I purchased a five inch pair of Brachypelma auratum for $300 (total shipped price) sent overnight via FedEx. I've previously purchased from Ken the Bug Guy, Paul Becker, Michael Jacobi and many others and I've never seen better packaging.
This species has been one I've long coveted and I'm very pleased with my purchase.
Good communication. Great packaging. Great pricing. Overall an awesome experience.
Having tried purchasing online twice before and getting DOAs both the times, I was very skeptic about online purchases but decided to give it another shot because I have always wanted a B. hamorii and he was one of the only sellers I could find with an adult female specimen. Communication was very good. He cared enough to ask me about my preferred delivery day and also was willing to answer all my questions. He even made sure he had my correct mailing address.
When the package arrived, I was very nervous fearing another DOA. But no, this time the packaging was near perfect. And the gorgeous baby inside was in perfect shape. I would give more than five stars if possible.