Locating The Top Vape Shops
If you’re anything like me, you love to vape. There’s nothing I enjoy more than sitting on my front stoop, sliding in some flavorful cartridge, and sucking that sweet tasting water vapor down into my lungs. It’s an amazing way to pass the time, and it’s something I look forward to almost every day.
This is why it was so upsetting to me when I moved, and had a hard time finding a new local vape shop. I kept looking for the closest vape shops, only to turn up empty handed. Oh, there were plenty of smoke shops that had a vape section, that much was true. But I couldn’t seem to find any actual vape shops near me. The difference is fairly apparent to anyone who vapes regularly, and so while I could at least get my fix of relaxation, it wasn’t as nice as it could be.
So how did I deal with it?
Tracking Down Vape Stores Near You
At first, I tried driving around my local business area. Unless you live all the way out in the middle of nowhere, you’ve got a small strip mall or retail area near you. Mine was fairly impressive (I live in a pretty big tourist area), but all I found were the smoke shops. I tried asking around in those shops, but most of the people in them didn’t vape, so they didn’t have any idea where to go.
I then tried looking in the newspapers. There’s a lot of local papers that you can read, and find out about local events like plays and concerts. These papers often talk about local businesses that need a hand, or sell things in various niche markets. I did find a vape shop through the local papers, but it was a small one. I was happy to support them with my business, but I was also hoping that there would be a better vape shop close to me.
Checking The Internet
The next place I went was the internet. The internet is a treasure trove of information, and you can find just about anything there. Google search was how I was getting all my vape supplies while I tried to search for the closest smoke shops, and it was functional but not ideal. There’s something about being able to talk to a real person, get their opinions on different flavors, and some of them even mix the e-juice right there in shop!
However, Google also had a list of vape shops near me. It took some proper searching, since you have to know how to pick the proper search terms. Plus, even if a vape shop is near you, that doesn’t mean it’s any good. Google helped me find four smoke shops near me, which left me with the hard task of finding out which one I’d want to frequent. A good vape store locator services can help with this.
Choosing The Best Vape Shops
I could certainly go to each local vape shop and see what it was like. If I was being honest, I’d wind up doing that no matter what. I’m the kind of person who likes to feel a full experience when I try to find the right shop. Still, I know there are people who have anxiety issues or depression, and might have a really hard time leaving their home.
If that’s a concern for you, there’s some ways you can choose the right vape shop without worrying about having to visit each one. Naturally, when you search for vape shops close, you’re going to find business sites. These business sites are going to paint the shop in the best light possible. After all, they’re trying to get your business (and if they don’t paint the business in a good light, then you don’t even have to bother with them).
But once you have business names, you can easily look up more information about them. Head to business review websites such as Yelp, and see what you can find. There are often a number of customer reviews, and reading them can help you get a better idea of which vape shop might work for you.
You do need to be careful, however. The internet doesn’t have any kind of quality control. When someone posts a review on Yelp, you can never know if they’re being honest. You don’t know what actually happened, you only know the story the customer is telling. They might not even be a real customer! It’s not uncommon for some businesses to hire people to leave negative business reviews on other people’s businesses.
That said, as long as you do your research, you’ll be able to find the best vape shop nearest you. You’ll be able to enjoy your vaping, and maybe even meet some new people, as well!
And in case you’re wondering, yes, I did finally find a great vape shop. I even made a guide to finding local vape shops.