Re: Is there any way to identify a legit brand?
local buy is never the best option. you should check into getting your hookah from a online vendor.
pimp your hookah
etc etc etc etc...
their prices are reasonable and they have discount codes (check the vendor section of the forum and find the discount code thread). so not only do you get a reasonably priced hookah with a discount, you can also get some free stuff with that hookah (some free shisha, free coals, tongs, a bowl, hose, grommets etc).