There's nothing wrong with these clearance pipes. They were manufactured in the Bristow, Oklahoma shop by our pipemakers with over 30 years of experience. They are only marked down since they are available in limited quantities. If you are at all unsatisfied with the quality, which we are sure you won't be, please feel free to return the unsmoked pipe within 30 days of receipt. Enjoy a non-system pipe at a bargain!