Look for "My Top Now" link on the left hand side under "Additional" on every vapers friend Phil Busardo's website. I can't argue with his recommendations as I am nearly always in agreement with him and not far off on those rare occasions. Some day I hope to meet him and thank him personally for all he and Dimitris have done for the vaping world. By following his recommendations I saved hundreds that would have been wasted on crap I didn't need.
At the time of this writing, a good Temperature Control Advanced Personal Vaporizer (TC APV) goes for $40 with two batteries for $18 and charger for $11 and a quality Rebuildable Atomizer for $11 for a total of $80 US Dollars. No, you do not need TC to start with, but it doesnt hurt either, read this page if you are unfamiliar and just starting out.
Supplies to rebuild the atomizer are a lifetime supply of Rayon wicking for $15 US Dollars and a 100ft spool of 28 gauge Ni200 for $10 US Dollars.
Added up that is right at $105 US Dollars.
And right now I can find e-Liquid for 12.5c per milliliter(ml). Vaping 4ml a day for three months would be $45 US Dollars.
So, for $150 US Dollars I had the equipment and supplies to last for years and enough e-Liquid to last for 3 months.
Compare that to cigarettes at say $30 a carton and smoking a pack a day. In 3 months I would have spent $270.
By going with the e-Cigarette I saved $120 US Dollars in the first 3 months.
Then every month after that for years, I saved $75 US Dollars PER MONTH.
That's $795 in the first year then $900 US Dollars every year there after.
Couple that with the DIY eLiquid supplies and tools I saved thousands.
II use about 6 inches per build (conservative – a lot of waste but easier) so that’s 200 builds. I find a rebuild using a TP APV is needed every three months. And that box of wicking will last me a lifetime.
TC mod - I shopped around for best prices, there are tons going on clearance all the time.
Two rechargeable batteries from IMRbatteries.
18650 Li-Ion Charger from IMRbatteries.
Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer from FASTTECH.
Rayon from Sallys Beauty Supply.
Nickel Wire from Kidney Puncher.
My Total when I bought was: $105 US Dollars
e-Liquid from ejuicevapor for $45.
Ok some notes are in order. Let's get the easy one out of the way. Fifteen dollar e-Liquid has become a thing since 8.8.2016 and the deeming regulation. It may not last but you can find 120ml e-Liquid normally from $20-$40. So shop around.
In general there are lots of choices and these links and their prices are probably going to change before I get around to editing this page but they are valid as of right now. If you can't find them, then shop around and use your google-fu. I post these here as examples for saving money.
All the information contained in these pages are only the opinions of the author and the author is not an expert at anything.