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Old April 26th, 2010, 07:51 PM
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I recently made a purchase from H-S, which should be coming in the mail over the next few days (can't wait). Seems like one of the better sites out there to order from. After looking around various sites, shipping is so damn expensive. What is the best site for shipping charges on relatively small orders (under $50). I spent $10 shipping from H-S on a $40 order. Not awful, but I would have rather spent that $10 on some quality shisha....any recommendations?

P.S. I assume it's because hookah supplies (specifically shisha) carry some serious weight as to why not many (if any) companies give free shipping on smaller orders.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 07:56 PM
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your right,they do the flat rate so you can get more shisha and not have to pay for the weight,it ends up saving you money depending on what you get
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Old April 26th, 2010, 08:22 PM
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10 dollars is about the best you are gong to get for items with any significant weight. Some places will offer free shipping over certain dollar amounts or as special promotions but most of those as for a purchase of a good amount ($50+ is fairly common but it's often more)
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Old April 26th, 2010, 08:24 PM
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best bet is just to do big purchases to save
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Old April 26th, 2010, 09:42 PM
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well if you spent 10 bucks on shipping and your total was over 50... yous hould just buy from socialsmoke.com cuz 50+ will get you free shipping. this way you could have put that 10 bucks to good use
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Old April 26th, 2010, 09:49 PM
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yeah i usually wait till my order is going to be a hundred or more because shipping is more worth it then.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 02:23 AM
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Default Re: Shipping Charges

International shipping at a bigger order is about $70-$80, so don't worry about that $10

As the others already said, just look for the discounts at the sponsoring vendors, and wait untill you need a bigger supply, that way you can save money on the shipping.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 09:54 AM
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yeah i usually wait till my order is going to be a hundred or more because shipping is more worth it then.
Definitely a good idea! CollegeHookah and me put our orders together because we don't want to pay huge amounts for shipping!
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Old April 27th, 2010, 10:13 AM
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When I purchase hookah things or tobacco in Netherlands, the shipping price is always €6,70 till 10kg. 2x 250gr tobacco is €6,70, and a 50" hookah + a lot of shisha with a total weight of 9,9 kg is still €6,70.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 11:08 AM
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oh dude I forgot to mention if you order from social smoke, use the hookahpro coupon code. this way you can get 50 dollars worth of stuff for 42.50 AND free shipping. hot damn.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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hookahcompany has always done me right with shipping costs. i live in alaska and they have one of the fairest shipping prices out there.
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Check for vendors in your state, if you have any. I order from H-S and pay $10 shipping. The great thing about this is I get it the next day, so overnight shipping for $10 cant be beat. Im sure if you had any vendors in your state it would be the same.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 01:25 PM
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Some places do offer better prices on items than others but inflate the shipping charges beyond what it actually cost to ship ( they call it handling). I usually avoid ordering online unless I cannot find the item locally (i.e Vortex bowls) but you have to actually shop around and from more than one vendor, put the items in the cart and use the discount codes then compare prices. I also noticed some online vendors also have an "Ebay store" also where they sell the same items but give free shipping.
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