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Austin S.

Austin S.

Average User Rating:
5/5,
Arachnoboards Username:
Austin S.
Previous Review/Report Link:
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/austin-s.89256/
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  1. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince

    1,741
    4,707
    378
    NC
    Trenor
    5/5,
    "Great Buying Experience"
    Purchase Date:
    May 13, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Quick response
    Great packing
    Fast Shipping
    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). :bag:

    He is a great guy and you should buy from him. You wont regret it.
    Austin S. likes this.
  2. Casey K

    Casey K Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    Casey K
    5/5,
    "Very professional!"
    Purchase Date:
    May 17, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Trade
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    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!

    Thanks Austin!
    ............until next time...;):)
    Austin S. likes this.
  3. Eden Exotics

    Eden Exotics Arachnosquire

    Eden Exotics
    5/5,
    "Great Trade"
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 6, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Trade
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    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.........
    Austin S. likes this.
  4. exoticsdr
    5/5,
    "Great Guy"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    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.
    Austin S. likes this.
  5. ZephAmp

    ZephAmp Arachnobaron

    ZephAmp
    5/5,
    "Great deal on healthy CB M. balfouri"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 10, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    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.
    Austin S. likes this.
  6. aimi

    aimi Arachnopeon

    0
    2
    42
    VA
    aimi
    5/5,
    "Surpassingly excellent!"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 8, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    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.
    Austin S. likes this.
  7. kiffnie

    kiffnie Arachnosquire Old Timer

    kiffnie
    5/5,
    "Another great transaction"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 3, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - great communication through the process
    Cons - nada
    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.
    Austin S. likes this.
  8. Amber Silien

    Amber Silien Arachnopeon

    0
    1
    0
    Georgia
    Amber Silien
    5/5,
    "Extremly Satisfied"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    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!
    Austin S. likes this.
  9. Kirsten1013

    Kirsten1013 Arachnopeon

    6
    26
    18
    Chicago
    Kirsten1013
    5/5,
    "New Favorite Person to do Business With!"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    4/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    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.
    Austin S. likes this.
  10. EDED

    EDED Arachnobaron Old Timer

    540
    124
    778
    USA
    EDED
    5/5,
    "reliable and trustworthy dealer"
    Purchase Date:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    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,
    Austin S. and Miquel like this.