Pros - Everything was packed very well.
The tarantulas were lively and ready to bolt.
Cons - None at all
I've ordered from Steve before, so the fact I ordered from him again should make it obvious that I will buy from him again.
A few weeks ago Steve posted a thread about his breeding success on another forum, one of the species mentioned is Heterothele gabonensis, and that happened to be a species on my want list for a while, so I asked to be notified if the breeding/hatching was successful, as I would buy 10. So a few days later I get a message asking how many I would buy, as numbers were a bit limited. As I said before, I would order 10 (which I did). It was a bit of a wait as they were molting.
Fast forward to today 10-16-19 and they have arrived. Packing was excellent it was a different way of packing than I was used to, but what matters is the condition of the slings, which of course was excellent and and there was more than10 in there. Communication was very good. Text, PM, etc... doesn't matter what form of communication because Steve makes sure to keep buyers up to date.
I traded my MM to Steve for a B. klaasi, and also purchased a B. albopilosum. They arrived exactly when he said they would, and were packed safely. He even included another sling for free that he himself had bred last year. Good experience overall.
Pros - Steve remembered me and reached out months after my initial inquiry which is so rare. Many dealers would just forget.
He is very responsive and answered all of my questions in a timely manner.
The tarantula arrived on time and packaged very well.
His prices are very fair.
Cons - None
I ordered a female A. rufa and was very satisfied with my entire experience. I will definitely be ordering more in the future and would recommend Steve to anyone looking for a tarantula.