Originally Posted by foibled
Ripped off? Perhaps you should price out how much it costs to get a container of stems, vases, hoses, etc. shipped here. Then price out how much importers would have to sell to vendors to cover those costs and then how much vendors would have to sell to us to cover their costs. On top of that price out how much mark up they would need to just to keep a business running. The people who bring us these goods need to make a living also. We should be grateful they are providing us this service.
It's not like they have a monopoly on these either. No one is stopping you from flying there yourself and getting what you want.
Indeed. I used to manage a hookah bar. The pipe itself isn't the expensive part.
That's part of the reason that chinese hookahs have flooded the market. It's cheaper to send them over.
Originally Posted by babaganoush123
ill find a way...
Take a vacation in Egypt. Leave some room in your suitcase.