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Price differences between US and EU

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by carterxwr, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

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    Which town is, if I can ask? Sofia, the capital, is 1.200 +, while Plovdiv and Varna (considered big cities) are on the 330.000, more or less :)
     
  2. sasker

    sasker Arachnobaron Active Member

    I live in Plovdiv. This city has officially something about 370,000, but it is the capital of the district bearing the same name. I am not sure how many people live here exactly, but many people from the district work and spend most of their time in the capital.

    Edit: the entire district has 683.027 inhabitants. I stand corrected. Very sharp, Chris :D
     
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  3. PetrZ

    PetrZ Arachnopeon

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    Yes, I know no petshop with T´s, so it can not happened that someone without experince is passing by it and will want to buy it. Or get an idea to keep tarantulas. And, of course, no newbie questions like here :) You can buy H. maculata, price is about 4-5 USD, but you have to be active and go to one of any shows and it usually means that you are from comunity, no one can get ther accidentaly :)
     
  4. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Well, the Goddess* and, to an extent, Butters of South Park, granted me the 'Extreme Wisdom' :kiss:

    *0.1 Pelinobius muticus PBUH (Peace Be Upon Her)
     
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  5. TownesVanZandt

    TownesVanZandt Arachnolord Active Member

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    Bulgaria is beautiful :) I have never been in your part of the country, but I´ve visited Sofia, Blagoevgrad and Melnik. The Rozhen monastery was especially interesting for me. I do speak Serbian, but I had hard time understanding Bulgarian, but I did learn you call shoes "ubuvki". That´s my favourite word in Bulgarian!
     
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  6. sasker

    sasker Arachnobaron Active Member

    I like it here as well, especially the weather and the wildlife here. I am originally from the Netherlands so I was very happy to find wild scorpions, mantids, turtoises and green toads (Bufo viridis) here. My wife goes mad whenever we are out for a hike as I am always flipping over rocks in search for something interesting :D

    I also like the Bulgarian word for sport shoes: маратонки (maratonki).
     
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  7. boina

    boina Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    I somehow very much doubt that, the idea that in Germany the hobby is far beyond the hobby in other countries as well as the idea that there are more hobbyists in the USA than in Germany.

    Germany is a smaller, but densely populated country, so in an area of less than Texas in size we have 1/4 of the population of the USA. And the thing is: Everyone and his uncle keeps tarantulas. It's extremely popular around here. I live in the middle of nowhere, in one of the least populated places in this country with no large cities in sight but I personally know 5 breeders in small towns in a 50 mile radius around where I live and there are many more who keep tarantulas without breeding.

    But keeping and breeding in Germany suffers from a lack in comunication - and the will to listen to new ideas and concepts. I think by now Americans and Polish people are better.
     
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