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Old April 1st, 2010, 08:07 AM
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Default Re: are the aliens over prices??

Originally Posted by oSPANNERo View Post
Hand made items, in small batches, are very expensive to produce. Just ask Santino over at Crown Hookahs about custom work. I am not saying that I know 100% what John's process or costs are but I would bet that his introductory price is probably pretty close to what he is paying for them. When they go up in price to normal I would imagine that he is going to be making an average profit or else he wouldn't be in business.In the end we are talking about a niche, high end product much like an F40 or Zo6. In those situations you are paying extra cause you want style, speed and handeling. For the Alien you are paying for a phunnel with the ability to save shisha and do small sessions easier.
Apples to oranges my friend. Santino is doing glass work. That is in a league of its own and believe with the quality of his products it could be more. John has a freaking bowl like everyone else. It is just smaller for shorter sessions. No reason to have it at $20. You can get an Egyptian bowl for $3 and a vortex for $10. Why spend $20?
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