24 hr access to vape suplies in Mt. Airy NC
I've spent a lot of time compiling this list of vape shops that truckers can access out here on the road. Some of the shops are world class vape shops. Others are, to be honest, below average. I do my best to inform you of what is there so you can make an educated decision on which shop is the best one for you to stop at on your trip. Some shops I'm pretty excited to add to the list, others I'm a little "meh" about. This particular entry would fall a little into both categories. Looks can be deceiving, so allow me to delve into this "meh" listing I'm pretty excited about before you make a decision on these guys.
First, let's discuss how to get there. If you're traveling across I74, you'll take exit 6 in North Carolina, and turn left to get to Brintles Truck Stop, now also a Flying J. If you're traveling on I77, you will take exit 100 and you'll see the truck stop right there on the east side of the freeway. Since the vape supplies are sold right there at the truck stop, that makes for a very easy access shop. Now, what do they have to offer?
This is where this shop gets a little "meh". As far as hardware goes, you're basically limited to Smok products. They did have a Vaporesso kit for sale, and one (not line, but one single product) iStick Pico resin mod. Available coils were all Smok products, and the batteries were in a box so I couldn't see what "brand" they were, and assuming I could see the brand I obviously couldn't testify to the authenticity of the batteries.
As for e-liquid, they carry one line. It's called "Zombie Vapor" and it appears to be made by a local vape shop named "Mayberry Vapes". It is sold in 30 or 60 ml bottles, and it comes in various strengths from 0 to 12 mg of nicotine. Here is the flavor menu posted there.
Now at this point, I should also add that their prices are slightly higher than most of their brick and mortar competition. For example, a 3 pack of Smok TFV12 coils that cost between $20 and $23 at other shops I have listed will run you $27 here.
With all of this being said, why am I a little excited to list this location? Ease of access. First, they are right there in the convenience store at the truck stop. 2nd, they have 24 hour access since the products are purchased from the truck stop as opposed to a vape shop inside the truck stop. So it's 2 O'clock in the morning, you need some fuel and you're running low on e-liquid? Stop at Brintles and kill 2 birds with one stone.
This convenience is what you are paying for here, folks. The local vape shop already has their store overhead. On top of that, they are either paying rent on the display shelves at the truck stop, or giving a cut of the sale price to the truck stop. Thus, your selection is limited and the price goes up. So, it's worth a stop if you are on your way through, but I wouldn't necessarily make this my first choice if there were other stops along my trip. They're still a good stop if you're in a hurry and just need a quick coil or a bottle of juice.