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Old April 26th, 2008, 03:38 PM
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Default Nakhla and online vendors

Hey I'm just curious why online vendors mark up nakhla so high or maybe im just wrong. Around here ( queens ny ) i could buy nakhla for 5$ max 3$ the cheapest for a 250g and to my understanding the nakhla distributor is in CA so why is it marked up higher online then in cornerstores and grocery stores here?

and if any vendors here your more than welcomed to reply
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Old April 26th, 2008, 03:49 PM
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I would think it's because every other company gouges on their shisha prices so why wouldn't online vendors? Even at the prices that they are charging Nakhla is probably the least expensive shisha. If you don't have a store around you wouldn't know you were getting poked. The one place online that had Nakhla for $4.99 for 250 G no longer exists. A bummer indeed.
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Old April 26th, 2008, 03:56 PM
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not to be a dick in giving you this anser, but its because they can.

People still buy it from them. I would rather pay a little more (and save on shipping) and still support the brick and mortar places, they'll be there for you when you need something ASAP.
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Actually around here I buy Nakhla for pretty much the same as online prices are. So the only thing I cut out is shipping. 5.99 regular and 8.99 for the Sherazade. I see as low as 5.25 for the regular flavors online. Now that's just the 250gr box prices. I would imagine online pricing is great for those who have no local shops or Arabic markets(like I do) near them to compare it to.

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Old April 26th, 2008, 04:15 PM
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yeah. not everyone can take a drive to their local shop and pick up stuff, thats what online retailers take advantage of (when they overprice)
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I've never bought it online because it's pretty common in the shops.Ussual price is $6.99 for reg. ,el besha and fahkfahina and $8.99 for sheharazade
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it's funny you brang up this topic, someone was just in the store (we are in CA) and he mentioned that he saw it in Michigan for $4.99. I told him that's less than what I paid wholesale.
He then went on (to change the subject) stocked up about 40 of them to take to Canada and customs took them away from him. In Canada they can go for $40!!!!
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Luckily we have some of the better vendors at our doorstep here. And you have to look at it in bulk. If you buy in bulk you actually save a lot of money in the long run. AF at my local shop is $14 for a regular 250gr. Our vendors, like ******* for instance, are at $10 a 250. So if I buy 2 or more I start saving money. And that's not even taking into account some vendors forum discounts. And yes I realize this was about Nakhla but AF was the best example I could come up with.
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Luckily we have some of the better vendors at our doorstep here. And you have to look at it in bulk. If you buy in bulk you actually save a lot of money in the long run. AF at my local shop is $14 for a regular 250gr. Our vendors, like ******* for instance, are at $10 a 250. So if I buy 2 or more I start saving money. And that's not even taking into account some vendors forum discounts. And yes I realize this was about Nakhla but AF was the best example I could come up with.
Well yea , it makes sence to buy online when local is more expensive. For me AF is 12$ so I usually buy it online for 10.
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I have a place here I can get it for $4 for 250, but I have to drive over that way to buy it. Most times you can find good prices online, that outweigh the cost in gas for my gas guzzling jeep!
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