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Old June 9th, 2015, 03:14 PM
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Hi,

I live in Johannesburg, in the east specifically. I have a few stores that I go to to get my flavours, coals etc. from but I was wondering what are the best stores you guys go to to get your supply in Johannesburg? Preferably stores that stock a wide variety as well as that's closer to the east.

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Old June 9th, 2015, 08:47 PM
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Old June 10th, 2015, 03:59 AM
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Bruma at the old macro East rand Flea market or festival mall tobacco shop.

Nakhla shop in Fordsburg
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Old June 10th, 2015, 07:38 AM
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Shisha Buzz in Fordsburg - Stocks everything that is locally available.

Coco Coals, AF, Amaren, Name it.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 07:41 AM
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The internet
This isnt useful.

I had a similar response from you when i first came here.
Post if you have something useful please.

Unlike the states, our hookah re-sellers here in South Africa do not publish on the internet nor in any other form of social media. If they do, they are not consistent and responsive.

Take the rudeness out of your responses.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 08:11 AM
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Take the rudeness out of your responses.
And to you sir.

I dont know what local shops are like in SA, but in the states, most of them have keeps who only push profits and what's popular. Ive more or less given up on brick and mortar stores. If you want variety and quality, try the internet.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 08:34 AM
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And to you sir.

If you want variety and quality, try the internet.
Read the OP and justify your response of saying "Try the internet"
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Old June 10th, 2015, 08:42 AM
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Read the OP and justify your response of saying "Try the internet"
sorry, i inferred that you wanted enjoyable products. Get over brick and mortar stores. They suck.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 08:47 AM
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sorry, i. . . .
Apology Accepted.

Not all of us can afford importing tobacco into South Africa.
At a rate of 45% tax on water pipe tobacco and an average of $60 for shipping and an average of $50 tax which equates to more than the value of the goods in the basket, its for the more hookah/shisha fanatics.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 11:28 AM
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Hi,

I live in Johannesburg, in the east specifically. I have a few stores that I go to to get my flavours, coals etc. from but I was wondering what are the best stores you guys go to to get your supply in Johannesburg? Preferably stores that stock a wide variety as well as that's closer to the east.

Thanks
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So.... You post on an international forum about the best places to shop for Hookah supplys in YOUR OWN hometown and are surprised when the responses are not to your liking? Dont be that guy.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 02:43 PM
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Preferably stores that stock a wide variety
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The internet
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Read the OP and justify your response of saying "Try the internet"
I'd say it was fairly straight forward. Those of us who are looking for a wide variety shop online. It's that simple.

Neither Juggy or Jonesies have to justify their posts to you.

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This isnt useful.
Take the rudeness out of your responses.
Juggy's response may have been a little flip and direct, but it certainly wasn't rude. Some posts around here may be a bit more serious, while others may be a more playful in nature, but that's pretty much true of any internet forum.

Juggy simply floated an option. As an active forum member, he also knows full well that we have members that live in that area who will be along shortly to help with what's available locally.

GlosterSA used to live in Kempton Park on the east side of Johannesburg, and he's forgotten more about hookah than most forum members will ever know. He's already suggested the Nakhla shop on Main, Bruma O.C., the flea market, and Kenilworth Center farther south.

If you look at 5StarHookah or Hookah-Shisha, I think you'll find a wider variety than all of the above combined.

I'd say Juggy's response was perfectly germane to the question at hand.

As far as being rude and not useful, the only posts I see that fit that description are yours.
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Old June 11th, 2015, 02:15 AM
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I'd say it was fairly straight forward. Those of us who are looking for a wide variety shop online. It's that simple.

Neither Juggy or Jonesies have to justify their posts to you.



Juggy's response may have been a little flip and direct, but it certainly wasn't rude. Some posts around here may be a bit more serious, while others may be a more playful in nature, but that's pretty much true of any internet forum.

Juggy simply floated an option. As an active forum member, he also knows full well that we have members that live in that area who will be along shortly to help with what's available locally.

GlosterSA used to live in Kempton Park on the east side of Johannesburg, and he's forgotten more about hookah than most forum members will ever know. He's already suggested the Nakhla shop on Main, Bruma O.C., the flea market, and Kenilworth Center farther south.

If you look at 5StarHookah or Hookah-Shisha, I think you'll find a wider variety than all of the above combined.

I'd say Juggy's response was perfectly germane to the question at hand.

As far as being rude and not useful, the only posts I see that fit that description are yours.
Lol, not going to entertain your pointless arguments.
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Old June 11th, 2015, 05:20 AM
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I really don't have to justify anything, the Internet's the best place. and what local vendors sell online doesn't matter. if you have to buy stateside and have it shipped to you that's what you have to do. I'm sorry but this isn't a cheap habit and paying the tax and shipping is just going to be the cost of doing business regardless if it cost me $45 for a 50 gram of Nak, I'd still pay it to keep from smoking garbage that's cheap and in my local shop.
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Old June 11th, 2015, 05:54 AM
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I really don't have to justify anything, the Internet's the best place. and what local vendors sell online doesn't matter. if you have to buy stateside and have it shipped to you that's what you have to do. I'm sorry but this isn't a cheap habit and paying the tax and shipping is just going to be the cost of doing business regardless if it cost me $45 for a 50 gram of Nak, I'd still pay it to keep from smoking garbage that's cheap and in my local shop.
Totally agree with you, and thus I have a Kaloud combo ordered as well as 6 tins of SB (I know you hate em lol)

But some like i said before, just cannot afford it and is just a habbit for them. For people like me, its a passion thus the extra thousand miles i travel to get my goodshit
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Lol, not going to entertain your pointless arguments.
why not? he entertained yours. its only polite
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Old June 11th, 2015, 06:57 AM
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I know I come off short sometimes, I was really just answering. Far- I'm fine w sb as far as others smoking it, for me tho above anything with the amount I smoke, it gives me headaches w all that garbage in it. Also their a shitty company w an overpriced product. That said if it weren't for the soapy taste and headaches I'd smoke it.
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Let me get this straight...

When Juggy suggested that the internet is the best place to go for variety, you attacked his post as "not useful" and "rude", and demanded that he "justify" his response.

When I and others backed his position, you accused me of being argumentative and without point.

Now, you are revealing the fact that you yourself order online, which is what you were attacking as "rude", "not useful" and "unjustified" to begin with.

The Yiddish word for that is chutzpah. In English, you've got some brass balls.
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Old June 11th, 2015, 08:43 AM
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Let me get this straight...

When Juggy suggested that the internet is the best place to go for variety, you attacked his post as "not useful" and "rude", and demanded that he "justify" his response.

When I and others backed his position, you accused me of being argumentative and without point.

Now, you are revealing the fact that you yourself order online, which is what you were attacking as "rude", "not useful" and "unjustified" to begin with.

The Yiddish word for that is chutzpah. In English, you've got some brass balls.
Im sure you have better things to do?
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Old June 11th, 2015, 08:48 AM
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I know I come off short sometimes, I was really just answering. Far- I'm fine w sb as far as others smoking it, for me tho above anything with the amount I smoke, it gives me headaches w all that garbage in it. Also their a shitty company w an overpriced product. That said if it weren't for the soapy taste and headaches I'd smoke it.
Usually when i smoke three or more bowls in the same day I get headaches too!!! I thought it was only me. And since i cant stand not having another pipe i just pop some paracetamol pain killers and it does the trick.

I try smoking Nakhla now and then, but i cant seem to get the clouds i do when I smoke SB. Dont know why, same bowl same method same coals same everything, SB just does it for me. Unfortunately they are not locally stocked sigh.
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Thanks for the replies. Let's not argue or attack each other and just keep it chilled. I have searched the internet and there is very little in terms of local online stores in South Africa, hopefully that will change in the future. I just don't feel like going through the troubles of importing, especially in SA, which is why I posed the question. I saw a lot of South African users on here and I haven't found a South African hookah forum so I just have to use the platform that is available to me, currently being Hookah Pro.

I will check those places out and see what is on offer. But thank you for the advice and help. Will someday order from Hookah-Shisha or another online store, with some friends to cut the costs of import fees.
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