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Last post 5 months ago by hnixon12. 7 replies replies.
Vertigo lighter
hnixon12 Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 04-20-2009
Posts: 2,325
I bought a Vertico lighter, its nice, but unlike the jetline lighters I have, the lighter lid doesnt open automatically when you ignite the lighter. Jetline lighters open automatically. I was kinda bummed cuz its a nice lighter and I overbid for it like a dumby...
dstieger Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 06-22-2007
Posts: 7,448
Don't fret...you won't care about the lid in a few weeks...as you're tossing it out, just think how many Ronsons you coulda bought for what you paid
mikey1597 Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 05-18-2007
Posts: 14,039
bet that will make him feel better
SteveS Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 01-13-2002
Posts: 8,427
Strangely enough, it's a pretty solid response ... the Ivory Soap percentage of lighters don't last long ... even following all of the purging and use of nothing but zilliontuple refined lighter fluid tips you inevitably hear, they all die young ...
hnixon12 Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 04-20-2009
Posts: 2,325
dstieger wrote:
Don't fret...you won't care about the lid in a few weeks...as you're tossing it out, just think how many Ronsons you coulda bought for what you paid



true dat! i still have two jetlines too...best lighter i have had, and did overbid on the Vertigo :(
Pudding Mittens Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 08-15-2016
Posts: 269
SteveS wrote:
Strangely enough, it's a pretty solid response ... the Ivory Soap percentage of lighters don't last long ... even following all of the purging and use of nothing but zilliontuple refined lighter fluid tips you inevitably hear, they all die young ...

One of my cigar pals has fully embraced the inherently, inevitably ephemeral nature of torch lighters.

Whenever necessary, he orders a display case of the Jetlines, intended for display on a convenience store or gas station's countertop. It's got 20, 25 or whatever Jetlines, the bottoms of which are stuffed into form-fitting holes in the display case's thick foam base.

Whenever one stops working, he tries the usual fixes (purging, etc.), and if they don't work, he throws it in the trash and grabs the next one. When the display case is almost empty, he orders another.

Simple and effective, and surprisingly cheap. By the display case, those things are very inexpensive!

My solution is different: buy at least 2 (3 is better) Xikar lighters. When one fails, use the other(s) until you can take the bad one back to CI, who will cheerfully and instantly replace it, with no paperwork or hassles.

I like my way better, because my way causes me to spend $0 going forward, forever.
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hnixon12 Offline
#7 Posted:
Joined: 04-20-2009
Posts: 2,325
I am more frustrated with my overbidding...dont know why I did doooh!! could have bought at local BM for $6 less
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