Originally Posted by Coyotero
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.
This is very true. I went to a local shop and bought one for relatively cheap. $55, Sahara I believe (Came with an Egyptian bowl, I should've bought a phunnel right there and then). I guess this will last for a while, enough time to save up for a KM. The guy hooked it up with Coco Nara coals (16 pack) and 2 Starbuzz flavors for free. I'll look into some pipes though, thanks.