Dude I’m literally out at a family party right now with the Cricket. Had to people try it they were blown away. Normally would carry a bag with my herb vape and herbs. Just carrying the cricket w built in Dabs is FANTASTIC.He also might just honestly be in love with a new vape and wants everyone to know it and experience it themselves. Not a totally new concept around these parts. Neither is the new vape honeymoon period. Though the whole group buy thing is odd. But the zero hype roll out from Evolv seems odd to me too. They're running up against Puffco's millions in advertising. I'd be trying to hype this thing up a bit right now if I were them.
To clarify the genesis:Here’s the initial explanation:
So according to this, Evolv decide to have a mom and pop smoke shop beta test their brand new $400 wax pen. So far, so good (they’re in the same neck of the woods, so this seem plausible so far).
Then they ship the store their first non-beta-unit shipment (to sell, presumably).
Papa Smokes doesn’t mention the device on their Facebook or Instagram, while promoting all sorts of other stuff.
But they do apparently send out an email, and OP is on this local smoke shop’s email list despite not living in Ohio.
OP buys the device and has it shipped to him.
The CEO of Evolv learns that the devices they sent to be sold actually sold, and realizes that he must contact the buyer directly because the production release doesn’t come with instructions (???).
All the while, there isn’t a single mention of the device anywhere but Evolv’s site and here.
I’m sure weirder things have happened, but this really does kind of strain credulity.
I emailed Evolv to purchase directly but the sales rep,Ken, informed me they don’t sell to the public directly anymore and kindly let me know what shops currently had stock. I never heard of either of the shops Ken told me had stock, but I trusted the official response and contacted them and ultimately got one shipped to me for $399.99.
(The idea to do a group buy came directly from the CEO, contradicting this initial response from the sales rep later on)
I have all the emails and texts from the transaction still including my PayPal payment. If you feel so entitled to see it all then I will provide it the receipts.