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Discussion in 'Online Seller/Buyer/Breeder Reviews' started by Snipes, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. AR-Tarantula

    AR-Tarantula Arachnoknight Old Timer


    Just purchased some Ceratogyrus spiderlings from Varden. Communication was great and shipping was amazingly fast. The spiderlings were packed incredibly well and all are super healthy. Highly recommended. Oh, thanks for the freebie - it was greatly appreciated.
  2. senor ocho

    senor ocho Arachnosquire

    Maren's communication was prompt, and his packaging excellent.
    I'm quite pleased with the transaction.
  3. secular

    secular Arachnosquire Old Timer

    i ordered two Avicularia purpurea slings at .5"

    ordering was simple and communication was prompt. the package arrived in excellent condition (and overnight as promised). packing of the animals was done well and with care for their well being. much to my surprise, there was a freebie in there: a C. brachycephalus sling. nice! i had actually been wishing i would have included one on the order.

    i would most certainly do business with this individual again. :clap:
  4. NrthCstInverts

    NrthCstInverts Arachnoknight Old Timer


    I purchased a qty of slings from Varden, and Im not disappointed at all! Sizes were as advertised, The all arrived alive and healthy due to a great packing job, and the communication was excellent as well...... Im really looking forward to our future ventures together....... and oh yes there WILL be many more!! Thanks Maren, i really apprieciate it!!
  5. sntcruzan

    sntcruzan Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Positive AAA +++ Transaction and Product

    I did a trade with Maren on 11/10/2006 and it went smooth.We traded for a H. lividum sling and the N. chromatus female in exchange for both of my T. pruriens and the G. rosea mature males.Thanks..it only took me 5 months to leave feedback/but who's counting.

    I'd do business with Varden anytime.

    Fred MacDonell
  6. Beardo

    Beardo Arachnoprince Old Timer


    I did a breeding loan with Maren last year and luckily we/she was blessed with baby spiders....I sent her my male, and we agreed upon the usual 50/50 split of any resulting offspring. At the time the slings hatched out, the weather was not condusive for shipping. Our resulting agreement was for Maren to keep all of the slings and just send me the money anytime she sold any of my part of the eggsac....She has held up her end of the deal wonderfully! This is something that many people would take advantage, but Maren has shown true integrity by making sure I got my end of the loan.

    Thanks again, Maren...you rock! :)
  7. tacomadiver

    tacomadiver Arachnosquire


    I got my P. rufilata from Maren today. It's a beautiful sling. Everything was as promised and she included a freebe B. albopilosum. She was good at communicating , everything was packed great. I would definately recommend her!

    Thank Maren!
  8. Beyond Positive!

    I have now done two transactions and been happy both times. One time I met her at a show, and this go around I had them shipped. All Ts were in great condition. And the packing on my second deal was outstanding. Everything arrived perfect and as advertised. I even got some awesome freebies!

    I will keep a watchful eye out for things to come from Varden. Never think twice about, or ask the wife or husband about buying something from Maren, JUST BUY IT, you will not be let down. :worship: :worship: :worship:

    Thanks again Maren, I look forward to the next time we chat.:clap: :clap: :clap:
  9. widowkeeper

    widowkeeper Arachnoknight Old Timer


    just got many spiders from him today.and got more then one free :clap: the packing was great, hes is great to work with and shipped out fast. the free ones f*#kin rocked not gonna say what all he sent free dont want him flooded with a bunch of gimmy gimmys .but you would be making a mistake not to buy from him. i will be buying from him again in the future that i know

    thanks again
  10. JColt

    JColt Arachnoknight Old Timer


    I grabbed 3 - b.albophilosum and 3 - g. aureostriata from Maren and she sent a free c. brachycephalus! Actually recieved a day earlier than expected, All healthy and moving well. Packing was awesome and communication was great. I would do buisness again in a minute! Nice job all the way around!
  11. julesaussies

    julesaussies Arachnobaron

    Ryan said it best - BEYOND POSITIVE!!

    :worship: :clap: POSITIVE!!!! :clap: :worship:

    Where do i even start? What hasn't already been said?

    Received a great package from Maren on Wednesday. Maren was AWESOME from the very beginning! She gave me info on two of the species i wasn't familiar with and answered all my questions. i purchased the following from Maren:

    • Brachypelma sabulosum x2
    • Brachypelma albopilosum x2
    • Ceratogyrus brachycephalus x2
    • Pterinochilus murinus x2
    • Plus a cool Freebie she sent
    Her prices are more than fair. All the T's/slings were either at the high end of her advertised size or bigger. One OBT was in fact A LOT larger as he decided to molt in transit. i can't believe how big he got!! Very cool. :cool:

    Her packing was beyond perfect - top notch! All the T's/slings arrived safely, looking to be in perfect health and all ate their first night home (except for molted OBT of course - gonna give him a few days yet.)

    i'm going to be on the lookout for Maren's FS in the classifieds. i look forward to buy from Maren again. Thank you so much for everything!! :clap: :D :clap: :D :clap:
  12. Mina

    Mina Arachnoking Old Timer


    I just got two adorable little C. brachycephalus slings from Maren, and they are the cutest little things ever!!!!!!
    She also sent back my male that we did a breeding loan with. She was so helpful and informative. She was very careful of my male's continuing health and gave me a detailed description of the mating. This male is my personal darling and pet and I was extremely wary of sending him to anyone!!! Maren took wonderful care of him and he is bright and bouncing after being unpacked.
    Maren, you are the top!!! Your packing is fabulous, your T's are fabuous. Thank you more than I can say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :clap: :D
  13. widowkeeper

    widowkeeper Arachnoknight Old Timer


    just got a couple more from Maren and once again im verry happy with the whole transaction great packing,fast responses.over all the best person ive delt with on ab i will be checking with maren first for all my T needs :clap:
  14. jamesc

    jamesc Arachnoknight


    I sold her a GBB male. Her PayPal was prompt and the transaction went through without a problem. Perfect transaction.
  15. T-chick

    T-chick Arachnosquire


    Good/Great communication.
    Wonderful packing.. (HOW DOES SHE DO IT!?????!!!)
    Wonderful Freebies...
    And when she told me of a P. rufilata she had..
    I of course went and purchased that one too.. will be here Monday!!
    Will do business again and again!!

  16. Carlos_W

    Carlos_W Arachnopeon

    Awsome Slings

    I just recieved my slings today, they were wrapped, the entire sling in moist cloth, my first in this technic. Anyways I highly reccomend them. Carlos
  17. CFNSmok.PL

    CFNSmok.PL Arachnoknight Old Timer


    I just received a few slings from my side of the loan. All came well packed, alive and more then I asked. Very good communication. Thank You.

  18. Luis138

    Luis138 Arachnopeon



    I purchased some L. parahybana. Received freebies and such a wonderful packaging. I am amazed. Also sent me detail information regarding the slings. I will buy from her again any time.

  19. JColt

    JColt Arachnoknight Old Timer


    I just recieved 26 freebies from Varden (see Oh my Gawd Thread in announcements) Packed top notch and all made it fine in almost 100 degree weather. If she says shes going to do something, she does it! Dont ever hesitate to buy from her!
  20. Widowman10

    Widowman10 Arachno WIDOW Old Timer


    very very POSITIVE will order from her again!! patient with my 1,000,000 questions!!