The African Vaping Company

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    Hi guys.

    Been a while. Looking for a new kit and this website keeps popping up in my search results. Just wanted to know if anyone has experience with them, as there pricing isn't to bad on most items and some really look cheap. Not sure if they work on same principle as the previous online store "Bling SA" and that the catch is waiting periods or import duties. Not finding anything on this site.
    Thanks.

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    https://www.africanvapingcompany.co.za/
     
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    I also saw it pop-up on one of my browser searches the other day, It's apparently a UK based company "operating since 2007" Seems a bit dodgy in my opinion. but would appreciate some feedback if anybody on here has used them, pricing is very good.
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    Probably a Nigerian that created the site.(not a secured site anyway so they will never see my money)
     
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    @Smokey_Robinson Just by the way, Bling online has reopened with, I believe, a much improved operational system. I haven't bought from their new site yet though, but I bought from them on the old site without any problems.
    https://blingsa.co.za/
     
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    lol, ScamAdvisor reckons its a US based company:
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    this looks waaaaaaay to dodgy to ever see a single cent from me!
     
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    I also noted that about them plus they say the have a lot of stock of a Mod that I know is long time end of life.

    Wouldn’t buy from them to be honest.
     
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    Thanks Hooked. Remember old Bling you waited, then there was the golisi conspiracies, and they closed. Will the prices reflected be without import taxes I suppose?
     
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    I agree with the others above

    Here are my findings:

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    Oooh look what I found

    Check the registration date - two different year dates for registration (I think the first was for Amazon but the 2nd is probably the website's).
     
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    Oh the irony. UK Address but south african email address. I would definitely smell something fishy there.

    Edit: and US hosting... Doesn't make sense to me at all.
     
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    @Smokey_Robinson I don't know about that, but I queried the prices with Bling because they don't seem particularly low as they used to be and they replied that one can use the bulk wholesale option to get a better price.
     
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    @RainstormZA and @Hooked...

    Thanks for your IT skills analyzing website @RainstormZA .....much appreciated.
    @ Hooked, nope not ever gonna buy that much.

    Seems I will be staying local for the foreseeable future.