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Old October 1st, 2009, 11:19 PM
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Default Be on the lookout for fake minis !!!

Not to get into too much detail, this is a direct quote from Eric over at Tangiers reguarding recent vendors claiming to sell mini phunnels...

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@ Sep 30 2009, 05:55 PM) *I don't recall selling him any minis. Those were smalls that I sold him in that color pattern. You guys have been duped!

The people that I have talked to have told me that they are indeed smaller than the "small phunnel". But Eric claims that they were just "defective" small phunnels because nothing handmade is ever pefect.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 11:23 PM
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He speaks the truth, he heard it from me.
Be weary if you see Minis for sale, 99% chance they are just smalls
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:20 AM
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Don't need to even question whom the vendor is... at least one of them.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:26 AM
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yep. if you know who it is, keep it to yourself. what a jackass...
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:30 AM
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Sucks for whomever bought the minis...

By defective...I wonder if eric meant the inner hole being too high on the phunnel?

Ugh sucks to have a phunnel like that. Believe me, I bought a small phunnel with that defect and there is no way for me to fix it besides sanding it down
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 01:17 AM
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Sucks for whomever bought the minis...

By defective...I wonder if eric meant the inner hole being too high on the phunnel?

Ugh sucks to have a phunnel like that. Believe me, I bought a small phunnel with that defect and there is no way for me to fix it besides sanding it down
because they are handmade, they will vary is size and no two will be exactly alike. which means some smalls will be able to hold at low as 15-25 grams because they vary so much
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 01:28 AM
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Sucks for whomever bought the minis...

By defective...I wonder if eric meant the inner hole being too high on the phunnel?

Ugh sucks to have a phunnel like that. Believe me, I bought a small phunnel with that defect and there is no way for me to fix it besides sanding it down
My small phunnel is a bit mis-shaped too...but this makes it work perfect, and Is quite awesome!

http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9648
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i know who this guy is, and he's an asshole with no teeth. i'll just leave it at that.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 01:39 AM
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i know who this guy is, and he's an asshole with no teeth. i'll just leave it at that.
ROFLMAO.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 02:42 AM
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one good thing about tangier's product is there is no gray or black market. if it's a mini it will have a stamp of approval from eric which he did not. anyways, i know you guys love the thought of a mini but if eric has his reasons for not continuing them then it must be for a good reason, meaning there were issues, i had one as a gift from him and it actually broke when i took off the foil the next day after using it, and it was the 3rd time i used it. i have heard others say it just broke easily too. if there were true mini's on the market it would be known and verified.
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found this video on the bowls sold and what customer received
FYI, just trying to help you out I'd say delete the link or else you might get banned by the mods. It links to a vid listing a banned vendor and an unmentionable forum we aren't supposed to talk about

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Default Re: Be on the lookout for fake minis !!!

I was about to bring up a similar post, but i got a small tangiers from john about a month or so ago, and it is considerably smaller then the smalls i have ATM it holds 20grams or less of shisha.
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Default Re: Be on the lookout for fake minis !!!

Just use a Vortex or an Egyptian bowl ... both hold less tobacco and work great!
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Default Re: Be on the lookout for fake minis !!!

I have to disagree with the vortex. I think it holds more tobacco, than a small phunnel. Experimentation time?! Gah I'm at work.

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Default Re: Be on the lookout for fake minis !!!

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yep. if you know who it is, keep it to yourself. what a jackass...
You took the words out my mouth on this one. Who needs a mini funnel anyway, small funnel + mod= less tobacco used.
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Who needs a mini funnel anyway, small funnel + mod= less tobacco used.
Standard Egyptian clay bowl = even less tobacco used.
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craziness, ive been looking in to buying a small phunnel

looks like i have to be careful and look to see who im buying from
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Standard Egyptian clay bowl = even less tobacco used.
Extra small hand made Egyptian that came with my first hookah is my conservation bowl. It hold an astoundingly small amount of tobacco. It's what I use when I smoke my Shooting Star. Still a 45 minute session with most tobacco.
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Also I really dislike the toothless troll. He is an unpleasant human.
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Also I really dislike the toothless troll. He is an unpleasant human.
Not too worry. Between his recent business venture paying negative dividends and his waning customer base, I suspect Mr. Fraud will be fading away soon.
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Not too worry. Between his recent business venture paying negative dividends and his waning customer base, I suspect Mr. Fraud will be fading away soon.
I would have thought that a long time ago when he was not sending out orders, the orders he did send were usually full of leaking or broken product, he often left items out of the orders, he got himself black listed from most major communities (unless he payed them off) and was run out of his shop by an investigation regarding illegal activity in his store and lounge...

Yet he's still around and recently bought a few new sites...
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I would have thought that a long time ago when he was not sending out orders, the orders he did send were usually full of leaking or broken product, he often left items out of the orders, he got himself black listed from most major communities (unless he payed them off) and was run out of his shop by an investigation regarding illegal activity in his store and lounge...

Yet he's still around and recently bought a few new sites...
I can't wait til he gets shut down
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If this was completely true a business would never last from this...
You're new here I can see, believe us... This man who we cannot speak of is a no good piece of shit

My friend's first order was through this man... He left out multiple things... shipping was beyond sluggish...

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Well, most of us know about this vendor and the dilemmas he has been involved in, and honestly this doesn't surprise me. I mean, he re-packaged random tobacco into Tangiers packages and sold it to owners of hookah lounges apparently.
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his site isnt even secure...
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