Originally Posted by jonsmokeshookah
My problem with Mya is the price. I don't understand why a Made in China, mass produced hookah has to cost so much more than hand made Egyptians. Sure Mya uses stainless steel, they have some bohemian vases, the look cool, etc. But I still don't understand why they are sold for so much. I think the only decent priced Mya are the Bambinos and QT's.
I completely love Mya. They are very solid, reliable hookahs, and they smoke like champs. Just don't like the price tag.
just because its made in china doesnt mean it will be cheap, it probably will be cheaper but not necessarily. also think how cheap hookahs are over in the middle east, same rig here is like 60-90% less because they are made there and are a dime a dozen.
also "machine made" (not sure how much human interaction it really takes) if they are automated machines you have to have some one set them up, maybe even make parts for the machine to use to get the pieces right. the equipment to "hand make" a hookah really doesnt cost that much and then the materials that they use are cheaper.