$300 Beaker Bong.. is it worth it?

min0r

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Recently purchased a new piece of glass, costed me $295, i'm thinking it'll be worth it. i'd just like to get some other opinions on the piece.
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reallybigjesusfreak

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HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA YOU PAID HOW MUCH???? HAHAHAHAHAH

you can pick up an identical beaker on DHgate for 20 bucks. You can go down to the smoke shop owned by the arabs and pay 35 dollars for it. YOu can go to a college town head shop and pay 75 for that.

how the fuck did you get charged 295 for a plain ol' beaker bong? Looks like it was blown in china and sent to the US for "assembly" and decal application.

damn man :(
 

min0r

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HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA YOU PAID HOW MUCH???? HAHAHAHAHAH

you can pick up an identical beaker on DHgate for 20 bucks. You can go down to the smoke shop owned by the arabs and pay 35 dollars for it. YOu can go to a college town head shop and pay 75 for that.

how the fuck did you get charged 295 for a plain ol' beaker bong? Looks like it was blown in china and sent to the US for "assembly" and decal application.

damn man :(
it's blown in cali. i looked everywhere for an identical bong, or atleast something that looks something like it and couldn't find it anywhere. i insisted on getting that charcoal color, i've also heard nothing but good words about USTUBES.

Say hello to $19.95

but they look nothing alike, i'd rather spend $300 on a piece of glass that i'd absolutely adore, then $19 on a piece of glass that i'd be embarrassed to smoke out of.
 

Thundercat

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I almost commented on this last night because it seemed high at first.

But after looking into the company a little, it seems like they might actually be american made. Which if that is, in fact, true(many companies import glass and the put labels on and call them american made) the price is not as bad. If he is supporting a Cali company, that seems to put real work into making a quality product, then more power to him.

Those cheap imports don't compare in quality, and usually even as simple as a beaker tube, they don't compare on function.
 

Porky101

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it's blown in cali. i looked everywhere for an identical bong, or atleast something that looks something like it and couldn't find it anywhere. i insisted on getting that charcoal color, i've also heard nothing but good words about USTUBES.


but they look nothing alike, i'd rather spend $300 on a piece of glass that i'd absolutely adore, then $19 on a piece of glass that i'd be embarrassed to smoke out of.
I dab out of a 100$ dab rig using a $100 dollar bong. I look like a crack addict, but I really dont care, im just happy I got my weed:)
 
it's blown in cali. i looked everywhere for an identical bong, or atleast something that looks something like it and couldn't find it anywhere. i insisted on getting that charcoal color, i've also heard nothing but good words about USTUBES.


but they look nothing alike, i'd rather spend $300 on a piece of glass that i'd absolutely adore, then $19 on a piece of glass that i'd be embarrassed to smoke out of.
They are just trying to say you overpaid. Though, if you love the piece having already paid; you did not overpay. Enjoy your piece but be vigilant for better deals on the next one bongsmilie
 

olafthegreen

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What it's worth to you is totally individual.

Supporting a local artisan and enjoying the craftsmanship over countless years means it's price per hit is totally inconsequential.

Just don't get so baked you smash it. bongsmilie
 

guitarguy10

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$295 ? What could possibly make that worth it?

I bought a 9mm bong (which is crazy thick, heavy and almost impossible to break) for less then $100 and that was still pricey to me, just spent it cuz I break bongs far too often and it makes a *little bit* of sense to spend more money on a very thick glassed bong.

I don't know what could possibly make a $295 price take worth it for any bong, these bong manufacturers must be laughing all the way to the bank at all the suckers whose wallets they can empty.

Sorry for being harsh but damn you could have bought a basically equivalent bong for $20-$60 and had all that money left to buy I dunno .. an ounce of weed or something?

If you like it though meh it's your money. Just don't drop that sucker.
 

TacoMac

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but they look nothing alike, i'd rather spend $300 on a piece of glass that i'd absolutely adore, then $19 on a piece of glass that i'd be embarrassed to smoke out of.
They're nearly identical.

Same shape, same height, same everything except the color. The U.S. Made one is 1mm thicker, that's about it.

For 19.95, I'll buy 3 of them just in case I get so stoned I drop one out my bedroom window and it falls 30 feet and breaks.

I'll still come out 240 dollars cheaper.
 

min0r

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I almost commented on this last night because it seemed high at first.

But after looking into the company a little, it seems like they might actually be american made. Which if that is, in fact, true(many companies import glass and the put labels on and call them american made) the price is not as bad. If he is supporting a Cali company, that seems to put real work into making a quality product, then more power to him.

Those cheap imports don't compare in quality, and usually even as simple as a beaker tube, they don't compare on function.
i'm looking for fantastic function, i know i'll get it with ustubes.
i appreciate you looking into the brand instead of butchering me for wasting money.

I dab out of a 100$ dab rig using a $100 dollar bong. I look like a crack addict, but I really dont care, im just happy I got my weed:)
it's personal preference, some people have dignity, some don't.

20 bucks max for a bong like that tbh
you're not getting an american made bong, with as high of quality of function with $20 though.

You shoulda went to grasscity you coulda got a bong a dab rig and assorted bowls and pipes for $300
id rather get one really nice piece that i can use as a daily driver. no need for all that glass laying around.

They are just trying to say you overpaid. Though, if you love the piece having already paid; you did not overpay. Enjoy your piece but be vigilant for better deals on the next one bongsmilie
understandable that they may think that by a glance of the bong & the price, i don't think i overpaid too much, it's not some china glass that's gonna break on me tomorrow. it's american made, from cali. everyone of the people blowing glass there have 10+ years of experience with blowing glass/pieces. i wouldn't have paid the price i did if i didn't know that the quality will be the best of the best.

What it's worth to you is totally individual.

Supporting a local artisan and enjoying the craftsmanship over countless years means it's price per hit is totally inconsequential.

Just don't get so baked you smash it. bongsmilie
Yes it’s definitely worth it if you like it and it’s what you want.
good answers, appreciate you guys not scorching me for making impulsive purchases.

They're nearly identical.

Same shape, same height, same everything except the color. The U.S. Made one is 1mm thicker, that's about it.

For 19.95, I'll buy 3 of them just in case I get so stoned I drop one out my bedroom window and it falls 30 feet and breaks.

I'll still come out 240 dollars cheaper.
yours will break if it falls off the table, mine won't. yours will have worse function, mine won't. not to mention i really do think that those look hideous. have fun with your china glass.
 

TacoMac

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i treat treat myself well, it makes me a better person.
Actually, no it doesn't. It makes you wonder why you have no money when you actually really need it.

Why would anybody in their right mind buy something that costs 1,379% more money for the same exact job?

As an example, let's take a typical dinner at a decent restaurant. A good steak at Ruth's Chris will run you 50 bucks. It's a damn good steak.

Now imagine paying 690 dollars for a fucking steak. Do you really think it's going to be that much better?

No. Of course not. Not a snowball's chance in hell.

It's a fucking pipe. It's a round piece of glass with a bowl on it you suck air through. They're the same exact size and shape. You really think it's going to be that much better?

Of course it wont.

But you'll get to brag about all the money you spent on it...and as everybody files out the door to go home, they'll talk about what kind of an idiot pays 300 bucks for the same pipe they bought for 20?

Then of course they'll say, "Probably the same idiot that paid 690 dollars for the same steak I bought for 50."
 

min0r

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Actually, no it doesn't. It makes you wonder why you have no money when you actually really need it.
Why would anybody in their right mind buy something that costs 1,379% more money for the same exact job?
As an example, let's take a typical dinner at a decent restaurant. A good steak at Ruth's Chris will run you 50 bucks. It's a damn good steak.
Now imagine paying 690 dollars for a fucking steak. Do you really think it's going to be that much better?
No. Of course not. Not a snowball's chance in hell.
It's a fucking pipe. It's a round piece of glass with a bowl on it you suck air through. They're the same exact size and shape. You really think it's going to be that much better?
Of course it wont.
But you'll get to brag about all the money you spent on it...and as everybody files out the door to go home, they'll talk about what kind of an idiot pays 300 bucks for the same pipe they bought for 20?
Then of course they'll say, "Probably the same idiot that paid 690 dollars for the same steak I bought for 50."
i think that you're just customed to not spending alot money for quality, and that's ok. some people perfer garbage products.
i don't understand how you're so upset about ME, MYSELF spending MY money to purchase a piece of glass. it's not even like i took it from the government or something.
you've gotta get over yourself man. now, write me another essay.
 
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