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Pros - Honesty, integrity, and genuine love for this hobby.
Cons - Zip
Steve and I had a trade and unfortunately there were challenges with health of our tarantulas with no fault from either of us. On his end a mm male came in stressed and a leg floating until attached in the vile. On my end 1 out of the 3 slings I sent came in leaking abdominal fluid and dead. We banded together considering the safety and health of the tarantulas first and then negotiated a fair compensation for all. Steve showed his integrity by stating his main concern was to see the stunning male get the job done with my gorgeous female. I was blessed to give him that opportunity and was able to record a mating video and send it to him. I wish him the best with the new Holothele sp. and hope my girl can produce some healthy slingskin.
Until next time,
Thank you Sir
Pros - Easy to communicate with
Understanding of human error
Cons - none
Steven reached out to about about his two A. seemani females. He was willing to sell them since I had a male maturing soon. He included pictures of both females and stated their last molts . I made a mistake on relaying shipping information and he was very professional in that matter (sorry again steve).
No problem Zach, Glad they arrived safely.
Pros - very descriptive of what hes selling
got a chaco golden knee tarantula, purchased it tuesday and arrived friday, anyone looking to buy a spider, this user is very reliable
Pros - Excellent communication.
Cons - None
Traded with Steve for a couple of mature males.
Communication was great throughout and, in spite of some confusion with the carrier they both came in in great shape.
Looking forward to more dealings with him.
Thank you Michael
Pros - Packaging, fairness, communication, health of spiders
Steve reached out to me shortly after his E. truculentus matured, as he found an old thread of mine referencing an immature female. As fate would have it, my female molted literally the day before he reached out to me, and she turned out to be sexually mature. After waiting awhile for weather to accommodate, we shipped out spiders.
Firstly, I have to commend Steve on his packaging. Bar none, this was the best packing job I've ever seen. Those spiders could have survived being kicked down the street in that box - people need to take lessons from him.
Secondly, his actions in this trade earn him an immense amount of respect from me. We discussed that he would get my AF E. sp. "Green" for his MM E. truculentus. It was left at that for weeks. The day he shipped out, I got an email telling me that he sent me the MM along with an IM of the same species. His reasoning was that my female was worth more than his single male, which I was fully aware of. I planned on recouping my money by breeding his male, but he made it so we had an even monetary trade regardless. This was beyond a freebie spider. We agreed on a trade, and he literally doubled his offer without even telling me ahead of time. This shows what kind of person he is, and because of that I will certainly do business with him again in the future.
Finally and briefly, his communication was excellent throughout the process. He even messaged me to tell me the spiders arrived not even five minutes after delivery. Not much more to say there.
I couldn't recommend Steve any higher. If you ever have the opportunity to do business with him, do not hesitate.
Pros - Great communication. Skillful hobbyist. Healthy specimen. Friendly, knowledgeable, and caring. An overall wonderful experience.
Cons - ZERO TO NONE
Steve contacted me last month to mention that his male Avicularia metallica had matured and if I was interested. He knew I have been looking for one for quite some time, and he immediately messaged me. Who does that?! A true and passionate person who goes beyond most peoples measures. This guy. I excitingly took him up on it, and offered a trade which he agreed on. Steve and I became good friends, just from this transaction, and we continue to be. This hobby needs more caring members in it. If anyone gets a chance to work with Steve, do not turn it down. Hands down, one of the best transactions, I have ever been a part of.
Thanks again bro.
Pros - Great price on the male
I was able to meet up with Steve today and buy nice MM. He was kind enough to deliver and refund the cost of shipping. I would definitely recommend him.
Thanks Mathew good luck with breeding
Pros - Just a top notch transaction.
Great shipping, and communication.
Thanks again for the awesome mature male H. incei "Gold"!
Shipping was fast, and the male was packed amazingly!
Thank You Sir :)
Pros - Healthy Ts!!!
Steve is patient, kind and knows what he's doing. He even managed to have them delivered one day before my birthday! How cool is that?!
I'm a beginner. He hasn't ignored me. And he hasn't made me feel stupid.
I would order from him again in a heartbeat, regardless of s&h.
Your welcome Connie
Pros - Very healthy T, professionally packed, constant communication, detailed info of the T's background ---> OVER-ALL ---> Smooth transaction!
I messaged Steve for a trade proposal and everything went down smoothly. The whole transaction didnt even last a day. Steve is very easy to deal with!!!