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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:15 PM
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Default Whoa. Anyone go to buy a Sahara vase lately?

was it just me or did the largest/nicest vases used to cost 35 bucks? before discount. Damnit. Now I want a dish and they're way more expensive.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:20 PM
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I think your right. 50 bucks is quite a chunk of change for a vase.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:22 PM
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Default Re: Whoa. Anyone go to buy a Sahara vase lately?

I don't remember the price of vases, but the vortex bowl went up $2.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:25 PM
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Yea I bought 2 a month or so ago and they were 35, they are nice but almost 50 bucks is a bit much. Greedy bastards...
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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:29 PM
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Wonder why, doubt it's greed, it's economics, but what caused the increase
cost on their end?
Supply and demand?
New distributor they are using?
Let's see if we can find out the reason
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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:42 PM
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wwowwww 50 just when i was about to get one
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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:57 PM
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Wonder why, doubt it's greed, it's economics, but what caused the increase
cost on their end?
Supply and demand?
New distributor they are using?
Let's see if we can find out the reason
whatever the reason 50 bucks for a vase, any vase really, is crazy. You could get a new hookah.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:58 PM
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yep forget that
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Old April 6th, 2010, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: Whoa. Anyone go to buy a Sahara vase lately?

It's probably b/c no one is buying their stems anymore.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 03:39 PM
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It's probably b/c no one is buying their stems anymore.
That's because their stems are crap. I'm sure the reason they increased the price is because they've seen an increase in popularity of the vases, the large ones fit on a KM stem, and if you were looking for a quality made vase they're your only option unless you want to shell out the cash for a bohemian crystal one. So they decided to take advantage of that.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 03:48 PM
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If you are an elite member, the vases are damn cheap right now, if it's still the 50% off shipping deal.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 03:51 PM
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I was looking too and I saw how much their prices went up.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 04:41 PM
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Default Re: Whoa. Anyone go to buy a Sahara vase lately?

made an order the other day for one of there hookah's, good deal, spend 95 get a free 4 hose hookah so i couldnt resist. the hookah was 75 i think, also got some shisha, with the discount code and shipping it came to, 105 for 2 hookahs and shisha! not a bad deal.

iv heard there vases are nice, but also heard there stems are shitty? my km vases broke the other day too. maybe this is something to consider for me americana stem

oh and yes, i bought a 3 pack of vortex bowls at $25 i think, now its over 30 for the same thing!
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Old April 6th, 2010, 04:48 PM
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Thats pure BS! I just bought my vase 4 days ago for $18 in the clearance section. They removed the less than mint section and raised the price from 34.95 to 47, WTF is wrong with them?
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I'm with the idea that they realized their stems sucked (I have one, it just sits here) so are now just taxing the crap out of their vases.
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I honestly hope that'd not their rationale... squeezing a good product to float a crappy one isn't the most brilliant business practice.
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Wow, did anyone try contacting them to ask why?
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I honestly hope that'd not their rationale... squeezing a good product to float a crappy one isn't the most brilliant business practice.
Most of their products aren't great. The only things I'd consider buying from SSC are their vases, a vortex bowl (can get these almost anywhere though), and maybe HH/HF/AZ. It seems to me that they are exploiting the fact that their vases are some of the nicest (the 2 I have from them are flawless) you can get w/o going high end crystal (even this is hard to find though). They may give an explanation for the price hike but I would be skeptical...

On a side note if anyone on here who has a Sahara Hookah that was bought over the last year and a half (I do remember hearing that ways back they did have nice hookahs but as long as I've been on here nobody comes to my mind that has a Sahara Stem and loves it like people like KM's or even mya's) and gives it a thumbs up.

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Old April 6th, 2010, 06:35 PM
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Most of their products aren't great. The only things I'd consider buying from SSC are their vases, a vortex bowl (can get these almost anywhere though), and maybe HH/HF/AZ. It seems to me that they are exploiting the fact that their vases are some of the nicest (the 2 I have from them are flawless) you can get w/o going high end crystal (even this is hard to find though). They may give an explanation for the price hike but I would be skeptical...

On a side note if anyone on here who has a Sahara Hookah that was bought over the last year and a half (I do remember hearing that ways back they did have nice hookahs but as long as I've been on here nobody comes to my mind that has a Sahara Stem and loves it like people like KM's or even mya's) and gives it a thumbs up.

I have a SS Dragon that I bought about a month ago, before I knew how good KM was. It smokes good, not sure how long it will last, it appears solid. I still like the KM better
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Old April 6th, 2010, 06:56 PM
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Just got off the phone with SSC, a bunch of bullshit I just ate FYI.

They said the clearance vases are limited and go very quickly...

Have been looking for last 2 weeks and they had almost every vase available on clearance, now none? Come on, really?

I asked about the price hike.....

Said it's their "annual" price list and the cost of materials and workmanship have gone up. Thats a bunch of shit, the economy sucks worldwide, get real SSC!
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I honestly don't understand why you're so pissed off about it, if you don't like their prices don't buy their product, it's not like you're forced to do it. The price hike sucks, yes agreed, but it's their product and their business and they run it as they see fit.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 07:19 PM
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I honestly don't understand why you're so pissed off about it, if you don't like their prices don't buy their product, it's not like you're forced to do it. The price hike sucks, yes agreed, but it's their product and their business and they run it as they see fit.

Really? Its a pretty drastic hike. The more important reason is the load of bullshit they tried to feed me over the phone.
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I honestly don't understand why you're so pissed off about it, if you don't like their prices don't buy their product, it's not like you're forced to do it. The price hike sucks, yes agreed, but it's their product and their business and they run it as they see fit.
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I have to agree with this, as consumers money will speak louder than all the grief on forums ever will.
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I agree with the posts though. If you dont like the prices, dont buy from them. I can understand prices going up. In a bad economy, its not always the best idea, but they can run their busniess the way they want. I dont see how bashing a vendor will solve anything though.
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I agree with the posts though. If you dont like the prices, dont buy from them. I can understand prices going up. In a bad economy, its not always the best idea, but they can run their busniess the way they want. I dont see how bashing a vendor will solve anything though.

It wasnt vendor "bashing" I was irritated by the obvious lie they told me on the reason and why the clearance section disappeared. You're right they can do what they want.
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