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User Reviews item created by Austin S., Dec 28, 2015
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...
Pros - Great guy, would do business with him again.
Did a trade for an M. balfouri, and everything went well. He even included an extra A. purpurea.........
Pros - shipping/packing
Cons - nada
Austin is an asset to the tarantula community and I will be knocking on his door again. As a veterinarian, I am very critical when looking at the way animals are shipped and how they arrive, Austin has it down to a science.....great shipping, great beasties and a great experience. Looking forward to my next purchase.
I purchased 10 M. balfouri slings from Austin. They were well-started and healthy. His packaging is extremely convoluted in the best way and the slings would have made the journey in great shape even if a nuke went off.
Pros - Great communication, healthy slings, unbeatable pricing, freebie, well packaging, honest and reliable
Cons - none
Austin is great! Communication is excellent, he kept me updated on shipping with accurate information and followup with me on delivery. He never failed to return my emails quickly. He offer the BEST price I can find, and I will for sure buy from him again in the future. Got 2 Monocentropus balfouri and he is so kind to give me a freebie. Love it! The Ts come healthy, in well and secure packaging.
Thanks again Austin and I look forward to more future transaction with you.
Pros - great communication through the process
Austin is a very nice person to deal with and he went out of his way on a special shipping request for me. I look forward to more dealings in the future.
Pros - Price, quality and health of Tarantula slings, communication, shippment speed, packaging and freebies.
Cons - None
Quick Feedback on Tarantula Breeder Austin Spears: Austin provided me with one m. belfouri sling and two p. regalis slings. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. My slings arrived completely healthy and very well packaged. Not to mention I received them at an excellent price!! Austin was great to work with as well, I'd recommend him to anyone looking to expand their T family! I look forward to buying my next T from him in the future. 10 out of 10 for Austin Spears!
Pros - Literally the whole transaction was the pro. Everything about it. (Read below)
Cons - Absolutely none.
Austin sent my package out in a timely manner, prices were the lowest you can find for the species I bought (Balfouri, Regalis, Purpurea), packaging was above average, everyone arrived safe and healthy, even had a molt in transit and the little guy was perfectly okay. Austin was very generous with some extras, really warmed my heart that someone could be totally about the Ts and about customer satisfaction vs. money which was 120% the case. Makes you not want to buy from anyone else. Austin had a lot of orders and accidentally forgot to include one of my slings and immediately sent out another one and two free ones on top of it, you just wouldn't have that anywhere else. That was after already giving two freebies in the first package. Anyone else would have made you at least pay the shipping on the second package, he did not. I also had no video evidence that one sling wasn't in the package and I had no way to prove it, this is my first time doing business with Austin, I would have understood if he didn't believe me or anything like that, but he was so understanding and super apologetic and I didn't even consider it a mistake or anything like that, humans forget things all the time and miscount and things like that, totally not something to consider a mistake. "Satisfied" isn't even the word, I was extremely impressed and just plain shocked by his kindness, his professionalism, his attention to detail and customer satisfaction. Ts were all healthy and active. I'm actually going to be placing another order for some more Balfouris with him when I can afford it (lol!) and I can't wait. He's a good person. Even in regular conversation with him, it is obvious what passion he has for this hobby. I would and already have recommended him to everyone I know in this hobby.
Pros - good breeder, knowledgeable, friendly
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 - Austin is great at keeping contact, updating you on your order. Sent shipping info as soon as it was available. The Sp. Ecuadors I received were in great health at the moment of arrival. The package in which they arrived was very secure and warm for the slings. Top quality seller.
Cons - No cons!
I would recommend Austin as a seller. If you plan on buying his animals you will not be disappointed. Expect nothing but great customer service from him.