Wasn’t sure if this post belonged here or the vendors section, so I flipped a coin. Flavors section won.
Anyway, I’m putting together my flavor orders tonight and I just felt a need to vent a little. Now maybe my irritation is misplaced and if so someone please educate me. But here’s the deal… every time I browse Flavorah’s product and look at their pricing it’s all over the fucking place. There’s a few at $5.49, spotted one at $6.49 then $7.49. There’s no continuity. Cinnamon for $12.49. And let’s not overlook the Alpine Strawberry. Seventeenfuckingdollars!! Ok I kind of get this one. They’re tiny and require a fuck-ton of them to make anything useful. It’s the sinsemilla-caliber of strawberry varieties.
Now if we look at the other flavor companies such as TFA and CAPs there is no roller coaster pricing. All their products that I’m aware of are evenly priced. You can buy 30ml of Vanilla Custard v1 (arguably their most popiular flavor) or 30ml of their shittiest tastes-like-ass flavor…and still pay the same. Same is true for TFA, FW and even RF for the most part. Now FA bounces around occasionally but nothing too drastic.
So Flavorah, WTF are you doing? Why do I see your Cookie Dough at $5.49 but your regular Cookie is twice as much at $12.49?? Waffles at $8.49. Why?
For godsake standardize your pricing so us middle-class working stiffs can afford your product!
I have to say i have noticed the same thing and scratched my head about it as well - but i would prefer to pay more for some than more for all if you know what i mean.
I’m not sure what it is, whether it is based on quality or production cost or what. Regular price, ~5.50 (still kind of high), middle range, ~7.50, and really expensive are their ~12.50 ones. I will pay 7$ I guess but the 12 dollar ones really turn me off. Shame, their lemon is 12.50 and I really wanna try it. One day…
I am guessing the more expensive ones have less artificial ingredients and more real ones/ extracts.
lol $12 man i didn’t buy this one -i ended up getting it from chefs for a much more reasonable price but -I take your $12 and raise you
Woooo, ouchie. Yeah, I mentioned the alpine as the highest one but omitted it as OP had already talked about it. But 27 dollars??
You Australians sure take a beating when it comes to regulations and prices.
Yup - is why i source a lot in the uk - postage is cheap and chefs have a great selection
Until about 3 weeks ago thee-cigshop.co.uk had a promotion where you could get Alpine Strawberry for £2.00 (and about 50 other FLV flavors, 15ml). Unfortunately they have very unfriendly posting expenses for international buyers (£13.15 for EU) and they didn’t have many best selling FLV’s, so i had to miss this opportunity.
To throw my 2 cents in, I think the upper tier of their price spectrum contains their extracts that require mere drops to take center stage by the sound/look of it. Seems like they may be pricing their products according to how much use u can get from one bottle, factoring in popularity on the market and also the potency aswell. I very much enjoy their flavorings I have scooped up and am starting to expand my collection of their menu more, but it is a little souring to spend $12.49 on 15ml. On the other side of the coin, I agree with @woftam and would rather pay less for some than more for all. Taking into account, production costs/potency for some of the more expensive flavors may be wut is causing the fluctuations, I understand it but can’t help but feel like it’s a popularity contest thing aswell.
Yep, my feelings too. I don’t mind seeing different price levels if it means that some are staying lower. If they were to make them all the same, my guess is that they’d end up being closer to the top prices than the bottom.
Diy Vapor supply sells 10ml bottles of flavorah for 4$. It’s a little smaller bottle, but a little less dough.
I was gonna mention that too. It’s a good way to try flavorah for cheap. Gremlin rebottles flv also. They sell lots of 5ml bottles for $2.50. I’m not sure if they have any of the newer flavors though.
10ml goes a long way for flavorah.
The pricing on flavorah determines how concentrated it is. For example: alpine strawberry is 17 bucks because you are never going to use more than 1%
(most of the time less)
I have never used more than 8% flavor for a recipe. Even one with 8 or 9 flavors. Flavorah prices high because you are using a significant amount less than some other vendors.
Heres a personal example. I make a recipe that calls for 6% flavor. When i make my 500ml batch i only need 30ml of flavor. Hope this helps.
Another plus, the customer service is excellent. They really want to make sure every customer is satisfied!
I usually don’t bitch (much) but since I JUST experienced it…
My gripe with FLV is his damn bottles!! For the price of the flavorings, I expect a little better quality bottles! Either the cap breaks, leaving half of it on the bottle and the other half in pieces, or the needle tip falls out of the bottle itself. Very aggravating for the price.
I just got a delivery with 4 FLV bottles, and each one broke some how when I tried to open them. I talked to Brendan when he first started out and he has been aware of it, but it appears nothing has changed
Ok, rant is over, carry on
I thought I heard they fixed their bottle problem!!
And that’s all well and good but the only advantage to that is the bottle size, not the wallet.
Same problem with some of mine. You’re not alone.
Well someone didn’t get the memo…
This is just 1 of the few I just got in this week
Yeah that’s happened to two of the five of their flavors that I have. Hopefully they really did get better ones and they’re just not all switched over yet.
The times it really sucks, is when I’m not paying attention, open the bottle and go to add a few drops to my mix, when I realize the drip tip stayed in the cap and I dump the shit all over…
It’s happened more times than I care to admit