There's nothing wrong with these clearance pipes. They are manufactured like our other Magic Inch Pipes in the Carey Shop in Bristow, Oklahoma. They are only marked down since they are pipes that 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 your favorite Magic Inch Pipe at a bargain!