Are you looking to buy electronic cigarettes from the UK? If so you have a few different options available to you. Each option has its pros and cons outlined below.
The Cheapest Option: Buy Electronic Cigarettes online from outside the UK
Buying electronic cigarettes from sites such as alibaba.com is most likely the cheapest option for buying electronic cigarettes. Although many retailers will have minimum order quantities there are a few retailers which will sell you individual products, albeit at a higher price than bulk orders. Unfortunately there are many copies and knock off products available from these sites so you must know exactly what you are looking for and care must be taken to make sure you are buying authentic, quality products.
Another consideration is shipping. Long delivery times and importation taxes to bring them into the country are an issue. Expect 2-4 weeks delivery time for your order and be prepared to pay VAT on your products when they reach UK customs before they are released to you. Don’t expect any customer service, refunds or replacements from these companies. Buying from abroad can sometimes save you money but also comes with the risk that you may receive counterfeit or faulty products with no way of compensation, refund or replacement.
The Local Option: Purchase E-Cigs from a local shop in the UK
Buying electronic cigarettes from a local shop is an easy way to buy products quickly. If you are lucky enough to have a dedicated electronic cigarette shop close by it is great to be able to see the products up close and get advice from (hopefully) experienced and knowledgeable staff. Prices will be higher as a result of high overheads but you are supporting local business by spending you money in the UK.
Disposable electronic cigarettes are available at petrol stations and other locations although don’t expect any expert advice from the local petrol station attendant. We don’t recommend disposable e-cigs as these products tend to be low quality and expensive as explained in our buying guide.
The Best Option: Buy E-Cigarettes online from the UK
Buying electronic cigarettes from an on-line shop based in the UK gives you the best of both worlds. We source the best products available and import them to our warehouse. That means we can offer you fast delivery time and great customer service all for the best prices available in the UK. An on-line shop will normally offer you competitive prices (due to low overheads) with the added security of a UK registered company. All UK based on-line retailers are governed by the long distance sales act and must comply with trading standards. You are also supporting small local businesses and boosting the economy by spending your money in the UK.
At CigElectric we offer a no fuss warranty on all of our products and are more than happy to offer advice and answer any questions you may have. We regularly write articles (like this one) to give you unbiased and informative advice to help you on your journey into the world of electronic cigarettes. Check out our guides for how to’s, general advice and buying guides and visit out blog for the latest news in the e-cigarette world. We make sure our prices are the most competitive in the UK and are dedicated to offer only the highest quality products available with great service and fantastic customer support.
Here is a recent review from one of our many satisfied customers:
I’ve been a heavy smoker (30 to 40 cigarettes a day) for over 40 years and tried just about everything to stop. I discovered electronic cigarettes 4 months ago, initially the ones you buy from service stations and the like. These were sort of OK but then I discovered CigElectric and, following the advice on their very informative web-site bought their Clearomizer atomisers, batteries and juice. That was about 3 months ago and I’ve not had a cigarette since, and saved an absolute fortune.
Over the last 3 months I’ve been experimenting with various atomisers, batteries, and e-liquids and I have “shopped around” to find the best prices and products. My conclusion is that CigElectric is by far the best company to deal with. In my opinion, they have the best products, at the best price and all backed up with outstanding customer service. I rarely take the time to write testimonials but CigElectric really are an outstanding company to deal with and I recommend them to anyone.