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So we’re excited that our Dogecorn is finally here in the warehouse and ready to go! We haven’t done any pre-orders on these, so this is your chance to get them into your pipeline. The Dogecorn is designed to be the best value mechanical mod ever made, with a retail of $65-$80. Each one is Sterling Silver Plated or 24k Gold plated, making it the hardest hitting mod available, especially at that price. With a generous margin for Shops, we are striving to put product into the industry that more people can afford, while taking care of your bottom line.
The Dogecorn comes with: the mod itself, a matching barrel with the Dogecorn logo on it, and FOR THE FIRST 1,000 UNITS a matching high polish SS top cap. This means for the pricing listed below, all that your customer would need is a deck to get the mod firing!
Head over to http://congrevape.com/wholesale to place an order for you Shop now!
Interview with the Creators
Review by VapingwithTwisted420
It may be hard to come to terms with..
This guy is a rockstar. Let’s run down his accomplishment, just real quick.
- Becomes overnight millionaire in sale of Zip2 Cloud Platform to Compaq (early 20′s).
- Founds Paypal in 2000, Sells to Ebay 2002, personally earns 11% of $1.5 Billion exchange for equity.
- Founds Space X 2002, grinds it out absorbing engineers, wins NASA contract in 2008, re-stocks ISS (2012)
- Founds Tesla Motors 2003, partners with two major auto makers, delivers on a reliable electric car.
- Guides founding of Solar City 2006, sits on board.
Typically rating people based on how much they make is a bad way to estimate their worth, but you may see a correlation with this list.
Smart people paid Elon, in truck loads of money, for overcoming technical hurdles they could not otherwise overcome for a lesser price.
That means ebay’s board and shareholders, bean counters and lawyers laid out a case for making a competing paypal. They estimated it would cost more than $1.5 Billion dollars.
NASA considered the cost of getting equipment to the space station, they realized Elon could break major technical cost hurdles, and deliver goods at a better rate. He’s now successfully done both.
It’s safe to say, if Elon Musk is sizing up a technical challenge, he knows how to do it better, and cheaper than some of the smartest and largest firms on earth. That is what a good entrepreneur / inventor does, thats why they make that kind of money.
So how does this circle back to vaping?
Tesla Motors, in their endeavor to out engineer GM’s EV1 benchmark, and stay cost efficient had to attack the biggest problem in any portable power device (car included), fuel storage and transportation. Gasoline is fantastic at this, as relatively little, can actually produce quite a bit of KW power out. Large scale battery packs for the most part sucked, and leaked (prius), so this was a major hurdle in Tesla’s goal to “affordable electric vehicle”.
What they came upon has been benefiting the large majority of you, while also alienating some others of you, especially with trending for 2014.
Tesla discovered the 18650 cell. This mass produced, widely available, fairly standard size cell had been made for laptops for years, and when combined into a large enclosure impregnated with a flame retardant chemical, made for a low cost, easy to produce battery cell.
There is only a few electronic component companies with the R/D budgets to push these cells, and they took notice immediately. As word got out that tesla would be buying 7000 cells for each vehicle, LG, Sony, Samsung and Panasonic all simultaneously dropped R/D for the 26650 packages, and started developing out 18650 packaged technology.
You dear vaper, have benefited greatly from this.
You, dear vaper, are not the center of the battery universe. You are still a speck. We’ve put together buys for 7,000 18650 cells. It took us a month to get the buyers, another month to get the inventory, hazmat cargo transport, customs documents, freight pickup, and large customs bill. Elon musk does this, times 6, every day.
So Tesla picked a partner, Panasonic, not the first choice in vaping, and where the future of the 18650 goes, no one is for sure.
Gearing up to produce more vehicles, Elon saw that his ONLY bottle neck was enough 18650′s, putting out enough energy, at a high enough quality. Panasonic’s factories would not be enough.
To follow through with this, he has partnered with Panasonic to build his own factories. Not one, but three. These are not small R/D sheds your big time vape company is renting out. (Warning PDF ahead)
So just take this in for a moment. The man who could out develop compaq. Could out finance Ebay, and out fly NASA, has to partner with a major electronic manufacture, and sink billions into factories, just to get a quality 18650 cell.
Let that fucking sink in.
That off brand, rewrapped, or newest hottest 18650 cell, not from a major electronic manufacture is quite frankly, my dear vaper, Bullshit.
You may have large ambitions, an Engineering degree, a sense of taste for what is cool, or a slick market package but,
You are not better than Elon Musk.
It seems finding a processor that is easy to use for a team of energetic fast moving programmers is harder than we thought.
Most every easy to integrate service has regulated ecigs, including our choice, WePay, though they continue to host over 1000 electronic cigarette shops on their hosted solution. (Just like this one)
WePay removed that store as well once we linked to it, so hear is a google boolean index of their site, with ALL of those store. If I can do it, WePay can do it. Seems like someone has egg on their face.
This tells us that we were not stopped by accident, but more than likely targeted from an outside party. We think probably big tobacco, and here’s why.
More than a groupbuy tool, Congrevape is the energy and innovation of a new generation. It is 2013, it is the future. You no longer have to light a cigarette. For us, this is on par with finally getting our hoverboards.
Meanwhile, tobacco firms are pouring hundreds of millions into the development of E-Cigs, soon to be regulated, with the tobacco companies writing the regulations. They can’t ban ecigs now, or they hurt themselves, so the thing to do is to lobby CC processors to slow down true innovation in this industry.
We created Congrevape to be a movement of the next generation. To advance technology in E-Cigs quickly and elegantly. We are completely committed to this goal. In the first week of our launch, we had an amazing show of support. We have 6 more projects that want to go up, but we’re fixing the gateway first.
So, here is the battle plan.
1. Funds that were already pledged are 100% safe. If anything happens, we can easily reverse the funds. We still have full control from the gateway side of WePay, and they have agreed to let us administer the funds (just not take new payments). If you’d like to leave an existing commitment, please email us, and we’ll fix it right up for you. Support@Congrevape.com
2. Build a bulletproof gateway. We are in process of development as we speak, and want to shoot for friday for the relaunch. This is a bit heavier duty than other payments mechanisms, but in the end, we’ll have bulletproof relationships, that no amount of lobbying can stop.
3. Extend existing projects. Our two first launched projects have been quite hampered compared to checkout analytics data vs our CC issues. We are extending both campaigns out to fix this right now.
4. All of us at Congrevape want to THANK YOU for your support. We were really blown away. We were leaked to reddit about 3 weeks earlier than planned, and have been running around behind the scenes just to keep up. These kinds of hiccups come with launching a planet sized idea.
We strive to be different. We want to reduce harm in peoples lives. We believe in the free exchange of ideas and goods. We are Congrevape, and we are here to stay.
Since we are just now getting our feet wet, we’d like to make an offer to our first 3 innovators to join us for our launch.
Launch a project or group buy with Congrevape, and we’ll give you Free Self Service campaigns for life. You’ll still need to pay for your credit card processing costs, but you get to use us as a service for free.
We want to see some exciting and innovative products take root, so we’re making this offer to the first 3.
Just drop us an email, and lets get this started!
We’ve been dreaming up Congrevape for a while, and while working on it, we started pushing the initial build live.
You have to test things right?
We’re passionate about eCigs. We all have been vaping for a while, mostly because its so easy to do at the computer, and personally my girlfriend likes kissing me a lot more now that I don’t smoke. A large portion of the team are industry veterans, others are obviously some of the most skilled coders in the world.
So thank you! We are working with the first couple of mod makers and group buyers to do our launch right.
We’re almost there, and after making it look good, we’ll be your go to source for the newest stuff (we hope).