Re: A Little Hookah Help :]
I say check you're local vendors. Especially if they're Arab-owned, you can usually haggle them down to a lower price (This is a cultrual thing, it is both expected and polite.) Especially if you know how much you want to pay.
If you can afford it, get a handmade middle eastern pipe. Mya's are okay but their still machine made, mass produced, Chinese schlock. I'd rather my money go to an actual artisan.