Glass pipes are available online and at some stores so you would need to decide whether you want to go to a store to actually get the feel of the pipe you are planning to get or if you prefer to place an online order as it is hassle free. There are some websites that sell wholesale weed pipes for a good cost but you should have some basic information before you get your hands on them.
Type of Glass Pipes
Do you know what type glass pipe you want? There are 5 main categories starting from chillum, spoon pipes, Sherlock pipes, bubblers and steamrollers so you would need to know the features of each of them so that you can decide what you want. You can always ask your friends who use glass pipes about their smoking experience with each type and decide on what you like when you hear back the reviews.
People who do not know much about glass pipes have this misconception that the glass that is used is the same that is used to manufacture glasses that we drink water out and some people even think that the glass is the same as window glass but both are wrong. The glass that is used to manufacture glass pipes is generally borosilicate or some other glass which is manufactured via scientific method. The glass is of lab quality because it is manufactured so that it is able to bear the heat and effect of chemicals without compromising the integrity of the glass.
You might come across package deals which would include the glass pipe and other accessories so decide whether you really need the accessories and if you are ever going to use them and if the answer is yes, get the deal.