Sorry for my long post but I just had to let that all out of me!!! I know that you’ll understand me, 'cause this is one of the best communities ever! :))
My first DNA200 Mod was Lavabox by Volcano and I wanted to buy it to my wife too but when she tried it, she complained about the weight and the size, she wanted something else … couldn’t convince her.
So I’ve started my research on the web. I knew that it should be a mod with lipo, as it would have a lighter weight. So eventually, after watching reviews and cheking out the sizes, I came across the VaporShark DNA200. I’ve read that this company had issues with their products before but my wife chose it anyways. My Women gets whatever she wants from me usually so I’ve bought it for her
After a month, buttons on the mod began to have issues… After a month and a half, when the button was pressed, sometimes it fired and sometimes not. My wife is a super gentle user, so she couldn’t break her mod or buttons, I’m sure!
I’ve asked vaporshark to fix it and first they didn’t want to take it back, because I’m from Russian Federation. They’ve told me that it’s because of sanctions. What a bunch of bullshit! I’m an ebay seller - I send most of my products to US during all this time and never had an issue. Also I buy a lot from US, different kind of stuff and I’ve never had an issue. Anyways, after some time, they’ve accepted to take it back and told me that USPS will contact me in a day to pick it. After a week no sign. Wrote VaporShark back. They’ve told me - ooohhh, they’ll contact you tommorow. 2.5 weeks has passed!!! … and finally the mod is on it’s way to US.
After almost 3 weeks in US there was no sign of my mod. I wrote VaporShark and they told me - ooohhh, we forgot to tell you, we’ve sent your mod to your other adress as there are sanctions on Russian Federation.
When I’ve ordered my mod, I was not in Russian Federation. Did a project abroad and used some other persons adress. But I’ve payed from MY card with MY name on it. VaporShark WITHOUT asking me have sent my mod to the other country.
It was a total mess for me, as I’m not in touch with that person in the other country. It was a short period of time that I’ve spent there and I had NO contacts of that person at all.
It was so disappointing, I’ve waited so long already and they didn’t even ask me what they should do!!! And that bullshit about sanctions again! After writing them some angry emails, they’ve told me that they will send me a new mod if I’ll find someone in US who will send me my mod.
No problem, googled it and found companies which send stuff from US to Russian Federation. It took me 5 minutes! Told about that to VaporShark. Their answer was - YOU will pay for the shipment, because there are sanctions on Russian Federation! Now, after they’ve sold me a broken mod I also needed to pay for the shipment. Ok, I’ve payed almost 40$ and waited for another month.
I’ve recied my mod today. opened it, connected the battery, plugged in the charger and NOTHING is happening. Charge level stays on zero. Tried via computer, same story. tried via Spark - NOTHING. tried with different cable - SAME. Reboot and restore defaults and every other options in Evolv didn’t solve it. The lock button works, - and + works, but no charge :(((((((((((
I’m SO SO SOOOOOOOOOOOO disappointed!!!
Don’t they check their mods before they send them to customers?!?!?!?!?
Lost 2 month and it’s the Second time I’ve got a useless piece of metal. First time for 199$ + 30$ shipment and this time payed additional 40$. Great! I’ve bought a mod for 270$ which I can throw away. Usually, I don’t get angry at life situations but all this story is just so stupid and annoying, that now I do get angry. It’s so disappoiting that my wife has to vape using shit mods all this time she waited for VaporShark to solve “sanctions” and fixing problems… what a mess.
It’s a pitty I din’t buy another Lavabox and waisted my money on vaporshark !!! It’s amazing how many people had got issues with VaporShark and they’re still working and selling their products. I’ve read about many problems that they’ve had with their devices…
I have been using my Lavabox mod for half a year and I have to tell you its PERFECT! Great quality, great performing, comfortable size, good grip. It performs like a monster and now, after we have an option for a new battery - you won’t ever need any other device.
That is my opinion of course. But I’m telling you, this is THE mod! I’ve bought a Vaporshark dna 200 for my wife, because of the lighter weight - she told me that my Volcano was too heavy, but as a result, we’ve got a very disappointing experience.
Vaporshark’s design is not comfortable in the hand. It looks like a brick. I don’t know why, but it performs worse than volcano, even though it’s the same chip. Waste of time. Lighter weight for couple of grams, that’s the only good thing about it. The price is higher, the quality is shitty. If you’ll look inside the mod, you’ll see how much better Volcano is.
Conclusion - VaporShark is an overpriced product that just made better commercial steps and advertising. Their products are worse and cost more!
Sorry again for this long post. I go and meditate now to calm down