Just ordered a new altinok

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  1. Eric Pierson

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    http://altinokmeerschaumpipes.com/detail.asp?product_id=ME316

    It is a ready made pipe. Anyone know how long it will take to get to michigan?
     


  2. rondel65

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    Congrats! That is one beautiful pipe. Bet you can't wait to start putting a nice tan on it. I seem to remember it took around five days or so for my Altinoks to arrive here in Texas once they shipped.
     
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    Five days would be great. I could take it hunting next week. I ordered my last one to be carved and I think the whole process took like two months, so five days would be incredible.
     
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    Sweet just got an email saying it is shipping today.
     
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    Great looking pipe!!

    Hope it's actually the one in the picture. Mine was not.
     
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    Nice! It should get to you within a week or two.
     
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    I seen your post and was concerned. Was your a ready pipe or was a custom carved? How did that work out for you?
     
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    All of mine took from six to ten days. Sometimes they get hung up in customs though, so it could take a bit longer. Hope it makes in time for the hunt.
     
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    Great looker! Let us know how she smokes.
     
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    Not to answer for Mak, but custom carves may vary somewhat from the photos. And if Altinok uses stock photos for their pipes, even a ready pipe could be different from what you see. Usually the diffs are far from dramatic. Unfortunately for Mak, his was one of the exceptions.
     
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    That one should color nicely.
     
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    I have some hope that the photo is the pipe I will get as Mak's pipe that he returned (the mistake) is now pictured as a ready pipe. So at least with that one, they are showing the actual pipe. I will see. I will certainly put up some pics once I receive.
     
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    Ah, good point. Yep, show us the goods when you get it!
     
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    That is a fantastic looking pipe and I to hope you get the one pictured.
     
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    The claaaaaw!
    Great looking pipe
     
  17. Eric Pierson

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    Ugh . . . It is still not here. Although it was shipped immediately by Altinok, it still has not registered by the tracking number yet. I don't know if this is due to customs or what, but I remember this long wait last time. Anyway, Sinan picked up this thread and sent me an email assuring me that my pipe looks close to that pictured as he personally inspected it before shipping. He did say there was a slight difference in the bend. I will post pics when I receive.
     
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    If yours is anything like mine, it didn't say "in transit" for a long time. Then it said it was in transit long after it was delivered to my mail box. I think my pipe took 3.5 weeks to ship, and Sinan put it in the mail the day after I ordered it
     
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    Yeah, it sounds like I will be waiting a few weeks yet.
     
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    Got it and it is beautiful. I can see the difference in bend that Sinan referred to, it seems like more of a bend than that of the pictured pipe. I like this one better than the one pictured. So, without further ado, I present my new pipe.
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