Amen brother.It would be just like the rest of my expensive lighters... setting on a shelf because after I put gas in it, it no longer works. You would think that after years of trying... even those that I have had people who sell them put the gas in it for me, they just don't work. I have just begun to think that I always get that one lighter in the bunch that doesn't work. Now, they can just set there and be eyecandy. Bics and Zippos never give me any problems.
+100I have yet to see an "expensive" lighter that matches the reliability and convenience of a Zippo or Bic.
I'm referring to the cheaper more expensive lighters made by Vector and Xikar. Cost in the $30 - $60 dollar range as opposed to a Linse pipe lighter which retails around $2.95 each.The beauty is in the eye if the beholder. I don't know what kind of crap lighters you guys are buying and calling expensive but mine still work fine after twenty years.