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Old April 19th, 2010, 02:02 AM
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I am thinking of maybe buying this hookah: http://columbia.craigslist.org/gms/1673084446.html

I see that it comes with two big packs of naklah, im thinking it is 2 boxes of 10 50gram packs. It also has a windcover. I think all that there is worth $50 retail.

Can someone identify this hookah?
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Old April 19th, 2010, 02:53 AM
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not sure what it is but nice find, i'd go for it
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Old April 19th, 2010, 02:57 AM
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Well... lets see:

Windcover ~ $15 New
18x 50g Nak ~ $36 New (Would probably be less if it was bought as a 250g)
Hose ~ $20 (Assuiming it isn't rusted inside)
Hookah & Vase ~ $??

So, assuming everything is right as rain and you were buying new, I would say you would easily cover the $50 pricepoint. However, it all depends on condition of the pipe and what the picture is *not* showing.

I would say, its probably worth a swing but it all depends on the details.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 05:38 AM
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Default Re: Found a Hookah on Craigslist...need help

I wouldnt get it. A lot of those roadside hookah stores over there sell not so hot rigs... and that one looks kind of not so good. If you are really interested, ask if you can inspect it in person. It kind of looks chinese to me. Maybe syrian, but it doesnt look brass, which makes me skeptical.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 06:13 AM
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Default Re: Found a Hookah on Craigslist...need help

I would ask to check it out in person and then make your decision then. The hose is probably rusted out, even then you don't know what type of mouth funk this person has so I would trash the hose.

Good luck though!
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Old April 19th, 2010, 06:25 AM
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No way in hell they paid what they say they paid. ^_^.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 06:49 AM
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As two others have posted, as if you can inspect it if you are close enough to make doing so plausible. Either way, clean it, clean it, clean it when you get it, if you get it. Like KK said, you might want to just get a different hose if you don't have one already. No telling what's crawlin' around inside of that one. On the other hand, plain, household white vinegar is as effective a disinfectant as chlorine bleach but you have to leave the vinegar in place much longer for the effect. And, it may well taint your hose with a nasty, pickle flavor. So, the hookah itself along with the other stuff included sounds like a decent price. 'Course, there's no tellin' till you actually smoke it, so, it's always buy at ur own risk. Smoke happy.

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Old April 19th, 2010, 08:24 AM
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I would absolutely replace the hose, the idea of using a used hose from someone I don't know gives me the willies. And definitely clean the rig within an inch of it's life.

Beyond that, it is a bit of a gamble. It's possible the guy just has a better rig he prefers, but it's also possible it smokes terrible and that's why he's unloading it. You buys your ticket, you takes your chance...
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The hose port looks like one of the Egyptian stems I found best way is by an inspection and to feel the weight of the stem if it is heavy you know you found a brass Hookah. The base on that Hookah looks very interesting suspect it is on a rotator board underneath.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 09:18 AM
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Maybe see if you can smoke a bowl out of it before buying it?
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Old April 19th, 2010, 01:27 PM
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Definitely try to inspect in in person before buying it. That hose does not look washable so imagine the amount of random lips that have used it! That will need to be replaced. Also the description is misleading. No way did the seller paid $325 for it! If it was purchased in Egypt it would be that much cheaper, my KM cost me 12.00 from Egypt. Food for your mind grapes.
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I wouldn't buy it for 75. Try to inspect it in person and then haggle because you will need to buy a new hose and cleaning brushes. They will hopefully come down. Good luck man.
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i will have to agree with many other posts and say, no way was that $325 and if he paid that, WOW! um ya, but if you like the bases and stem (not so much for me) then id have to say its a pretty good deal with the extras. i would also try and look it over in person to make sure there are no leaks on the stem or cracks on the base, you know the drill.

good luck and happy smoking

oh yeah.... is that shipped or are you close enough to pick it up...... hopefully shipping will be included!
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Old April 19th, 2010, 02:09 PM
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It would be great if you could have a smoke sesh with the guy first. I know if I was really selling a legit rig I wouldn't turn down the request to smoke before buy. Good luck
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If they really bought it in Egypt the are making money they are selling it for $75.
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I wouldnt go for this one. No way they paid 325 for it. looks like a nice egyptian hookah, but its not new.. check out hookah-shisha.com. right now they are having a big birthday sale, 20% off nammor hookahs!
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Old April 19th, 2010, 03:35 PM
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Looks like a good deal to me
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I wouldnt go for this one. No way they paid 325 for it. looks like a nice egyptian hookah, but its not new.. check out hookah-shisha.com. right now they are having a big birthday sale, 20% off nammor hookahs!

yes, very cheap prices right now, there Nammor Azizi 22" i think is going for $55 with the discount. also many other good prices! act now, im not sure how long the sale is for!
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