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Pinchers & Pokies Exotics, LLC

Rating:
4.86957/5,
Arachnoboards Username:
ErkW
Website:
http://www.PinchersandPokies.com
Previous Review/Report Link:
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/erkw.279647/
  1. Caprica19
    5/5,
    "Very Happy!"
    Purchase Date:
    Aug 4, 2018
    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 my emails kindly and quickly
    Good prices
    Held for Pickup
    Good packaging
    Use cold/heat packs
    Healthy tarantulas
    Cons - N/A
    I was really excited to find a place selling A. chalcodes at a great size and price, and I was completely set once I saw they also had decent-sized slings of C. versicolor. I messaged them and got a reply the next day. We arranged to have the package held for pickup, which is really necessary for me because of my work schedule. I was able to pick them up as soon as FedEx opened. The tarantulas were well-packaged and healthy, immediately exploring their new homes.

    I would definitely buy from here again, and I've already recommended them to other invert keepers. :)
    ErkW likes this.
  2. Lekage
    5/5,
    "Great dealer"
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 29, 2018
    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 - Had what I was looking for at the right price.
    Cons - None
    Had what I was looking for for my son's bday.
    I perused a lot of sites looking for a T off his list, and a scorpion. They happened to have both at good prices. The Obt came as only a crazy t can, and the scorp was very well fed and takin care of
    ErkW likes this.
  3. Sir Aculeus

    Sir Aculeus Arachnopeon

    NY
    Sir Aculeus
    5/5,
    "This dealer rules all!"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 24, 2017
    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 - * Fast and reliable communications.
    * Great selection of stuff.
    * Perfect prep and packing for shipping (the best packing I've seen yet).
    * Super nice people. They appreciate their customers and the animals they offer.
    * Clean and simple website.
    Cons - Bernie Madoff, Frank Abagnale Jr.,...oops... Um.... No cons what so ever. Other dealers/sellers should model themselves after Pinchers and Pokies. Must I say more?
    Found this dealer here on Arachnoboards... Certain species of scorpions aren't easy to aquire lately and they had a gorgeous species I've never owned. So I placed my order and scooped up the last four parabuthus schlechteri they had. The sellers are friendly, super nice people that seem to be more than happy to please their customers. It's obvious they love the hobby, the animals and appreciate being able to spread the love of the these animals. They have a great selection. My transaction went as smooth as silk. Thanks again!!!!! You will hear from me again!
    ErkW likes this.
  4. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    Ungoliant
    5/5,
    "Excellent Service and Selection"
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 17, 2016
    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
    • knowledgeable and friendly
    • tarantulas appear to be well cared for; they had more space to move around than most of the other vendors gave their tarantulas
    Cons - I don't have enough space to buy more of their tarantulas!
    I prefer to purchase animals in person, and they live only a few miles from me, so it works out well. This time I found them at Repticon Charleston and purchased a Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens sling. (I only get about 1-2 tarantulas per year; I'd happily get more if I had more space to house them.)

    They are really helpful and patient, even with less experienced keepers.
    ErkW likes this.
  5. Mattkc
    5/5,
    "Great Family Business & Service"
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 17, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Trade
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Quality, Selection, Service & Price!
    Cons - None
    I finally had the opportunity to meet Erik & Amanda with Pinchers & Pokies Exotics at our local Repticon show in Charleston, SC this weekend. If you are considering purchasing from them - do not hesitate! They have a great selection of well cared for arachnids - if you look on their well organized website what you see in their photos is exactly what you're getting. Its great to see a family who are both fully vested into this business, which shows in the quality of their inventory, their professionally run operation and their enthusiasm for this hobby. I picked up a five healthy Brachy tarantulas from them at the show and I look forward to doing business with them in the future...
    ErkW likes this.
  6. edesign

    edesign AB FB Group Moderatr Old Timer

    edesign
    5/5,
    "Probably my best experience with an online dealer"
    Purchase Date:
    May 8, 2016
    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 - Great variety of T's and scorps

    Pricing ranged from average to great leaning towards good

    Communication was prompt
    Cons - None other than I wound up with less money in my bank account :p
    I ordered a pair of R. junceus scorplings, four C. gracilis WC adults (that was a "mistake" lol, I'll explain in a moment), and maybe a T. gigas. My initial order was met with a "Just a heads up that I am getting a new shipment this week and wanted to give you the best possible selection before processing your order. Here's a sample of what I'm getting, I'll send you a full list when I have inventoried everything."

    I changed my order up a little bit, iirc, and was very happy I was given that heads up. Communication was great and order was held until the weather here in Denver was more acceptable. The gracilis were pretty sluggish, one I thought might be dead but I knew to be patient and it eventually "woke up". I didn't think to inquire about heat packs as other dealers have always just thrown them in when temps were that cool. Other than that everyone was fine and are still going strong. Speaking of going strong, remember the gracilis "mistake" comment?

    Yeah, well, a week and a half after receiving my order (plus a freebie) one of the female gracilis gave birth to about 30 scorplings. Surprise! A couple months later just as I'm getting ready to start getting rid of those I come home from work and discover another brood of around 20 lol. *sigh* I wanted a communal colony but have since separated them as I don't want to deal with that many scorplings especially a common, native species lol. They are really cool to watch grow and have great prey aggression. Get some!

    Anyway, I'll order from P&P again, without a doubt. Just a matter of having the right species at the right price when I have the right money :) I highly recommend them, top notch dealer to do business with!
    ErkW likes this.
  7. MsBuzzKill

    MsBuzzKill Caltuckian Staff Member

    MsBuzzKill
    5/5,
    "Excellent dealer"
    Purchase Date:
    Jul 31, 2016
    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 - Prompt replies, perfect packing, excellent specimens
    Cons - none
    Purchased 0.0.4 Phyllocrania paradoxa and they were shipped the very next day. Seller replied to questions very promptly and was very helpful. mantis4.jpg Couldn't be happier. Thank you very much!
    ErkW likes this.
  8. Bambu

    Bambu Arachnopeon

    Bambu
    5/5,
    "Great communication and beautiful slings!"
    Purchase Date:
    May 1, 2016
    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 packaging, great communication, great variety, just all-around great!
    Cons - None.
    I contacted them on facebook about purchasing my first sling or two, they were so kind and helpful I ended up purchasing three! All arrived securely packaged and healthy. They have one of the largest varieties of arachnids I've seen, I'd definitely recommend them!
    ErkW likes this.
  9. BorisTheSpider

    BorisTheSpider Overly Complicated

    BorisTheSpider
    5/5,
    "Great seller !"
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 14, 2016
    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 Prices
    Fast communication
    Expertly Packaged
    Nice looking Ts
    Cons - None
    I was looking to pick up a few L.parahybana and Erik really came through . The Ts are fantastic and the price was excellent . They simply could not have been packed any better and arrived healthy and looking nice . I would not hesitate to buy from him again and I am already working up a wish wish for my next order .
    ErkW likes this.
  10. Ihuicatl

    Ihuicatl Arachnopeon

    Ihuicatl
    5/5,
    "Great to work with"
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 1, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Trade
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - They know there stuff, willing to help with any problems.
    Honestly Erik and Amanda are a great team. Great selection of tarantulas and scorpions. I traded with them and they gave me a fair deal of what I wanted from there stock plus some. They helped me send out my first package every step of the way. Super nice and friendly. If you need something you can count on them.

    Thanks Erik and Amanda,

    Ryan
    ErkW likes this.
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