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Pinchers & Pokies Exotics, LLC

Average User Rating:
5/5,
Arachnoboards Username:
ErkW
Website:
http://www.PinchersandPokies.com
Previous Review/Report Link:
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/erkw.279647/
Tags:
  • Address:
    Summerville, SC 29486
    Email Address:
    PinchersNPokies@hotmail.com
    Phone Number:
    (843) 212-7069
    Preferred Method of Contact:
    Via email address listed above
    Pinchers & Pokies Exotics is a small business run by a husband-and-wife team that we started in October of 2012.

    My wife (then fiancé) asked if she could bring her son’s tarantulas over to my house to keep them safe. I set the five of them up in my spare bedroom, aka computer room. When I came home from work and was surfing the net, I found myself leaning back in the chair watching the T’s instead of actually working on the computer. At first I was skittish about feeding them and messing with the dubia roaches she’d bring over, and I’d make her do it. I found it fascinating to watch them stalk and attack the roaches! A few months later she took me to a Repticon in Charlotte, NC, and we came home with a bunch of slings. Let the addiction begin!

    At the next Repticon, in Columbia, SC we came home with a bunch of scorpions, including a few Emperors and a few Desert Hairys, and now we had some new pets!

    I simply can’t say no to my amazing wife, so we’ve now amassed a bit of a menagerie of different critters. We seem to like to try out new ones to determine the positives and negatives and each one, and also because when my wife says “awwww” I seem to whip out my wallet.

    We have (or have had) three cats, three dogs, African pygmy hedgehogs, Blue-bar Panther chameleons, Jackson’s chameleons, Veiled chameleons, pet rats, a Columbian Tegu, plus various frogs, geckos, skinks, and now ball pythons. The only thing I’ve said “no” to are baby squirrels. But our first love remains our true love: tarantulas and scorpions.

    We have a few long-term and short-term goals in our business plan. When possible, we buy select slings at wholesale prices, and either sell them or raise them for a few months before we sell them. Again, we are exploring the species we like. Personally, I really enjoy the GBB’s, Poeci’s and Nhandu’s.

    We’re also working on breeding projects with the slings we’ve purchased. We keep detailed records of where and when we purchase everything so that we will not be breeding siblings or cousins. Therefore we may only sell one or two of each species at a time, should we only have purchased a few at one shot. We are breeding for strong stock as much as possible and we’ve had a few success stories already.

    Personally, I love doing research, and I have been working on a GIANT spreadsheet project with as much information as I can find for EVERY tarantula and scorpion. A bit ambitious, huh? We plan on creating and constantly improving upon care sheets for our arachnids.

    We're constantly researching and discovering new stuff about our arachnids, and we love talking to other "arachnid passionate" people.

Recent User Reviews

  1. Joseph T

    Joseph T Arachnopeon

    Joseph T
    5/5,
    "Pinchers and Pokies Exotics, LLC Review"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 3, 2018
    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 - Amazing customer service
    They know the Latin names for their scorpions
    They responded to all my emails and did so real fast.
    Scorpions I got are healthy no missing legs or feet I've seen some people from different vendors get scorpions with missing feet.
    Great packaging (from repticon) they even gave them a hide.
    Cons - I have none!
    Amazing customer service I bought a asian forest (heterometrus spinnefer) scorpion that was out of stock so they gave me 2 of the Asian forest scorpions they did have in stock (heterometrus Longinimus) I am happy with the way they handle situations like this especially since I was at repticon and their is people all over the place asking questions.

    They new what the Latin names of their scorpions were Wich i appreciate I went to another breeder and they didn't know what scorpion they had. When I asked he said " O please don't make me give you the Latin name , don't make me lie to you" I am happy that Pinchers and pokies know what they have.

    Most of the scorpions being sold were in a dish with eco earth only ,but pinchers and pokies had a hide for them, The extra care even when selling them is great to see.

    They gave me tips on feeding and care in general I appreciate it especially as I am new to caring for scorpions. They responded to all my email quickly and they would ask me questions to give me a better answer I like the extra effort they put in giving you the best answer it shows they do care.

    The next time I get an arachnid I will buy it from pinchers pokies.
    ErkW and Ungoliant like this.
  2. Sir Aculeus

    Sir Aculeus Arachnopeon

    46
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    243
    NY
    Sir Aculeus
    5/5,
    "This dealer rules all!"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 24, 2017
    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 - * Fast and reliable communications.
    * Great selection of stuff.
    * Perfect prep and packing for shipping (the best packing I've seen yet).
    * Super nice people. They appreciate their customers and the animals they offer.
    * Clean and simple website.
    Cons - Bernie Madoff, Frank Abagnale Jr.,...oops... Um.... No cons what so ever. Other dealers/sellers should model themselves after Pinchers and Pokies. Must I say more?
    Found this dealer here on Arachnoboards... Certain species of scorpions aren't easy to aquire lately and they had a gorgeous species I've never owned. So I placed my order and scooped up the last four parabuthus schlechteri they had. The sellers are friendly, super nice people that seem to be more than happy to please their customers. It's obvious they love the hobby, the animals and appreciate being able to spread the love of the these animals. They have a great selection. My transaction went as smooth as silk. Thanks again!!!!! You will hear from me again!
    ErkW likes this.
  3. jwb121377

    jwb121377 Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    jwb121377
    5/5,
    "Very pleasant transaction"
    Purchase Date:
    Dec 23, 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 had been wanting to add some new scorpions to my inverts for a while when in early December I saw Tom Moran's unpacking video from Pinchers & Pokies and decided to check them out and I'm very pleased that I did. When I looked at their scorpion availability I was impressed with how diverse and unique it was. I immediately knew that once the holidays passed I was going to place an order and I did.

    Their website is laid out very professionally, and navigating through all menus is a breeze. The whole ordering process is very straightforward and simple. Communication was good and friendly, and their customer service is A+ all the way.

    I ended up purchasing 8 scorpions and a female tarantula ( Heteroscodra maculata)on December 23 and asked them to hold off shipping until after the new year holiday, which they did with no problems. Packing was suberb and everything was clearly labeled. The quality of the inverts was top notch. They weren't just healthy they were thriving and I appreciated that.

    Overall I couldn't of asked for a smoother transaction or better customer service and highly recommended checking their site out, and I'm sure I will be a repeat customer in the future.
    ErkW likes this.