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User Reviews item created by Austin S., Dec 28, 2015
Pros - INTEGRITY
Austin is the BEST
Packing was perfect
Communication second to none
Austin posted pictures of some of his GBBs and mentioned that he had a breeding project ongoing with them. I jokingly asked if he wanted some more ladies for his harem, and, to my surprise, he said he did. I sent him two adult females because I had heard good things about him from other people whom I respect. That was a big risk on my part, but I couldn't have picked a better person to trust.
He kept me appraised of the whole breeding process through messages and pictures, and succeeded with this difficult species in under 3 months. That turnaround time is crazy fast! I received part of my share of the spiderlings today, and every one arrived packed with care and active. He found a buyer for the other slings, and negotiated on my (our) behalf, so I didn't have to go to the trouble of finding someone to buy 100 tiny tarantulas.
I can't say enough good things about Austin's integrity and skill. In addition to his conduct during our loan, he is also very helpful and generous and genuinely cares more about the hobby and success with breeding than anything else. He's truly an asset to us all. If you have the opportunity to do business with him, get on it! You won't regret it personally and odds are you will be benefiting the hobby as a whole in the process.
Thank you, Austin.
Pros - good breeder, knowledgeable, friendly
Cons - none
Austin has helped me and other hobbyists with any info on general keeping or breeding for years, I took some years off but I was glad to see Austin still around doing his thing.
Recently we have swapped some breeding materials for our projects, in between we discussed breeding tips/info on other species and he is very helpful.
He is very passionate about tarantulas. Almost OCD like haha
he packs very well, spiders arrive healthy and active.
I will be purchasing more spiders this weekend and have already set up with him. Communication is very easy via text, facebook or on the boards no problem.
thank you again and good luck with future breeding efforts,
Pros - Price, healthy animals, freebie, willing to negotiate, pick-up was smooth
Very happy with this purchase. Austin's prices were good to start with, and he also gave me a deal because I was buying multiple spiders. I preferred to drive out rather than have them shipped because of the unpredictability of the weather in this area. He had the spiders ready for me at the agreed time (including a freebie!) I would definitely recommend doing business with Austin.
Pros - Great communication, perfect packing, Good prices, and a nice freebie.
Austin and I recently agreed to a trade. From the beginning, he was very straightforward in what he wanted and offered his slings at a very fair trade value. His communication was great and the packing was perfect. All 21 slings arrived very healthy and active. Don't hesitate to purchase anything from Austin in the future, as he knows what he is doing.
Pros - Helpful
Shipped with obvious care
Austin sold me 2 captive bred mature female Aphonopelma hentzi and threw in a mature male to boot. He patiently answered all my noob questions with detail and a sense of humor.
Couldn't have possibly gotten things set up here without his help. They arrived overnight SOOO carefully shipped and in perfect condition. Further, he's continued to provide priceless counsel post arrival. Great seller, great resource, great guy!
Pros - Great communication, immediate payment (shipping label)
Cons - None
Shipped out a MM GBB to Austin and the transaction was silky smooth.. His communication before and after the transaction has been great.. I look forward to any future projects or sales from him in the future..
Pros - all in good health
Received my order of Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens and Ceratogyrus darlingi.
All arrived well packed and in good condition.
Easy transaction, will deal again.
Pros - Everything is awesome!!
Possitive A++ for Austin Spears received my mm b cabocla. Communication is perfect, his packaging is impressive very professionally packed! He even throw 1x C. Sulawesi sling for freebie! All spider arrived safe and sound. Wouldn't hesitate to do business again in near future. Great person to deal with. Thank you brother pleasure
Pros - Quick response
Cons - NONE
Austin was great to buy from. He responded quickly to my requests. The tarantulas were packaged very well and arrived healthy. He was on top of things so well he messaged me asking how they did before I could open package and unpack it.
He was easy to work with and didn't even call me out when I opened the wrong box of Ts and thought one was missing(pay attention to box labels when you have several shipments coming in on the same day).
He is a great guy and you should buy from him. You wont regret it.
Pros - Professional, great packing, healthy specimens, prompt shipping, great communication.
Cons - None.
Austin and I agreed to a trade a week or so ago. I shipped my end first (voluntarily) and I just received my end of the trade today. My babies are healthy and thriving...most ate as soon as they were housed! Packing was great and shipping was very fast! I recommend him to all and of course I will DEFINITELY be doing business with him again!
............until next time...