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User Reviews item created by Eli824, Feb 5, 2017
Pros - Good packaging
Cons - Misidentified gender, refused to give a refund unless I pay return shipping
Good guy to work with initially. I asked him for females and he happily gave some pictures. The B. smithi molted right before it got shipped over, so I told him to send the molt over as well, which he did. He was happy to wait a week for the exoskeleton to harden as I requested. Oh, he also gave me a good discount
However, when it arrived, I tried to sex the molt and found no flap on the abdomen. I did a ventral ID as well. Posted both pics online, which everyone identified as a male. Eli insisted it was a female, and did not do anything to rectify the mistake. He did allow me to have a refund given that I pay the shipping. Hell no. I'm not going to pay $30 for another trip.
Overall, it's ok to buy slings from him but don't trust his sexing.
First off the B Smithi Was female I and others molt Sexed it he provided such a bad image to try to vent sex it's sad and also I told him despite my knowing it's female I'd refund but shipping isn't refundable which everyone knows shipping isn't this kid decides that I'm trying to rip him off lol what a joke
Pros - He was accomodating with photos, hes quick to respond, he packages super tight, and his prices were unbeatable
Cons - None
Just received my package and am pleased with the whole transaction. My female borneo black was expertly packed and was very lively.. to say the least.. the moment i opened her container.
Eli824 is as good as they come and i wouldnt hesitate to do biz again in the future!
Pros - Packaging was amazing. Great price. Great communication.
Perfect transaction. Packaging was done with great care and obvious expertise. Excellent communication, quick responses, helpful & courteous. Great experience all around.
Pros - Super prompt reply to my inquiry
Has stuff not often seen available
Excellent quality animals
Cons - None whatsoever
Contacted Eli824 yesterday to inquire about making a purchase and within a couple hours everything was finalized, paid for, and preparing for shipment. All four spiders went out that night via FedEx from the West coast and arrived in my office at 09:00 EDT this morning. There was an unfortunate problem with both S. kovariki slings, but Eli824 rectified the situation immediately. Good, classy guy.
Excellent packing, styrofoam insulation, a small heat pack (with foam between it and the animals though it wasn't really needed), and wonderfully padded vials stuffed with damp paper towel.
Even with the small mishap, I couldn't be more pleased with the entire experience and how Eli824 handled everything.
Thank you, Eli824!!
Pros - Always answered my emails within the same day. Pretty good prices. Really stand up guy.
Cons - Nothing.
I ordered a few T's and he through in two freebies which was very nice. Everyone arrived healthy except a b.vagans that molted during shipping but that is no one's fault. Eli is going to credit me for next purchase so he took care of me. I would recommend him to anybody!
Pros - Everything
Cons - Nothing
Since I work so close to Eli824, we met up in a parking lot instead of dealing with FedEx/USPS. The transaction went smoothly. He provided me the plastic enclosure the T was in so no immediate rehouse was necessary. He even offered to show me how he sexes the T's which tells me I am dealing with a great seller who places customer service on top of his list. I will be keeping an eye on his inventory and will definitely be dealing with him again in the future.
Pros - Very honest, responds quickly, knowledgeable
Best dealer I have ever dealt with. Answers messages quickly and is a very nice guy. We had an issue with USPS and he went above and beyond to fix it. He even refunded some of the shipping even though it wasn't his fault. Highly recommend him. Just awesome
Pros - Integrity
Concern for both buyer and animals
Goes above and beyond
Straight Forward, No Hidden Tricks
Easy to deal with
Dealer with principles
Cons - None yet...
I got a variety of Ts from Eli over a few orders and he has time and time again proven himself as one of the best dealers out there. Not only are his descriptions of his Ts accurate, but he also includes full disclosure of what to expect. I received good quality Ts from him and he even goes as far as search for Ts you may be intersted in that he does not have on hand at the moment. His Ts come very well packed you can be sure your Ts are safe. He stands by his Ts and guarantees the Ts he sexed. He is willing to go over and beyond to satisfy his customers. He is very patient and quick to respond to questions and provides pictures of the actual Ts if you request it. He is truly a pleasure to deal with and a great asset to the hobby. I will definitely buy from again. So if you see his posts for available Ts, jump on it. You won't regret.
Pros - Good communication
Takes the time to build a relationship with customers
Cons - Non
I actually started my transaction with Elias a couple months back. My money situation wasn't in the best of places and he worked with me threw it all to make sure I got what I wanted. If anybody is looking for and honest, reputable and reliable supplier, Elias is your man. The two most important things to myself in transaction are communication and packaging,,, and Elias hits the nail on the head every time. Some of the best packaging I've seen. All in all will definitely be a return customer, and I will be sending all of my friends in his direction.
Pros - Sweet personality, quick to answer questions, great packing, prompt shipping, professionalism, integrity, quality
Cons - None!
One of the most wonderful people you could ever meet in the hobby! I received my package today from Elias. All of my tarantulas were very well packed and shipping was very prompt. Eli answered any and all questions I had and even took the time to sex some of the slings he sent me via microscope! He is very sweet and defines integrity to the fullest. I would highly recommend him to anyone in this hobby. He shows professionalism in every way possible and strives to reach the customers satisfaction. He stands by his word and guarantees sexes on specimens that he sells as "sexed". If you see something you like and Eli has it, jump on his list!!!! You won't find a better experience anywhere else and his prices are VERY competitive!!! Thank you, Eli.....Of course you know I'm gonna continue to hit you up....Lol.