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Well I figured that I would start my own thread on this for two reason. 1. to get everybody talking about what they ordered recently, and 2. Because I changed my order from hookahset.com to medwakh.com.

I needed to order coals so I I figured I would try new stuff. I placed an order at Medwakh.com for a kilo of coco Jamra's, a tin each of Othmani baklava, Turkish coffee and double apple because I'm still searching for that great double apple that tastes strongly like star anise, but not like black licorice. I know it's out there because that was my first shisha, but they don't sell it here in the states. Anyway I digress.

The Good:

Placing the order with medwakh.com was awesome and when you click on their link to facebook, a 10% discount gets automatically added to your cart.

They also carry Nirvana brand Shisha which is good to know for when I'm ready to try that very strong tobacco.

Their shipping is very reasonable, like with social smoke, it's only $6.95 for everything that I added to my cart. Which brings me to:

The Bad:

I tried placing an order with hookahset.com yesterday and the shipping said $6.95. GREAT!!! I placed my order for the coco mazaya, a tin of platinum Bahrain apple Tangiers cane mint and about 5 other Al Fakher flavors to try.

Well, they don't have the Tangiers cane mint, so I changed it to Maraschino Cherry but they also wanted to charge me $23.50 for shipping and the order was only $35.

The kicker is that they are in Jersey and so am I. So I canceled the order, told them to go F&^% themselves an placed the order with Medwakh.com

The Ugly:

I was really looking forward to trying the coco mazaya, but it seems I'm not going to be able to try them right now until I find a reputable company to order from that does NOT charge an arm and a leg for shipping.

I guess this is what happens to me when I try to deviate from Social Smoke. They are a great company to order from, no hassles, shipping is always $5.95 and it's free with an order of $75 or more. They have great flavors and their personal hand holding is great, specially for somebody like me that still considers himself a newbie.

So where can I order the coco mazaya from? Where do you guys order from? Everybody else charges about $12 for shipping but I don't need to place a large order right now, so it's not worth it for me to pay that much for shipping.

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Yea hookah-shisha is great for big orders. I just stock up a few times a year lol I go for the free hookahs as well Wolf Den! They aren't the best but they are decent starter hookahs. Free shipping isn't an option for me so I get those instead and honestly you can probably sell them for the same price as your shipping cost anyway.

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I always order from Hookah-Shisha. But I always make sure to order enough to either get free shipping or get a free Mya Gelato. I have several Gelatos now (I give a lot away to friends who are into smoking) that I’m keeping so I have been going with free shipping now. It doesn’t really take that much to get up to $100.

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i'm with the hooligan - hookah-shisha.com has nearly everything you'd ever want. sure, they don't have something girlie or othmani, but i would call both of them lesser-known brands. i will be placing occasional orders from hookahjohn.com now as well - i love the 448 pc home lounge coal box, and it's still cheaper than coco naras with shipping - but hs has a much larger inventory.

have you ever thought about getting together with some friends and place a bulk order to save on shipping? i used to do this all the time with a buddy of mine, especially on social smoke black friday deals.

That's a great idea, but i don't have any friends that smoke often close by. The ones that smoke and can do bulk order live too far to make the savings worthwhile.

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I've heard nothing but bad things about hookah set. So many horror stories of then sending the wrong stuff and refusing to fix things. I've always shopped with hookah-shisha and always will, they have the biggest selection and even though their prices are higher, they do price matching, and their customer service is out of this world. If you ever have an issue they are more than willing to replace the products or give you store credit. Great people over there.

I know people who order from medwakh though and they've had no complaints, so I'm sure your order will be fine =) Just stay away from hookah set.

Hookah-shisha also has an unreal shipping rate as well. But I can deal with it only when i place a large order to make it worth while. Right now i love social smoke very much to place a large order of stuff i don't know. I do want to expand my palate and explore different flavors and brands, so I'll probably order from hookah-shisha or hookahjohn.com

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Bulk orders are great, I used to do that too when I lived in the US and had friends who smoked too. Saved so much on shipping that way. But now I live here and don't have any friends who smoke =(

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i'm with the hooligan - hookah-shisha.com has nearly everything you'd ever want. sure, they don't have something girlie or othmani, but i would call both of them lesser-known brands. i will be placing occasional orders from hookahjohn.com now as well - i love the 448 pc home lounge coal box, and it's still cheaper than coco naras with shipping - but hs has a much larger inventory.

have you ever thought about getting together with some friends and place a bulk order to save on shipping? i used to do this all the time with a buddy of mine, especially on social smoke black friday deals.

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How were they price wise and shipping?

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Prices are decent and the shipping is only $6.95. Great turn around time as well, got my order via UPS a day early.

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How long does it take for you to get an order from the US?

 

About a week with USPS usually. Not too bad. Sometimes it can take up to 3 weeks though if they decide to just let it sit around in customs for a while, but that doesn't happen often.

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Yea, its pretty dumb how outdated the tobacco laws are here. And how greedy the government is with money. Sending money of any kind across any border is complicated. Its horrible how hard it is to just send things to your own family.

How long does it take for you to get an order from the US?

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oh wow... that's interesting, but I just can't believer there's so much of a hassle for simple tobacco. it's not like you are smuggling cigarettes or anything like that. sounds like the Customs in the Dominican Republic, except that they used to open every single box that came through and would unwrap presents and everything even in front of you. If it was letters with money orders forget it because you would never see it. It' was all a mess, but my friend told me they did away with that and tore down that place. He didn't tell me how they handle it now.

I usually just send my family some money through western union instead of having them to jump through hoops to get a package.

 

Yea, its pretty dumb how outdated the tobacco laws are here. And how greedy the government is with money. Sending money of any kind across any border is complicated. Its horrible how hard it is to just send things to your own family.

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Yea, the limit is zero lol Well, technically, I can order as much as I want, but when the package goes through customs at the border they process each and every box, reading the customs label which lists whats in the package, if it gets flagged then they will open it up. But usually what will happen is that if they catch one with tobacco, they'll tax it so much that you will either just send it back or give them the money, otherwise, no package for you. Basically, the less you order, the less your chances are of getting nabbed because they might not notice. Thats why I try not to have more than 250 grams in each order.

 

If you are driving across the border and have been visiting the US for 48 hours or longer, you're permitted to bring back up to 250 grams without getting taxed. aka "duty free". I think thats why they are some what lenient when it comes to packages with small amounts, because its at or under their limit for other purposes.

oh wow... that's interesting, but I just can't believer there's so much of a hassle for simple tobacco. it's not like you are smuggling cigarettes or anything like that. sounds like the Customs in the Dominican Republic, except that they used to open every single box that came through and would unwrap presents and everything even in front of you. If it was letters with money orders forget it because you would never see it. It' was all a mess, but my friend told me they did away with that and tore down that place. He didn't tell me how they handle it now.

I usually just send my family some money through western union instead of having them to jump through hoops to get a package.

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I used it with the lotus once, but I think I had the coals on too long and they died out too quickly.  I'll probably try it again tonight since I have a long ass night ahead of me, and a 5 hour session might cover it.

 

Awesome, let me know how it works out. =)

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Oh lol Then it will definitely solve my problem. Have you used it with the lotus? I know a lot of people like that combo.

 

Man I really want to pick up some Tangiers but I'm so paranoid of it getting taxed and then I have to either send it back or pay however much money. Why can't they have smaller packs of it =(

I used it with the lotus once, but I think I had the coals on too long and they died out too quickly.  I'll probably try it again tonight since I have a long ass night ahead of me, and a 5 hour session might cover it.

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So there's a limit of the amount of tobacco you can order to Canada?

 

Yea, the limit is zero lol Well, technically, I can order as much as I want, but when the package goes through customs at the border they process each and every box, reading the customs label which lists whats in the package, if it gets flagged then they will open it up. But usually what will happen is that if they catch one with tobacco, they'll tax it so much that you will either just send it back or give them the money, otherwise, no package for you. Basically, the less you order, the less your chances are of getting nabbed because they might not notice. Thats why I try not to have more than 250 grams in each order.

 

If you are driving across the border and have been visiting the US for 48 hours or longer, you're permitted to bring back up to 250 grams without getting taxed. aka "duty free". I think thats why they are some what lenient when it comes to packages with small amounts, because its at or under their limit for other purposes.

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Oh lol Then it will definitely solve my problem. Have you used it with the lotus? I know a lot of people like that combo.

 

Man I really want to pick up some Tangiers but I'm so paranoid of it getting taxed and then I have to either send it back or pay however much money. Why can't they have smaller packs of it =(

So there's a limit of the amount of tobacco you can order to Canada?

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I'd guess around 30-35 g, actually.  It's a sizable bowl.

 

Oh lol Then it will definitely solve my problem. Have you used it with the lotus? I know a lot of people like that combo.

 

Man I really want to pick up some Tangiers but I'm so paranoid of it getting taxed and then I have to either send it back or pay however much money. Why can't they have smaller packs of it =(

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Damn! About how much does it hold of, say, AF? Or anything that is fluff packed. Im guessing around 25-30 grams, right? I love my alien mini but I hate that the flavor dies out before the coals are done, it makes me feel like I'm wasting coals lol The flavor dies out around the 1 hour mark but the coals keep going for another half hour after that, at least with my lotus. I'm hoping a bigger bowl will solve that problem.

I'd guess around 30-35 g, actually.  It's a sizable bowl.

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I just got that same harmony bowl. works like a champ and lasts freaking forever, especially with tangiers (I got 4 hours out of it, and when I cleaned it out there was still some left!).

 

Damn! About how much does it hold of, say, AF? Or anything that is fluff packed. Im guessing around 25-30 grams, right? I love my alien mini but I hate that the flavor dies out before the coals are done, it makes me feel like I'm wasting coals lol The flavor dies out around the 1 hour mark but the coals keep going for another half hour after that, at least with my lotus. I'm hoping a bigger bowl will solve that problem.

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I'm placing a semi-big order with hookah-shisha tonight, here's what I'm getting(subject to change lol):

- 112 piece box of MYA Genie Coco Coals (anyone tried them? I'm not sure)

- Raspberry Decloud Shisha Fruits (saw a review, now I'm curious lol)

- Mint Decloud Shisha Fruits

- Cuban Mojito Fantasia Steam Stones (someone requested I review them)

- Fumari Citrus Tea

- Social Smoke Cola

- Pink Lemonade Beamer Gel Drops (another request from a viewer/reader of mine)

- Tropicool Starbuzz Steam Stones

- Metallic Harmony Bowl (cant wait for this!)

- New base for one of my hookahs

- New base brush

Anyone have any suggestions or thoughts? I'm not totally sure about the cola social smoke, I cannot decide on a flavor to save my life. I wish I could just get more but I'm already risking it getting the 200g of tobacco.

I just got that same harmony bowl. works like a champ and lasts freaking forever, especially with tangiers (I got 4 hours out of it, and when I cleaned it out there was still some left!).

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I'm placing a semi-big order with hookah-shisha tonight, here's what I'm getting(subject to change lol):

 

- 112 piece box of MYA Genie Coco Coals (anyone tried them? I'm not sure)

- Raspberry Decloud Shisha Fruits (saw a review, now I'm curious lol)

- Mint Decloud Shisha Fruits

- Cuban Mojito Fantasia Steam Stones (someone requested I review them)

- Fumari Citrus Tea

- Social Smoke Cola

- Pink Lemonade Beamer Gel Drops (another request from a viewer/reader of mine)

- Tropicool Starbuzz Steam Stones

- Metallic Harmony Bowl (cant wait for this!)

- New base for one of my hookahs

- New base brush

 

Anyone have any suggestions or thoughts? I'm not totally sure about the cola social smoke, I cannot decide on a flavor to save my life. I wish I could just get more but I'm already risking it getting the 200g of tobacco.

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Now that I've experienced two out of three flavors from othmani, i should mention that because of the very strong flavors, it ghosts A LOT!!!!!! I'm glad that i used my cheapo washable house with it both times. The ghosting is really, really strong. Like even the base smelled of othmani very strongly, so i had to really scrub the whole hookah really well. Now with that said, the othmani shisha is totally worth the ghosting, and i will definitely continue to smoke it. :)

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Yea I'm stoked to try it. I love coffee but havent really found a coffee shisha that's strong and on point with the flavor

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Nice. I'm gonna check it out. Maybe put in an order.

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Yeah just placing an order of their Turkish coffee will be worth it. I know you are going to like it.

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Nice. I'm gonna check it out. Maybe put in an order.

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