Beware of the Vapemons Gearbox!

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  1. Mjag

    Mjag 2 year member reviewer

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    Warning to anyone looking to get the Vapemons Gearbox, I ordered one for myself and 2 for a friend and they all have problems. Working with efun.top right now to alleviate this problem, they have been responding.

    Problem 1 is mine came with a rusted gear that is used to change the settings.



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    It still works just looks like shit. Upon further inspection I found that the screws in the battery compartment are rusted as well.



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    Being an idiot I tried it before noticing the rusted screws in the battery compartment. The mod worked but did freeze up on me a couple of times, removing one battery and reinstalling it remedied that. Now that I see rust on the battery compartment screws it will never see a battery in it again.

    My friend got both the green and white versions. His white is fine aside from the bottom magnet coming off the battery door, no rust to speak of.

    His green looks fine but does not work, keeps showing short with any tank he puts on it. Had him make a video to send to efun.

    3 out of 3 have problems and 2 are pretty much bricks.

    Too bad as it is a cool looking mod but this is ridiculous.
     
  2. Deucesjack

    Deucesjack 2 year member reviewer

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    Thx for the heads up. You got a pic of the whole mod?

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  3. Mjag

    Mjag 2 year member reviewer

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    Here is the one I have

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  4. Mjag

    Mjag 2 year member reviewer

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    Took this pic of both colors from the interwebs[​IMG]

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    Deucesjack 2 year member reviewer

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    Wow! Wtf! Did they strap that on a Chinese guys back and swim it to you?

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  6. Mjag

    Mjag 2 year member reviewer

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    Lmao I think so.

    My bro is convinced they were all exposed to water at the factory before being boxed up as the packaging doesn't have any water damage although my box does have a rust spot where the gear touches it.[​IMG]

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    Nailz 2 year member

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    Wow, I know chinese QC can not be great, but that is just BS, sure looks nice in the web pics, be really bummed to get what you got, and now have to jump through hoops to get resolved probably.
     
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    Deucesjack 2 year member reviewer

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    Just thank the Vape Gods it's not a Dovpo mod. Lmfao!

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  9. Mjag

    Mjag 2 year member reviewer

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    Yeah, this is crazy, never had such a bad experience and wanted to warn others as it looked like it happened in the factory before being boxed up.

    It actually looks cool in person, at least the other 2 with no rusted gear.

    I just think it is a dangerous situation, don't want anyone out there to get a mod that is compromised from a safety standpoint.

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  10. Mjag

    Mjag 2 year member reviewer

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    Lmfao, efun has been good to deal with so far but it hasn't been resolved yet. Maybe they get pissed by this post and the other 3 I posted in other sites but oh well, would rather warn the public then have someone get a mod that could be potentially dangerous. I know I will not use the one I have, freezing on me 2 times and knowing moisture has exposed.....I don't need no venting batteries

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    I have seen something like this happen before on items from China. After a big investigation it turned out it was what the factory was cleaning the parts with. I don't know what the exact solution consisted of and the % of each ingredient but it was not correct. After manufacturing, two weeks on water, another week or week and a half on the rail they started to rust by the time we unloaded container. Looked a lot like your pics.
    That sucks, I think the one you got looks real cool.
     
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    Mjag 2 year member reviewer

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    Yeah, that might just the case Ray.

    Funny thing is I asked my friend if either of his have any rust and he says no. He is the one that got a DOA but the other one works, just has the bottom magnet come off the door which mine eventually came off as well.

    They are cool looking mods and I got to see my friends green version in person....at the time I was thinking damn, I should have ordered that color too but that was the one that was doa.

    These even come with a wireless charging pad, not like I would ever use it, probably light up like a Roman candle....ugh

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    Raymcconn 2 year member

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    I looked it up after reading this thread and saw it came with the charging pad. I was thinking about the same thing, no way would I use it after what you posted. LMAO
     
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    Whiskey The TCIC Staff Member Moderator 2 year member Head of Giveaways

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    Wonder if there was flooding in the building/warehouse where these were kept
     
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    Vapin4Joy 2 year member reviewer

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    Possibly damaged goods, that were stored in a warehouse in a area that was hit by the Typhoon that hit China a couple of months ago, unload damaged goods on the US.
     
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    And Unload they will...they have NO ONE monitoring anything they produce and we get to be the lucky recipients of what ever the hell they feel like putting on the market.Kinda scary if you think too much about it...

    Sorry you and your friends ended up with that pile of rusty Chinesium
     
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    Mjag 2 year member reviewer

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    Just to update anyone following this saga after trying to get efun.top to do the right thing I finally had to file a PayPal dispute. Efun.top still tried the same shit, oh, we will give you a $25 credit to use in our store, is that ok and you drop the $120 dispute........no fucknuts!

    Well after 4 months of BS PayPal today ruled in my favor, I will get a full refund and efun.top can suck it

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    Whiskey The TCIC Staff Member Moderator 2 year member Head of Giveaways

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    As you should have, glad things worked out in your favor MJ:emoji_sunglasses::emoji_thumbsup::emoji_thumbsup:
     
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    Mjag 2 year member reviewer

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    Thank you Whiskey :emoji_smile:

    It was more about the principle than the money, I offered them the chance to just send me a partial refund, take out what it would cost me to return all 3 which was $32.50 via USPS. They refused that and pretty much just wanted to give me a store credit for what amounted to a joke for 3 damaged items, 2 of which do not work at all, I even made a video showing them so and the 3rd with rust from the result of water damage which is not safe to use.

    Hopefully, they treat their customers better in the future but I for one will never shop there again, in fact, I haven't ordered from any China site since, not worth the hassle to save a little if I can get it in the US and have peace of mind.
     
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    Deucesjack 2 year member reviewer

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    That is why I love using PP. They are very consumer orientated. Sorry, you had such a hard time but I'm glad it worked out in the end. Efun should still give you the $25 credit just because of all the hassle and BS you had to go thru.
     
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