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Quickly addicted, plus questions.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by CWilson1351, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

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    What's far more telling than what you saw, is the results of shipping....I bet its like 98% survival...maybe higher for experienced sellers.....meaning there's almost no risk in the shipping process to a properly packed t as long as you ship during halfway decent temps.

    Heck, I have had 3 packages lost in the mail for a weekend or several days (in winter)...yet I still had a 100% survival rate in those instances....the results are what you should focus on, and the results are almost always good.

    Whatever they do to the packages at fed ex, its obviously not enough to have an adverse effect on shipping success.
     
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  2. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    :kiss: I love the fact that IMO you look somewhat Madonna/Ladies of pure early '80, nice style Paiige :troll:

    Ops, the Goddess is calling me u_u
     
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  3. mistertim

    mistertim Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Have to disagree on this. All of my tarantulas have been purchased from breeders online and I have never had a problem.
     
  4. Paiige

    Paiige Arachnobaron

    I know the majority of people on here both buy and sell Ts through postal services. I'm not judging your decisions at all, please don't misunderstand that. It is, like I said, just a matter of personal preference.
    I also like being able to "meet" my Ts before I bring them home. There are several spp that I thought I wanted, only to see one in person and really not like it at all. The same way I wouldn't buy a new kitten online - I want to make sure it lives up to the image I have of it in my head before I commit to a living animal.

    And again, not to say I'll never order online.
     
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  5. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I love the fact that here in Eye-taly, FedEx, while present, doesn't work that much. We have Italian based couriers that, cheap as hell, offered always a 100% great service.

    Lately, thanks to economic crysis, jumped out 'private' couriers (lol, like me or you driving a normal car) where you can ask to deliver them even a nuke, if well packed, like nothing :)

    I want to see FedEx and other not Italian companies fail here in my nation :-s
     
  6. Paiige

    Paiige Arachnobaron

    FedEx is less prominent here than UPS, but I can't imagine their treatment of parcels differs much.
     
  7. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    Totally different than a kitten. You pick out a kitten based (most often) on individual personality when given the choice.....for ts, that's something you have to figure out, because even docile ts can change their tune when re-housed. There's also little variance between species, even ones that are sub-par look great after the next molt.

    Any way, as Wally often said to "The Beaver"..."I'm just giving you the business".:D
     
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  8. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Best is BRT courier, Italy. They were the nightmare (muahahah) of the cleaning Ladies of a George A. Romero 'zombie' shopping center where once I worked as armed security vigilante: they loved to piss, on purpose, on the floor instead of the WC during their noon eating pause :hilarious:

    "Christian... they keep pissing on the floor, Christ!" Muahahahahah :)
     
  9. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Things like this can happen: http://arachnoboards.com/threads/poor-timing-dead-spiders.291984/

    I also had a DOA (ruptured abdomen) in January myself, on a normal overnight delivery from a reputable breeder. Shipping deaths do happen, and while the risk is slight, it's not zero.
     
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  10. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoprince Active Member

    Why isn't the Goddess 0.1 Pelinobius muticus PBUH (Peace Be Upon Her) listed first?
     
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  11. Icculus

    Icculus Arachnosquire

    Not to mention the shipping charges. got my neoholothele incei last weekend btw
     
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  12. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Because She is listed on my heart :kiss:
     
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  13. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    You clearly mis-read my posto_O....I never ever once anywhere claimed it was zero deaths, I said the risk was minimal....big difference.

    I said in the 3 particular instances I had delays I had 100% success....but I was clear about that being just those three personal instances.

    I've shipped 100's and had literally 3 doa....just as many coming in and again, 3 DOA...that's not never, but its certainly not enough to cause alarm.
     
  14. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    This post? -----> "There's no fact or logic to support your wariness."

    By saying there are no facts that could make a person cautious about shipping, you're implying that DOAs never happen. That is what I took issue with.

    Also, while your DOA is at 3%, mine is at 20%. Would that amount bother you?
     
  15. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    20% makes no sense...who are you ordering from? That's awful and highly uncommon...Europeans have a better rate than that and their ts are typically in transit 4-10 days.
     
  16. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Arachnoiden and Fear No Ts shipped 5 slings to me. Both reputable breeders. Nothing was wrong with the packing in either box.
     
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  17. CWilson1351

    CWilson1351 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I think those of us in New England got the short end of the stick when it comes to receiving our shipments as we hope them to be. I personally have had multiple issues. Not with Ts but it still has made me uneasy about ordering online. Ultimately I just don't trust the local couriers regardless of the company they work for.
    Personal preference is the best way to put it though.

    I'm still getting used to the site and all its options, but I wanted to thank everyone for their insight and advice. Really looking forward to Monday now :)
     
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  18. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    I wish he was as wary about owning an OW T as he is about ordering on-line.

    I think if someone owns an OW T from the get go, they should be able to find any info they need on anything else.
     
  19. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    A few of us own A. geroldi, myself included. I strongly suggest you search the forum via Google for this information. People always ask about the challenges of keeping Avics, but they DO NOT take the time to learn this. How do I know this? Because this questions gets ask more times than Dumb Donald Trump lies to the American public, well almost.
     
  20. darkness975

    darkness975 a Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    Do you see yourself expanding that collection again some day, @Chris LXXIX ?
     
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