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Steven Doud

Average User Rating:
5/5,
Arachnoboards Username:
sdsnybny
Previous Review/Report Link:
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/sdsnybny.278884/
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  1. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster Arachnosupporter

    Garth Vader
    5/5,
    "Stellar seller!"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 16, 2018
    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 - Good communication, easy transaction, and he spent a long time showing me and my daughter his very awesome collection.
    Cons - None.
    I had my eyes on Aphonopelma chalcodes and he offered to sell me one of his at a very fair price. Since I am local I drove out to pick her up and he showed me and my daughter his collection, which was very impressive and everything looked well cared for. I will definitely buy from him again. He is knowledgeable, helpful, and easy to interact with. Thanks again!
    cold blood, Chris LXXIX and sdsnybny like this.
    1. sdsnybny
      Thanks Megan!
  2. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Arachnosquire

    Arachnoclown
    5/5,
    "Excellent experience"
    Purchase Date:
    Feb 6, 2018
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    IMG_5358.jpg Purchased 6 tarantulas from Steve. My work had me working long hours out of town so shipping was a problem. Instead of shipping them Steve went the extra mile and drove from basically Seattle Washington to Portland Oregon. He had them all packaged nicely for the long drive and made it a breeze for my 17 year old daughter to rehouse them. Everything was exactly what he said it was and im extremely happy. I would definitely order from Steve again. Next time ill drive to him...;)
    cold blood, sdsnybny and ccTroi like this.
    1. sdsnybny
      Thank you Kenny
  3. Nmilburn14

    Nmilburn14 Arachnosquire

    Nmilburn14
    5/5,
    "Fantastic human and dealer!"
    Purchase Date:
    Nov 24, 2017
    Transaction Type:
    Sale
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Quick and thorough communication, great packaging, healthy tarantulas
    Cons - Absolutely none :)
    Recently I began a thread expressing my sadness about one of my Phrixotrichus scrofa slings that died seemingly out of nowhere. As this was the first tarantula I've lost, I was pretty torn up about it. After expressing his condolences in the thread, Steve reached out to me personally saying he had a 2.5" P. scrofa female that he would be willing to send me for nothing but the cost of shipping. This was totally unexpected and incredibly generous of him, and I sent him the money for shipping. We worked out the delivery date that night.

    On shipping day I received messages from Steve both by text and here on AB with both the tracking number and pictures of the TWO girls he had included: a 3" P. scrofa (an even larger female than he had originally offered ❤) and a surprise 3" female rcf G. rosea!

    Despite several hiccups with the post office/delivery process today, my two beautiful girls got here safe and sound! Steve's communication throughout the whole process was impeccable, and the two spiders were expertly packaged. I love these two girls already. People like Steve are such a remarkable asset to this hobby, and I would not hesitate to recommend or do business with him in the future. Thank you, Steve!

    0.1.0 Grammostola rosea rcf
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    0.1.0 Phrixotrichus scrofa
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    DangGucci and sdsnybny like this.
    1. sdsnybny
      YW Nicole Glad I could make a bad situation better for you. Enjoy the girls
  4. Casey K

    Casey K Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    Casey K
    5/5,
    "Awesome deal!"
    Purchase Date:
    Aug 27, 2017
    Transaction Type:
    Sale
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Perfect packing, healthy animals, honest individual
    Cons - None
    I received 14 beautiful and healthy tarantulas from Steve. Some were from a local friend of his that needed help selling them, others were a trade from Steve's stock. I waited a few weeks for shipping because all of them molted in his care and to my surprise, two of the unsexed are now confirmed females! :). Steve is a wonderful friend and an incredible asset to this hobby. I admire his integrity, patience and kindness. He packed these tarantulas very well and I wouldn't hesitate to do business with him again. I highly recommend him! Thank you, Steve! :)

    Below are pics of the tarantulas I received from Steve:


    10x N. incei "gold" slings (all are 3-4i and roughly an inch in leg span)
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    0.1 4"+ P. irminia (very feisty and that's always a good sign for this species! :) )
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    0.1 4" B. hamorri
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    0.1 4"+ G. pulchripes "Peekaboo!"
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    0.1 2" G. pulchra
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    DangGucci and sdsnybny like this.
    1. sdsnybny
      Thanks Casey ;)
  5. Big_nito
    5/5,
    "Very easy to deal with!!!"
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Trade
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Very healthy T, professionally packed, constant communication, detailed info of the T's background ---> OVER-ALL ---> Smooth transaction!
    I messaged Steve for a trade proposal and everything went down smoothly. The whole transaction didnt even last a day. Steve is very easy to deal with!!!
    sdsnybny and crone like this.
    1. sdsnybny
      Thanks Michael
  6. advan

    advan oOOo Staff Member

    advan
    5/5,
    "Testing"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 28, 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
    Test. Steve was a pleasure to deal with. Packaging was great. Communication was timely and the specimens were very healthy. Don't hesitate to purchase from him! Test
    sdsnybny and crone like this.
    1. sdsnybny
      Thanks Advan
  7. YellowBrickRoad

    YellowBrickRoad Klaasified Arachnosupporter

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    YellowBrickRoad
    5/5,
    "The MAN!"
    Purchase Date:
    May 25, 2018
    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 - Everything was a Pro!
    Cons - Zip.
    I made a transaction with Steven and it was amazing. Everything was way above par. I just love dealing with members that are above and beyond with everything. We talked and shared pics of T's for a week. I'm super happy with the prices, packaging, and specimens.

    Steven is just an A+ guy. I'd buy from again anyday!

    Justin
    sdsnybny likes this.
    1. sdsnybny
      Thanks Justin!!
  8. Veitchiiman13

    Veitchiiman13 Arachnopeon

    Veitchiiman13
    5/5,
    "Great Experience!"
    Purchase Date:
    May 22, 2018
    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 - Healthy spiders
    Great packaging
    Fast shipment
    Cons - None
    Picked up a Euathlus sp. Blue Femur and a couple Brachypelma sabulosum slings, both species I've been trying to locate for a while. I sent Steve a message and got a response quickly, I sent payment and the spiders were shipped the next day. I got them today and they look great! Very well packaged and he even threw in another sabulosum sling as a freebie. Very happy with the new additions!

    Thanks again!

    Mike Fallen
    sdsnybny likes this.
    1. sdsnybny
      Thanks Mike, hope you enjoy the T's. It was fun raising the little E. sp Blue slings.
  9. RJ2

    RJ2 Arachnosquire

    RJ2
    5/5,
    "Excellent dealer!"
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 25, 2018
    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 - Had mature male I was looking for
    Cons - none
    Purchased a MM L.nigerrimum from Steve, easy transaction, quick to respond, and great communication. Packaging of the T was excellent! A little shipping delay kept the T in shipping for a week, He arrived alive and fiesty! Hope to do business with Steve in the future, Excellent dealer!
    sdsnybny likes this.
    1. sdsnybny
      Thanks, hope he produces slings for you.
  10. Toddydog

    Toddydog Arachnosquire

    Toddydog
    5/5,
    "Great dealer"
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 26, 2018
    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 - - Local
    - Informitive
    - Great communication
    Cons - None.
    I was able to pick the tarantula up myself so no shipping fees. The molt was available for examination. He was very informative, not just about the tarantula I bought but about other tarantulas as well. I really appreciate the service and I'll definitely be buying from him again.
    sdsnybny likes this.
    1. sdsnybny
      Thanks Emily you're welcome anytime!