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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!
Michael answered all questions I had as a first time online buyer, and had great prices and a good deal on shipping. Both spiders arrived alive and are both very active. Packing was very clever but not hard to figure out and was very secure. 10/10 wonderful seller. Would recommend to other first-time-shippers.
Pros - Answered all my emails with any questions within 10 minutes.
I purchaced 2 slings. They were packaged great. Each sling was clearly labeled with scientific and common names to avoid any confusion, and the best part is each sling seems to be in great health.
Pros - Can't beat the prices and communication was very good. Will be back for more spiders.
Nice selection, hard to beat prices and answered every msg I sent promptly. And I sent a lot, probably bordering on annoying.
Pros - Great communication and great prices on the specimens
Cons - none
I purchased 3 slings and they literally just got put into their homes to settle in. Definitely willing to do business again. Everyone arrived alive and well all 3 are very active and checking out their new homes.
Pros - Amazing selection of slings at great price!!
Cons - I miss my A. Hentzi!
I contacted Inlandsea about a posting he made looking for mature males and ended up trading for/buying 13 slings! they all arrived healthy and safe!
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.