The first hookah I ever bought I got from one of the mediterranean shops you can find in most cities. It cost me $ 59.95. I thought I got a great deal.
You can imagine my surprise when I found the same hookah (in a different color) on eBay a couple of weeks later for $ 12.00. I was not so much surprised as mad. It's easy to pay way too much when you aren't familiar with hookahs. It makes it easier to overspend if you are buying on emotion and there aren't many places in your town that have hookahs for sale.
Later, I found out that most of these shops get their hookahs from sellers on eBay because the price just CANNOT be beat. After getting reamed on my first hookah purchase, I've only bought hookahs and hookah accesories over ebay. And, although it takes a couple of days to get it, the money saved is well worth it.
Since I consider myself quite a master of buying hookahs on ebay, I've created a guide for all of you out there to find a good hookah for yourself on ebay.
When looking for a hookah, make sure to look for these traits:
1. Less than $ 10 for Buy It Now (No waiting around and bidding for days)
2. Have photos of the actual hookah
3. Are reputable sellers
4. Includes everything you need: Hoses, grates, clay tops, and the product isn't used or defective.
So with that, I send you out to go and get your own hookah. Make sure to follow the rules and tips outlined here and you'll be just fine.