Since electronic cigarettes will soon be fully regulated as a tobacco product, we thought an article on buying from an online cigarette shop would be beneficial. Here are some points to consider:
Buying your tobacco products from an online smoke shop is sometimes cheaper. However, there are risks since you will not be able to do all the quality checks before making the purchase. This means that you need to look into the details before a purchase to determine the quality of the store and the legality of the products. Here are some steps that you should take.
Look Out for Disclaimers
Websites selling tobacco products should have a disclaimer about the products. This will help you make a legal decision on the products but you will need to think about the country that you are buying in. The websites will offer a disclaimer for the country that it operates in. The disclaimer will also offer more information about health problems etc and your rights.
Some of the disclaimers are included at the bottom of pages while others will have their own page. This could be written within the terms of service for the site. If you are struggling to find it, contact the site owners to find out where this is to understand more.
Research the Company
You may find a website that offers the cheapest products but are they the best? To avoid being scammed, check the reputation of the website by doing your research. While many offer testimonials, check for third-party review websites. These allow people to say good and bad things to make sure that the products are genuine and that you will receive them.
You should also look into how long the company has been a business. One that only starts a few months ago will not have the same reputation as one that started years ago. There is more safety in opting for an older company; there is less chance of it going into administration or operating with bad tactics.
The Products on Sale
Finding a reputable company is great but does it sell the products that you are after? Some companies will only sell bulk products while others offer more specialist ones. The prices will differ too, depending on the wholesalers that the companies have deals with. If you are in doubt, you could contact the companies as some will offer special rates if they can get stock in that are not usually sold through the website.
You should also look for accessories for your tobacco products. This is especially the case for humidors for your cigars and bongs. Look into reviews about the products before you buy to make sure they will offer everything that you need.
How Can You Pay?
The majority of online stores will offer the ability to pay via credit card and some offer the option of PayPal. These two options are the best considering the protection as a buyer. If something goes wrong, you can enter a dispute through your credit card supplier or PayPal to avoid losing your money. Very few websites offer alternative ways of paying but some will avoid those that offer you the most protection – this is a sign that they are not to be trusted. Also, look out for the padlock in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to make sure the payment is secure.
Take your time to look through the various online shops for your tobacco purchases. There are many available but not all are as good as others. Look into the reputation of the websites and any disclaimers to make sure the products are legal.
Kevin online writing in his spare time, offering advice for those looking for tobacco products and using an online smoke shop for purchases.