Good questions, when I first bought my electronic cigarette online I spend countless hours researching different brands, types, models but I hardly spend time researching the website I bought it from (vaporfi.com). Luckily everything worked out fine, but it is definitely something to keep in mind when you buy a product online.
I would avoid the Chinese websites that offer “cheap” vapor products. Not only are they often of lesser quality but it is also a big hassle to get refunds or return the product if it is broken (I have had good and bad experiences ordering from China, and the bad experiences outweigh the good for me)
You can always google the company you are ordering from. Most of time you can find reviews of other customers.
Another good option is to ask on forums like this one if others have had experience ordering from the website.
Great answer Clyde. I would recommend using paypal with buyer protection. Than it doesnt really matter where you order from. I would stay away from Chinise brands. Not that they are inferior to US brands but because of the shipping rate when a product needs to be sent back.
Better investigate the source where you’re buying it from. Paypal or Prepaid Credit Cards is the safest payment method you can use. I use those when buying online and I do a small investigation of the company as well.
Online shopping is now well-known and accepted as one of the ways you can buy items. There’s already the part about not knowing the supplier personally, so I advise you to buy from reputable and well-known online shops.