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Old March 24th, 2010, 10:55 PM
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Sweet, I just placed an order for two of those,... just in case one drops.
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Old March 24th, 2010, 10:59 PM
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Old March 24th, 2010, 11:00 PM
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Um, hasn't the complaining helped the haters? I think the haters won, and hj got a benefit bc ppl will probably buy a few other items too!

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Old March 24th, 2010, 11:02 PM
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Hm, I think it is just good marketing. Especially if the tobacco tax goes higher. There are bowls out there for more than that.
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Old March 24th, 2010, 11:11 PM
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Well, if you can find a tangiers mini for $15, go for it. Good luck with that .
No kidding. Expect to pay closer to $50+ bucks for a Tangiers mini. And who has Tangiers smalls for fifteen dollars now? I'm not being sarcastic, I actually want to know.

Anyways, I ordered one of these, and ended up spending way more than I should have. I always feel like its a waste just to ship one item with the flat rate cost, so I always have to buy coals and tobacco too. Haha.

Anybody who is complaining about the price, don't bother. It costs money to have someone make these custom bowls by hand, and that will obviously be reflected in the price. Personally, its well worth the cash based off of the amount of Tangiers I smoke. The bowl will pay for itself in no time thanks to not having to waste so much 'baccy.
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Old March 24th, 2010, 11:21 PM
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I doubt they're actually hand made like Crown Hookah's bowls are hand made. Of course they're not made for nothing, it obviously costs money to make them, but when it comes down to it, when mass ordering a product, the product itself costs very little. The vendor has to sell if for more money because they have to make enough profit to maintain the website (in this case), pay for the shipping of the product from the wholesaler/manufacturer to HJ, and then money for profit is added. Depending on how much profit you think is fair for you to collect, for example with SB tobacco, they obviously collect a LOT of profit, you sell it for a certain price.
To me, it's still too expensive. I think making a Vortex takes more precision and manufacturing time than a Funnel, and Vortexs go for $6.50-$10 a pop. Just my personal opinion.
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Old March 24th, 2010, 11:37 PM
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But we aren't talking about Crown's bowls here, are we? Two different kinds of bowls anyways.

If people don't like the price, I guess they don't have to buy it. I loved the look and idea of the MN Hookah jet glass phunnels, but they were far out of my price range.
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Old March 24th, 2010, 11:47 PM
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I doubt they're actually hand made like Crown Hookah's bowls are hand made. Of course they're not made for nothing, it obviously costs money to make them, but when it comes down to it, when mass ordering a product, the product itself costs very little. The vendor has to sell if for more money because they have to make enough profit to maintain the website (in this case), pay for the shipping of the product from the wholesaler/manufacturer to HJ, and then money for profit is added. Depending on how much profit you think is fair for you to collect, for example with SB tobacco, they obviously collect a LOT of profit, you sell it for a certain price.
To me, it's still too expensive. I think making a Vortex takes more precision and manufacturing time than a Funnel, and Vortexs go for $6.50-$10 a pop. Just my personal opinion.
Thats true. But as for looking for something that is going to produce a good amount of smoke and use less shisha, I think ********** had a great idea. If they end up making the vortex with a "more shallow bowl, im all over it.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 12:21 AM
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Congrats John! Moved the release day up by two days... Can't wait to order some, along with some CH coals.
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Why cant you use less tobacco in a normal phunnel ?
does putting less effect the taste or something ?
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Old March 25th, 2010, 12:50 AM
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And who has Tangiers smalls for fifteen dollars now? I'm not being sarcastic, I actually want to know.

Umm... John does.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 12:51 AM
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Why cant you use less tobacco in a normal phunnel ?
does putting less effect the taste or something ?
Only with tangiers.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 01:30 AM
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I doubt they're actually hand made like Crown Hookah's bowls are hand made. Of course they're not made for nothing, it obviously costs money to make them, but when it comes down to it, when mass ordering a product, the product itself costs very little. The vendor has to sell if for more money because they have to make enough profit to maintain the website (in this case), pay for the shipping of the product from the wholesaler/manufacturer to HJ, and then money for profit is added. Depending on how much profit you think is fair for you to collect, for example with SB tobacco, they obviously collect a LOT of profit, you sell it for a certain price.
To me, it's still too expensive. I think making a Vortex takes more precision and manufacturing time than a Funnel, and Vortexs go for $6.50-$10 a pop. Just my personal opinion.
I asked him about this and as far as he told me they are made the same way Eric has his made. He found a someone in So-Cal capable of the capacity to make them by him. The Vortex bowls are mass produced in China, just like the MYA bowls. You can tell by the type of clay they are made of.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 01:44 AM
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Anyone know what the discount code is for hookah john?
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Old March 25th, 2010, 01:45 AM
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for that price id rather get a vortex
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Dang that's pretty steep for a bowl. But it seems like phunnels are just pricey in general. I may just pick up a small phunnel with my next order since I only have a Vortex and a small egyptian at the moment.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 01:56 AM
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Dang that's pretty steep for a bowl. But it seems like phunnels are just pricey in general. I may just pick up a small phunnel with my next order since I only have a Vortex and a small egyptian at the moment.
I think small funnels are hard to come by right now.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 02:07 AM
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Anyone know what the discount code is for hookah john?
We have an entire thread for discount codes. Check it out. The code for John is HPlove. 10% over 45 dollars. you can also use Shipmefree over 75 dollars for free shipping.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 02:22 AM
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Umm... John does.
Nope, they have been sold out for quite awhile.

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I asked him about this and as far as he told me they are made the same way Eric has his made. He found a someone in So-Cal capable of the capacity to make them by him. The Vortex bowls are mass produced in China, just like the MYA bowls. You can tell by the type of clay they are made of.
Indeed. The quality of these bowls (and what is sold by Tangiers) are far superior to everything being mass produced and imported. Better and stronger clay. Better heat retention. The whole works.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 02:26 AM
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Nope, they have been sold out for quite awhile.


Indeed. The quality of these bowls (and what is sold by Tangiers) are far superior to everything being mass produced and imported. Better and stronger clay. Better heat retention. The whole works.
John has small funnels. He has normal small funnels and a bunch considered imperfect products but they are indeed in the style of small Tangiers funnel bowls.

http://www.**********.com/Tangiers-S...COLORS-065.htm

http://www.**********.com/Tangiers-S...ULARS-0651.htm
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Old March 25th, 2010, 02:28 AM
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Those are sold out too.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 02:41 AM
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Dont wanna hijack the thread but hookahcompany.com has small funnels for $15. There like $18 something shipped if you order just the bowl with the HP discount code.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 03:01 AM
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The smalls are still pretty big.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 03:08 AM
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The smalls are still pretty big.
Hmmm its small compared to the alien. But most people here use vortex bowls and the small funnel holds less tobacco than the vortex does. Its about the same size diameter but its shallower than the vortex.
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