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Old August 6th, 2008, 01:17 AM
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So I am planning to acquire a second hookah. I'm going for about 20" (a good size for where I live) and have already selected one online and need only make the purchase. My problem is that I have discovered a Mediterranean store five minutes from my house which sells hookahs and accessories as well as regional food and the like. So I saw a hookah there which is very similar to the one I want to get online, and a similar price (if you include the shipping). I think to myself here I can look at the product before buying it, but the hookahs available are vague in style and I can't really tell what make most of them are. Should I go with the hookah that I can see and touch but is nondescript or go with the online option and buy something with a brand name and forum support? Any advice would be most helpful.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 01:58 AM
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I always try and support the locals if possible, especially if this is your second hookah. However, I would check the hookah out before buying it and make sure the quality is up to par with your standards. If you're going for a brand name, it should say on the hookah, so keep an eye out for that... if you don't like what you see buy online!
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Old August 6th, 2008, 06:22 AM
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It depends, go visit the retailer and ask questions. If they don't know or won't answer, then I would say go for the online retailer. Normally if they list it as "such-n-such" then it will be that. Not saying that the local won't be any good - I've gotten killer deals on shisha locally and the vendor knew little to nothing about it.
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