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Pinchers & Pokies Exotics, LLC

Arachnoboards Username
ErkW
Website
http://www.PinchersandPokies.com
Previous Review/Report Link
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/erkw.279647/

Dealer details

Address
Summerville, SC 29486
Preferred Method of Contact
Via email address listed below
Email Address
PinchersNPokies@hotmail.com
Phone Number
(843) 212-7069
Pinchers & Pokies Exotics is a small business run by a husband-and-wife team that we started in October of 2012.

My wife (then fiancé) asked if she could bring her son’s tarantulas over to my house to keep them safe. I set the five of them up in my spare bedroom, aka computer room. When I came home from work and was surfing the net, I found myself leaning back in the chair watching the T’s instead of actually working on the computer. At first I was skittish about feeding them and messing with the dubia roaches she’d bring over, and I’d make her do it. I found it fascinating to watch them stalk and attack the roaches! A few months later she took me to a Repticon in Charlotte, NC, and we came home with a bunch of slings. Let the addiction begin!

At the next Repticon, in Columbia, SC we came home with a bunch of scorpions, including a few Emperors and a few Desert Hairys, and now we had some new pets!

I simply can’t say no to my amazing wife, so we’ve now amassed a bit of a menagerie of different critters. We seem to like to try out new ones to determine the positives and negatives and each one, and also because when my wife says “awwww” I seem to whip out my wallet.

We have (or have had) three cats, three dogs, African pygmy hedgehogs, Blue-bar Panther chameleons, Jackson’s chameleons, Veiled chameleons, pet rats, a Columbian Tegu, plus various frogs, geckos, skinks, and now ball pythons. The only thing I’ve said “no” to are baby squirrels. But our first love remains our true love: tarantulas and scorpions.

We have a few long-term and short-term goals in our business plan. When possible, we buy select slings at wholesale prices, and either sell them or raise them for a few months before we sell them. Again, we are exploring the species we like. Personally, I really enjoy the GBB’s, Poeci’s and Nhandu’s.

We’re also working on breeding projects with the slings we’ve purchased. We keep detailed records of where and when we purchase everything so that we will not be breeding siblings or cousins. Therefore we may only sell one or two of each species at a time, should we only have purchased a few at one shot. We are breeding for strong stock as much as possible and we’ve had a few success stories already.

Personally, I love doing research, and I have been working on a GIANT spreadsheet project with as much information as I can find for EVERY tarantula and scorpion. A bit ambitious, huh? We plan on creating and constantly improving upon care sheets for our arachnids.

We're constantly researching and discovering new stuff about our arachnids, and we love talking to other "arachnid passionate" people.

Latest reviews

Purchase Date
6/17/2020
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Variety
5.00 star(s)
Communication
5.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Price
4.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
Yes
Pros
  • Excellent communication
  • Fast shipping
  • great packaging
  • Variety
I purchased some scorpions and tarantuals from Pinchers and Pokies and they arrived the very next day in great health. Highly recommended!
Purchase Date
4/29/20
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Variety
5.00 star(s)
Communication
5.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
Yes
I have placed several orders with Erik and Amanda over the last several years and they have always been fantastic to work with. Excellent communication, healthy specimens, and professional packing. I will never hesitate to recommend Pinchers & Pokies!

Thanks again guys!
Purchase Date
3/26/2020
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Variety
5.00 star(s)
Communication
5.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
Yes
Pros
  • Great , communicative service . Nice packaging , healthy Ts
Recently purchased two spiderlings from Pinchers and pokies. I was very happy with the packaging and how much effort they put into making sure they were wrapped up safe. the two tiny spiderlings were in individual drams that were padded with paper towels inside a small container, and that container was in a larger box that was also full of padding. My spiderlings were both lively and came out right away.

I was impressed with the specific information on their website regarding shipping. for example, they mentioned that on ship day you likely would receive your email really late in the day because they drop off late so the spiders don't have to sit at FedEx for a long time. they also responded to my questions about how many of certain species were in stock relatively quickly. I feel like the prices were fair.

My shipping price was higher than the estimate chart provided , but they did say it was only an estimate.

I will purchase from them again in the future.
Purchase Date
2019-10-11
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Variety
5.00 star(s)
Communication
5.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
Yes
Pros
  • - Huge variety of arachnids - Reasonable prices - Great communication - Reasonable shipping policy - The t. arrived healthy and packaging was super convenient
Cons
  • - Nope, none!
Purchased a P. murinus sling from Pokies & Pinchers online last week. I've been looking for an orange or red color form P. murinus for ages and Pokies was (as of last week anyway) the only one carrying them.

All-around it was an excellent experience and ended with my new sling arriving last night in good form. A huge plus for this experience over what I've come to expect is that when they packaged my sling, they put a paper towel cap on the inside of both the top and bottom ends of the vial the sling shipped in, allowing me to remove the bottom cap and nudge the sling out of the paper towel wrapping from the back end. So much better than unwrapping the entire thing and hoping and praying the sling would run in the right direction! You guys rock!
Purchase Date
2019-08-13
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Variety
5.00 star(s)
Communication
5.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
Yes
Purchased a Ephebopus murinus and the specimen arrived quickly and safely, and is honestly one of the most beautiful spiders in my entire collection. I'm already looking forward to doing business with them again!

Dealer information

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Added by
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Reviews
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Rating
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Location
Summerville, SC

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