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[–] DisposableName 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

You need skilled employees, that means you need to pay them. I got tired of going into shops and seeing mindless teens/young adults behind the counter. After the first few conversations with said employees, I started judging the book by the cover and not doing any business at B&Ms that had minimum wage employees.

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[–] chris19d 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I want it to not look like (or worse also be) a head shop. The association between Vaping and weed isn't doing Vaping any favors.

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[–] localbum 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

That too. Employees that don't use the word 'toke' when it comes to vaping. "Get a good hit," that still works, "Take a good pull," that works too, but "toke" is not for vaping.

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[–] sinister 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Quality hardware at FAIR pricing. I stopped giving my local shop business because the markup was insane. $12 (after tax) for a drip tip I got at FastTech for $1.50 shipped is insane. $90 for a mechanical mod (clone) you can get for ~$30 online is unfair. Plus they try to pass off clone drippers/tanks as legit pieces.Helpful staff is a must and they must be friendly. This industry has created a lot of shady owners only after money.

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[–] localbum 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

DIY Flavorings, Unflavored Nicotine base. Now that I mix my own, I still buy all my hardware online, but you better believe I'd be spending a lot more on the flavorings than I do currently, if I had a chance to give a few a good whiffer with the sniffer right there in the store.

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[–] ucantdothatontv 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

For me having skilled employees means employees that can build well, especially more complicated wraps. I fine knowledge as far as different flavors and/or atty's to really fall a lot on personal preference, but I return to a B&M 10 miles out of my way solely for the amazing wraps, in fact heading in this weekend for a clapton coil and while I order most of my juice online, I tend to always pick up a few and/or some drip tips just because I'm there.

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[–] ToOnMaN 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I agree with the other posters, quality employee's, gear and fair pricing is important. Proper ventilation is another. We can cloud up a place pretty quick..

When i go to my local B&M i am there for hours. Proper seating, music and lighting is nice for discussing and educating each other on all things vaping. Dont forget a bathroom or at the very least a place to wash our hands when teaching building and wicking.

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[–] slyscafe 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm working at one that's about to have a grand opening. What's important is that the employees know the products, product limitations, and know good customer service. If the customer knows more about the product than you and you admit that you don't immediately know is okay, but not at all preferable. But if you pretend to know about the product, and the customer catches you in it, then you're likely to lose that person as a customer. Why would they want to buy from you if you don't know jack shit, and worse, tried to pass off that you did know?

Sure, people can buy an atomizer online and everything like that, but the shop offers the same stuff for a bit of a mark-up; that said, you get to actually hold the products and see what they're like better than any online review can show you, and you get it right then and there, without having to wait a couple days or more. They pay for the experience of the store.

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[–] mtbakervapor 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I like it when there is a nice spot to hang out, build coils, chat with other vapers. I'm not always looking to buy something, sometimes I just want to talk with other people who vape and see what kind of tips and tricks I can pick up. It's nice to feel a sense of community amongst shop employees and customers.