First post apart from introduction of course as a newbie. Received some cracking advice so far from the site. Although did read on here a suggestion to buy from Al Mustafas on Edgware Rd in London. So I decided to give it a look as have been after a new large KM pipe which have been in short supply from UK websites.
What a waste of 2 hours driving! Arrived there, the shop is split into two shops, about 400m apart. The selection of pipes was not what I was expecting. Went in both and was quoted for any of the pipes in there between £120 and £300! Obviously tried barterring but could only manage to get the salesperson in both shops down to £95 from £120 for a pipe that would only cost £40. This is not a reflection of my barterring skills, have been to numerous countries around the world to hone my talent. I was assured the pipe in question was a KM, it wasn't. I even tried to show the seller my knowledge of pipes by pointing out a MYA, KM, various other Syrian Hookahs, thinking maybe they took me for a shisha tourist. No change. Even a small MYA Bambino, for instance, they tried to charge £100.
The whole experience was a waste of time. Unfortunately I can't find the original thread recommending this place but take it from me DON'T BOTHER.
On a brighter note have spoken to ********** and think I may have to pay the $60 shipping cost and purchase myself one of the KM 2010 beauts.
Sorry to start on a negative note but it annoyed me immensely,