This pipe, in my local backonista's shop is $259. I look online & I see it for more than $100 over the store price. My question is, given that that's a low price as compared to online, I'm wondering, what's wrong w. the pipe? LOL! I haven't done the pipecleaner test, but I have a pipe that failed that & smokes like a dream, so I wonder......Am I really just THAT lucky? LMAO!