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Old January 5th, 2010, 09:40 AM
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Where might be the best online vendor for purchasing Nakhla? My local tobacconists carry Al Fakher (which I don't much care for), Fantasia, and a few other off-brands... but no Nakhla. The problem I'm coming across in purchasing Nakhla online is the shipping. It seems the shipping costs for most vendors is a flat rate, which is a great value if you're purchasing hardware or a large amount of shisha. However, if you're looking to sample a few different flavors, or purchase only a small amount of shisha, the shipping rate is often as much as a 250G box itself.

That said, has anyone found a reliable vendor that sells Nakhla with more reasonable shipping?
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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:43 AM
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Check out, some vendors sometimes ship free if you buy a certain amount of things. If I'm correct, NazarHookah has something like this now.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:49 AM
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Online ordering is really the best option if you are buying fairly large amounts of product at a single time. For getting your hands on single flavors it's best to try and find local markets.

If you are like me and have no local markets you can either step up and place a large order to compensate for the cost per 250g pack, really hit the internet and find a local Middle Eastern market or you can go to the trades section and see what you can do there. Shipping will still be a bit higher than I would want to pay but it will not be the flat rate shipping.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Hookahset has free shipping on 4 or more items bought.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 11:22 AM
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Hookahset has free shipping on 4 or more items bought.
Nice! I'll check that out. Thanks!
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Old January 5th, 2010, 01:21 PM
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Hookahset has free shipping on 4 or more items bought.
Not a really realiable vendor tho, try hookah-shisha, shipping aint flat rate so will be cheaper
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Old January 5th, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Not a really realiable vendor tho, try hookah-shisha, shipping aint flat rate so will be cheaper
Yes, I noticed a thread that seemed to indicate service was very hit-or-miss with them. I couldn't get the supposed "free shipping" offer to work for me anyway. A shame, as their prices on Nakhla are the lowest I've seen.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:02 PM
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I have this problem too, I can't really get hookah tobacco unless I get it off the net. There is a nearby tobacco shop that sells Nakhla but it's only in 50g boxes and they're pretty damn expensive. (3.25 I believe.)

If you find a site or anyone knows a site that is good on shipping I'd love to know!
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Old January 5th, 2010, 08:55 PM
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I ended up buying out jakejacobson's Nakhla that he had posted in the WTB forum, so that should hold me over for a while (thanks, buddy!). I'll just wait until I need some hardware or something, and throw some Nakhla in with my next ********** order.

Thanks all for the suggestions, though!
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Old January 5th, 2010, 09:14 PM
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**********, hands down, look at the reviews, the only time i have seen a bad review of john was the shipping companies fault or a customer who had an issue and didnt even contact john first and ranted yet john still took care of them. not to say that john could never fail but i have never seen it and he has always been more than helpful to me. if he is out of a flavor he can get it very very quickly from what i have experienced and heard. very polite man and a very stand up vendor.

the only thing i hate about HJ is that hes 3000 miles away but that probably keeps my wallet a but happier

bob idk if you can really find a really reliable online vendor that is cheaper that john, i know there are places that sell it cheaper but they looked a bit sketchy. some times local places are uber cheap, other times they are expensive, the local place here i think sells nakhla 250 for 7-8ish. john at least has the flat rate shipping, i usually end up dumping 150ish with john and get enough coal and tobacco to last a good while and the 10.75 shipping surely is worth it with that much product
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Old January 5th, 2010, 09:24 PM
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Agree with matt. Hookah John is by far the best vendor and has lots of diffferent shishas and plenty of Nakhla!! FAST SHiPPinG also
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Old January 7th, 2010, 08:19 AM
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try nazar hookah shipping is free over a certain amount and he has the new nakhla in as well
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