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Victory E-Cigarette Review

Update: Although I have left the text of the below Victory e-cigarette review as it was, Victory no longer exists. Why not take a look at my article about the best e-cigarette for beginners instead?

Convenience is the name of the game for many e-smokers. Unlike tobacco products, you can have e-cigarettes shipped to your door, so why not take advantage of that feature and arrange to have all of your e-cigarette refill cartridges shipped automatically? At $29.99, Victory sells one of the least expensive e-cigarette kits on the market. However, they also offer a program that gives customers significant savings on their refill cartridges and occasional free batteries to boot. If you choose to subscribe, you can even get the Victory e-cigarette for free. It’s an interesting business model that I’ll be examining in this Victory e-cigarette review. Read on for the details.

Victory E-Cigarette Review

Victory E-Cigarette

See the Victory e-cigarette at Victory’s website. The Victory starter kit costs $29.99. Note that you must click through the link to see this price — if you browse directly to the website, the price of the kit will be $59.99. Alternatively, click to see Victory’s free e-cigarette offer.

About the Victory E-Cigarette

At $29.99, the Victory e-cigarette kit includes a bit more than you’d normally expect to receive in this price range: one 510-threaded battery good for up to around 100 puffs per charge, six Tobacco or Menthol refill cartridges and USB, wall and car battery chargers. A lot of the starter kits under $50 only include USB chargers and forgo the wall and car chargers, so that’s a pretty significant plus in favor of the Victory e-cigarette.

I’ve tried Victory’s Tobacco flavor and find it significantly better than your standard Chinese tobacco e-liquid. It’s completely free of chemical tastes and neither too sweet nor too savory. If you’ve never used an e-cigarette before, it’s important to remember that the taste an e-liquid manufacturer attempts to recreate is that of tobacco, not tobacco smoke. The feeling that you get in the lungs is just about exactly the same as what you’d get with a real cigarette, though, so you have to give your taste buds a couple of days to adjust. I find cigarette smoke absolutely disgusting now, and I smoked for years.

The Victory e-cigarette is about 100 mm long or similar in length to a “100s” cigarette. E-smokers call this a “mini” e-cigarette, usually with a bit of derision because e-cigarettes in this size range aren’t exactly known for having spectacular vapor production. That’s not the case with my Victory e-cigarette, though; the volume of vapor is actually similar to the quantity of smoke you’d get from a real cigarette.

Victory E-Cigarette Membership

Victory offers a membership program through which you can have refill cartridges shipped automatically each month. This service costs $19.95 for ten cartridges per month or $26.95 for 15 cartridges. In addition, the membership includes a free battery every three months. Since Victory normally charges $14.99 for five cartridges and $19.99 for batteries, the membership is a pretty attractive deal — the $26.95 monthly fee for the cartridges alone is significantly less per cartridge than what other e-cigarette companies charge.

Free Victory E-Cigarette?

So, if you’ve been reading this far, you’re probably curious about the free Victory e-cigarette option I mentioned at the beginning of the review. When you buy the Victory e-cigarette, you actually have two purchase options. The first option is to buy the starter kit at half off by clicking through my link. Instead of the normal $59.99 price, you’ll pay $29.99 and can choose whether or not to sign up for a membership.

If you do want to sign up for a membership, though, you can get the Victory starter kit for free. If you take this option, you’ll receive the starter kit immediately, and one month later you’ll be charged $31.90 for your first month’s supply of refill cartridges. If you’d like to cancel after that, you can do so without paying any fees; you just have to provide 30 days notice.

Overall I’m quite pleased with the Victory e-cigarette. My unit performs admirably and I think that the Tobacco flavor has a nice mild smoothness that most e-smokers are going to enjoy. I also think it’s exciting to see an e-cigarette company finally offer a free starter kit with no strings attached. I think that a lot of people are going to be very interested in that offer.

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