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Old June 7th, 2009, 06:34 PM
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I'm sick of looking at the choice you have on American hookah sites, i dont suppose any of you have actually looked at an english website but the choice is very limited in comparison.

I was wondering if anyone knew why this was? And if it was possible to get lots of really good stuff imported to sell in England, to even it up a bit :P

Anyone know any vendors who would be able to give me some advice?

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Old June 7th, 2009, 06:58 PM
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It's simple actually,we in the US have less of a tobacco tax, it varies by state but it is about 40-50% of the price of the product. In the UK and Canada tobacco taxes are much higher making it less affordable. No one wants to import it as they think there is less demand. Also, American tobacco companies just don't want to deal with those taxes as well as shipping.
Anyone can import hookahs to UK though not sure if they have customs taxes as well. There are several KM and MZ importers at the moment in the US, for the UK I'm not sure but you are much closer to Egypt, so not sure why. hope that little bit helps.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 01:39 PM
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I see, thanks =] ...so its just not cost effective to import them from Egypt?
What are the post and packing costs like from the US to the UK?
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Old June 8th, 2009, 01:46 PM
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lots, depends on weight, however you could check usps.com and enter all the info for a quote for anything from anyone to be shipped to you.
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Default Re: Better stuff in the U.S! To Vendors:

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I'm sick of looking at the choice you have on American hookah sites, i dont suppose any of you have actually looked at an english website but the choice is very limited in comparison.

I was wondering if anyone knew why this was? And if it was possible to get lots of really good stuff imported to sell in England, to even it up a bit :P

Anyone know any vendors who would be able to give me some advice?

Thanks!

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Be Quiet, you have Vimto....
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Old June 8th, 2009, 02:08 PM
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...who drinks vimto? :P

And thanks ******* hookah =]
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i drink the arab knockoff shit.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 08:13 PM
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Default Re: Better stuff in the U.S! To Vendors:

you can bring in up to 10kg for personal use from abroad. You can purchase most brands at decent dollar prices but you will pay a large postal charge on this. If your in the UK and you want to sell shisha tobacco, your not going to really find the AF and the Fantasias of this world at decent wholesale prices because we dont manufactuer it. So.. duty/tax on 1KG is 75. If your gettin AF 1KG at 20 but then paying 75 plus postal on top... and the sale value is 40... your making a loss. so for UK vendors, its tough to bring in what shisha smokers want and make a profit simply because of our goverments duty policy.
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There is no way around it. Buy from the USA, yeah its expensive, but when you get your hookah you wont mind paying the shipping price. It was 40 for me, isnt all that much...
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Default Re: Better stuff in the U.S! To Vendors:

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...who drinks vimto? :P

And thanks ******* hookah =]
I love vimto, its the best drink out they both fizzy and still.

Back to topic, they is a lot of people that sell tobacco undercover, i know a few people that get AF kilos for 25.

But i agree its hard finding accessories like washable hoses, phunnels etc without paying a lot for it.

But i gotta say we have better KM's then the U.S market atm, they is one or two sites that have really nice KM's and they are a lot cheaper then the U.S
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Old June 9th, 2009, 11:53 AM
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really? could you link me to them please mate i cant find many proper ones! =]
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Lack of market development imo. The american market is much more mature, through a larger consumer base and less barriers for trade.
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Yeah, i didnt realise the tax was so much.

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Default Re: Better stuff in the U.S! To Vendors:

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I love vimto, its the best drink out they both fizzy and still.

Back to topic, they is a lot of people that sell tobacco undercover, i know a few people that get AF kilos for 25.

But i agree its hard finding accessories like washable hoses, phunnels etc without paying a lot for it.

But i gotta say we have better KM's then the U.S market atm, they is one or two sites that have really nice KM's and they are a lot cheaper then the U.S
Can you please give me a link for the KM's you mentioned?
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anybody know the price from the US to Italy?
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