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Ordered myself a GPen Elite for 2200 rant and while i was browsing the site i saw some really expensive vapes. Not that 2k is cheap 😅

I get that some of them are for dabs, waxes, oil, etc, but how to justify spending 6k on a vape?

I own a Flowermate Aura and its pretty decent and can vape dabs, and price tag just under 2k.

What do you guys think about the more expensive vapes, the cheapers ones, and anybody used the GPen Elite? Thoughts?

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My first dry herb vape was a Arizer ArGo (R3750) and now my primary means of consuming cannabis is through a Da Buddha Vaporizer (R3300). 

My opinion is that the vapes that are designed for just one form of cannabis (dab, herb, concentrate etc) are much better than those that can do both or all. I find the cheaper vapes that can do any substrate cheap out on one or the other. 

Although if I were to desire a product that can do both or all substrates I would definitely go for the top tier ones that are over R6k because then you know it will do well. 

Hence I went for the ones that did dry herb the best as that was what I have the most access to. The ArGo is the best portable dry herb vape I have found and the Da Buddha Vape I would say only has the Volcano Classic Vaporizer (R7360) as a competitor. 

The GPen Elite I would say is the better vape of the ones at it's price level and it is recommended for dry herb use only, so you know that it will do that well. I think you have spent your money wisely 8-)

Arizer ArGo

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Da Buddha Vape

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Volcano Classic Vape

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I'd love to try the volcano!

The first and only vaporizer I bought was the arizer solo. I bought it 5 years ago and use it nearly daily ever since. I only needed to replace the batteries once so far. I am very happy with it! I think it cost 3000 Rand back then. 

By now they released the arizer solo 2, which is in a similar price range.

I dream of getting the "mighty" one day...

Edit: I think, if you use it daily and it lasts for years it's worth buying it, even if it's one of the more expensive models. The cheap ones might just disappoint you and you might just not use it anymore after a couple of sessions.

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We used a Vulcano Classic. Is a bit of a mission and the plastic bag you have to replace rather often. In a group for a fun little smoking sit around, yeah.. daily use.. way to stationary. The thing is as heavy as it looks like.

Used a Pocket Vaporizer, OK.. or a Pen Vaporizer. My preferred one. You can take it everywhere and can serve you a few heavy tokes on the go 😁 is the version I used BY FAR the most.

I used this one: https://vapestore.co.za/pen-vaporizers/ghost

Also bought it from those guys. The pen lasts very veeery long on one charge. 

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Shot @Ill_Evan , you are like a vape guru bru , can't wait to test out the GPen.

On a side note my better half is wondering if any dry tabacco vapes exist, apparently the tabacco needs higher temps than 230, seems most vapes cap out at 230 celcius.

Shot for the input @Fridge , @Prom , appreciated, nice to hear all the positive vibes from the dry herb vapes.

If I think how much groceries cost these days its not hard to justify a vape purchase.

What would your dream vape be right now? 

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Here is my antique 🤗 if you ever hit one o dese your a OG no doubt!

Not even sure it qualifies to be a vape, +- 16 years old, no joke.

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It really depends on your budget and what you want to achieve.

 

I have a cheapy chinese vape which has served me well for around 2 to 3 years now, paid like 35 USD for it (R600 or so I think).

It works well enough for me to continue to use it, but it is not on the same level as some of the more expensive vapes like the two which @Ill_Evan has... but it does get the job done. Just a bit slower and perhaps with 2 sessions being required.

 

I would like to get myself a proper decent vape sometime soon, probably look at spending around R4k to R5k - like the Pax 3 or Davinci IQ 2.

However I do expect the vape to last a good couple of years, both of these are a premium product.

So in car terms, the above mentioned vapes are perhaps comparable to a higher end BMW or Merc, where some of the cheaper but still decent ones are perhaps a VW or Honda. My current chinese vape is more like a Cherry or Tata and the Volcano perhaps like a Porsche or Maserati. lol

 

Spending in the R2k range you can still get a decent vape for sure.

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The pen is for wax/honeybee... I traveled with it 😁 

@dank nothing wrong with old stuff ^^ The vulcano is on the market for quite some time too. I think we used it 2008. 

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5 hours ago, Dank said:

On a side note my better half is wondering if any dry tabacco vapes exist, apparently the tabacco needs higher temps than 230, seems most vapes cap out at 230 celcius.

True story, my ArGo caps at 220 C. 

I've seen before those vapes that you actually slide the cigarette into and the device heats the cigarette enough to vape it. Ever seen those before? 

Otherwise I am not too sure how one could vape tobacco 🤔

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