Re: New guy with questions...
check the vendor review secton there are quite a few decent vendors out there, as for hookah, if you have 150 to spend on jsut the pipe then you can treat yourself to a nice tall KM (personal fav) but any hookah brand should have a good model within that range, check out the review section for the various hookahs to see which one best fits you.
a few sites i can vouch for right off hand that ive ordered from with no problems are Hookah-shisha
they each have thier perks to use, (one has alot of starter packages and clerence items,fixed shipping,close to your location so faster shipping respectivily) amoung others, and i persoanlyl havent ever had any customer support issues with any of them. again our review section has an exstencive collection of personal history for items and vendors.