Originally Posted by mattathayde
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.
I just think something that takes much less time to make should cost less. I know Mya uses good material which is why they're one of the most reliable and solid hookahs. I don't know. I just think that in comparison with other hookahs, there's no reason Mya's should cost so much.