Originally Posted by GeorgeOrwell
Hi - absolute newbie here! Thinking of switching from the fags to vaping, and like the look and ease of the Dot vapekit starter packs for a beginner.
A couple of questions - are they as good as they get for a beginner and are the refill pods available in vape shops in Dublin? I don't want to be tied to having to buy online.
Any advice, tips or thoughts to help someone on day 1 of thinking of changing would be really welcome. Thanks in advance.
I'm not so sure about closed system pods, you are tied to them not just for replacement coils but you can't refill the ones you get either [I'm sure it's possible to hack them but do you want the hassle?] I would suggest something refillable like the Caliburn pod kit and buy your e-liquid separate. You can refill these pods multiple times and it's no more complicated. If you are relying on buying local though it'll depend on what you can get your hands on I guess. But having to buy flavor pods will get expensive over time. If it's your only option then I would visit a couple local vape shops and make sure they stock the pods - I only ever buy online so I can't tell you what you might find in Dublin but in general I find Irish vendors to have poor selection in general for vaping.
If you do go for this system, I would honestly suggest you get at least 2, because battery life sucks for most pods and if you head out for the day and plan to vape as often as you might have smoked, you may very well run out. Always best to have a back up. I only use a pod for lunch breaks or just having a quick vape in town, much more discreet than using a mod and sub ohm tank that's for sure. And it's certainly satisfying enough to keep you going. But if I only used pods, I would like to know I've a back up in my pocket/bag - obviously have them charged full before you leave. The good news is they charge up full in no time.