I have never shopped online for pipes, I like to be able to see and feel the product before I give my money for it. However, living in a small town doesn't give me many options to purchase pipes in person so I decided to check out what the internet offered. I came across this one and after reading all the good reviews I decided to give it a shot and place the order. Let me tell you this, I am so glad that I did! I love this new rig, I use it multiple times a day and it holds up great! It is a little thinner than I had expected and the accents are green instead of black, but I am so happy with this purchase. Thank you KingsPipes for helping me get a good product for an even better price!