Please let me start by saying that I have plenty of experience purchasing from private vendors and I am not easy to please. In spite of that, I strongly believe Joe absolutely deserves every ounce of praise he has received on this platform. Joe delivered the highest level of customer experience and communication I've ever received from any market or industry... I wish he refinanced mortgages, sold insurance and repaired cars too! Selection was fantastic, prices were more than fair they were generous, packing was exceptional. Whole way through I wouldn't change a single thing, I'm a happy man with my spiders (who all arrived in perfect and lively condition) and would definitely recommend and reorder from him in the future. - Cheers
Wonderful prices, phenomenal packing, stays in communication!
Wish you had more slings available!
Purchased 3 G. pulchra slings from Toan, he packed very well and stayed in communication every step of the way. Carrier actually ended up misplacing package (Thursday delivery ended up being Monday!) and one of the pulchra actually decided to molt during transit! Regardless the packaging job was very secure in that the little pulchra molted successfully (just ate today), and the other 2 slings were lively as could be. Unlike many seller who disavow LAG after carrier delay, Toan was the kind of stand-up guy to reimburse or resend slings even AFTER a carrier delay if needed. A true asset to the hobby.
Another great buy from Joe! He found some super interesting amblypygids for me last minute and tacked it in on an order coming in, who else does that?! Always reachable and gets back to me with questions in a timely manner when I'm looking for something. Always a pleasure!
Will send you demeaning emails if you post poor reviews
Unwilling to work with customers
Specimens were packaged amazingly.
I purchased a spider from this website where the picture depicted was female and the description alluded to it being female based on lifespan expectations.
My specimen molted into a mature male just 2 months after I had received the specimen. I contacted the seller in a very calm manner with my concerns (the specimen will only live for another 6 months and was advertised as living "years and years" after recieved.)
The seller refused to work with me in any fashion to provide compensation.
I posted a 2 star review and he sent me a very demeaning email featuring the following phrases:
"lol, I see that bad review you left on my site but of course it is inaccurate and misleading."
"This is common knowledge for anybody who has been in the spider hobby for more than five minutes."
"I understand that you are probably young and have time to burn, but your perspective on the situation is out of touch with the reality of how the hobby works and you don't want to go out there and burn bridges with all the wonderful people in the hobby by posting reviews..."
"It sounds to me like you are getting advice from somebody who is also not in touch with how the hobby works." (I had asked my friend who has been owning tarantulas for 5+ years what I should do)
Another great purchase from Joe. Again he had exactly what i was looking for. He has great communication and responded quickly. He has great prices and some pretty great Ts! If you are local to SoCal definitely Check him out.
Joe's great. I bought my first tarantula from him, and I keep going back. Especially when I'm looking for something specific. Always professional, and willing to answer questions and concerns. Just an all around great guy in the hobby!
Recently purchased 5 lil versi slings from Ella. Packaging, communication, and health of slings + guarantee = very satisfied transaction.
she also gave great advice on enclosure size and increasing feeding and growth rate, happy to say all my lil guys have eaten at least 3-5 times each! Voracious predators, tackling crickets and mealworms and even scavenging if they feel it.
Great dealer - fair prices, large stock, and communicative!
28 June 2020
Would you purchase from again?
Present throughout every step of the way. VERY communicative.
FANTASTIC packaging. Tarantula is clearly labeled and guide comes along with unpacking your specimen.
Many items in stock to purchase at your heart's content.
I'm amazed with how well my purchasing experience was with fearnottarantulas. From the second that I bought it, the staff were quick to inform and confirm of such - explaining the steps of packaging and quickly making sure I had wanted what I purchased (GBB sling, $65 + $45 shipping). The sling arrived packaged very carefully, healthy, and quick to acclimate. It is clear their animals are treated with care. I'm no paid reviewer, this is coming from an average Joe - I sincerely recommend purchasing from this dealer.
I purchased a C. vonwirthi from Tom, and I would buy from him in a heartbeat if he ever has something else I’m interested in. He responded to my messages in a timely manner, and he did a great job packing the T. The T arrived safe and sound, and is starting to settle in. Very pleased with my purchase.... Thanks again!
I purchased 2 slings and also got a freebie. One of the purchased slings had been very sluggish out of the box but ate a couple times before it flipped over to molt, never actually started molting, and died within the 30 day live guarantee policy. I had to send over some pictures, and they agreed to replace the spider. The 2nd spider I received is MUCH more lively (yep, it bolted) and I have no worries about this one. I absolutely would purchase from Fear Not again. Their 30 day policy really saved me some heartache and they didn't make it difficult for me to follow up on it.
If are located in SoCal and looking for someone who knows the hobby, well look no further. Joe has a great selection of Ts to choose from. I purchased slings from Joe and right from the start great at communicating. He Is very knowledgeable about Ts and I will definitely be buying more often from Joe.
Another great purchase from Joe! I got a couple versicolor and a dwarf tarantula. Joe was quick to respond to texts and helped me pick a 3rd T to reach his minimum. He even texted while packing to ask if it was okay one was missing a leg. And sent a picture. I didn’t mind at all and I appreciated his honesty as I’ve had many people not say anything about a missing leg.
It’s been about a week and all are settled in and eating. The versicolors are bigger than I expected and just stunning. Really happy
joe was the only person in the states who had the sumatran tiger tarantulas. I had been looking for this species for a long time. I think I previously asked if he could get them. Well he got them and shipped them out ASAP. Definitely will be purchasing in the future.
I purchased (1) old world and (1) new world tarantula poster. Ordered on Friday and they arrived the following week. Seller responded to my questions very fast and once purchase was complete they shipped them out the following day and messaged me the tracking #'s. Posters look great and arrived in excellent condition.