$300 Beaker Bong.. is it worth it?

min0r

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Great question @reallybigjesusfreak -- I love bong hits especially from a clean bong and I find the beaker bong with ice pinch doesn't clean like my tube does. I can run my bottle brush down the tube and be good-to-go in seconds.



For cleaning the beaker bong with that ice pinch I find myself using alcohol and salt, drop of soap, maybe some rice. Messy. I hear some say they can clean with flexible brushes through the pinch but I haven't seen anyone do it.

Here are my two:

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mine has stayed really clean with only 90% iso and salt every week or so. only finger prints/water stains that get rinsed right off, aside from that just like new. i at one point had to use an old toothbrush for a piece of resin that was caught up, but that came out fast.
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Leef

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I love all the glass. Clean clear straight glass is what I love most.
I replaced the one on the right with the one on the floor after dropping it on a ceramic sink.
I pulled it back out of the garbage and glued the bottom back on. That was over a year ago. It gets the most use, several times daily.
Got about $150 into this collection. The beaker bottom is my favorite.
They clean to new with a stopper in the little hole and coarse salt and alcohol shake. I couldnt find one without those silly ice pinchers.

PUFF PUFF COUGH COUGH bongsmilie

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Leef

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mine has stayed really clean with only 90% iso and salt every week or so. only finger prints/water stains that get rinsed right off, aside from that just like new. i at one point had to use an old toothbrush for a piece of resin that was caught up, but that came out fast.
Yup yup yup easy clean, just dont drop shaking.IMG_0350.JPG

Best 10-15 dollars spent for keeping bong clean...ashcatchers rock
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myvoy

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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 the US Tubes would be equivalent Ruth's steak or Bones and some of the outrageous heady glass to maybe Kobe steaks. Some of the cheaper can equate to Sizzlers( not sure if they are still around). Enjoy what makes you happy..... If you like it, I love it
 

Mass Medicinals

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lol so many pictures on this page, its loading like we're on a dial-up modem (#longlive14.4kb!!!).

Who hasn't overpaid for a glass piece. Just be careful with it. Nothing hurts more than breaking an expensive piece
 

.Smoke

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I got lucky on my first bong purchase.
A local tobacco store didn't know what they had and I picked this up for $65 a week ago.
Diamond Glass 13" beaker -w- shower head percolator
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Bhopkins1311

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Hey anyone who uses DHgate I’d be weary, I was doing some reading and those arnt even safe to smoke out of and have lead. I don’t know if your in Dallas but I found a new head shop. Paid under 100$ for these bongs and there thick and the glass seems as nice as the name brand. But question- why would you pay so much for a bong without Percs?
 

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Thundercat

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Hey anyone who uses DHgate I’d be weary, I was doing some reading and those arnt even safe to smoke out of and have lead. I don’t know if your in Dallas but I found a new head shop. Paid under 100$ for these bongs and there thick and the glass seems as nice as the name brand. But question- why would you pay so much for a bong without Percs?
Just so you can be informed. Those bongs you bought at the head shop for less the $100 are the exact same scketchy import glass that is sold on dhgate. That is why the stores can sell it to you for under $100.

As a glass blower I work with stores all over the US and am saying this from first hand knowledge of the industry and practices not speculation.
 

Bhopkins1311

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Just so you can be informed. Those bongs you bought at the head shop for less the $100 are the exact same scketchy import glass that is sold on dhgate. That is why the stores can sell it to you for under $100.

As a glass blower I work with stores all over the US and am saying this from first hand knowledge of the industry and practices not speculation.
Thank you for telling me. How can I tell the different between good glass and not good glass. I thought it was about the thickness and my new one is a beast.
 

Thundercat

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Thank you for telling me. How can I tell the different between good glass and not good glass. I thought it was about the thickness and my new one is a beast.
Sadly it’s very challenging some times and can take some due diligence. Specific styles, brands, certain colors, and some construction techniques. Some times imports are thinner, usually there will be welds that aren’t as cosmetically cleaned up and esthetically pleasing.

I always ask shop owners for locally made glass if possible. Many companies here in the US import foreign glass and then put a shiny bake on label with their name and/or made in America on it and resell it for 40x what they paid as their product. I’ve seen it countless times. The EXACT same glass on shelves almost next to each other with 2 different “American” company labels on them.
 

Lockedin

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IMHO
"Good Glass" is subjective. $295 for a bong seems high to me, but if the owner enjoys it, then it was worth it.

I recently broke a nice $150 beaker. Sad day - I really liked that bong.
Replaced it with a $40 honeycomb perc - It's not a conversation piece, but works - and I won't cry when I drop this one...
 
$109 for an inline perc chamber, as well as a 6-arm tree percolator. I think it's pretty good, and there's a discount of 15%.And I think to buy your favorite and suitable bong.$300 I think it is not worth it, because she also does not use a lot of special features, just a straight tube.

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MICHI-CAN

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Colored glass is pricey and warrants most of its cost. Quality craftsmanship is priceless. Clear glass a $2/#. No. $20-30 disposable and add ons if I want high tech cleaning when done. Just an old school bong lover. Point I'm at now.

Peace.
 

Doug Dawson

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This has been an interesting thread. I personally would not spend $300 on a bong but I am not really a bong fan. In the end if the OP is happy than that's all that matters. I bought HLG lights, could have gotten cheaper but I thought it was worth the investment. It is nice to support local business.
 
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