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User Reviews item created by Inland Sea, Dec 24, 2015
Pros - Communication, Ease of Transaction, Professionalism, Shipping, Packaging
Cons - None
This was a fantastic transaction all around - especially considering I am a first time buyer. I purchased a Chromatopelma cyanopubescens - a long time wish list pick. To clarify, I have had T's in the past, but I had purchased them through a pet store. I've always been scared to do business through the mail, but after this transaction, I can see how unfounded this was. I was initially impressed with Inland's reviews, but I was even more impressed with how the transaction went down. Not only was there a huge selection, they answered questions promptly before purchase. After exchanging a few messages, I made my purchase after receiving an invoice. I also received tracking information, and they upgraded the shipping for me to make sure that it would arrive before the weekend. When I opened the box I was amazed at the care and quality of the contents. A Styrofoam box surrounded plastic bags, which contained a deli container, which contained paper towels (moist), which contained a small vial with the sling. This thing could have traveled safely to the moon.
The sling is in great condition, and I am a very happy T owner once again. Thank you Inland Sea!
Pros - Excellent customer service. Michael communicated very well and very promptly with me. He even met me on my short notice order and shipped the next day. Highly professional. I felt like a valued customer throughout the entire transaction.
Cons - My Ts were packed in appropriate sized lengths of straw very delicately. I am perfectly okay with this, as I think it makes the initial rehousing much much easier. Some people don't like receiving Ts in straws. Without knowing the answer, I assume Michael would gladly accommodate your shipping requests prior to ordering however.
Michael from Inland Sea was extremely courteous and prompt during our exchanges. He was even willing to ship my order next day on short notice.
My new Ts arrived on the expected date with no issues at all. Very tenderly packaged within a delicup in straws. Specimen were as described. Michael included a well placed heat pack to make sure the Seattle weather didn't get the better of the Ts.
Overall, smooth transaction with no hiccups.
Highly recommended vendor.
No problems whatsoever, professionally packed, flexible with shipping dates & promptly shipped when agreed upon, specimens as described. Thanks!
My only gripe is that the ts were shipped in lengths of drinking straws; I would have preferred single deli cups.
But that is a relatively minor nitpick.
Pros - Excellent communication
I just completed the first trade I have ever done and Michael was an awesome first choice. He was super patient and worked with me for nearly a month to find a good shipping date. When the date changed he was completely flexible for another later date though the planning had been ongoing. Every communication with Michael was promptly answered. All the tarantulas arrived healthy and feisty as can be. He even put in an extra little friend for me. I will bring my business to Michael in the future and encourage others to do the same.
Pros - He was very patient with me while I asked a lot of questions and kept adding spiders to my order.
Happily negotiated to help me get exactly what I wanted for a great price.
Communication was quick and professional.
Packaging was perfect, and shipping was quick.
Spiders were very healthy, beautiful and energetic.
Cons - None at all!
I can't wait to order more from him, I don't know what else to say, I wish the other order I made with a big name online vendor had gone the way this transaction did. He made me a very happy customer and made a great first impression, and a wonderful welcome into the hobby.
Edit to add what i ordered:
1" P. irminia
1" C. cyaneopubescens
2.5" B. albopilosum
A beautiful trio, and a well rounded start to my collection. Thank you!
Pros - Excellent selection and prices! Fast shipping! Michael delivers! He included a heat pack with my order and communication regarding the transaction was great!
Cons - None!
I highly recommend Michael (Inland Sea Exotics)! This was my first purchase on Arachnoboards and I would buy from Michael again. I purchased two tarantulas; one C. darlingi and one L. itabunae. I decided it was time to delve further into the hobby and after some exhaustive research of genus, species, and finally dealers, I found that Michael offered some of the best variety in selection along with a low shipping price. I decided to go ahead with the purchase and after a simple PayPal invoice emailed to me, I was on my way towards becoming a new owner of two more T's. The T's arrived right on time and were packaged perfectly. Don't hesitate to buy from Inland Sea Exotics, you won't be disappointed!
Pros - Great communication throughout the transaction, easy to work with.
Cons - None at all
I contacted Michael on the 16th of September to see if he was interested in my two recently matured males 1 Brachypelma albopilosum and 1 Brachypelma vagans. After a couple of back and forth emails I we decided on the trade terms and shipping would be after the MM's hardened up for safe travel. I received my part of the trade via overnight shipping today and all 7 of my little slings are alive and healthy. They were very well packed and could have spent days in transit.
Michael is very attentive to communication and is easy to do business with, don't hesitate to do commerce with Inland Sea Exotics
Pros - Outstanding packaging, very willing to work with a first-time trader, even included a freebie!
I had a MM Nhandu coloratovillosus who was very ready for a mate, and while I had never engaged in a trade before, I wanted to give him the opportunity before his clock ran out. So I took a chance and found that Inland Sea Exotics was looking for one. I'm extremely happy I did--this dealer didn't hesitate to send me the list of T's he had available and traded me a P. ornata sling--and surprised the heck out of me by also including a P. regalis!
Almost as surprising was the professional-grade packaging my new little guys arrived in. The slings were safely packed in vials, which were safely padded and packed in a deli container, which was safely and securely packed in its box, complete with cold pack. Exceptional service all around, and would definitely do business with Inland Sea Exotics again!
Pros - Quick and informative communication, flexible shipping based on my schedule, great packaging
I ordered an LP sling from Michael. He was prompt in his communications and made a clear effort to make the experience positive for both me and the sling. After I mentioned that I hadn't received an invoice (which was almost certainly a product of my terrible internet connection), he immediately resent. Michael also communicated with me about delaying shipping to fit in with my schedule and also contacted me about having the sling held for pickup, as temps were high in my area. The sling was well packaged and arrived healthy.
I would recommend Michael with no reservations and will definitely buy from him again! Thanks, Michael!