In the beginning
Hi, my name is Darin and I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 35 years. I’ve sold just about everything you can imagine from clothing to cell phones. The clothing line was Athletic wear. You remember the baggy pants with the rubber elastic at the cuff with the crazy patterns? Yup, I sold them and wore them. I even created my own clothing line. Ahh, the good old days.
I even sold hats, T-shirts, and baseball cards. At that time I had a business partner and we opened up a store. The building really should have been condemned. It was just a little shed on the side of the road. The roof was falling in at the back room. It smelled of mold and critter droppings. We found glass displays used from the classified ads in the newspaper.
For you youngsters that were our internet back in the day. At this time cell phones weren’t even invented yet. (Damn I’m feeling old right now) My partner bought a four color screen printer. He took a course on how to make the screens so we could transfer whatever image we wanted and put it on a T-shirt. Now we didn’t do anything that would jeopardize any copyright infringements. (Ya, cough, cough right!)
We screen printed everything! And I mean everything! I’d set up at flea markets and he’d run the store. We do traveling Flea markets and any event that would let us set up. I had a 1984 Dodge Caravan that I used for everything, family, work and the flea markets. Man did I beat that poor minivan up! I blow the motor in it. “Shocker!” Now through all this, I had a full-time job doing carpentry with my dad. I’ll get into more of that a little later.
The start of my vaping era
It was 2009 when I first saw the weird looking thing at the counter in a gas station. When I asked the clerk what it was he really didn’t have a whole lot to say about it other than ” It helps you stop smoking”.
When I got home I did a little research on it and found a few websites on e-cigarettes. I ended up buying my fist mod made by Innokin. I still have it today. I don’t use it anymore, the newer models today are much better and produce a lot more vapor and I have a much better experience with them.
So now I have about five different mods and atomizer. I prefer the RDA’s because I can make my own coils. I not only make my own coils I make my own e-juice. I look like the mad scientist when I have all my gear out.
I do it because a 15 ml bottle costs around fifteen cents to make rather than paying $10 for the same thing. I support vaping and everything it does to help people to quit smoking cigarettes. It’s sad to see all the regulations there putting on this industry.