Vapman together with the heating station at any EU source. I, of course, SINCERELY hope that I will not have to pay customs. It was already quite expensive as is and customs fees would make it a VERY expensive gift to myself. I keep my fingers crossed...
I'll be the devils advocate... I paid around 70eur tax for a 150-180eur order... (was 3 years ago don't remember precisely). Live in Belgium btw. So yeah a fucking expensive package man. I was lucky i even had 70eur on me.
Is that really 'the Devil's Advocate' position? Shouldn't it be some thing like 'duty is tough on the consumer, but it's there to protect our domestic makers. If we can shelter them then perhaps their presence in the market will grow and our citizens can enjoy more variety in domestic offerings at lower prices'?
As I understand it, the "Devil's Advocate" was a Cardinal taking the assigned role of opposing Sainthood for a candidate 'for the sake of the argument'. He stated a case he didn't personally agree with out of duty to see the other side got a fair airing? Adding integrity to the 'naming' of a new Saint.
In my narrow mind, duty/taxes do two things. Sometimes they protect us from cheap foreign goods that can destroy our industries (like say our Steel industry to Japan then China), many consider this a just thing, some deride 'protectionism'. And then there's the traditional 'need' to feed the tax and spend monster. Such taxes, simply to raise more money without specific burdens to 'give away' to voters is I think wrong. Attractive, but wrong. Excuses to grab yet more money should have no place raising the cost of vapes.
But when one advocates for the Devil, I think one takes the 'con' side of the issue (not supporting the motion) and traditionally 'going through the motions' for a position you don't personally support?
I am prepared for the worst and expect the best!
I wish you luck!
Did you guys receive a tracking number when ordering from vapman.com directly?
Had the same problem in Italy when I got my Station, pretty expensive package indeed (but absolutely worth it in the end).
I've been told from a customs employee that they are specificaly instructed to stop for tax inspection every package coming from Switzerland, I guess because they usually contain valuable stuff...
I didn't get a tracking number with my last order, but it made it to the states in about one week.
I have just received a tracking number, together with a very nice message from René - What a great guy! I am very much looking forward for the Vapman & Station to arrive!
I am looking forward to your experience with the Station. I d like one myself but as it is quite a bit of money and i don t need it i have a hard time justifying it for myself...
The "sudden" existence of the Station was a game changer for me. I had an eye on the Vapman for years, but could not motivate myself to pull the trigger on it.
I just found out about the heater some days ago, somehow the Station never appeared to me before.
I will use the Vapman mostly at home in future. I have other alternatives for mobile use, that probably fit my profile better. But being able to enjoy the famous great taste and build quality of the Vapman, without any risk of overheating my material, on demand, at home, on my table, sounds like pure honey.
Goddam VAS. I went way over my vape budget for this year already in August...
Then, several VapCaps, a Fury 2, a Milaana and now the Vapman came along.
I really have to take a FC forum break for some months.
That's exactly what happened to me after buying the Station. I use a torch on my Vapmans mostly with hash or just for fun once in a while.
Owning both the combos Vapman+Station and Vapcap+Induction heater I have to say that I prefer the Vapman as an electrical heated home device while the Omnivap IMHO wins outdoor.
We seem to have quite a similar usage profile. I guess I will end up with my Vapcaps and the Fury 2 for everything "on the go" (both have their own advantages, depending on the situation) and the Milaana/Vapman + Station for everything that happens on the inside of my house. I am sure, if not fully convinced, that I have finally found my perfect device combination for my personal setting... Until the next wave of VAS comes up. However, I think that my setup is quite good and diversified now.
The Vapman parcel is already in my country, according to the tracking page - and it even seems (fingers crossed) that it passed customs authorities without getting stuck. That could save me some money. I will hang tight...
Free vapman(dela)! - don't chain him at the station in the house it's imho the best vape for cold and windy conditions, he loves snow and winter ...
Yeah, so I ordered! Walnut classic with the station. Rene told me it shipped Friday so I'm looking forward to getting my hands on it... Crinkling volcano bags be gone!
Really looking forward to your first time expirience! If you let us know.
I'll definitely write about it here as soon as I get to give it whirl.
Very similar indeed, I'm even planning on buying the Fury 2 or one of the rebrands (can't get the HR stuff from an EU vendor, did you have to pay import taxes for yours?) for the situation where using a torch isn't really ok. I mostly use the Vapman as a morning/day vape for long, slow temperature sessions while the Omnivap sees a lot of use indoor as my main bubbler vape.
I just ordered some screen to try making some dry sift and the Vapman will be my main method of consumption as it works wonders with hash.
Oh Lord... I was wrong assuming I would be lucky - The Vapman+Station is stuck at customs. No movement since last Friday... Meeeeh.
Luck is relative. It's just slow as far as we know, you expect it in a day or two? It could have been involved with a big weekend party and even gone home with a lucky Customs Agent? That means you'll never get it, it just 'got lost....'. I hear they have drawings toward the end of the celebration to see who gets first pick of the good stuff, which sounds far fetched but you never know you know.
Sorry for the delay, hopefully soon you will be enjoying it at last and the wait will be only memories......and VM is very good at dealing with memories you know.....
guess they are waiting for the swiss translator to get his statement
i hope vapman gets a working visa - only a tourist visa would suck...
Who of you have a Vapcap and a Vapman? Which do you enjoy more?
For me both are outstanding. I enjoy the Vapcaps on a water piece more than my Vapmans - for finer grind the Vapman rocks. The Vapman seems to be softer to my throat, is a tad more efficient but needs more love than the Vapcap. I'm really happy with both. How is it for you? For a former smoker a butane driven vape seems ideal. Both brands are perfection. Love that. ...also, maybe the greatest communities here on FC, which makes it a kinda cosy spot in the interweb. Peace!
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