Published on June 20th, 2012 | by James0
5 Worst E Cig Brands To Avoid
There are more than plenty of top electronic cigarette brand summaries out there; including E Cig Cabin’s own top e cig brand recommendations. But we though it was time for a “Worst Electronic Cigarette Brands” rundown! As you likely already have realized the e-cig market is bursting at the seams with options, and with rapidly growing public awareness and acceptance of smokeless cigs as a truly satisfying cigarette alternative for smokers, there are more than a couple bad apples out there just looking to make a quick buck and cashing in on the ‘Vapor Buzz’ with little to know concern for product quality or customer satisfaction.
Here Are 5 Of The WORST E-Cig Brands To Steer Clear Of!
The popularity of smokeless cigarettes or e cigs is spreading like a fire on the World Wide Web, which is not shocking considering that they are a safer as well as the primary alternative to harmful tobacco smoking without compromising on the real smoking experience. For those who wish to quit smoking, the introduction of these devices is no less than a boon. However, what if this boon becomes a disadvantage? Unfortunately, the ever increasing popularity of smokeless cigs has given rise to an increasing number of spam offers in the forms of Free Trials as well as low-scale manufacturers producing cheap e cigs and make false promises. Such marketing gimmicks first persuade you to buy a low quality product at a low rate and later make you repent with a high intensity for the permanent strike triggered by such e cigs and accessories. Well, do not fall into such traps. To prevent you from such offers, here are my worst 5 electronic cigarettes that you must avoid!
1 – Prado
PRADO is probably the most infamous e cig in the market today. It is manufactured by Smoke Freely, a brand that has been alleged for ecig free trial scams online, and of which many are proved to be true. Just google this e cig and you will find hundreds of negative reviews, testimonials, or comments on it. A majority of the customers have criticized that the vapor is good initially just identical to a normal cig but tends to reduce in volume over a few hours. Even more surprising is the complaint that this vapor reduction calls for an instant recharge or cartridge replacement.
Moreover, the Prado cartridges will never last for over 2-3 hours. If you go through the fine print that nobody reads while purchasing, it says that you must contact the brand within 14 days from the time you purchase until you get the product for any cancellation of further orders. If you do not do so, you will be charged 149.90$ for the trial offer. The fact is that cancellation never takes place in time and this money loss becomes inevitable! So, it is a true scam in the world of e cigs!
2 – Smoke 51
Smoke 51 is one no doubt one of the worst 5 electronic cigarettes, which is owned by a sham brand called Smoking Everywhere. Well, this means that it is basically the same escalating scam for which Smoking Everywhere is very famous. Smoke 51 has got its nasty reputation because of several e-cig scams like Smoke Star.
When you first subscribe to the free trial, you only pay the $9.95 as shipping and handling fees. But in a few days, you will get a shock when your credit card gets charged an additional $89.95 followed by a double perpetuating current of $29.95 per month just cartridge refills. Okay, you might feel like contacting the customer service center via e-mail or phone. But you will find yourself in for a long queue or no reply. Instead of cancelling your order, you would rather end up cancelling your credit card, I guess!
3 – Elektro
Elektro ECigs is one more bad company that does not deserve your trust! Already famous with a bad reputation, this brand has obtained some grave complaints with regards to its late shipments and illegal multiple charges against the credit cards of customers for handling and shipping fees. And you know that? The Elektro cigs brand seems to follow the footsteps of Microsoft by introducing innovative cartridge models that are just incompatible with the previously brought Elektro e cigs. Justifying that the brand is not reliable, I would add that its customer service never responds to calls or e-mails. Above all, the products are really not that durable!
4 – LUX E-Cig
Lux E Cig brand has become infamous due to its bulky e-liquid leaks to soak your lips, no deep inhale to imitate the smoking sensation, and very weak vapor. Apart from these cons, there is another most shocking feature of this brand – credit card scam! It offers FREE trial for $4.95 as the fee of shipping. However, it will soon charge $99.67 for purchasing the kit via trial offer and $69.68 in a few weeks! There is no way you will be able to cancel your subscription or the order. Sometimes, I really think how worst one’s ideas can be!
5 – Direct E-Cig
Last but not least of our worst 5 electronic cigarettes! This rip-off brand Direct e Cig has the same fake Free Trial offer whose subscription takes away $109.90 from your account exactly within 14 days of your order. Humble, customer service does work but there’s a catch. The replying staff will ask you to refer to ‘Terms and Conditions’ that are ‘hidden’ at the Free Trial page’s bottom. The print is no subtle that you will need a magnifying glass to read it. Interestingly, the brand’s products are not bad in terms of performance but they are obsolete ones with a 3-piece design that requires cleanliness and maintenance.
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