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Old November 29th, 2008, 07:31 AM
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Hi guys

I was searching for a shop that could deliver to the netherlands with "normal shipping rates". Besides that I dont use a credit card. So paypal have to be a payment method. Any recommendations would be great.

I hope that this section was the right place to ask this question
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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:13 PM
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I am just curious, how can you have a paypal account without a credit card?
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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:41 PM
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Buying/selling tobacco (or any other tobacco related products) on paypal is not allowed and will probably result in suspension of both of the transacting accounts.
I really dont see the point of not using your credit card (if you have one) on-line.

Anyway, thats not my issue, am just pointing out some things.
Up to now we (me and my friends in Cyprus,southern Europe) have had absolutelly perfect experience with hookah-shisha, hookah company and ******* hookah on international.
Expect shipping to be around $20 for every kilo of shisha you buy

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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:49 PM
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paypal policy prohibits transactions that violate applicable laws or industry regulations regarding the sale of (a) tobacco products, or (b) prescription drugs and devices

Which means, if you are of legal age, and tobacco is legal where you live, and you are buying from a legit vendor, and tobacco is legal where the vendor exists, Paypal would not mind

Source: http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr..._frame-outside
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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:54 PM
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Buying/selling tobacco (or any other tobacco related products) on paypal is not allowed and will probably result in suspension of both of the transacting accounts.
I really dont see the point of not using your credit card (if you have one) on-line.

Anyway, thats not my issue, am just pointing out some things.
Up to now we (me and my friends in Cyprus,southern Europe) have had absolutelly perfect experience with hookah-shisha, hookah company and ******* hookah on international.
Expect shipping to be around $20 for every kilo of shisha you buy
Why don't you order from the middle east etc. ? would it not be cheaper products & shipping? it seems like that would be an excellent score for living over there.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:55 PM
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It sounds a bit strange maybe, but I dont use/prefer a credit card. And created mine with a a bank account.

But thanks for clearance. I didnt know tobacco product were forbidden on paypal
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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:57 PM
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Why don't you order from the middle east etc. ? would it not be cheaper products & shipping? it seems like that would be an excellent score for living over there.
There are almost no online stores in the middle east for hookah.

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It sounds a bit strange maybe, but I dont use/prefer a credit card. And created mine with a a bank account.

But thanks for clearance. I didnt know tobacco product were forbidden on paypal
It is not forbidden, read my post above.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 11:43 PM
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but couldn't you get a contact for a brick and mortar store with some credibility? like a famous one or something? it seems ridiculous there isn't a distributor! What about Al Fahkar site?
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Old November 30th, 2008, 12:02 AM
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It is definitely forbidden to use paypal for tobacco products....I know first hand lol
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Old December 1st, 2008, 11:44 AM
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If it is it happened after Ebay bought them. All tobacco and firearms are verboten on Ebay but you can use Paypal to buy guns on that gun version of Ebay. I forget the name of it. I haven't had gun money in so long.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 02:17 PM
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Outside of the U.S. and a few big websites in Europa there really are not too many places to buy moassel stuff via mail order. All the shops I deal with in the Middle East only ship stuff to me because I am on good terms with the owners. Those shops don't take credit cards so I mail via express international post local currency in a registered envelope.

If you try and buy tobacco on ebay/paypal you have a very good chance of getting your account suspended and losing a bunch of money.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 10:11 PM
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On the phone with Paypal as we speak. I'll let everyone know what I find out regarding their tobacco policy.

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Old December 1st, 2008, 10:26 PM
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Default Re: International hookah shop recommendations?

Alright....got some good news for you guys. I spoke with Nick over at Paypal to help clarify some of the policies regarding the use of Paypal for tobacco purchases.

Paypal does not allow its services to be used for tobacco purchases made on Ebay (however this isn't really a problem as tobacco can't be purchased on ebay anyways).

Paypal can be used by vendors that directly imbed paypal into their business site. So *hint hint*, if we add Paypal to our shopping cart as a means of payment, than it is acceptable to use it.

Hope this helps you guys as much as it helps us!!

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Default Re: International hookah shop recommendations?

Thanks for the information Eugene, we have all been confused about the whole paypal thing and tobacco. So the clarification is good to know!
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Old December 1st, 2008, 10:32 PM
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No problem Buddy,

I got their rep to specifically say that our website is allowed by paypal policies to utilize paypals services for the sale of all our products through our website. Since that audio recording and the notes taken from our conversation have been added to our account, we should be all good to activate Paypal on our backend. NICE!!!

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I hope this mean that other vendors will add Pay-pal to their sites!

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