Originally Posted by urchin
I got busted by duties when I ordered over 1kg, woulda had to pay something stupid like $250 in taxes if I picked it up! I read over at a couple of other shisha sites that if you order < 300grams you are much more likely to have it go through...
That's terrible. I'd just try ordering with another vendor that's less "obvious". Personally, I've never had to pay more than $20 in taxes, and that was on a $500 order. I guess you just got real unlucky.
As for pricing, have a look at this table
Small box: $11.45 up to 4 lbs
Medium box: $26.95 up to 20 lbs
So really, I don't know what orifice the vendors pull their numbers out of, because they just don't match up with what I have here. If I'm wrong, please edify me.