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Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by 504vape, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Mynameismud

    Mynameismud But call me Alowishus Devadander Abercrombie.

    I want to believe them, I just cant. There still is no store available on their website, they still have the christmas sale up but you cant purchase anything by clicking the link. And their master distributers all have the vivape2 for 289$. And on vapeworld its not even like its marked down or on sale, the price is just 289$ now. I really hope im wrong and Dan is telling the truth but I just dont have a good feeling.

    On the otherhand im thinking about buying another vivape2 as a backup in case im right and while they are still available. Not definite yet but incase i do i was thinking about black since i alreadyI have the white one and the paintjob is decent but not great. People with black ones how is the paint job any better or still have noticible splotches and blemishes?
     
  2. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    In today's sad society, when a govenment or company has to say everything is fine, I usually infer the exact opposite.
     
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  3. Sushi

    Sushi Breathe man !

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    Hi all,

    Did someone already tried to open/repair viVape 2 ?
    The screw looks like Penta-Plus™ http://is.gd/dRZDXk but I could not find any screwdriver for sale over the Internet... Too bad :\
     
  4. b0

    b0 Vapor powered

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    I have used precision screwdrivers to open small Penta-Plus.
     
  5. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    I saw that too. When a webmaster takes a site down for maintenance, he doesn't normally say "the company is fine".

    Good move IMO. No company should accept payment for a product that's not in production and shippiing. Many won't accept orders/payment unless they have product in stock to ship. The miVape was advertised, from the beginning, as if production and shipping was just around the corner. The miVape thread was started here almost 1 1/2 years ago. Vaporfection came out of the gate with vi and miVape advertising that made 'em look like a deep pockets company-really glitzy ads. IMO if those deep pockets were real, they wouldn't have been taking $ all this time for preorders on the miVape. I'd advise caution at this point if you're considering the viVape and certainly wouldn't prepay for the miVape.
     
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  6. ugobo

    ugobo Well-Known Member

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    I did just that. I now have a white and black vV 2. The paint job on the white one is "better" and looks more neat but the black one looks way more sexy though! You can actualy see tiny scrathes everywhere! I'm glad i did the move because i really love this vaporizer and if ever something happen to the main one i always have a vV backup and that's a good feeling overall.
     
  7. ugobo

    ugobo Well-Known Member

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    Very sad news today. Here's a copy of an e-mail i received from Dan who used to work fro Vaporfection.


    I hope this e-mail finds you well. I'm not sure if you know, but I am not longer working at Vaporfection. There are some major problems with management and funding. I cannot get into too much over e-mail but I would encourage you to maybe charge back your CC for your miVape order because the chances of it being produced any time in the near future is very very slim. I wanted to give you a heads up in case you were trying to contact me. This is my personal e-mail so feel free to get back to me here.
    Sorry this message comes with bad news, but until the company can revert back to the original owner/creator I will not be a part of Vaporfection. (Lots of litigation starting to happen right now).
    Let me know if you have questions and I'll do my best to answer them.
    Best,
    Dan
     
  8. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    Still feeling better, Vhole? :disgust:

    :peace:
     
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  9. Your Highness

    Your Highness Cannasseur

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    I may grab one of these when the fire sale frenzy hits $99.99...
     
  10. Vapinghole

    Vapinghole Low-Temp Hempist / JedHI Master

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    I am not, thank you. No need to rub salt in the wound, Stu.
     
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  11. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    Sorry, Vhole. I didn't mean for it to sound like that. My bad.

    I give you permission to kick my ass like a man. I'm not asking, I'm telling with this...

    :peace:
     
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  12. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    Stu has always been salty like that. :horse:

    Sorry to hear this guys...thats horrible. I am sure you can get your clams back from the CC company though.
     
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  13. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    ogobo...thanks for the heads up.
     
  14. Vapinghole

    Vapinghole Low-Temp Hempist / JedHI Master

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    Sorry Stu - dont mind me. I'm a bit sensitive right now and took your icon of disgust as directed towards me since I backed that fucking company quite a few times in this forum. I feel I've let FC down.

    And it's okay...like Artie Fufkin you just fucked up the timing... ;)
     
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  15. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    The :disgust: was by no means directed towards you. It was meant to show disappointment towards Vaporfection. Nothing more.

    Again, I apologize. Reading my post again makes me want to report myself for being an asshole.

    I got no timing... I got no timing with this!! -- Artie Fufkin

    :peace:
     
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  16. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    I can easily fix you up with a warning point if you like. Everybody should have at least one. ;)
     
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  17. Vapinghole

    Vapinghole Low-Temp Hempist / JedHI Master

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    If anything, please report my whining, not Stu. He's my vaping mentor. :tup:
     
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  18. vorrange

    vorrange Well-Known Member

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    You didn't let FC down man, you just voiced your opinion to the best of your knowledge and experience.

    You had no way of knowing exactly what was going on and i'm sure people realize that.

    You still have a Cloud and a HI, i'm sure they'll look after you. ;)
     
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  19. Vapinghole

    Vapinghole Low-Temp Hempist / JedHI Master

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    Thanks much! Nice of you to say. Yes, I'm quite fortunate to have other awesome vapes. I feel like taking my viVape outside and reenacting that scene from Office Space.

    But...I'd rather not piss away $350
     
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  20. vorrange

    vorrange Well-Known Member

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    Apart from blowing of some steam, i say there is no point since you could be blowing some blue vapour. :nod:
     
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  21. ugobo

    ugobo Well-Known Member

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    I feel the same Vapinghole. I really believed in Vaporfection and the mV. I really wanted to spread the word and tell everyone how fantastic their product(s) are (were). Ah man...
     
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  22. dormouse

    dormouse Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, I e-mailed Dan again, and a customer sevice agent replied and informed me that Dan was no longer with VSI. He/she also said Vaporfection was "moving forward with plans for significant expansion." I wrote them back and explained that I was worried I would lose both the vV and the money for the mV. They replied with:

    While I'm as unhappy as everyone else about this stuation, I do prefer that answer to no answer at all. I probably cannot get a charge back, since I used a debit card, but I can live with that (for now, at least). The mV was 30% off when I ordered, and the most important thing for me right now is to get aworking vV. I'm still hopefull I will.
     
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  23. vorrange

    vorrange Well-Known Member

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    I always thought that it was bad company policy to accept money from pre-orders to fund current projects and R&D but many companies do this as a normal business practice.

    The risk is exactly what is happening to Vaporfection right now.. first it was the Shilling, then the promises about release dates that go back a year IIRC and now we are looking at the possibility of no mivape and no company.

    And yet, the answer from the costumer service remains the same as ever.

    As Gollum said: Sneaky little hobbitses. :disgust:
     
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  24. Sushi

    Sushi Breathe man !

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    Nobody tried himself to open/repair his viVape ?
     
  25. Vapinghole

    Vapinghole Low-Temp Hempist / JedHI Master

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    Not that I'm aware of.
     

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