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Sourcing supplies
Sourcing supplies
Finding reliable suppliers was Social Smoke's first obstacle. With products from Egypt and Jordan, damaged goods appeared to be the norm: Hookahs arrived cracked, rusted, and with mismatched parts. Sayyid ended up turning to Chinese factories, which can build the company's hookahs to spec.

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