Artifax

★★★★★

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i love this store

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★★★★★

i love this store

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Can i walk in there, not say anything and just look around without being carded if a freind is with me who is buying the actual water pipe? she just wants my opinon on what she would be buying and all i would say is a yes or no, my freind

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Can i walk in there, not say anything and just look around without being carded if a freind is with me who is buying the actual water pipe? she just wants my opinon on what she would be buying and all i would say is a yes or no, my freind

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I have purchased a PURE GLASS water pipe from Artifax for 250. It had a amber 6 slit diffused stemline, a 6-arm percolator, and three ice notches. The bowl could hold a substantial amount. It was a solid piece. Thank you for the sale. I

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I have purchased a PURE GLASS water pipe from Artifax for 250. It had a amber 6 slit diffused stemline, a 6-arm percolator, and three ice notches. The bowl could hold a substantial amount. It was a solid piece. Thank you for the sale. I

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i bought a bunch of little things here just got a vapor buddy its perfect\r
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but i was curious do they have salvia? i wasnt comfortable asking in the shop

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i bought a bunch of little things here just got a vapor buddy its perfect\r
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but i was curious do they have salvia? i wasnt comfortable asking in the shop

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Why don't ya'll have one? Even a face book page would be cool
Peace!

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★★★★★

Why don't ya'll have one? Even a face book page would be cool
Peace!

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Dont be fooled. I saw this place listed under cigars so i figured id give it a try. I was wrong. This place had more "water pipes" than it had actual cigars. Its a nice little place just dont go there looking for a nice stoggie.

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★★★☆☆

Dont be fooled. I saw this place listed under cigars so i figured id give it a try. I was wrong. This place had more "water pipes" than it had actual cigars. Its a nice little place just dont go there looking for a nice stoggie.

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Hated driving into the city

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★★★★★

Hated driving into the city

Pros: Good selection

Cons: It's on Cottman Ave !!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm trying to find out if artifax sells gift certificates? Anyone know?

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I'm trying to find out if artifax sells gift certificates? Anyone know?

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He smells like cabbage need I say more?

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★★★★★

He smells like cabbage need I say more?

Pros: Good Selection

Cons: Store clerk smells like cabbage

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Artifax has been a mainstay for those of us who enjoy our tobacco and who look for unique ways to burn it.

The store has been owned by the same family for over 30 years and as you walk in you are innundated with smells that remind you of the 70's.

With a loyal following and attentive staff, artifax is the only store I shop for my tobacco needs.

They also carry a fairly large selection of popular herbs for medicinal teas....This is woodstock in NE Philly...

From the outside, it looks like somebody's basement which in fact it is and was. Once inside I can assure you that your needs will be satisfied.

Please remember that artifax serves those who smoke tobacco and use herbal vapors of the legal variety.

They are very strict and proud of that policy and any mention of illegal substances is never tolerated.

Artifax is not a that kind of store. All it's pipes, papers,ect are tobacco quality and I encourage you to maintain that attitude at all time while in the store.

Another compliment s that despite ongoing problems with urban sprawl in the area....Artifax stays loyal to theGreat Northeast Community....

Cant beat prices....

Sue.....From Wiss

NE philly loves artifax.

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★★★★★

Artifax has been a mainstay for those of us who enjoy our tobacco and who look for unique ways to burn it.

The store has been owned by the same family for over 30 years and as you walk in you are innundated with smells that remind you of the 70's.

With a loyal following and attentive staff, artifax is the only store I shop for my tobacco needs.

They also carry a fairly large selection of popular herbs for medicinal teas....This is woodstock in NE Philly...

From the outside, it looks like somebody's basement which in fact it is and was. Once inside I can assure you that your needs will be satisfied.

Please remember that artifax serves those who smoke tobacco and use herbal vapors of the legal variety.

They are very strict and proud of that policy and any mention of illegal substances is never tolerated.

Artifax is not a that kind of store. All it's pipes, papers,ect are tobacco quality and I encourage you to maintain that attitude at all time while in the store.

Another compliment s that despite ongoing problems with urban sprawl in the area....Artifax stays loyal to theGreat Northeast Community....

Cant beat prices....

Sue.....From Wiss

NE philly loves artifax.

Pros: vast quality selection

Cons: parking

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Please learn the law before you try to rationalize your way out of seeming like a complete idiot. Clearly, you are miss informed, and i must say i'm happy you will never return. I will gladly refer you to my lawyer so he could educate you on the laws governing the city of Philadelphia, as well as state. Your fifth grade mentality may have worked for you in grade school, however, you have illustrated just how immature you are, which is why i carded you in the first place.....thank and have a wonderful existence making your way through this world acting like your 10. Peace, the fat douche

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★★★★★

Please learn the law before you try to rationalize your way out of seeming like a complete idiot. Clearly, you are miss informed, and i must say i'm happy you will never return. I will gladly refer you to my lawyer so he could educate you on the laws governing the city of Philadelphia, as well as state. Your fifth grade mentality may have worked for you in grade school, however, you have illustrated just how immature you are, which is why i carded you in the first place.....thank and have a wonderful existence making your way through this world acting like your 10. Peace, the fat douche

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This place is fantastic. While it looks like a little hole in the wall, the selection for such a small place is nothing short of amazing. The staff is always helpful no matter how busy and I've always been treated great.

For people like sciencebzzt, you can't please everyone. Hopefully, this person will never come back. Suffice it to say, his review will not stop one single person from patronizing this place.

No, I'm not affiliated with the place, but just don't like anonymous idiots trying to trash a place because they're either 1. too young to purchase or 2. don't know how to behave themselves once they're in the store.

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★★★★★

This place is fantastic. While it looks like a little hole in the wall, the selection for such a small place is nothing short of amazing. The staff is always helpful no matter how busy and I've always been treated great.

For people like sciencebzzt, you can't please everyone. Hopefully, this person will never come back. Suffice it to say, his review will not stop one single person from patronizing this place.

No, I'm not affiliated with the place, but just don't like anonymous idiots trying to trash a place because they're either 1. too young to purchase or 2. don't know how to behave themselves once they're in the store.

Pros: selection, helpfulness of staff

Cons: parking

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heres a blog post I wrote about my experience at Artifax. Enjoy:

Go to Adsavvy dot ORG, it's the blog post entitled "Biggest A**hole in the World: The Fat Douche at Artifax in Philadelphia"

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heres a blog post I wrote about my experience at Artifax. Enjoy:

Go to Adsavvy dot ORG, it's the blog post entitled "Biggest A**hole in the World: The Fat Douche at Artifax in Philadelphia"

Pros: None

Cons: Douchebaggery

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Dear Caig17,

We're glad that you're satisfied with your "Vapor Buddy" purchase. As far as your concerns for the product you purchased from our store, it was indeed a REAL "Vapor Buddy" and not the "knock off" version. We take great pride in our inventory, and apologize for your angst in the matter, and rest assure it is unwarranted! Any concerns that you may have, always feel free to call!

All the Goods!
The Artifax Crew

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★★★★★

Dear Caig17,

We're glad that you're satisfied with your "Vapor Buddy" purchase. As far as your concerns for the product you purchased from our store, it was indeed a REAL "Vapor Buddy" and not the "knock off" version. We take great pride in our inventory, and apologize for your angst in the matter, and rest assure it is unwarranted! Any concerns that you may have, always feel free to call!

All the Goods!
The Artifax Crew

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I purchased The Vapor Buddy last Saturday from Artifax in Philadelphia.The store is actually really nice and the product line is vast.I started to talk with one clerk about how I was looking to decrease my tar intake and he recommended the Vapor Buddy.Clearly, I walked out of the store with the product and was at the time happy with my purchase and the customer service I received.Anyway, I tried the product out when I got home, and the taste was very different. I decided to do some additional research on the product and read online that there is an identical knock off version of The Vapor Buddy. Unfortunately, this version when tested by an independent laboratory, had a very high level of lead in it. This link is on gotvape Website (Vapor Buddy lead paint test), which has the results for the both the Original Vapor Buddy and knock off version when being tested for lead.The company GOT VAPE sells the Original Vapor Buddy and the testing proves that this version has no lead in it.Anyway, I called Artifax to find out if they bought this product from a reputable distributor, since the product did not come in a box and there is nothing on the pipe with any kind of trademarkThey told me that Dynamite Distribution is the organization they buy their Vapor Buddies from. Unfortunately, this company has no sort of Website or information online, so I could not clarify which version they were selling to Artifax.When I discussed my concerns with person at Artifax, I could not really get a straight answer from him.He actually told me that if it was a knock off, lead burns at a higher level than tobacco products, so he really put me at ease (WTF??).Since, I bought the product last week and they have a 14 day return/exchange policy, I asked if I could bring it back.He told me that if it was unused I could return it, knowing that I had already tried it. So my options at this point are. to use this product that may or may not be contaminated by lead or flush $100 down the toilet.

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I purchased The Vapor Buddy last Saturday from Artifax in Philadelphia.The store is actually really nice and the product line is vast.I started to talk with one clerk about how I was looking to decrease my tar intake and he recommended the Vapor Buddy.Clearly, I walked out of the store with the product and was at the time happy with my purchase and the customer service I received.Anyway, I tried the product out when I got home, and the taste was very different. I decided to do some additional research on the product and read online that there is an identical knock off version of The Vapor Buddy. Unfortunately, this version when tested by an independent laboratory, had a very high level of lead in it. This link is on gotvape Website (Vapor Buddy lead paint test), which has the results for the both the Original Vapor Buddy and knock off version when being tested for lead.The company GOT VAPE sells the Original Vapor Buddy and the testing proves that this version has no lead in it.Anyway, I called Artifax to find out if they bought this product from a reputable distributor, since the product did not come in a box and there is nothing on the pipe with any kind of trademarkThey told me that Dynamite Distribution is the organization they buy their Vapor Buddies from. Unfortunately, this company has no sort of Website or information online, so I could not clarify which version they were selling to Artifax.When I discussed my concerns with person at Artifax, I could not really get a straight answer from him.He actually told me that if it was a knock off, lead burns at a higher level than tobacco products, so he really put me at ease (WTF??).Since, I bought the product last week and they have a 14 day return/exchange policy, I asked if I could bring it back.He told me that if it was unused I could return it, knowing that I had already tried it. So my options at this point are. to use this product that may or may not be contaminated by lead or flush $100 down the toilet.

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A few friends and I took a trip to Philly the other day; me, being the only one old enough to actually buy anything legally, went into Artifax, but my friends had to leave. My friends had a pretty small price range, so I called them, asking what it was alright to get them (making sure I did not mention anything illegal, because I knew that'd get me kicked out of the shop). After I got off the phone, the guy said to me: "you can't say that, I don't know how old your friends are, you have to leave and I can't sell to you." The store had a great selection, and at pretty good prices too: so we drove twenty minutes to Wonderland, another shop with much higher prices and a smaller selection, and we got some pieces there, but it was still somewhat of a disappointment due to the high prices and everything. So again: Artifax is a great store, but you REALLY gotta have what you say on major lockdown.

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★★★☆☆

A few friends and I took a trip to Philly the other day; me, being the only one old enough to actually buy anything legally, went into Artifax, but my friends had to leave. My friends had a pretty small price range, so I called them, asking what it was alright to get them (making sure I did not mention anything illegal, because I knew that'd get me kicked out of the shop). After I got off the phone, the guy said to me: "you can't say that, I don't know how old your friends are, you have to leave and I can't sell to you." The store had a great selection, and at pretty good prices too: so we drove twenty minutes to Wonderland, another shop with much higher prices and a smaller selection, and we got some pieces there, but it was still somewhat of a disappointment due to the high prices and everything. So again: Artifax is a great store, but you REALLY gotta have what you say on major lockdown.

Pros: Great Selection and good prices

Cons: Watch what you say!

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I came in there a couple days ago and was very impressed. Not only is their selection fairly large, it's also well priced. Also, the guys there have a great knowledge of what they're selling; one gentleman went into full detail about how different glass is created and the techniques that are used to display certain qualities that i haven't seen in other places. Go there.

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★★★★★

I came in there a couple days ago and was very impressed. Not only is their selection fairly large, it's also well priced. Also, the guys there have a great knowledge of what they're selling; one gentleman went into full detail about how different glass is created and the techniques that are used to display certain qualities that i haven't seen in other places. Go there.

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the staff is friendly and they have a pretty large selection of glass,

the only thing i didn't like about the place is that they didn't have any "best baaaang for the buck" pipes, like the molino mad scientist or bushmaster cyclone, or anything similar (with a similar price tag)...

other than that, i recommend the place

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★★★★☆

the staff is friendly and they have a pretty large selection of glass,

the only thing i didn't like about the place is that they didn't have any "best baaaang for the buck" pipes, like the molino mad scientist or bushmaster cyclone, or anything similar (with a similar price tag)...

other than that, i recommend the place

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The guy that helped me in artifax was really chill and helpful. They had a very nice pieces and pipes and good quality. They also had an assortment different styles and unique glass pieces. Its a small store but the selection makes up for it. Yes they do ID, it's their job so kids don't waste your time.

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★★★★☆

The guy that helped me in artifax was really chill and helpful. They had a very nice pieces and pipes and good quality. They also had an assortment different styles and unique glass pieces. Its a small store but the selection makes up for it. Yes they do ID, it's their job so kids don't waste your time.

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I broke my friend's fancy water pipe last week and in our search for a replacement - both of us in CC - we were looking to avoid a certain Walnut Street shop's higher prices. We tried online shopping and that did not go well (beware of sketchy online head shops). I tried finding head shop listings anywhere. And then I found out about Artifax (thanks craigslist ranters).

Upon googling, I also found an article saying they had been recently closed down by a right-wing organizing effort generating police action. But happily, as it turns out, Artifax has been serving their community for 30 years because their business license is for the literal selling of myriad head shop items including, and I quote, "dr*g paraphenalia." I called first & spoke with a friendly gent who said indeed they were open. Indeed they offer a huge selection of glass pipage. And I got good directions.

We snagged a CarShare car and headed up the Boulevard for a fabulous field trip. Artifax is really quite the wonderland of gorgeous smoking apparatus, especially the colorful & artistic glassware. They also offer wood, metal and a variety of small pipes to large bongs and hookahs. As well, all the "dr*g paraphenalia" you could ever wish for.

My friend found a beautiful and reasonably priced blue/green bubbler, as well as a hard shell case for travel (and to keep me from breaking another one). And I couldn't resist picking up a little green swirl looping hand pipe and soft case. My only complaint was there were too many options. For a second I was sure I 'needed' a hidey canister that is a coffee or coke can, but then the moment passed. Needless to say we could have shopped for hours and maxxed Will Smith's Visa card. But we left happy with a promise to return. And to spread the word.

No need to go to Walnut Street. No need to go to Jersey. Right up at Cottman & the Boulevard in a basement store is a little gem of a head shop/community resource called Artifax.

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★★★★★

I broke my friend's fancy water pipe last week and in our search for a replacement - both of us in CC - we were looking to avoid a certain Walnut Street shop's higher prices. We tried online shopping and that did not go well (beware of sketchy online head shops). I tried finding head shop listings anywhere. And then I found out about Artifax (thanks craigslist ranters).

Upon googling, I also found an article saying they had been recently closed down by a right-wing organizing effort generating police action. But happily, as it turns out, Artifax has been serving their community for 30 years because their business license is for the literal selling of myriad head shop items including, and I quote, "dr*g paraphenalia." I called first & spoke with a friendly gent who said indeed they were open. Indeed they offer a huge selection of glass pipage. And I got good directions.

We snagged a CarShare car and headed up the Boulevard for a fabulous field trip. Artifax is really quite the wonderland of gorgeous smoking apparatus, especially the colorful & artistic glassware. They also offer wood, metal and a variety of small pipes to large bongs and hookahs. As well, all the "dr*g paraphenalia" you could ever wish for.

My friend found a beautiful and reasonably priced blue/green bubbler, as well as a hard shell case for travel (and to keep me from breaking another one). And I couldn't resist picking up a little green swirl looping hand pipe and soft case. My only complaint was there were too many options. For a second I was sure I 'needed' a hidey canister that is a coffee or coke can, but then the moment passed. Needless to say we could have shopped for hours and maxxed Will Smith's Visa card. But we left happy with a promise to return. And to spread the word.

No need to go to Walnut Street. No need to go to Jersey. Right up at Cottman & the Boulevard in a basement store is a little gem of a head shop/community resource called Artifax.

Pros: Selection, Prices, Friendliness

Cons: That I Didn't Have More To Spend

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Found a couple great DVDs for cheap. Highly recomended except for its on Cottman Ave.

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★★★★★

Found a couple great DVDs for cheap. Highly recomended except for its on Cottman Ave.

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it has the best selection at the best prices. It's the only place I shop when the time comes that I need to revisit.

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★★★★★

it has the best selection at the best prices. It's the only place I shop when the time comes that I need to revisit.

Pros: good prices, helpful staff, awesome selection

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Artifax is a well known Northeast Philly institution. Artifax is a smoke shop as well as a smokers dream come true. You will most likely find whatever it is that you're looking for here, if not just ask and someone will help you get it.

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Artifax is a well known Northeast Philly institution. Artifax is a smoke shop as well as a smokers dream come true. You will most likely find whatever it is that you're looking for here, if not just ask and someone will help you get it.

 

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