Re: Buying a hookah
The only ones that I know of that rust so quickly are chinese no name brands.
You can tell if a hookah is fake by its characteristics.
These hookahs are the real deal and you can tell if a hookah is a chinese hookah by it having a colored stem (like crazy colors like pink, blue, etc) or just feeling the material it has.
Honestly, I never trust smoke shops by me because they usually and always have knock off hookahs.
The only chinese brand I'd trust is MYA and you can tell if a hookah is a mya when "MYA" is stamped on the ashtray and stem (sometime the vase too).
After you look around online for a while, you will know what hookah is a quality one and which one isn;t just by merely looking at it.