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Cheap, high-quality bubbler??

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Bleezy, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    I was experimenting (medicating).

    male 18mm x female 18mm adapter then:
    HYDROTUBE (made better seal)

    @Justpassedu told me about it.
    WORK's great was you improve the seal!

    PLAYING & CLEANING GLASS = CIVILIZED
     
  2. OldOyler

    OldOyler Fire it again. I can still find the ground.

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    Peace and sorry it took me so long!

    That was actually my retired piece, it had been donated to me.

    Good things to you friend!
     
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  3. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Does anyone know anything about this piece or the seller? Looks like a pretty nice (& cheap) piece. Anyone know of a function video? Can find vids of the piece this one is inspired by, but not this one.

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  4. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Do you have a D022?
    @Mr. Gweilo 420 do you have one?
    Maybe it's too old?
    I still use it!
    @CarolKing do you have your's still?
    Who has one?

    Pretty = CIVILIZED
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    @DDave your tubing that comes in you kit is the best!
    Today is TUESDAY = CIVILIZED
     
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  5. Dubekoms

    Dubekoms Member

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    I just want to share my experience with seller glassartist. About 2 months ago I placed an order with glassartist for 3 dabbucino's and a mini recycler. They were shipped in a timely manner and would have made it to my house in about a week. However, the package was never delivered and I assumed it was lost after a week or so of being "in transit" by USPS. I contacted USPS and they told me it was most likely lost and to file a claim which went nowhere since the package had no insurance on it. I thought I was screwed out of the pieces but contacted glassartist to see what could be done. I explained to him what happened and he said he would ship out another package. Awesome. I waited a week or so and asked for a tracking number. he responded with asking me to confirm my address. I thought it was weird that he would wait for me to ask about the package and that he waited a week without re-shipping the package, but it was not his fault the package was lost and I was thankful to be getting what I had already paid for. I confirmed that it was the correct address. He said he would ship it that day. a few days later I asked him for a tracking number and he said he would ship it that day. ughhh. ok whatever. About a week after that I asked him again for the tracking number. He said he would check into it and never got back to me. The next day I told him I need a tracking number or a refund. He told me he had already sent it and would get me the tracking number in one second. He never got back to me. a few days go by with no response from him, so I contacted dhgate to mediate the situation. after that Glassartist sent me a message asking to tell dhgate that the issue is resolved and he would send out the package. lol.

    Im not trying to throw Glassartist under the bus, as I'm sure plenty of people have had plenty of good experiences and pieces from him. I just wanted to relay the experience that I had with him. He was very unprofessional and flat out lied to me numerous times.
     
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  6. jl420

    jl420 Well-Known Member

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    I've bought quite a few bongs from DHgate and have had only a couple of issues. Mostly late shipping (waited almost 3 months for one recent delivery) but I find if you have a seller who is acting unprofessional file a claim with DHgate. I've done it with 2 sellers I no longer deal with and it gets the job done. Within days I get all sort of apologies and a "magic" new tracking number that actually tracks my order. I'm not looking for freebies all I want is what I paid for. If it's gonna take a month or two before it's deliverd than just say so. By getting bad reviews you can greatly impact their buisness and I always read the reviews on new sellers if I see too much bullshit going on I move on to the next seller. I've bought stuff before from glassartist and I never had any issues but I will think twice before giving him anymore of my buisness. Thanx Dubekoms for the heads-up...;)
     
  7. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    sunshine; steven FC; liberty; GB; kathy 57 and a few other have been OK.

    Remember lying is not a part of WESTERN CIVILIZATION. Other cultures encourage it!

    Be Careful the world is not ready completely!
     
  8. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info @Dubekoms
    We need to know who's going to give us a straight deal and who's going to jerk us around - otherwise we're just shooting in the dark.
    Seller called Glamorous is one I shall not be doing business with again.
    (I really hope that these sellers drop by here occasionally for some direct feedback.)
    Also, the situation appears to be fluid. One straight deal does not provide any long-term guarantees as to a seller's trustworthiness.
    Have an order in atm with new seller called Senyoglass420. No tracking info. A shot in the dark.


    :leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf:
     
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  9. tepictoton

    tepictoton Well-Known Member

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    I placed an order with headshop420. Have not seen any feedback here about them so I will update when I have some more news about them.

    And yes, one good transaction unfortunately does not mean anything.
     
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  10. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to mention... This came pretty fast, wrapped decent and in perfect condition. Really pretty piece. Hits like a fricken worthless paperweight. Top chamber water pulls down to the bottom every hit. Lame. But the seller is good, fast.
     
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  11. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    @SnidelyWhiplash - as you say it's a lovely looking piece - pity about the function.

    I
    've got a fab egg on order from the same vendor: senyoglass420, so I'm slightly reassured by your post.

    Not so much a shot in the dark anymore - more a shot in foggy twilight.

    The seller's carrying a bunch of nice glass actually, so I hope he makes it onto our 'trusted (within limits)' list.
    I'll keep you posted.


    :leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf:
     
  12. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    CHEAP is good when you do this:
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    UNCIVILIZED = ORDER ANOTHER ONE!
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    When you buy a MOUTHPIECE or HYDROTUBE you will need a 18mm male x 18mm female to keep from wobbling!

    It's cheap just get ready to be Macgyver:
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  13. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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    Hey buddy, hope you are well ☺ I never had a D022 but I did have the D020 and the D020W. The W got smashed but still have the D020. Pretty civilized! ☺
     
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  14. haladan

    haladan Member

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    I discovered DHgate during the holiday thanks to this thread and decided to order three pieces:
    D020D from Sunshine, FC-1000 from Steven and a took a chance on a 2 layer arm perc bubbler from an unknown here.

    The D020D arrived today.

    Ordered 01/04
    Shipped 01/05
    Delivered 01/13 in Canada

    My daily driver for the past 2.5 years has been the Sublimator with a DG fritted disk bubbler, so I was excited to try a new piece.

    Here are few comparison photos:

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    Function comparison:

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    Hi-res Gifv: https://gfycat.com/CheerfulSpeedyArctichare

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    Hi-res Gifv: https://gfycat.com/RemarkableIncompleteCarp

    Considering the price difference this is a wonderful piece of glass. Stellar service from sunshine store too. No defect that I could find, carefully packaged and shipped very quickly. A bit smaller than I thought, I think the FC-1000 will be the perfect fit.

    I can see myself using the D020D with my Mighty around the house or outside during Summer.

    Great little find, thanks FC.
     
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  15. herb forester

    herb forester Well-Known Member

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    I think people in the 'global west' lie just as much, but typically not straight to your face as is common in Chinese business and mercantilism. The difference is they (and their peers/colleagues) think it's perfectly ok to lie shamelessly and voraciously about an obvious untruth, at least until you aggressively call them on it and refuse to oblige. Even then they may stick to their lies, especially with regard to these online purchases where they already have your money and you've resorted to mediation from DHgate customer service.

    Stevenlmz79 is just that sort of vendor, and they effectively stole $$ from me as well as a friend I referred. He and his alter-ego Jane offer nice designs but they ship defective/broken/chipped items regularly and try to get away with it. My advice is always buy with a credit card that you can easily refuse charges on, and don't lose your right to refuse the shipment by participating in the DHgate dispute-resolution farce.
     
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  16. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    I'm very sorry to hear this!

    All my devices are from Steven. Never had any problems. Very good proeceeded devices. CS was top. Delivery quick, shipping costs very low and w/o custom/taxes in the EU. Have made 5 orders at Steven and all were going fine.
    But - shit happens everywhere.
     
  17. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    Stephen gets good reviews here - until now. Never used him but here's some feedback:

    Good deal from volcanee02 but it was only an adaptor.

    Two good deals from cleanclearglass. On one they sent the wrong (but a more expensive) piece.
    On being notified they immediately sent me the correct one, express, and told me to keep the wrong one.

    One good deal from paramountglass. @ramram , who bought an identical piece, was very happy #23277
    However, @Baron23 was not happy with CS #23332

    I cannot recommend glamorous. Had a poor deal and the offer of discount on my next order proved worthless.

    It's a roll of the dice - every time you order. Question is: is it worth it? And that's the question that started this thread off almost 5 years ago (we should celebrate in March).
    My answer is yes! For now.

    :leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf:
     
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  18. 063_XOBX

    063_XOBX Ganjapreneur

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    Just figured I'd drop in while were talking about vendors who have solid reps but are being shady/sketchy lately, according to a couple people over at /r/chinaglass Kathy0577 sent them broken pieces and then stopped selling the item instead of refunding/replacing.

    I also feel morally obligated to make the criticism that our perception that Asians/Easterners are "dishonest" as compared to Anglo/Westerners is probably ingrained into our minds from centuries of orientalism (book not art).
     
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  19. haladan

    haladan Member

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    I ordered a double perc arm bubbler from them. It should arrive tomorrow. Will post update and photos.
     
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  20. mandelbrod

    mandelbrod Well-Known Member

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    a week ago my order from sunshine DH gate arrived, lots of bubblewrap layer later i found my D 020d waterpiece, i was in love with the bubbles, its a treat and would definitely recommend it for vapor since it has lots of diffusion and a short travel path for the vaper to lose its 'freshness'. since this piece has passed the revue here quit often i don't see it necessary to post pics, you all have one by now ;)
    Now I am on the look out for a sweet 14mm reducer, but if you really think about it, aren't we all bubblers bubbling through live looking for that special 14 mm reducer in our lives? I might have been using it to much ;) ...
     
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  21. The Beagle

    The Beagle Butanist Bubblemaker

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    Just a quick feedback: received this last week, it's my first piece from dhgate. Shipping took around one month to the EU, packaging was excellent and everything was intact. There are some minor flaws, expecially regarding the weldings but the overall quality is excellent, the glass is clear and thick and the piece looks sturdy. The slits on the matrix perc are cut really clean and spaced evenly, I'm pretty impressed by it. The only thing that affects the function a bit is the slightly crooked downstem that doesn't make the perc fire evenly. Anyway I don't really like it as I prefer a bigger volume and to be able to see the vapor filling the can while I draw but the matrix downstem works great in my bigger bubbler. After this experience I will definitely order again from Steven, anyone has a suggestion for a bigger piece with a removable mouthpiece?
     
  22. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    There are ony two ones with removable mps FAIK. I love using the FC-UFO but dont know its big enough for you?
     
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  23. abcd5432

    abcd5432 Well-Known Member

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    In pure terms of quality I received from Kathy, that was the lowest quality vendor.
    Stephen has been good. I received one bad piece. I knew the piece was bad when I ordered as I stated here. I complained afterwards even though it was my fault, and Stephen gave me a 5% discount on my next order. Not much, but still, didn't have to do anything considering I was just being my typical whiny self.
     
  24. P.A.M.

    P.A.M. Vapo Rising

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    Anyone have experience with Collins on dhgate? I ordered Dec 31st and it says my order as not shipped yet ? And it says they have until on or before Feb 20h to ship it , Lol.. it was a good deal on the d-020 with the store coupon but...
     
  25. jl420

    jl420 Well-Known Member

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    That is one vendor (Kathy0577) I will not deal with again. I purchased a rig that took well over 2 months to arrive and it felt like it was made from paper mache. Very poor quality and sits uneven (wobbles on a flat surface). I've been using it strictly for flowers when I'm at a party (if it breaks oh well...:rolleyes:) the other seller who was on both iOffer and DHgate (clothingcn aka Rocky) and talk about a flim-flam artist. I placed my order Aug 24 and didn't recieve it until Nov 15. and that was after 3 phony tracking numbers he gave me. Rig was supposed to be 14mm female joint but instead was a 18mm male joint. I don't think nationality has anything to do with being a shady operation (dealt with enough of those right here in the USA). I love shopping on DHgate for glass we in the FC community have to watch out for each other. Shit happens / mistakes happen I think we all know & understand this but no one should be taken advantage of...
     
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