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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:59 PM
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so i've heard a few things about it being dodgy ordering shisha from the u.s due to all the taxes and customs and just want to know if fellow u.k members think it's still safe to get products from there.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 01:30 PM
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i haven't got anything this year but im planning to soon. last order i received was in November and it went fine. about 2KG of shisha and a few accessories.
people do it all the time without problems.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 01:55 PM
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sounds good. i was worried as i haven't ordered for a long time and have seen lots of threads recently about buying from the u.k so i thought there might be something repelling people to buy from the u.s
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Old January 17th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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I personally wouldnt take the risk for a while, my last package stopped and checked lucky it only had hookahs in them, it arrived 2 weeks ago i think

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Old January 17th, 2010, 05:28 PM
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patel did u order it from the US and what company.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 05:39 PM
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was it the KM's from HookahStore?
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Old January 17th, 2010, 07:45 PM
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patel did u order it from the US and what company.
Hookah-shisha yup from US, but i think a lot of things are getting stopped as my mates did as well and that was ordered via John

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was it the KM's from HookahStore?
Nah it wasnt
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Old January 17th, 2010, 09:48 PM
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hey i ordered from hookah-shisha in november 09, it got to me in 4 days, and didnt get stopped by customs.
but with the recent activity security has gotten a little tighter, so i personally think you should wait.
i also want to order some more shisha tobbaco from there but not too sure, has anyone made a recent order??
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Old January 18th, 2010, 06:41 AM
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hey i ordered from hookah-shisha in november 09, it got to me in 4 days, and didnt get stopped by customs.
but with the recent activity security has gotten a little tighter, so i personally think you should wait.
i also want to order some more shisha tobbaco from there but not too sure, has anyone made a recent order??
Yh i ordered in december it was fine, but the stuff i got in january got stopped, so they are getting tighter for now
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Old January 18th, 2010, 07:21 AM
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Did you still get it Jay or did you have to pay customs on it?
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Did you still get it Jay or did you have to pay customs on it?
Paid the VAT on it, they was no flavours just a hookah, but they opened the box and checked
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Old January 18th, 2010, 08:04 AM
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Default Re: ordering from the u.s

I had my package from Hookah-shisha stopped as well.
There was a hookah and tobacco in. The tobacco got destroyed because Holland does not allow this imported, only by companies. I could not even pay tax over it or something.

The hookah I still have not received.

So for now I only order in Europe...
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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i should of read this thread earlier i just made an order from john a couple of hours ago. well i guess im gonna have to risk it.
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what did you order? I ordered on 17th December and had about 1.2 kg of shisha and a phunnel bowl on it and it got through no problems and it was marked as flavoured molasses on the box
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:44 AM
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small funnel, coals, about 1.5kg of shisha
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Old January 19th, 2010, 12:26 PM
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So whats the deal with all the taxes? If you buy tobacco overseas your gov just taxes the hell out of it or what?
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if you travel outside of the European Union, you're only allowed to bring back 250g of tobacco per person. The tax on cigarettes and tobacco is crazy in the UK, it's about 72 per kilo of tobacco, (about $110).
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