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Old May 23rd, 2010, 11:36 AM
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From time to time, I search through ebays hookah listings to see if I can find any decent deals. It's a good way to by small accessories without having to pay exorbinant shipping fees.

For the hell of it, I searched Nammor. Now normally no Nammor products are listed...but today there was an Azizi 22" hookah.

Now, I have to ask you, how stupid does this person think that the average consumer is? Hookah-shisha the manufacturer of this product currently is selling this hookah for 68.95, while this person decided to list the same pipe like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/22-Nammor-Azizi-...item3a5b2cbbb8

Naturally, I sent this person a message linking the Nammor hookah on HS and asked them how they expected to sell a USED hookah for more than a quality vendor sells the same product NEW.

Many of you will find this post pointless, I just had to vent this to a community that knows where Im coming from. Nothing bugs me more than someone trying to rip off uneducated consumers.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 11:46 AM
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Yeah haha, its 80$ with shipping brand new, and he's selling it 95$ with shipping used.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 12:06 PM
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Nice call brybry. Did he ever message u back?
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 12:06 PM
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Lol gg Ebay.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 01:25 PM
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There's a sucker born every minute, and there's no doubt that without the proper research, or a simple google search someone will buy it. Overpriced, used stuff sells on ebay every day.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 11:51 PM
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There's a sucker born every minute, and there's no doubt that without the proper research, or a simple google search someone will buy it. Overpriced, used stuff sells on ebay every day.
It is the nature of biz. Buy low sell high. Can't be mad at him, it most likely will sell. Happens every day, every second somewhere. How much do you think it costs to make a pair of nike shoes?
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Old May 24th, 2010, 12:39 AM
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people buy pumpkin hookahs everyday in new york city for 40 to 50 bucks cause they have no idea what they are doing. its kinda sad when a friend tells me they bought a new hookah for $50 and its a small pumpkin and there are no refunds when you try to get your money back. lmfaooo
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Old May 24th, 2010, 01:14 AM
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Idaho tobacco shops are terrible, they sell the worst hookahs ever.

They sell a $15 hookah that stands about 6 inches and the bowl holds like 5g. I can't imagine you get ANY smoke out of it.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 12:41 PM
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It is the nature of biz. Buy low sell high. Can't be mad at him, it most likely will sell. Happens every day, every second somewhere. How much do you think it costs to make a pair of nike shoes?

Im guessing that you didn't go to school for business. Buy Low, Sell High is true...when dealing in stocks, that you know....actually gain value. Last time I checked, Hookahs don't gain value after being used...

You're comparing Nike to some guy selling a used hookah on ebay?....Intelligent!
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Old May 24th, 2010, 12:44 PM
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Im guessing that you didn't go to school for business. Buy Low, Sell High is true...when dealing in stocks, that you know....actually gain value. Last time I checked, Hookahs don't gain value after being used...

You're comparing Nike to some guy selling a used hookah on ebay?....Intelligent!
He's not talking about it going up in value he's talking about getting suckers to pay much more than it's actually worth. Without the proper research someone will buy this
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Old May 24th, 2010, 01:19 PM
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plus the fact he is selling tobacco on ebay with it
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Old May 24th, 2010, 02:14 PM
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Im guessing that you didn't go to school for business. Buy Low, Sell High is true...when dealing in stocks, that you know....actually gain value. Last time I checked, Hookahs don't gain value after being used...

You're comparing Nike to some guy selling a used hookah on ebay?....Intelligent!
It costs nike between 3 and 10 $ to make a pair of those 200 dollar shoes you Love. If it is ok for them why not anybody. When selling whatever, the seller has the right to ask any price they wish. It is up to the buyer to chose what they are willing to pay. In that regard you sir can chose to purchase an over priced shisha or a grossly overpriced pair of shoes
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Old May 24th, 2010, 03:38 PM
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It costs nike between 3 and 10 $ to make a pair of those 200 dollar shoes you Love. If it is ok for them why not anybody. When selling whatever, the seller has the right to ask any price they wish. It is up to the buyer to chose what they are willing to pay. In that regard you sir can chose to purchase an over priced shisha or a grossly overpriced pair of shoes
Well, that's a little different though since Nike actually manufactures those shoes. This guy bought something online at retail price, used it, and is now trying to sell if for more than it originally cost him. Sure, it's his right to do so, but whether it's the right thing to do or not, is another question.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 03:42 PM
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Well, that's a little different though since Nike actually manufactures those shoes. This guy bought something online at retail price, used it, and is now trying to sell if for more than it originally cost him. Sure, it's his right to do so, but whether it's the right thing to do or not, is another question.
Thank you. And Nike outsources its manufacturing to third world countries, drastically decreasing its manufacturing costs...but I don't feel like getting into Economics in a hookah forum.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 03:56 PM
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Hey bry I'm not going to drag this out, so I extend the olive branch if for no other reason than civility and the fact that you appear to be a fan of the dark overlord Scott Sigler (as am I ).
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Old May 24th, 2010, 03:59 PM
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someone just listed 2 km's this weekend for $150 over what other vendors sell them for. so this is nothing compared to that.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Thank you. And Nike outsources its manufacturing to third world countries, drastically decreasing its manufacturing costs...but I don't feel like getting into Economics in a hookah forum.
It's Capitalism at its finest. I do support outsourcing in certain cases, but most of the time, outsourcing results in people in the 3rd world working in sweatshops. But yeah, we won't get into detailed Economics here...
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Old May 24th, 2010, 05:30 PM
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Can't blame him for trying to make some money but that's what ebay is all about.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 07:09 PM
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WOW. That's ebay for ya though!
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Old May 24th, 2010, 08:32 PM
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wow. if it came with other supply it would be a possible bargain( if new but its not). who ever buys it gets a loss i guess. good find thought
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Old June 8th, 2010, 02:54 AM
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Wow! how rude!
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Old June 8th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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Yep.. lots of ppl cant research stuff before they buy.. cant blame the guy selling.. you have to blame the buyer in that case.

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Old June 8th, 2010, 12:42 PM
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some people are just impulse buyers and peolpe take advantage of that
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Old June 8th, 2010, 12:55 PM
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Actually, thats a cheap price, the H-S price that is, for a good 22" hookah pipe. I should put that on my wish list. But to bad for the morons who buy it from ebay, do the research before you buy or you are gonna get screwed.
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Wow. Just wow...
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