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Old August 19th, 2007, 04:38 PM
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Default OPD & Smiley fall out

I went by www.sexyshisha.com figuring that since I hadn't been by lately I should to check and see if any new price increases had through lately. The opening page had this message "We are no longer associated with Smiley in anyway shape or form. Thank You" which I guess means that OPD & Smiley had a falling out. The site looks identical to what it did a month back so I guess that this spat must have recently happened. Also, no sign of OPD's new gator shisha or if it will run the $119 per 250g that Smiley thought he'd get for his stuff. Does this mean that the most expensive mu'essel known to man will only be available at his shop?
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Old August 20th, 2007, 12:57 PM
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Stick a fork in this smiley character and his tobacco its done. He had a decent product but that's it. Scary to say this is all hookah politics.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 02:51 PM
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I found it all rather bizarre...

Cant figure out what the desired end result was with it all.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 03:17 PM
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I think that the whole episode demonstrated the unbridled greed of OPD and Smiley was predicated upon the greater fool approach to marketing. It also showed that such programs don't work too well in this market. I view this as a very positive outcome as shows that shisha consumers aren't mere rubes to be exploited by hype and high prices combined with lousy marketing.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 04:12 PM
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yea, they lost some valuable allies in the hookah community.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 09:54 PM
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yea, they lost some valuable allies in the hookah community.
That's an understatement of the week...
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Old August 20th, 2007, 10:18 PM
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yea, they lost some valuable allies in the hookah community.
That's an understatement of the week...
do I get a prize?
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Old August 21st, 2007, 03:11 PM
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I view this as a very positive outcome as shows that shisha consumers aren't mere rubes to be exploited by hype and high prices combined with lousy marketing.
Yeah.... from what I read of OPD.... it sounded like he was thinking the market place were fools.

He kept chanting QUALITY! QUALITY!


not a peep about VALUE.
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