Crowdfunding for my Dad

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  1. saving2vape

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    As per my post in the intro thread
    As I said in my intro, I'm looking to get my Dad some new kit to get him off cigarettes. He's always taken second or third place when it comes to getting new stuff in the family so I'm crowd funding to buy him some brand new vaping stuff to help keep him occupied while he recovers from the heart attack. More importantly I want to get him away from that horrid burning plant matter ASAP.

    generosity.com page here

    He won't outright admit it, but I reckon he's pretty keen to try his hand at building coils. He's looked over my shoulder while I've been watching YouTube vids about builds in that sort of 'I'm watching but don't want you to realize it way'

    If you could please help, not just by contributing, but by helping me promote the generosity page, I would truly appreciate it.
     
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    You are setting a goal of 750 dollars ! (+- R10200)

    And this you say is for ........

    A reasonable mid level mod
    A tank or two
    Commercial coils
    Commercial juices
    A rebuildable coil and associated equipment (wicking, tools, etc)
    DIY juice equipment (PG, VG, nicotine and flavour concentrates)

    Are you sure it is only for your dad and not a hamper for each family member? :)

    I think it would be better to rather request for unused gear/equipment. You might be more successful going down that road.

    GL with the campaign and getting your dad off the smokes m8.
     
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  3. saving2vape

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    Fair comment - especially on the unused gear equipment.

    My thinking was a good mod + maybe 2 tanks is already heading close to R4k or R5k. In retrospect another R5k for other stuff was at best over ambitious and more likely poorly researched. A goal of $500 (give or take ZAR6800) would probably have been much more realistic.
     
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    Just get him an iCare and some hard hitting juice.

    Good luck with this one, the Goal DOES seem a little excessive, that is not even what I have spent in 4 months, and I have been splashing out!
     
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    In the short time i have been on this forum i have seen a lot of good wrt PIF and such (hopefully in time i can donate some stuff too), i really hope this is not a cheap play on peoples emotions for personal gain.
     
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    I hope I'm wrong, but something about this request just doesn't sit right with me...
     
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    Are you crowdfunding your dad or yourself? Why does he need two tanks? Why two mods? Sorry, but even R6800 is a ridiculous goal to set for this.
     
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    i don't want to be a douche, but this is extremely excessive dude. You can get a very decent setup for less than R1.5k including multiple tanks and juice etc.
     
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    Well for what its worth, I'm rethinking my approach - I went into this with a lot of things in my head and should have given it a lot more thought before jumping into doing something.

    My apologies if this came across as opportunistic, it was not intended as such.
     
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    Especially for someone coming on the forum, posting an introduction and then asking for donations basically.

    4 posts and asking for a pif of sorts, screams registered a second account to do basically what @AhVape mentioned above.


    @shaunnadan the PIFmaster, what you feel regarding this post?

    Perhaps the PIF sub should be blocked from members under 100posts?
     
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    Please do rethink. This is a very generous community but I think that spirit will evaporate quickly if donors receive the wrong impression. Wishing you all the best with helping your dad to quit smoking.
     
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    Nothing douche about it.

    I've closed the crowdfunding and will look at things again once some of the emotions have calmed down.
     
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    that is once my emotions have settled and I can think with a clearer head.
     
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    Honestly putting up a soft wall would be some what counter to a thread based on paying forward charity and good will. I agree that some people expect too much from this community, but they just need to learn that when you are begging for a ride a Fiat will do just as well as a Porsche.
     
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    @boxerulez ...brilliant idea on post count...
     
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    10 grand??? Will the mod be used to power a house when not used for vaping?
     
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    Do that, and then go read up about "Pay It Forward" on the forum - then decide on a way forward.
    Also, do some homework on what exactly you looking to get your dad, that way you can accurately know what is needed.
    Like a mini VapePlan :)
     
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    I got a family member off the stinkies with an AIO for R350. It's not the best out there but with the right juice it works very well. This person has now been off the smokes for close to 6 months and I rewarded her with a Pico kit (which is excellent at under R1k) when she was about 4 months off tobacco. Give the AIO a try, coupled with the will to stop it's an excellent device for your Dad. Wishing him all the best with his journey to quit smoking.
     
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    Maybe he want to buy a Axis M17 mini...
     
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    Hi @saving2vape

    Good luck on your journey in helping out your pops.

    On this forum we have what we call pif (pay it forward) so basically how it works is, if someone is in need of vape gear be it a tank, mod, juice, coils etc...

    You post it under the pif section and the community will come together and help out where they can in donating quality used good and sometimes even new goods but we dont hand out in the form of cash.

    Reason being is simple, we want to make sure that what is being given is going to be used for the right reasons. If we hand out cash everyone and anyone will join the forum and will be requesting cash and using it on non vape related items.

    This is where your problem of requesting cash is coming.
    So if you are really keen on helping pops i would suggest you rethink and and edit your OP asking for a reasonable pif.

    Once again best of luck.
     
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    @saving2vape ,As a victim of a heart attack I can sympathize with you.How ever a quality mod,tank,wire and a couple bottles of juice can be had for much less than $750.00,especially if you shop online. I own around 18mods and I doubt they cost this amount together. I am a pensioner so needless to say I don't live extravagantly my vape budget comes from my part time work.That said I would donate a mod to dad but I live in the U.S.in other words the postage is prohibitive.But if you'd be willing to cover that cost I'm game.
     
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    So basically 2 x Asmodus Kodamas and 2 Petri Rta's?.... seems legit
     
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    If you do find him a mod i can give 18650s. i know its not much but it helps. and high end mods on vape cartel go for less dude. i know im not one to speak but that is ridiculous . unless your buying 4 mods and all the other stuff i dont get why you need that much
     
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