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Old July 24th, 2008, 07:10 AM
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I just started smoking hookah a few weeks ago. I got a small hookah, and it started rusting around the part that you put into the base. And judging by other posts, it's not too good. I am thinking about going to a smoke shop by my house, and getting a nice hookah, a more tall one.

I read someone post about smoke shops having knock offs, how can I be sure that I'm getting something quality and not crap?
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Old July 24th, 2008, 07:15 AM
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The only ones that I know of that rust so quickly are chinese no name brands.

You can tell if a hookah is fake by its characteristics.

check out
*************.com
hookahcompany.com

These hookahs are the real deal and you can tell if a hookah is a chinese hookah by it having a colored stem (like crazy colors like pink, blue, etc) or just feeling the material it has.

Honestly, I never trust smoke shops by me because they usually and always have knock off hookahs.

The only chinese brand I'd trust is MYA and you can tell if a hookah is a mya when "MYA" is stamped on the ashtray and stem (sometime the vase too).

After you look around online for a while, you will know what hookah is a quality one and which one isn;t just by merely looking at it.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 07:21 AM
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I've looked there, I'm just impatience. haha.


Thats the smoke shop in my area, the have a lot of hookahs that look the same, at least to me. can you take a look and see if they look like knock offs pleasE? and thanks for the fast reply!

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Old July 24th, 2008, 07:37 AM
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Hmm most of them are knock offs. But, it looks to me that some of them are MYA hookahs.

I am only able to see the "one hoses" option and the rest of them do not show.

These are the ones that are real (MYA):
1 hose options
Row 1: 1, 3, 5(NOT TOO SURE! But, make sure it has a MYA stamp on it)
Row 2 none
Row 3 none
Row 4 none

Now, I am not really sure. Some knock offs make good and realistic knock off MYAs so you never know.. The only way you can make sure is if, again, if there is "MYA" stamped on the stem or ashtray. A lot of them look like MYAs but they are models I've never seen before or aren;t on myasaray.com

Just buy online to be safe if ya want :P

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Old July 24th, 2008, 07:41 AM
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yeah, they've be upgrading the site. That amazes me that a store chain like that would sell so many knock offs >< I think I might buy online. thanks for the help.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 01:10 PM
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lol, anyone will sell knockoffs if they can sell. other than the good vendors who actually care about the hookah community.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 08:12 PM
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I'm about to go to the shop, to get some coals. Can you tell me what the MYA symbol looks like?
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Which shop?
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I'm about to go to the shop, to get some coals. Can you tell me what the MYA symbol looks like?
it says mya.
you'll see it if it's there
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Old July 25th, 2008, 03:36 AM
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Which shop?
Tony's, the link is up there, I got a hookah there. I think it's a real one, not a mya though.
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It got removed. Please do not post any links that lead to NHT related stuff
NHT= non hookah tobacco
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