So A few weeks ago I posted a topic on New Venders and what were the golden rules that you follow and do people take a punt on them.
On the back of the excellent review and subsequent comments that followed.
Continuing in the spirit of that, I thought I would post this. Link to the topic by Apexskunk2. I would highly recommend it
The reason that I asked is that two orders in a row I had a swap out. That's not a complaint because it says right on the page. If we run out we will replace it. One of the weeks I ended up with a 1 1/2 of the same gear. The following order again, a swap out but fortunately for me it was swapped out for Amnesia Haze. I normally would not order it but I was a nice change and opened the other door again for the Haze.
So after reading the comments and taking into account the advice given. I decided to put my money where my mouth is, and take a leap of faith on some new venders.
So my stoned ass logic was this, right or wrong.
If these new venders are serious about making a name for themselves. Then are they going to go that extra mile? Is the gear going to the best of the bunch as they are not processing the volume of orders because they are not on the wall but this could go drastically wrong. Are they not making a name for themselves because the gear is gash?
So just a thought? I feel that I had to take one for the team and proceed with the experiment.
Full disclaimer! As alway's this is just my opinion and thoughts and by no means fucking scintific and as always stress i'm also no canabis sommelier!
I don't know about everyone else but my driving factor is the amount of funds available to me. Give or take most months my budget is $200. If I have extra I might order a treat but on the whole that's my lot. Without eating into money for other stuff or getting moaned at from the missies lol I'm more than OK with that. In these times "That will do"
Early on I got into the habit of buying testers but on reflection I ended up spending more money on posting then I would have buying a Q or 1/2.Now I loved the testers because I was getting to try out new gear but most of the testers full price is well outside my budget also.
So if I'm going to do this then I may as well go balls deep ! As the overall feedback from the previous topic was sit back and see what happens. That's probably the best and sensible option but not in the scope of what I'm trying to achieve
I used to just scroll the wall looking for deals and stuff within my budget which worked no problem. Then I started to see that you would get more information from the topic's wall than you would get scrolling the wall.
Keeping that in mind the experiment starts
Now I'm keeping an avid eye on the topics to see who and what is getting posted especially if it's a deal or a new vender as I'm a nosy cunt.
As said, based on the feedback and advice I followed some simple rules rules.
1. The most important and the best bit of advice given. Always comms the vender first just to see how long it takes to get back to you. Priceless advice. I was going to order from a vender and asked about them and they just advised me to comms them first. Which I did. Still waiting on a reply.
2. Look at the last time they were online.
3.Look at the date of the last review
4.Look at the reviews
5.Look at the amount of sales they have.
6.Have they been active on the topic's and how active. Lot's of course because they are trying to make a name for themselves.
That's just a brief list but not extensive. As always in the end it comes down to your gut feeling.
So the venders below are listed in order of when I purchased from them. What I got. Cost at time of sale Inclusive of posting - fee's for BC. What happened and my thoughts on the bud and the overall experience. Again mostly driven by budget first. No point me scrolling and looking at shit that $55 1/8. It's nice to window shop but fucking pointless to what I'm looking for.
At the time of sale two of the venders had 25+ sales and one had 9.
Also this is a big Also. Now this is by no fucking means the best way but something that I have always done. I'm lucky in the fact that I can wake & bake a few days a week if I want (which is aye then) Now on occasion this can lead to bad consequences but as I said something I have always done lol
I also like to get a second opinion. As we all have encountered, That's shit but you're ripping on it. You like what you like
I saw them posting on the topic's and remembered that I had gotten a tester ages ago from them. Had a look at the page again. Had been online that day. DM'd him asking fuck knows what. I honestly can't remember. I think it was regarding his hash but he got back to me fairly quickly.
So fuck it my first test starts.
Comms - Decent and quick Stealth - What you would expect from any vender on LB. Vacum packed in a sealed bag, No issues at all. Posting - RM tracked 24H took 1 day to arrive.
High Grade Soft blonde hash 14G - $108.25 ($8.25 Shipping)
Part of the review I left - I've only just got back into hash but in my opinion this is a lovely smoke. Soft and smells great and a great stone off the Dyanavap and I was really surprised at how long a small bit of the hash lasted in the dyna and that's only due to the quality of it.
I gave some to a mate and he said he found it very much like Dr GT cream moroccan gear
Stardawg 14G $100- I had tried to order star dawg the previous week but ended up with another swap out as I said. Now the buds were dense and a very good example of star dawg for $100 a half so fair play.
Total - $208.25
Both enjoyed by the second opinion man also lol
I liked the order so much That my next order was from him also. This is where the Haze part is relevant. I sent Him a DM asking what his Amnesia Haze was like and of course he said it was the best batch he had in ages. I thought aye of course it is. That's what you would say.
Ordered a 1/2 then fucked him about and added another half and did not want to pay for posting twice because I'm a tight cunt. Which he sorted no problem.
So An Oz of Amnesia Haze - $205 ($5 posting)
From the review - This is exactly what he said it was and I'm fucking glad that I ordered an Oz now. I could tel you that it has hints of this and smells of traces of shut the fuck up. Got the delivery and cut open the bag and you get that instant wiff. The smell was intoxicating. Fresh and just delightful. Big pormo nugs galore!!!!!!!!!!
This is also why I like this vender. Again I was finding that I had left it too late again and needed something pronto and to his credit. He replied that he could not guarantee he could post it on time. Fair play he could have just said. No problem and took the sale. So fair play.
So 420buds was not an option so I went looking again and MrBean had been quite active on the topics wall. I nearly never looked as I hate that program.
I saw a post regarding Black cherry gelato US mids. I caught my eye and within my budget. They had had 25+ sales I think at the time. Followed the rules and placed an order.
Black cherry gelato US mids - $200
Comms - Spot on. No issues at allStealth - Again what you would expect from LB
Part of the review - The bud. I was very surprised at the quality of the gear. I like a gelato and the word mids has negative connections. In my opinion for the price this is anything but mid for me. The description does not do it justice. I really liked it. Small to med nugs but I quite like that Great smoke. Glad I tried it and will be using the vendor again.
second opinion agreed lol
I have also been looking at his hash but yet to try it.
Keep It green
STRAWBERRY AMNESIA - $163 Including posting
I saw a topic on his bud and looked at his page and the bud looked good and I really liked the way that he describes it. Not just you cut and paste bull shit.
He then posted a sale on his strawberry Amnesia.. I had some home grown strawberry glue not that long ago and enjoyed it. A good change from the norm. Most importantly for me is the price. Fuck it I thought he's been decent on the comms and active on the topics
Comms - Sent him a random DM just saying I liked the look of his page ect and he got back to me fairly quickly. just acknowledging what I said and thanked me. Good fucking start I thought. Also I thought this was decent. I Dm;d him and said that an Oz is a big wedge for me and because you don't have racking it's putting me off. He said to leave it with him and he added NDD
Stealth - Probably the best I have had on LB. This man knows what he is doing. If I'm honest it was a bit over kill but that's far better than the alternative. Two 1/2's vacuum packed. Inside another vacuum pack. In side a reflective sealed bag. Double wrapped. I felt like playing pass the parcel with myself. And kind of added to the experience in a way lol
Bud- I have still to review the bud but I have been smoking it so I can give you an update. As it's a wake & bake day, Ya dancer his description says the following
Decent smoke, banging Ami with a wee hint of Strawberry cough.
I sell a lot of this to my female customers.
Pretty tough buds but best of all its cheap and very good value for money.
Firstly If a lot of female customers buy this then I'm a fucking gender tourist. Don't give a fuck This is the best value for money I have had on LB. I wish I could post a photo but I don't have photos of the other bud so I won't
I can see his point. When I got to open the bag the bud was in the smell was very strong and you can smell the strawberry from it.
Smells edible once grinded up if that makes sense? I would have liked to have had this in the summer. It smokes like a sunny day smoke but in a very good way. It's the type of smoke that if you passed someone on the street smoking it. Instead of the nice and smile to yourself. It's more a pause and turn around thinking that's nice very nice.
I would quite happily pass someone a joint and you would get the what's that look lol
I am currently typing this very very stoned with Nirvana Unplugged live in New York playing.
I'll be honest it might not be everyone's cup of tea but I'm going to stash some away and reorder if there is still some left at that price. I had mixed thoughts about sharing this one as someone else said. I want to keep it to myself so he has some when I can reorder.
Now it looks like I'm just blowing bubbles up the venders arse but I have had good experiences and good gear.
So either my taste in weed is shit. Which is quite possible or I have just been lucky. either way I don't care I have had a good time with this experiment lol
And anyone on the same budget honestly based on my experience so far with them I would have them in this order based on all of the above. just to be clear I you read I liked the bud from all but If I was put on the spot it would be this. This is a very close call and you're talking tight margins here.
1. Keep it green - Fucking bargain at the price honestly the bud vs price is differently in the faver of the customer
2. 420Bud's for the Haze and Hash both great but especially the hash Bently stamp you could roll into balls which I then put in my keif trap (for emergencies)
3.MrBean - Loved the bud but I had to pick an order
I would use all 3 again no problem at all.
Just on a side note regarding value for money.
Have a look at Shroom of the loom small buds. I have put the link below to the review. Not mine Apexskunk2 https://littlebiggy.org/viewSubject/p/4805667