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User Reviews item created by JoeRossi, Dec 24, 2015
Pros - Everything you would expect from a top notch seller
Cons - None
Joe was very accommodating with me as i tried to put in a group order over the course of a week with some local hobbyists. All were packaged very well and arrived on time. Communication is on point too. if i asked a questionit was usually only a few minutes for a response.
Originally was only going to order a few spiders as I had located 4 others I needed before finding Joe. Payday came and he was sold out of 3 and only had one of the 4 I originally wanted. Luckily he was putting in an import order that day and was not only able to fill the 4 I wanted but matched the prices for the other 4 I wanted. When his import order came in it was short 1 spider and he let me pick 2 slings to replace it. One spiderling was DOA and he promptly refunded it. One sling was iffy and died 3 days later and once again he immediately refunded the money for that sling as well which I have to say is rare. Very fair and generous guy and will definitely order again.
Pros - As a newcomer to the hobby, he was really helpful and answered all the questions I had. He even went to the trouble of measuring slings and sending pictures so I could see for myself when I inquired about the size of some of them. Incredible selection and great pricing as well.
Cons - Absolutely none! Unless, too many pros is a con? Haha!!!
Ordered 4 slings from him and the entire process was incredibly easy. He is definitely a top notch dealer. If you're hesitant to buy from someone in a forum online, don't be. His track record speaks for itself, and I will certainly be ordering from him in the future!
Pros - Joe is a cool dude. Great customer service, great packaging, and awesome knowledge.
Cons - Cons? What kinda question is this? There was no con. Dudes got my respect
Great communication all the way around. I ordered a pair of 3” Dominican Purple and 4 Orphnaecus Philippinus from Joe. Packaged very well.
Just so happened that 2 of the 4 Tangerines ended up being DOA. I reported it to Joe right away, and he offered me a credit on my next purchase.
Well we had agreed that LAG was voided prior to me getting my package due to my shipping needs. I reminded him of the agreement and he went above and beyond that and offered a freebie on my next purchase. Pretty Darn nice fella if you ask me.
A++ kinda guy and I’ll def buy from him again.
Oh and don’t hesitate to ask him a question, he’s on it and will answer back real fast.
Pros - Excellent selection, friendly service, great presentation, competitive prices, lets you pick your specimen.
Cons - Cash only at shows, so bring the dollars
I think I've bought about 1/4 of my spiders from Joe at the local expos. He's always been super nice and friendly from the beginning, when I was a noob getting interested in the hobby and picking up my first tiny slings.
He's always had a great selection of healthy specimens, and is happy to show you them to make sure that you're comfortable with their size and condition before you buy. Every spider I've bought from him has been in excellent health and was/are amazing eaters.
Saturday, I drove down to the Reptilian Nation expo in Del Mar to pick up a Cyriocosmus giganteus he got in for me. He let me choose from a selection of four .5" slings that he had on hand and we chatted for a while before I bought another Cyriocosmus elegans from him, as the specimen I purchased from him in May 2018 matured out male in March this year.
Both slings are doing great, burrowed in their new vials and tucked into a meal already. I'm extremely happy with them and will totally continue to shop with Joe in the future!
Pros - The packaging was above and beyond what most would do and it's clear he really cares about his customers and his stock, he does a discount for buying multiple spiders and he is very responsive to texts and questions
Cons - None.
Joe really offers a wonderful and varied selection, I would definitely buy from him again. This was actually my first experience buying slings online, and I've always been a bit nervous about unpackaging all the slings but Joe made it easy and the bottom of the padded paper towels were nicely moist for the journey. I couldn't have asked for a better person to finally take the plunge and get spiders shipped to me. As I said, you can really tell this man has tremendous business integrity.
10/10 would recommend to everyone!!!
Pros - Answered all questions and the quality of the Ts were great. All arrived safe and alive.
Purchased a Chilean blue tiger from Joe. He was extremely professional and helpful. No issues, a seamless purchase. Would definitely buy from Joe again.
Today was my 3rd time I purchased from Joe. Got 3 gorgeous rare tarantulas. I'm glad I found him
Huge variety, healthy animals, great attitude. Very trustful guy. I'm just one super happy customer. Will definitely contact him first when i will look for new species.
Pros - Large variety, fair prices, no nonsense, friendly both online and in person.
Cons - None yet!
Just got a b. kahlenbergi from Joe at the reptile super show in pamona. He had an unassuming table and I almost missed him, but glad I didn't! He had a great selection of tarantulas and seems to know his stuff. The T I eventually bought was 1". He said "oh yeah, you can tell it's about to molt." Just got home from the show and sure enough, it started molting in the car. Fingers crossed that it'll go well! He was super friendly and introduced me to a few Arachnoboard folks who were hanging around his table. We had a great time and actually knew of each other's posts. A+ joe
Pros - Great selection, he made nice recommendations (when asked) when through no fault of his I read his current stock wrong.
Communication was fast and courteous. He was patient with my questions and understanding that this was my first arachnoboards purchase.
Slings were energetic and seemed well taken care of. Currently acclimating to their new homes.
Cons - I spent too much $$$
Will definitely be repeating this experience. Was my first time buying through classifieds. Seen Joe recommended on the board and glad I gave him a shot. Order was shipped next day. The whole experience was awesome beginning to end.