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Vape Gear Stolen in Bangkok!

Discussion in 'The Thailand Vapers Lounge' started by Siam Diesel, Mar 22, 2015.

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    Siam Diesel Thread Starter Nauti Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, this past Friday night, I was in a tuk tuk on my way back to the hotel after a visiting a few Bangkok watering holes with a couple of work colleagues. My vape gear was in its normal carrying case (Black Carrying Case). Before I realized it, a motorcycle pulled alongside, the passenger leaned over and took the case out of my hand and they sped away! Bye bye VS DNA30, flashlight, 3 tanks and all the rest of the bits and pieces. It happened so fast, there was nothing I could do and chasing after them was futile, even if I could have made the tuk tuk driver quickly understand what had happened.

    So guys, hang onto your gear tightly if you happen to be in a tuk tuk in Bangkok! I've going to come up with a different carry solution that includes a shoulder strap so this doesn't ever happen again.
     
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    Really sorry to hear this Siam!

    If I am out and about in another city I carry three to five mods...I cannot imagine how I would feel even losing one of them...

    I am happy nothing happened to you when they snatched it from you!
     
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    B@stards!!
     
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    Thanks Konvict...me, too. I had a Vapor Flask in my other hand! I'm pretty sure they thought they were getting my wallet, money & credit cards...thank God that was safely tucked away in my pocket. I only hope that the VS DNA30 blows up in their faces...

    Yeah, right royal fcukwits!!
     
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    I think all of us hope that!:very good:
     
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    I'm trying to be philosophical about it all...gives me the perfect excuse to buy a new VS DNA40 (I like the small form factor) as soon as their next sale comes around (that's the silver lining, I guess). ;)
     
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    Damn! So sorry to hear this SD and a pox on those thieving bastards! Karma will make them suffer for their vile actions but bad things shouldn't happen to a nice guy like you. I'm very sorry mate.
     
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    Thanks Patts...hope they're allergic to PG & VG!!

    I really liked that little carry bag but have to rethink the whole situation in light of this...
     
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    Damn , sorry Mate !!
     
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    Sorry to hear that...bag snatching is a sport in this country and they are good at it. Had a friend forcibly thrown off his bike breaking his shoulder last week because they wanted his bag.
     
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    Geez...hope he's ok! May well stick to taxis from now on, especially late at night after a few beverages...
    :beer: :beer:
     
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    Very sorry to hear about that, SD!! Terrible but at least your weren't clubbed over the head or something to boot! I really hope they get what's coming to em.

    Oh and I can recommend using a shoulder strap type bag/pouch. If I'm not wanting to pocket a single mod then that's mostly what I use. I have a couple different sized ones and both are originally designed for small cameras. One of them can hold a few mods, juices and some more items while the other can only take a couple mods and maybe a bottle of juice.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'm truly thankful there was no violence involved. It was a very slick grab & dash...not the first time they'd done this, I'd bet. They'll get theirs...

    I've got one...but it was in the car (nice place for it!). Going to do some shopping this next weekend when I'm back in Bangkok.
     
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    Really sorry to hear that SD. They won't be happy when they open the bag and don't find cash.

    For me that is exactly why I vape like I vape. Eleaf 30W with a derringer and 2 half filled 10 ml bottles of my juice of choice. In my pockets. The only thing you need to do is make sure the caps on the bottle are the best fit. Experiment!! You are looking for -when you squeeze the bottle with the cap on -no air comes out. Before I put the mod in my pocket, if I think there is a chance of a juice leak - I turn the mod upside down and flick it to clear the excess (Don't do this on your best mate's sofa guys -this is an outdoor street technique).

    Going out on the town and drinking -personally I would never carry anything that is not in my pockets. I know I would leave it somewhere by the time the %& drink has been consumed.

    Again SD sorry for your misfortune and I hope the guy that did it -electrocutes himself.
     
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    Cheers Colin...I hope the exact same thing!!
     

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