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JoeRossi

Joe Rossi

Rating:
4.96835/5,
Arachnoboards Username:
JoeRossi
Previous Review/Report Link:
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/joe-rossi.131093/
  1. CommanderBacon

    CommanderBacon Arachnosquire Active Member

    CommanderBacon
    5/5,
    "Another wonderful experience with Joe!"
    Purchase Date:
    Nov 9, 2019
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - great selection of healthy specimens, knowledgeable, friendly, cool stuff for kids at his table!
    Cons - cash only at shows, so hit the ATM!
    I've bought enough from Joe Rossi now that he knows what I'm looking for and unfairly shows me spiders that he knows I'll want, so last month, when I went to pick up a Cyriocosmus giganteus from him, he showed me adult photos of Bistriopelma lamasi and Agnostopelma tota slings that he had in stock.

    I've been thinking about them ever since he showed them to me, so I reached out to him to see if he would be at Repticon and if he still had them available. Unfortunately for my bank account, he did.

    Joe set them aside for me and had them ready to go when I arrived. As always, he shows you the specimens before you buy so you're comfortable with their fitness and size. Both spiders are specks, but healthy and active! I'm excited to watch them grow.

    Anyway, Joe is always a great conversationalist and a terrible enabler, so I hung around to chat a while and went home with a unexpected GBB sling from his latest import, as well. He did give me an unbelievably sweet deal, too. Thanks, Joe!

    Always a great experience! Highly recommended!
    JoeRossi likes this.
  2. Pandablergs

    Pandablergs Arachnopeon

    Pandablergs
    5/5,
    "Great local resource!"
    Purchase Date:
    Oct 24, 2019
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    4/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - The sling is very young and I get to raise it from being tiny and see it molt many times. He had a wide variety available, including pamphos. Seems experienced and very knowledgeable. He didn't try to push a species on me which I didn't care for or which I was not experienced enough to take care of.
    Cons - It was a long drive to lake elsinore, but it's probably for the best that I picked up instead of shipped. The capsule the gbb was in was very tiny and I wasn't sure how to comfortably transport the guy home without stress. But maybe I'm just being neurotic.
    From the start Joe was warm and communicative and pointed me to colorful hardy species that would be manageable for a new hobbyist to care for. I got a 3rd/4th instar GBB from him for a very reasonable price, and I plan to buy at least a few pamphos, and versicolor slings from him in the future. When my schedule was hectic he was flexible and arranged for me to pick up at LLLreptile in lake elsinore. I cannot believe I got such a great deal from someone local outside a reptile show. So pleased and thanks again, Joe!
    CommanderBacon and JoeRossi like this.
  3. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoprince Active Member

    USA
    Theneil
    5/5,
    "positive"
    Purchase Date:
    Oct 8, 2019
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Everything you would expect from a top notch seller
    Cons - None
    Joe was very accommodating with me as i tried to put in a group order over the course of a week with some local hobbyists. All were packaged very well and arrived on time. Communication is on point too. if i asked a questionit was usually only a few minutes for a response.
    JoeRossi likes this.
  4. TexasPokie

    TexasPokie Arachnopeon

    TexasPokie
    5/5,
    "Recent purchase"
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 20, 2019
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Originally was only going to order a few spiders as I had located 4 others I needed before finding Joe. Payday came and he was sold out of 3 and only had one of the 4 I originally wanted. Luckily he was putting in an import order that day and was not only able to fill the 4 I wanted but matched the prices for the other 4 I wanted. When his import order came in it was short 1 spider and he let me pick 2 slings to replace it. One spiderling was DOA and he promptly refunded it. One sling was iffy and died 3 days later and once again he immediately refunded the money for that sling as well which I have to say is rare. Very fair and generous guy and will definitely order again.
    JoeRossi likes this.
  5. Loxstar

    Loxstar Arachnopeon

    Loxstar
    5/5,
    "Exceptional Dealer!"
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 20, 2019
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - As a newcomer to the hobby, he was really helpful and answered all the questions I had. He even went to the trouble of measuring slings and sending pictures so I could see for myself when I inquired about the size of some of them. Incredible selection and great pricing as well.
    Cons - Absolutely none! Unless, too many pros is a con? Haha!!!
    Ordered 4 slings from him and the entire process was incredibly easy. He is definitely a top notch dealer. If you're hesitant to buy from someone in a forum online, don't be. His track record speaks for itself, and I will certainly be ordering from him in the future!
    JoeRossi likes this.
  6. Maddseasonmorphs

    Maddseasonmorphs Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

    Maddseasonmorphs
    5/5,
    "Good dude"
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 24, 2019
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    4/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Joe is a cool dude. Great customer service, great packaging, and awesome knowledge.
    Cons - Cons? What kinda question is this? There was no con. Dudes got my respect
    Great communication all the way around. I ordered a pair of 3” Dominican Purple and 4 Orphnaecus Philippinus from Joe. Packaged very well.
    Just so happened that 2 of the 4 Tangerines ended up being DOA. I reported it to Joe right away, and he offered me a credit on my next purchase.
    Well we had agreed that LAG was voided prior to me getting my package due to my shipping needs. I reminded him of the agreement and he went above and beyond that and offered a freebie on my next purchase. Pretty Darn nice fella if you ask me.
    A++ kinda guy and I’ll def buy from him again.
    Oh and don’t hesitate to ask him a question, he’s on it and will answer back real fast.
    JoeRossi likes this.
  7. CommanderBacon

    CommanderBacon Arachnosquire Active Member

    CommanderBacon
    5/5,
    "Long time source of a lot of my tarantulas!"
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 21, 2019
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Excellent selection, friendly service, great presentation, competitive prices, lets you pick your specimen.
    Cons - Cash only at shows, so bring the dollars
    I think I've bought about 1/4 of my spiders from Joe at the local expos. He's always been super nice and friendly from the beginning, when I was a noob getting interested in the hobby and picking up my first tiny slings.

    He's always had a great selection of healthy specimens, and is happy to show you them to make sure that you're comfortable with their size and condition before you buy. Every spider I've bought from him has been in excellent health and was/are amazing eaters.

    Saturday, I drove down to the Reptilian Nation expo in Del Mar to pick up a Cyriocosmus giganteus he got in for me. He let me choose from a selection of four .5" slings that he had on hand and we chatted for a while before I bought another Cyriocosmus elegans from him, as the specimen I purchased from him in May 2018 matured out male in March this year.

    Both slings are doing great, burrowed in their new vials and tucked into a meal already. I'm extremely happy with them and will totally continue to shop with Joe in the future!
    JoeRossi likes this.
  8. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    EtienneN
    5/5,
    "GREAT Service and Phenomenal Packaging"
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 15, 2019
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - The packaging was above and beyond what most would do and it's clear he really cares about his customers and his stock, he does a discount for buying multiple spiders and he is very responsive to texts and questions
    Cons - None.
    Joe really offers a wonderful and varied selection, I would definitely buy from him again. This was actually my first experience buying slings online, and I've always been a bit nervous about unpackaging all the slings but Joe made it easy and the bottom of the padded paper towels were nicely moist for the journey. I couldn't have asked for a better person to finally take the plunge and get spiders shipped to me. As I said, you can really tell this man has tremendous business integrity.
    10/10 would recommend to everyone!!!
    JoeRossi likes this.
  9. Wdulaney

    Wdulaney Arachnopeon

    Wdulaney
    5/5,
    "Great Experience"
    Purchase Date:
    Aug 16, 2019
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Answered all questions and the quality of the Ts were great. All arrived safe and alive.
    Cons - None
    Purchased a Chilean blue tiger from Joe. He was extremely professional and helpful. No issues, a seamless purchase. Would definitely buy from Joe again.

    Great Dude
    JoeRossi likes this.
  10. Ella1984

    Ella1984 Arachnopeon Classifieds User

    Ella1984
    5/5,
    "One very happy customer :)"
    Purchase Date:
    Aug 18, 2019
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Today was my 3rd time I purchased from Joe. Got 3 gorgeous rare tarantulas. I'm glad I found him :)
    Huge variety, healthy animals, great attitude. Very trustful guy. I'm just one super happy customer. Will definitely contact him first when i will look for new species.
    Thanks Joe!
    JoeRossi likes this.
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