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Paykoc meers

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:14 am
by noodle
I can see via the search a few of you own them.
I keep looking at them and thinking maybe......
Are they good or as cheap as the price suggests? I'm a bit dubious with the fairly low prices and then the high postage price I see doesn't help.
Any info will be helpful

Re: Paykoc meers

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:38 am
by HowlinWolf
I started a thread about the one I bought at the beginning of April. Three months later and the honeymoon is
not
over.
I think mine is a very serviceable pipe.
Serviceable: what you'd expect for the price + it doesn't gurgle.
That works for me.

I'm thinking hard about buying another for aromatics. Or should I say aromatic, since the only aro I smoke is Town Topic.

I don't know whether I have realistic expectations, low standards, or I got old fashioned lucky, but I have no complaints about my $65 bent apple. The only thing I don't like about it is that a pipe cleaner put in at the button won't get past the tenon screw-in piece, but I can live with that.

Re: Paykoc meers

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:04 am
by ratatosk
I don't have any gripes about mine. It's ok for the money and the workmanship is good, but it will not pass a pipe cleaner while assembled because of the narrowness of the fitting that mounts the stem. The stem is push/pull, you will spin the fitting out if you twist, but the meer is Turkish block and not some pressed crap.

This is the only picture I've got of mine, bought it on a gambling trip to Mississippi and brought the Petes and Falcon along from home (you can smoke in most casinos here).
Image

Trip was a disaster otherwise, btw, $4k down the hole mainly because of my wife. :roll:

Re: Paykoc meers

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:47 am
by KevLa
ratatosk wrote:...Trip was a disaster otherwise, btw, $4k down the hole mainly because of my wife. :roll:

OUCH! :shock:

Re: Paykoc meers

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:44 pm
by KevinM
I picked one up last summer for about $45 on sale at a Tinder Box in New Orleans. It's probably a Group 3, small Group 4 in size and I have no complaints. As stated above, its serviceable, smokes decent, albeit the stem is a bit flimsy IMO and I bet you could bite through it if clenched too hard. Still, its made from block, not compressed and the craftsmanship of the bowl itself is nice and clean.

Re: Paykoc meers

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:21 pm
by ratatosk
KevLa wrote:
ratatosk wrote:...Trip was a disaster otherwise, btw, $4k down the hole mainly because of my wife. :roll:

OUCH! :shock:

Well the Mafia did comp the room and meals which was worth around $1200 I guess, but the object is to not lose more than the value of the comps and just treat the loss as the price of a vacation. Usually works out because I win 1n and my wife loses 2n, but I had very little mojo this time around. The upside is that once they taste your blood, you get invited to go to all kinds of places for free. :lol:

Re: Paykoc meers

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:48 pm
by KevLa
Sorry, Richard, but I am not a gambling man, and know little-to-none of the terminology...
ratatosk wrote:Well the Mafia did comp the room and meals which was worth around $1200 I guess, but the object is to not lose more than the value of the comps and just treat the loss as the price of a vacation...

Comp(s)? :?
...Usually works out because I win 1n and my wife loses 2n, but I had very little mojo this time around. The upside is that once they taste your blood, you get invited to go to all kinds of places for free. :lol:

'n'? :?
Also, does it not trouble your conscience that the Mafia are getting your money? :? I'm not criticising, just curious :)

Re: Paykoc meers

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:11 pm
by ratatosk
I will PM you about this gambling stuff Kev, we seem to have wandered pretty far off thread, my fault. :)

Re: Paykoc meers

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:14 pm
by noodle
No complaints from me about going off topic. We live and learn and knowledge comes from many angles
That really should be a quote from Pythagoras

Anyway seen these in the flesh today well it was claimed they were paykocs. Not for me look cheap and nasty niggles like poor fitting stems set off centre etc means I'll leave those I've seen

Re: Paykoc meers

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:37 pm
by HowlinWolf
noodle wrote:Anyway seen these in the flesh today well it was claimed they were paykocs. Not for me look cheap and nasty niggles like poor fitting stems set off centre etc means I'll leave those I've seen

Fair enough :)

HowlinWolf wrote:If you're the kind of guy who has fits over fabrication details, this might not be the pipe for you. For me: for only $65, it works like a rented mule.

more details about my Paykoc and more feedback about Paykocs can be found at
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8793&p=133165#p133124



Re: Paykoc meers

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:46 am
by BladeBoy
You can drill out those screw in tenons SLIGHTLY if the factory drilling is centered, enough to pass a cleaner.

Re: Paykoc meers

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:48 pm
by 4nogginsmike
These don't seem to be well-made. I'd rather spend twice as much and buy quality.