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Should you buy cheap, or buy expensive?

Published On November 24, 2014 | By Nicole | About E-Cigarettes Articles

Should you buy cheap, or buy expensive?

A common-sense guide to choosing the right electronic cigarette for you.

There’s no denying the fact that cost can be a pretty big determiner when the time comes to buy an electronic cigarette. There are, after all, products on both ends of the spectrum. There are some E-cigs and starter kits that you can get for barely more than £10 (or sometimes even for less), while there are also models and kits that cost well into the 30s, 40s, or even into the 100s.

But should you buy something cheap, or should you go for something more expensive?

Starting out small

There’s definitely something to be said for starting out small. Buying an affordable E-cig or starter kit will save you money, especially if you’re just trying E-cigs for the first time. Buying small can give you an opportunity to try a specific brand, flavour, or model without dropping a lot of cash in the beginning.

It can also be a learning experience and can help you to choose an even better model for yourself next time. Using an E-cig (even a less expensive model) gives you more experience, and experience will help you to make better buying choices in the future.

 Inexpensive models don’t always last

Of course, one of the downsides to buying ‘cheap’ is that the devices don’t always last a long time. I actually had a friend who bought a super-cheap model to replace a more expensive brand that she lost while on vacation-just in the interim until she could save up some money to replace the nicer one. The cheap model worked just fine for a while-though it ended up breaking down barely a month after she bought it.

This doesn’t always happen. In fact, I have heard of some people using cheaper E-cigs for months or even years without a problem – but on the other side of the coin, there is always the possibility that you could suffer a break-down. ‘You get what you pay for’ might be a saying that definitely applies to this topic.

 Buying expensive could save you money in the long run

Some people might find it difficult to spend a lot up-front to get started with a higher-quality E-cig, but there’s also the possibility that this could save you more than it costs. You can always go less-expensive, but more expensive brands and models are probably going to come with better parts, better accessories, and a better warranty. If buying something more expensive now will keep you from having to pay more down the road, then it might actually be worth it if you’ve got the cash in hand.

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 Investigate before you buy

You definitely need to have your ducks in a row before ordering if you want to score big on your first E-cig device. To be completely honest, you’ll probably want to go with an Ego style in the beginning, just because this will give you more flavour options.

Then, you should always investigate the warranty information. Try to look for brands that offer one or two year warranties. Some brands offer thirty day guarantees, which is better than nothing—but some brands literally do not offer any kind of a warranty whatsoever.

To maximize the chances of a successful long-term outlook for your purchase, find a company with a great return policy before buying. You should also investigate accessory options, as well as available flavours (though, to be completely honest, you can buy flavours from other companies for your Ego in most cases).


Meeting in the middle where price is concerned is what most people end up doing with their first purchase – and there definitely isn’t anything wrong with that. Buy something that you can afford that seems to be well made and carried by a reputable company. Beyond that, a lot of your experiences will be trial-and-error. There are a lot of good products out there, but there are also some bad ones.

Reading reviews can be a great way to sort through the options, though at some point you’ll just have to ‘make the plunge’ and see how it goes.

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