Vaping 2020. The vaping landscape has changed this year. Covid-19 forced shops to change the way retailers do business.
Governments closed shops as non-essential, only letting online retailers earn a buck. And yes, we saw a lot of vapers switch back to cigarettes due to availability.
China was at a standstill at one point and things “suddenly” became hard to find as plants and shipping closed… and forget about new mass-produced hardware.
Things like Caliburn pods and many replacement coils were in short supply for more than a few weeks.
@majorvapes was one of the few people that was receiving any items for review as products were not being released. Even the big-name reviewers have lacked new hardware.
Where I am, it went quickly from curbside availability to mailorder only. This week sees the re-opening of curbside pickup – stores with a low presence online have a chance to open shop.
Did you make any Vaping 2020 changes? Here are a few I saw made:
- 1)Stocking up on tried and true replacement coils for devices you already have. For me – this meant Nautilus coils, SMOK RPM and Nord coils, Caliburn pods, etc
- 2)Stocking up on favorite e-liquids. The removal of most testing stations or stores not open – many vapers aren’t about to risk money. That meant more CBO, Jazzy Boba, and a few of my BB Vapes favorites for me.
- 3)Rebuilding more. Yup. Covid-19 meant a lot of people became conscious of every penny and for some – that meant not buying stock coils. Drippers and RTA’s got to see a little bump in use.
- 4)Waiting to build up a bigger order. For those penny-pinching – waiting to make a big order saved a bit on shipping costs.
- 5)Switching daily setups to consume less juice. Higher ohm builds, high nic juices, and pod devices were all good at keeping the consumption lower.