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value of arizona bark scorpions

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Reaper645, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Reaper645

    Reaper645 Arachnopeon

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    I don't know much about the insect world as myself am not necessarily a huge enthusiast. With that being said, I live near a lot of arizona bark scorpions and was wondering it it would be worth it to catch them and put them on the classifieds here?

    And if so does anyone know the best shipping methods for them as far as packing? I know they are cannibalistic and probably better packed alone, but any good places to get a safe container to assure their safe arrival?
     
  2. Nir Avraham

    Nir Avraham Arachnoknight

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    I used to buy them for maybe 5$ each...
    This is how you should pack them:
     
  3. Reaper645

    Reaper645 Arachnopeon

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    Thanks a bunch. Good video. Was $5 a piece with shipping? I was only thinking of doing this because I run into them all the time and I thought there might be people out there who want them.
     
  4. Nir Avraham

    Nir Avraham Arachnoknight

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    Not including shipping. If you think that customer should pay for the shipping it’s up to you...
     
  5. Reaper645

    Reaper645 Arachnopeon

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    I would think so, I mean to flat rate envelope one somewhere would be more than 5 bucks. I just don't know how much of a market there is for them. If i catch these little guys and have to keep em then go through the trouble of shipping em out. If I knew enough people wanted them I'd be interested in doing it. Obviously there's no big money in it but in my spare time if i got something for my time and someone got something they wanted out of it.
     
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  6. darkness975

    darkness975 Brachypelma darknessi Arachnosupporter

    They are reasonably communal so you can keep them together until shipping time.
     
  7. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    $5 is about right.
     
  8. Reaper645

    Reaper645 Arachnopeon

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    Thanks for the input fellas. As soon as my UV flashlight comes in I'll get a container and go catch a few and post em and see what happens. Although, I haven't seen any ads or sites that have them for less than 15 bucks? Anybody got a link to an ad or site that has them for less than 15?
     
  9. sr20det510

    sr20det510 Arachnoknight

    At shows $5-7, is the going rate, and babies I've seen as cheap as $2. I purchased 11 for $40 for my nephew at the last reptile expo I attended in January. I got a discount for buying in bulk.

    At a shop near my work, they cost $10 a piece, but they have tons of expenses related to having a business.

    I also purchased a few online from a guy in Arizona a year or two ago, and think it was like $25 shipped for 8, 5 adult and 3 babies. The adults were all shipped together in a mini tupper wear container and a piece of napkin. Babies were shipped exact same way but seperate from adults.

    If you try to sell them for $15, I doubt you sell any, even at 10 you probably wouldn't sell any.

    Maybe try 5-6 for $25 shipped, or 10-12 for $45. This way you are making at least $20 per sale.

    Goodluck.
     
  10. Reaper645

    Reaper645 Arachnopeon

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    Excellent advice! thank you.