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Poll: What is the most you've ever spent on a single tarantula? (Price only, not shipping)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by nicodimus22, Mar 23, 2017.

Well?

  1. free ($0) to $24

    6.5%
  2. $25 to $49

    16.1%
  3. $50 to $74

    13.7%
  4. $75 to $99

    16.9%
  5. $100 to $149

    16.9%
  6. $150 to $199

    14.5%
  7. $200 to $249

    2.4%
  8. $250 to $299

    6.5%
  9. $300 to $349

    1.6%
  10. $350 or more

    4.8%
  1. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Also, what species/size was it?
     
  2. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking Active Member

    If i remember right, the most i ever paid for a single t was like 150$.
    It was for a 7-8" cb female L. violaceopes.
    The 30$ shipping added not included.


    Id gladly do it again RIGHT NOW hint hint
     
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  3. Spidermolt

    Spidermolt Arachnoknight

    It was the first time I've ever seen a P. metallica sling for under $120 at the time so I had to buy it there and then since they were also on the top of my list. (I think it was $95)
     
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  4. user 666

    user 666 Arachnoknight Active Member

    I have a hard limit of $30 to $35.
     
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  5. Flexzone

    Flexzone Arachnolord Active Member

    $150 for a CB ~2.5'' female S. hoffmanni
     
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  6. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    $100 for a 4.5-5" 0.1 A aurantiaca
     
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  7. Spidermolt

    Spidermolt Arachnoknight

    ugh I tried to promise that myself too but... I have a problem :D:oops:
     
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  8. D Sherlod

    D Sherlod Arachnoknight

    I spent 95 on my GBB I saw it at a local pet store that specializes in reptiles and has decent knowledge of T's
     
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  9. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnobaron Active Member

    $50 for a 3.75 inch female A. chalcodes. I don't usually buy adults, but that's pretty affordable relative to adults of other species, so I went for it. I expect to have her for a very long time. :)
     
  10. user 666

    user 666 Arachnoknight Active Member

    I see it as a way to let me by as many as I want.

    If they're cheap and not too difficult to take care off, I get it.

    I now have 35 Ts.

    In December I had 2.
     
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  11. patriotgator

    patriotgator Arachnopeon

    $50 for a G Pulchripes. I got 3 Ts in the last 2 weeks and have spent around $200 so far. I forced myself to not get anymore for at least a month or so.
     
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  12. Spidermolt

    Spidermolt Arachnoknight

    I kinda have a similar budget kinda way... about every 6 months when I start to crave for more I try to buy a shipment from one breeder and no matter how many I buy I try to keep it within a $75 budget before shipping.
     
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  13. obie

    obie Arachnosquire

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    79.00 bucks for a phormictopus sp green. Which probably isn't a bad price for a sling if I really got what I paid for but 79 bucks for a p cancerides sling is way to much
     
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  14. user 666

    user 666 Arachnoknight Active Member

    Before anyone thinks I am wildly irresponsible -

    Let me also say that I have a couple hard and fast rules before I buy Ts. One, I have to be able to find care instructions I can follow, and two, I have to have an appropriate enclosure _before_ I buy the T.

    If I can't meet both requirements then I don't get the T.
     
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  15. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnosquire

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    I've gotten a few damn good deals, but the most I've paid is about $35 for my 1/2" versicolor. I paid $33 each for some 1" gbb slings, traded a MM b smithi (hamorii?) for a juvi gbb that turned out female, and for $100 I got 3 T's, the most valuable of which was an AF gbb. The last one was a craigslist deal.

    Its not like I have a bunch of disposable income or anything, but is it weird that I want to just once buy a really expensive and rare T?
     
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  16. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnobaron Active Member

    You could always save up and get an adult female Xenesthis sp blue! $450. :jawdrop:
     
  17. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnosquire

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    I've contemplated getting a sling...haven't done it yet though.
     
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  18. Rittdk01

    Rittdk01 Arachnosquire

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    $70 for AF T Stirmi. $110 with shipping, and worth every penny. Doomsday is an amazing creature.
     
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  19. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoknight Active Member

    I'm in England but my 3 most expensive were £35 ($43.70) each, they were all subadults/adults though (A. geniculata/L. difficilis/A. chalcodes), my most expensive sling was my G. iheringi which was £30 ($37.46).
     
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  20. Tanner Dzula

    Tanner Dzula Arachnosquire Active Member

    Most expensive for just the T itself, for me, was 50$ my Orphnaecus philippinus. So far had only seen one here in AZ and that was a while ago, before i was into the hobby itself. A little much for the species, but i have a special place in my heart for orange T's and this guy truly is Bright orange haha.
     
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