|Ribena from Orange, CA reviewed blu cigs model 'Blu Original Starter Pack' on November 09 2011:|
OverallBlu in the past had quite a bad reputation for shipping times, but this was mostly a relic of their initial popularity.
Value vs. Cost
However my order was shipped via streamlite and the speed was phenomenal. I ordered late Friday (5-6pm) which by any normal expectation would be after business hours and it'd ship the following monday. However They actually started shipping from North Carolina! to California at 10pm that night. Mind you this was shipping from coast to coast, over a weekend. After leaving NC at 1 in the morning on Saturday, it arrived in LA at 8am on Monday -the USPS system took until Tuesday to actually make it the last few miles but still - if you count business days that's basically overnight for free. Amazing.
I'd previously tried the old model which had seperate cartridges and atomizers. While the old option was cheaper (cartridges were $1 each) We found the atomizers burning out- they would die within a month or so. However with the new cartomizer system, they are bit more expensive at $2 each but hold more liquid, and more importantly, never have to worry getting a new atomizer again. I'm getting plenty of vapour. I don't feel the same effect from 10-12 puffs as I do from one cig. Maybe more like 20.
For travellers - the manual states that the charger is good for 100-250v, but the actual charger was only rated for 120v. I'm emailing customer service now to clarify on that as I travel a lot- but the website only advertises 120v. I ordered the original thinking that the premium only had new social features, but it actually has smarter charging functions and charges via micro usb rather than proprietry charger - so I'm actually trying to see if Blu will exchange my original pack for a premium if I pay the difference. I'm hoping they will as even though there's free refills, I don't want to have to wait without my batts/cartomizers now that I have them - so it'd be great if I could just return the charge pack to get exchanged = but I'll update on that later.