John doesn't keep a huge assortment, but the things he has are always good.
I have purchased from John on three occasions and all of them have arrived alive and in perfect condition. I purchased some B. albiceps and a L. violaceopes and john threw in two freebies. He gave me a good deal on the slings. In the past, I purchased a communal of 10 N. incei and they all arrived alive as well. He communicates through FB messenger very effectively and has also consulted with me about questions related to the hobby that are not related to purchases which i think makes him a better choice than some others. His prices are always decent and better than most of the competition. John is someone I will always feel confident purchasing from and recommend to others.
I purchased several B. albiceps slings from John along with two freebies! They all arrived real plump and healthy today.
Everything was just excellent. It was so thoughtful that he asked if I was OK with a certain species as a freebie. I was surprised he was selling B. albiceps slings at such a low price, considering they are perfectly started and how uncommon and beautiful this species is.
Aside from a local meet up purchase, John is the first person that I’ve purchased tarantulas from Arachnoboards. His packaging is superb! I was surprised that there wasn’t a heat pack in the box, but rest assured the way tarantulas were packed made up for it. Definitely will purchase from John again.
Great communication, fair trade, easy to work with, decent packaging
Traded a MM for a handful of slings from John, very pleased with what I got, and he also offered to send me some of the slings if the breeding is successful. No ice pack, the paper towels were pretty warm when I unpacked the spiders but they are all in great condition, no harm no foul!
I wouldn't hesitate to do business with John again!
Super awesome prices
Top notch packing
Ordered a 2.5" G. pulchra and cannot be more happy. John is extremely helpful and answered my questions promptly. Extremely well packed and also threw in a freebie as well. Will definitely be back again as the collection expands!
Responds in a timely fashion and is knowledgeable and helpful all around.
I made my purchase while Ohio was insanely cold and he was nice enough to hold the t's for me until the weather got better. Easy transaction all around, good prices and variety, John is knowledgeable about the species he deals with and I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him.
John has always given me the best possible service, his prices are always pleasantly surprising, his communication is great, and he does business just the way I like. He ships very quickly after you've ordered and ships well, the packaging is always tight and temperature controlled great, I.e. heat pack. This was not my first order and will not be my last.
John is a very kind and generous person. This has to be my best transaction with anyone so far. He has the best deals around and is willing to work with you. He would be the first person I would recommend to anyone in the hobby.
I purchased a female from him only expecting her but nope he threw in a couple of slings that I was originally going to purchase from the start. His packaging of the T's made it really easy to rehouse them.
I ordered a C. Elegans and H. Sanguiniceps from John. He was quick to respond to my questions and a quote on shipping. After sending payment John shipped the spiders promptly on the next business day. They arrived well packed in a box, with each spider in a clearly labeled straw. He also included an extra H. Incei which was a really nice surprise. I would recommend this seller and look forward to buying from him again in the future.
I am very happy with John's professionalism and with the care he took getting me these small spiderlings. It was all done quickly, no problems at all. I had some special shipping instructions he was happy to accommodate.
I made my first online purchase. A bit nervous at first but went perfect. communications were in a timely manner and packing was perfect. Slings I have bought were healthy. I would purchase again for sure.
Price, selection, communication, health of the T's - in other words, everything!
We recently purchased a variety of tarantulas from John to add to our website. The T's all arrived straw-packed, which is something we see very, very often. However, I must say that this was the best straw-packing we've ever seen. Everyone was very, very healthy, sized as advertised (or larger), and we're happy as can be.
John's communication was awesome - something that is occasionally lacking in the exotic pet industry, so when we get great customer service, we notice.
The box they arrived in was also appropriately sized. FedEx charges more for larger boxes, so this was great to see!