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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:12 PM
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Default Is there room for another vendor?

Tell me what you guys think.

1.Yes or No
2.Why or Why not
3.What do you think the other vendors do/don't do (if anything) that could be improved upon / changed?
4.Anything else.

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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:16 PM
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Default Re: Is there room for another vendor?

There is ALWAYS room because competition of vendors is better for the consumer. I think they all do what they do well, competition is just healthy LOL. I'd like to see better pictures of merchandise, close ups, different views, etc... but that's about it. I hate seeing generic pictures. I want real ones!
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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:19 PM
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a vendor that ships to europa that accepts paypal would be nice!
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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:22 PM
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vendors who sell tobacco products cannot accept paypal. It is against paypal's rules and they will freeze the vendor's account. That is why there are none who accept it.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:19 PM
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Well regarding stock photos and stuff.. I like how ********** has REAL pictures, close ups. Good for business
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Old January 31st, 2010, 09:10 PM
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see I wish ********** ran H-S then ide never need another vendor
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Old January 31st, 2010, 11:39 PM
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More Northeast vendors would be appreciated. Right now all I know of is hookah-set.com
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Old February 1st, 2010, 12:02 AM
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How about multiple locations for Hookah John?
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Old February 1st, 2010, 12:05 AM
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i think so yes but it will be hard to keep up with the others
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Old February 1st, 2010, 12:17 AM
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How about multiple locations for Hookah John?
+10000

I'm thinking a ship from point somewhere in the Midwest. Wisconsin maybe...in my basement would be nice..
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Old February 1st, 2010, 12:22 AM
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I'm thinking a ship from point somewhere in the Midwest. Wisconsin maybe...in my basement would be nice..
Nope, east coast. Preferably Boston with a walk-in option . You're the mid west, you're in the middle so you still get a reasonable ship time. East coast is under represented!
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Old February 1st, 2010, 12:26 AM
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Well I do live on the East Coast. So you might be in luck in the near future. If my business plan works out that is.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 12:52 AM
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Walking location for Hookah John in SF Bay Area...I would totally run it for him
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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:08 AM
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i would say yes. there is always room for more vendors
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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:17 AM
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Competition is a great thing.. Bring on more Vendors!
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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:25 AM
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always room for more vendors, while it creates competition among the already exsisteing vendors it gives the consumers more variety, plus sometimes a competitor is what someone needs to go the extra mile to provide better for their customers.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 02:03 PM
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Ok so it seems like everyone thinks another vendor could be a good idea. Now I want to know what you think the other vendors are lacking, or something that you would like to see offered. I was thinking of trying to offer more traditional style shishas. I know there are places to order them, but it seems that there isn't one vendor who supplies multiple brands/companies. What do you all think? And thank you for all the feedback!
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Old February 1st, 2010, 02:35 PM
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Default Re: Is there room for another vendor?

I say yes!
Like others have said, competition between vendors is better for us
More choices, reduced prices.
If a new vendor came to the scene, they'd have to offer new products or reduced prices, or else they'd be wiped out by other vendors.
Don't get me wrong, the vendors out there now are great! But, like I said, the more competition the better
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Old February 1st, 2010, 03:14 PM
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There is always room for another vendor but a better question would be what sort of vendor is needed. Personally I have no interest in another vendor selling the same old fruity/highly processed type moassel and the same Egyptian and Chinese rigs I can find anywhere unless the price is radically cheaper then established vendors and even then the customer service better be awesome.

What I would like to see is someone selling a few of the hundreds of Turkish, Arab, Persian and Indian brands that are not available in the West or very hard to find if they are around. That would be a service worth having and would be great to have someone selling brass tombac bowls, a decent selection of Turkish & Syrian narghiles and Iranian ghalyuns and the great Egyptian brand EL Ashrey.


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There is always room for another vendor but a better question would be what sort of vendor is needed. Personally I have no interest in another vendor selling the same old fruity/highly processed type moassel and the same Egyptian and Chinese rigs I can find anywhere unless the price is radically cheaper then established vendors and even then the customer service better be awesome.

What I would like to see is someone selling a few of the hundreds of Turkish, Arab, Persian and Indian brands that are not available in the West or very hard to find if they are around. That would be a service worth having and would be great to have someone selling brass tombac bowls, a decent selection of Turkish & Syrian narghiles and Iranian ghalyuns and the great Egyptian brand EL Ashrey.

+100000, I would probably shop from a vendor like this exclusively!
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Old February 1st, 2010, 03:24 PM
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I would Love to see another vendor. But i would only use them if they had a few important things like same day cheaper shipping, very good worry free caring customer service, great array of items to chose from, and fresh kept shisha are just a few i can think of. if these can be met i believe its a great idea!!!
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Old February 1st, 2010, 07:37 PM
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Cool. I was actually thinking of doing something along those lines Hajo. Because I have noticed the lack in that department. And I would definitely do my best in regards to customer service and running the business, IF I do indeed decide to give it a shot. It started out as a mock up for a project in one of my business classes, and I am seriously thinking about trying it out. Just need to get some more details.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 10:02 PM
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I needed a vendor here on the island of Kauai. In tell that happens Hookah John does a good job of taking care of me.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 09:53 AM
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Default Re: Is there room for another vendor?

I think if you want to be successful, you will need something special. own hookahs, own tobacco or something like this. or you will need better prices, than other vendors.
i saw hookah shops come and go here in germany. people will always buy at the older and popular shops, if you dont have anything special for them.

i dont want to destroy your dreams, but thats what happened with some hookah onlineshops here in germany. they started, sold some stuff and 6 months later they had to close. just the newer stores with unique stuff are still on the market.
anyways, i wish you luck with your business!
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 10:27 AM
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I too am a huge fan of how ********** has the actual pics of his stock not a pic with a google emblem at the bottom right. Really though John is the only vendor that has sale prices to beat out other competitors. everyone else is like screw it. That's why I'm about to put in an order to John in a few days.
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