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Old November 5th, 2009, 09:45 PM
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Exclamation I wasnt so sure where to post

But i am posting it here, if its in the wrong section, ofcourse you can move it, Sorry & cheers!

So anyway, http://al-fakher-tobbaco.com if you have orderd from them, let me know how it went! but if you have not, DO NOT BE FOOLED by their CHEAP PRICES....because it seems to me, its TO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

Also, it claims its...
Secured By Thawte.....yeah right! when i clicked on it...this is what you get...


https://www.thawte.com/core/process?...bbaco.com/cart


So just be careful, or like dont bother with this site.

Again sorry if i did something wrong, just wanted you guys to know.

ALSO DO U DIG MY SIGNATURE!

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Old November 5th, 2009, 09:54 PM
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If they're not listed on here, I don't trust them.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 10:14 PM
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while it may not be the best way to judge a co. the website hurts my eyes.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 11:15 PM
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If they're not listed on here, I don't trust them.
Yeah, i was just listing it anyway, incase some1 out there was wondering!
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Old November 5th, 2009, 11:16 PM
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while it may not be the best way to judge a co. the website hurts my eyes.

haha yeah mine too, bad web designer!

also DO U DIG MY SIGNATURE!!! C'mon man some1 comment on it
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Old November 5th, 2009, 11:20 PM
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also DO U DIG MY SIGNATURE!!! C'mon man some1 comment on it
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Old November 5th, 2009, 11:20 PM
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haha yeah mine too, bad web designer!

also DO U DIG MY SIGNATURE!!! C'mon man some1 comment on it
LOL...Ned rules! Thats a cool sig man!
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Old November 5th, 2009, 11:24 PM
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haha yeah mine too, bad web designer!

also DO U DIG MY SIGNATURE!!! C'mon man some1 comment on it
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Old November 5th, 2009, 11:45 PM
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Thaaank You! guys, yeah i made it all by myself

Arent i clever!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 12:05 AM
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Actually the Thawte certificate is valid. You can see this yourself by visiting the site and then clicking on the Thawte link in the lower left corner. I believe the certificate relies on the IP of the referring website to verify that the request is coming from the website IP that is registered with Thawte.

They do this so that a shady website cannot copy the code from a different website certificate and add it to their website to make it appear legit. Since you are linking from the HP forums (with a different IP referrer) this is most likely the cause of the invalid message.

Furthermore the shopping cart is using an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) https connection which is what Thawte provides as a secure payment gateway. Sorry, eCommerce IT is my business so I just thought I'd chime in.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 12:19 AM
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Actually the Thawte certificate is valid. You can see this yourself by visiting the site and then clicking on the Thawte link in the lower left corner. I believe the certificate relies on the IP of the referring website to verify that the request is coming from the website IP that is registered with Thawte.

They do this so that a shady website cannot copy the code from a different website certificate and add it to their website to make it appear legit. Since you are linking from the HP forums (with a different IP referrer) this is most likely the cause of the invalid message.

Furthermore the shopping cart is using an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) https connection which is what Thawte provides as a secure payment gateway. Sorry, eCommerce IT is my business so I just thought I'd chime in.
Another great reason to join HP, such a diverse background of people that you can find out stuff that isn't hookah related.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 01:09 AM
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Did anyone notice this a UK site? It's all in pound sterling I think.
1.66 pounds (Sorry I don't know where the symbol on my keyboard is) is the same as $2.75 USD.

So isn't it really a normal site?
Becuase the places I look at for shisha (towards my first purchase) have 50g Al-Fahker for $2.75 as well

PS- Yeay first post
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Old November 6th, 2009, 01:31 AM
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that site looks tricky! and it hurts my face to look at it.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 02:56 AM
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this is that infamous site that sells counterfeit al-fakher. avoid at all costs.

the real AF website based in the USA is http://www.alfakher-online.com/
the other one (i think it's based in Jordan or something like that) is http://www.alfakheronline.com/
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Old November 6th, 2009, 04:47 AM
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Actually the Thawte certificate is valid. You can see this yourself by visiting the site and then clicking on the Thawte link in the lower left corner. I believe the certificate relies on the IP of the referring website to verify that the request is coming from the website IP that is registered with Thawte.

They do this so that a shady website cannot copy the code from a different website certificate and add it to their website to make it appear legit. Since you are linking from the HP forums (with a different IP referrer) this is most likely the cause of the invalid message.

Furthermore the shopping cart is using an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) https connection which is what Thawte provides as a secure payment gateway. Sorry, eCommerce IT is my business so I just thought I'd chime in.
Not to be pedantic but the Thawte SSL is domain verified i.e. during the purchase/verification process Thawte sent an email to a designated mailbox normally webmaster@ admin@ root@ etc It isn't however organisational verified where you have to send in your compnay registration documents and proof of address from where you operate.

Just thought I'd clear that up. Also the Thawte Site Seal works on the valid hostname tld, the IP side of things is only for the webserver etc
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Old November 6th, 2009, 05:17 AM
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this is that infamous site that sells counterfeit al-fakher. avoid at all costs.

the real AF website based in the USA is http://www.alfakher-online.com/
the other one (i think it's based in Jordan or something like that) is Hookah
the first site is better

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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:20 AM
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This site i dont believe is legit, they want payment via western union, so you have no gurantee when making a payment
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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:29 AM
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i would not trust it. they have a hotmail e-mail for info
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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:59 AM
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yeah the prices are what give it away the only genuine al fakher supplier based in the uk is (apart from shishabuzz etc.)
http://www.alfakherflavours.com/
and as you can see as they pay duty on all tobbacco for a 250 gram its 17.99 so i wouldnt trust the site listed here their prices arent realistic however I do reccommend this site if you are desperate for AF.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 07:02 AM
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yeah the prices are what give it away the only genuine al fakher supplier based in the uk is (apart from shishabuzz etc.)
http://www.alfakherflavours.com/
and as you can see as they pay duty on all tobbacco for a 250 gram its 17.99 so i wouldnt trust the site listed here their prices arent realistic however I do reccommend this site if you are desperate for AF.
That site dont pay duty as duty on a kilo is 79 and they only charge 44 for a kilo
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Old November 6th, 2009, 07:05 AM
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no way 79.00 a kg. that super super high. :O
what is the UK coming to
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Old November 6th, 2009, 07:08 AM
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no way 79.00 a kg. that super super high. :O
what is the UK coming to
Yup i thought last summer when it was 40 it was high, but now its getting ridiculous
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Old November 6th, 2009, 12:41 PM
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Its powered by the zen garden web design. Its an EXTREMELY easy template that has allowed many scammers to pop up websites really quick, within minutes, at most for a decent programmer a couple of hours. The half assed programming and the checkout method is what gave it away for me right off the bat. Definitely gonna take your money and run. Its like having a date with a chick, you buy her dinner and at the end of the date she gives you an email and no number or anything else. She does so so that she cant be contacted. Same with the host of the website.

FYI the email after the date has never happened to me, im too good for that. lol
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Old November 6th, 2009, 01:24 PM
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this is that infamous site that sells counterfeit al-fakher. avoid at all costs.

the real AF website based in the USA is http://www.alfakher-online.com/
the other one (i think it's based in Jordan or something like that) is http://www.alfakheronline.com/
Those are backwards the first is in Jordan and the second is the US based wholesaler.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 12:58 AM
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Okay so its verified! but its still DODGY! (unreliable)
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