Originally Posted by hooks1
this is a little off the original topic, but does anyone know if hookahs are any cheaper when you buy them at an actual hookah bar? Im going to chicago tomorrow and I am thinking about just buying one while I am there
Depends. Some of them give great deals and some of them will charge you an arm and a leg for a chinese piece of crap.
My advice if you want to buy local would be to look around the web at what the vendors are selling, and what the prices are. Get a good feel for the market and what you want, and what you want to pay, don't just buy the first pipe that looks nice.
A lot of chinese pipes might look cool to the uninitiated, but when it comes down to it, they're all fur coat and no trousers.