About Bold Vapes
Bold Vapes is one of many e-cigarette brands flooding the still-unregulated market, and claims to provide a healthy alternative to traditional cigarettes, while looking, smoking and tasting like the real thing—minus the harmful ash or chemicals. While their claims of reduced health risks and thousands in savings are standard for the e-cig industry, Bold Vapes appears to stand out from the pack with a promise of high-quality vaporizers backed by a lifetime warranty.
How Bold Vapes Electronic Cigarettes Work
Compared to traditional tobacco cigarettes, Bold Vapes’s e-cigs are claimed to contain no tar or toxic chemicals. Instead they’re claimed to emit only an “odorless water vapor,” allowing Bold Vapes’s smokers to enjoy “vaping” in bars, restaurants, airplanes, airports, at home, and even work, without the concern of bothering others with second-hand smoke (we’ll talk more about this in a moment).
Like other e-cigarettes, Bold Vapes claims that the lack of smoke and ash relieves users of many unpleasant effects associated with smoking, such as smelly clothing, cigarette-breath, and yellowed teeth and fingers.
Bold Vapes e-cigarettes work similarly to other brands: A top portion of the device features an atomizer and a wick contained within a clear cartridge that holds the e-juice. Then, electricity from a button-activated microchip located in the middle of the device heats up the e-juice in the cartridge and creates the vapor. The device is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, located within the bottom portion, which features a LED indicator light to tell users when it’s time to recharge.
To use, your Bold Vapes e-cig must first be charged and filled with your choice of e-juice. Then, just press the button and inhale.
Bold Vapes does not provide any details regarding their e-juice ingredients, except to claim that it “includes ingredients made in the USA.” They also tout that their e-juices are the only ones available with a childproof cap.
Bold Vapes Pricing
This is where things get tricky:On the Bold Vapes home page, only a “Platinum Classic” Vaporizer Starter Kit, featuring a “Wickless Mini Pro Tank Cartomizer,” is offered. Yet, every one of our attempts to place an order redirected us to a page that offered just the basic starter kits in different quantities.
This Bold Vapes basic Starter Kit is available for $69.97, with no additional shipping charges (although some state taxes may apply). It includes:
- 1 E-cigarette
- 1 Extra Battery
- 1 Vaping Case
- 3 Premium Juices - Tobacco, Menthol, and Fruitbasket
Customers are given the option to purchase more than one starter kit for an additional discount:
- Two starter kits are available for a total of $107.30, and include 6 juices - Tobacco, Menthol, Fruitbasket, Strawberry, Vanilla, and Cheesecake
- Three starter kits are available for a total of $157.50, and include 9 juices - Tobacco, Menthol, Fruitbasket, Strawberry, Vanilla, Cheesecake, Raspberry, Blueberry and Pearberry.
Please note, you must be over the age of 18 to purchase a Bold Vapes e-cigarette.
Bold Vapes Refund Policy
Bold Vapes e-cigs come with a 10-day satisfaction guarantee. Dissatisfied customers must first contact a Bold Vapes representative at (855) 462-6530, to receive an RMA number before sending back their device.
While the site clearly states all purchases come with a lifetime warranty, no further information on repairing or returning defective devices is provided within Bold Vapes’s fine print.
Bold Vapes’s Promises Appear To Evaporate
Perhaps because they are a new company, Bold Vapes, identified as “Bold Vape” in their fine print, isn’t registered with the Better Business Bureau. Additionally, due to the overwhelming usage of the terms “Bold” and “Vapes” in e-cigarette marketing, searching for unique reviews of this product seemed difficult at the time of the writing.
So, when it comes to Bold Vapes e-cigarettes, what raises our red flags?
Firstly, the Bold Vapes website features many traits we’ve found identify a scam website, such as potentially fake site security buttons.
Also, customers are shown several images of different e-cigarette models with a variety of features throughout the product’s website, such as this one:
However, this is totally different than the e-cigarette model shown in Bold Vapes “How This Works” section, or on the checkout page.
Oh, and these three happy customers?
Secondly, although Bold Vapes claims that users can smoke anywhere, that’s simply not true. The reality is that many coffee shops, restaurants, and workplaces view e-cigarettes just like traditional ones, and usage is banned.
E-cigarettes are also definitely not allowed on planes, as the vapor can set off smoke detectors and made you liable for some pretty hefty fines.
The Bottom Line About Bold Vapes
E-cigarette users typically find that basic models, such as the one offered by Bold Vapes, are too limiting in features and customizable options.
While a useful stepping stone for those interested in trying out e-cigarettes for the first time, similar models are available for a third of the price through dedicated retailers such as E-Go. However, whether we’re talking about Bold Vapes or competing product, e-cigarettes are not considered smoking cessation devices. So if you’re looking to quit, you’ll probably want to go in a different direction.
The bottom line is that—in our opinion—Bold Vapes offers a poorly defined product at a very high price, without any online customer reviews to validate their promise of satisfaction.
If you’d like to learn more about how to choose an e-cigarette and find out how Bold Vapes’ claims compare, read What to Look For in Your First E-Cig before placing your order.
0 out 3 people found this review helpful
I ordered an Ego One Mega from Bold Vapes and they sent the standard (smaller and cheaper) Ego One. I contacted the seller right away and even said that I'd except a part refund for the difference. The Ego One was not as small as I thought, and I was thinking of getting both anyway. It just seemed easier. No response after both attempts to contact the seller.
I have had to raise a PayPal dispute against him and nothing back yet. Just shows that cheaper is usually not better! I was convinced that this guy is a dependable seller. I should have stuck to my usual supplier.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
It's not right.
I ordered the Bold Vapes cig and did not see anywhere on the order page that I would be charged $119.00 in eight days. I then received an email stating that I could cancel my auto delivery (which I never saw any indication on the website that there was one). I canceled and they charged my account anyway (even though I got a cancelation number). Their website will not come up for me anymore and the phone number on the charge is bogus. Watch out. I've filed a complaint with my bank.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend