One of the greatest things about vaping is that getting started doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. The best 510-thread batteries on the market are surprisingly affordable for the performance they deliver, and a good battery will provide many months of reliable service before you need to replace it. Vape cartridges, however, are another story. Today’s vape oils are extremely potent, and that means a vape cart can often last a surprisingly long time even though it only contains a little oil. The oil, though, isn’t cheap.
So, how much do vapes cost – and more importantly, how much are carts? In this article, we’ll break down the costs of using an oil pen and help you understand how much you can expect to spend. More importantly, we’ll also provide some tips to help make sure that your vaping equipment will last as long as it possibly can.
How Much Are Vapes?
As we mentioned above, one of the best things about using an oil pen is that the equipment is so affordable. The best 510 vape batteries cost a lot less than you might think, with simple devices such as the CCELL® Palm starting at just $22.99. If you’ve never tried oil vaping before and are concerned about investing in a full kit before you’ve actually had a chance to experience this form of vaping, consider buying a disposable vape instead. Once you’ve tried that, you should have a better idea of whether oil vaping is going to be right for you.
How to Make a Vape Last Longer
One of the best ways to save money on vaping hardware is by making the hardware you have last as long as it possibly can. To keep your 510-thread battery performing its best, always do these two things.
Keep Your Vape Clean
The 510 threading at the top of your vaping device is an extremely important component because it provides the interface between the device and the cartridge. Occasionally, a cartridge may leak – and when that happens, you need to clean the threading to prevent the oil from contaminating the inside of your device. Use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to dissolve the oil. Follow with a dry cotton swab to remove any remaining liquid.
Keep Your Vape Away from Extreme Temperatures
The other key aspect of extending your vape pen’s life is keeping the device away from extreme temperatures. In most cases, you’ll need to replace your vaping device when the battery stops holding a charge, and a lithium-ion battery always lasts longest when it’s charged, used and stored in a room-temperature environment that you’d find comfortable.
- Always charge your vape through your computer and not with a quick-charge adapter for a mobile device.
- Don’t leave your vape in a parked car.
- Don’t use your vape in direct sunlight or in other hot environments.
How Much Are Carts?
Now that you have a better idea of how much a vape costs, let’s address the main question that brought you here. How much are carts? The most important thing to understand here is that a vape cart typically costs much less than what’s inside it. Here at Hamilton Devices, we sell the world’s best vape cartridges – made by CCELL® — for around $5.00 each. If you’re willing to buy cartridges in larger quantities, you’ll pay even less. When you add oil, though, the price ramps up considerably. A pre-filled Delta-8 cartridge, for instance, typically costs around $25. If a cartridge is filled with an oil that’s rarer or more specialized, it might cost even more.
Producing vape oils isn’t cheap because it requires a large amount of plant material – and growing hemp to extract its essential oils for vaping requires a great deal of land, time and effort. Even filling vape cartridges is a laborious process that requires expensive equipment if it’s going to be done in bulk. From planting the seeds to filling the cartridges, hemp production costs a lot of money – and that’s why pre-filled vape cartridges aren’t cheap. The good news, though, is that a pre-filled cartridge can last quite a long time because vape oils are typically very potent.
How to Save Money on Carts
Vape cartridges aren’t cheap, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save money on them. One of the best ways to save money on carts is by skipping the pre-filled cartridges and filling your own carts instead. We sell the widest variety of CCELL® vape cartridges in the United States right here at Hamilton Devices, so you’re certain to find a cartridge that’s perfect for your needs – and bulk vape oils are readily available online and in many dispensaries. If you buy your oil in bulk and reuse your cartridges several times before throwing them away, you’ll save a lot of money in the long run.
Don’t forget that you can also buy the cartridges themselves in bulk. As an official CCELL® wholesaler, we deal in very high volume and are able to offer an attractive pricing structure to customers that buy in larger quantities. You’ll see the available quantity discounts listed on every product page on this site.
How to Make a Cart Last Longer
The best way to make your vape carts cost less in the long run is by reusing them as many times as possible before throwing them away. Here are some tips that can help your carts last longer.
- Use high-quality vape oil that’s been thoroughly filtered. Residue from poor-quality oil can contaminate your cartridge’s ceramic core, which can quickly diminish the cart’s flavor quality.
- Clean your cartridges before throwing them away. You may find that cleaning a cartridge improves its flavor enough that you can continue using it for a while.
- Wait several seconds after each puff when you use a vape cartridge. Waiting gives the ceramic core some time to refresh itself, which helps to prevent the cartridge’s coil from overheating. A coil that overheats can stop working suddenly, rendering the cartridge inoperable.