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    Chinese high end mods

    I am just wondering why chinese hasnt started looking into high end mods, say titanium body, gold and rhodium plated connector, well designed and top notch crafted devices yet

    are they really only specialising in cloning or producing low end stuffs? . They invented the ecig so from innovation point of view that's pretty good but why stop there?

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    They've always been about cheap overheads, cheap material, mass production, mass sale.

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    thats a pretty broad brush stoke there, there are over a billion of em .. all the same ?
    Its more likely they need a reason to do more, also .. what you classify as 'high end' is often illogical.
    a titanium body is just a gimmick, it will stay scratch free but its not particularly conductive. massive tooling costs and this is where broncos point will hold true for the overwhelming majority of manufacturers, there may be some willing to make smaller runs but they are not going to be easy to find.
    I think most of what you call high end can be rephrased to 'gimmick' for marketting purposes, thats not a trap the chinese fall into, thats a US and euro thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoney View Post
    thats a pretty broad brush stoke there, there are over a billion of em .. all the same ?
    Its more likely they need a reason to do more, also .. what you classify as 'high end' is often illogical.
    a titanium body is just a gimmick, it will stay scratch free but its not particularly conductive. massive tooling costs and this is where broncos point will hold true for the overwhelming majority of manufacturers, there may be some willing to make smaller runs but they are not going to be easy to find.
    I think most of what you call high end can be rephrased to 'gimmick' for marketting purposes, thats not a trap the chinese fall into, thats a US and euro thing.
    point taken stoney, but considering the mods i have seen so far which were well crafted, manufactured and designed were not always from the big country. for example for vv mods, you have provari sitting at the top, US made. mechanical mods, you have those well designed, smooth silky threads, rhodium over gold plated connector etc from either US or Europe. And innovative attys like killer, mark bug's wand etc, they are class above best chinese offerings like AGA or other clones

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    I've been discussing this with many chinese vendors lately.. It's mainly down to cost. They cant afford to spend say 50000 RMB on materials etc for one project. Many customers always ask for low prices too and materials cost a lot in china. They also say, If people buy from china they need a cheap price.

    So when it's stainless steel it's low end stainless steel - not surgical grade satin finished stuff.
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    and how long have the chinese been putting out the bigger machined chunks of SS .. about 6 months or so ?
    i think it started with the vmax, since then we have zmax, vamo, evic .. take your pick. the attys you could get a poorly built clone 6 months ago, now they are all SS with pyrex tanks.
    give them a year and I doubt you will be spending much of your cash with the US.
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    are we talking High end or High hype ?

    a lot of European mods are made for collectors and are not that much more functional the Chinese mods,there are some good quality coming out of china like Inokin,Smoketech,and Joyetech

    they are getting better at a much faster rate and are setting the pace with VV VW and hybrid connectors

    Give it time as Stoney said and it will make less sense to purchase anywhere else

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIMON@EcigModShop View Post
    are we talking High end or High hype ?

    a lot of European mods are made for collectors and are not that much more functional the Chinese mods,there are some good quality coming out of china like Inokin,Smoketech,and Joyetech

    they are getting better at a much faster rate and are setting the pace with VV VW and hybrid connectors

    Give it time as Stoney said and it will make less sense to purchase anywhere else
    interesting, i actually havent seen hybrids connectors from chinese though. would like to see they release hybrids mods (no, not the zen clone, it wasnt even hybrids)

    i agree though given time they will catch up with the rest, but i think im still right to say the quality produced so far hasnt really been on par with others, but definitely improving

 

 

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