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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. jwb121377

    jwb121377 Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    jwb121377
    5/5,
    "Very pleasant transaction"
    Purchase Date:
    Dec 23, 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
    I had been wanting to add some new scorpions to my inverts for a while when in early December I saw Tom Moran's unpacking video from Pinchers & Pokies and decided to check them out and I'm very pleased that I did. When I looked at their scorpion availability I was impressed with how diverse and unique it was. I immediately knew that once the holidays passed I was going to place an order and I did.

    Their website is laid out very professionally, and navigating through all menus is a breeze. The whole ordering process is very straightforward and simple. Communication was good and friendly, and their customer service is A+ all the way.

    I ended up purchasing 8 scorpions and a female tarantula ( Heteroscodra maculata)on December 23 and asked them to hold off shipping until after the new year holiday, which they did with no problems. Packing was suberb and everything was clearly labeled. The quality of the inverts was top notch. They weren't just healthy they were thriving and I appreciated that.

    Overall I couldn't of asked for a smoother transaction or better customer service and highly recommended checking their site out, and I'm sure I will be a repeat customer in the future.
    Scorpionluva and ErkW like this.
  2. Jeff23

    Jeff23 Arachnolord Arachnosupporter

    Jeff23
    5/5,
    "Nice Job"
    Purchase Date:
    Nov 7, 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 - Competitive Prices
    On-Time Delivery
    Very Good Communications for delivery schedule
    Cons - Surprise Freebie
    When I placed this order I was able to get a Psalms ecclesiasticus when I could not find it elsewhere. The T's arrived on the agreed delivery date. Communications went well with automatic order reply from the website in combination with a personal email to confirm ship date. The T's were healthy and packaging for them was very good.

    The only negative was the surprise freebie of an OW Tarantula. At that time I was in doubt on my desire to move to tarantulas that have much more potent venom. Now that I have owned the H. Gigas for a while I am satisfied to have this T in my collection.

    I will continue to look at their website for potential future orders.
    Scorpionluva and ErkW like this.
  3. scorpanok
    5/5,
    "excellent trade"
    Purchase Date:
    Oct 31, 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 - great communication and excellent packing
    Cons - none
    I couldn't be happier with the trade. every thing arrived healthy and on time and I'm especially grateful for the excellent suggestions he gave me when I told him that I couldn't make up my mind.
    Scorpionluva and ErkW like this.
  4. Ashley2070

    Ashley2070 Arachnopeon

    Ashley2070
    5/5,
    "Above and Beyond"
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 13, 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 - -Beautiful healthy specimens
    -Wonderful communication
    -Great packaging
    -Trustworthy
    Cons - n/a
    I've been meaning to post this for awhile. I bought two slings about a month ago that I had really been wanting from Pinchers N Pokies

    I stumbled upon Erik and Amanda's website Pinchersandpokies.com I believe from Tom Moran's unboxing video of them which he only had great things to say about.

    They had exactly what I was looking for on their website, a C. cyaneopubescens sling and a B. smithi sling. I purchased the two and sent them a quick email and they were very quick to respond! Almost instantaneous which was great. We carried out a conversation and they were very easy to talk to, sociable, friendly, almost like old friends. I felt very comfortable asking them any questions I might have. They asked if I had any other inverts beside tarantulas and I told them I hadn't but was interested in scorpions and maybe would buy some in the future.

    My package arrived the next day after they shipped it and I was so excited to get my beautiful healthy new slings and to my suprise and excitement they had thrown in a pair of C. gracilis scorpions! I was so stoked about that.

    All around I would say everything was perfect and I was more then pleased with the service and condition of the specimens. Probably the best customer service I have experienced with any dealer so far and I will definitely order from them in the future.

    Thank you so, so much Erik and Amanda! Keep up the good work, you guys are the kind of people that make this hobby what it is.

    -Ashley S.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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