Buying pipes on EBay

Discussion in 'Marijuana' started by newo, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I've bought a few pipes and a bong on EBay, good pieces at great prices. I'm kinda troubled because some of them were shipped from China and I imagine they could have been made cheap by sweatshop workers or worse made for free by prison workers. Anyone else order paraphernalia from EBay or similar shopping sites?
     
  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Owning marijuana related paraphnaila is illegal in my state...
     
  3. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    First quote of the thread and we're already off topic.
     
  4. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Not really... I don't buy this stuff off eBay, because I can't.
     
  5. If you still live in Portland why don't you shop at one of the local headshops? The salespeople will be able to show you what some of the glass blowers are making.
     
  6. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff .....( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)..... Lifetime Supporter

    nope..but if you just imagine they are made by wealthy well to do chinesians then your problem is solved...

    in other words just stop imagining

    id be more worried about the lead content or other cheap shit they would use to make it

    really?...around here there has to be residue..there is no laws against owning a brand new one ...
     
  7. rollingalong

    rollingalong Doobious Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    i try to avoid Chinese stuff...if we all did there would be no carbon footprint of a boong made there and shipped here......in many parts of china they wear masks over their faces to not breathe pollution....we all paid for lots of that pollution.....buy local if you can
     
  8. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    i'm curious why prison labor is worse than sweatshop labor?

    it's the same here. until it's used it's just an extravagant tobacco pipe.
     
  9. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    Hell there ain't no law against smoking banana peels out of a bong. I would fight that one and win every time....well I wouldn' because mine would have non banana peel residue but not if it was new.

    Anyway I only buy cheap electronics from China. But not on eBay. Only from amazon.
     
  10. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    At least with sweatshop labor they're paid, inadequate though the wages may be. In the prison, where many are serving for what we don't consider to be crimes, they're unpaid slave labor.
     
  11. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I did. If I bought something equivalent there it would cost about 3 times as much. I bought this on EBay for $28.99, it's 12 inches high.

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    I also bought this for $11.99

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  12. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    i don't know much (ok, anything) about chinese prisons. but i would think that making bongs for free would still beat sitting in a cell staring at the wall all day every day.

    at least in theory the prisoners are criminals being punished/rehabilitated, instead of just some kids who need to make 12 cents a day so their parents can put food on the table.
     
  13. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    In any case they're both bad and I hope I'm not supporting such a system by buying pipes from China via EBay. Then again I'd probably be supporting that system if I shopped at Wal-Mart.
     
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  14. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Right or wrong, would anyone at least like to say I got a good deal?
     
  15. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    it's hard to tell the quality without actually picking it up, but assuming they are well made then yeah, you got a good deal.
     
  16. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    Pyroplastix ftw.
    Or glass

    In all seriousness who gives a fuck what they made of? They get all dirty and smelly first couple bong hits to the skull. Yeah sure, cleaning them after use is on the agenda, but 2 days in you laugh that idea our the front doors and down the road and around the corner and just fuck off would ya!
     
  17. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    How many bong hits to the skull have you had?:smirk:
     
  18. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

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