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

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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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