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Average Price On Red Knees?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Frostbyte, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. Frostbyte

    Frostbyte Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I bought a 1.75" Red Knee at a new petstore for $20 . I thought these guys were expensive? I had one .. but couldnt pass on the price. They also have so real nice Cobalts about 2.25" for $25. Im goinna have to keep my eye on this place.
  2. BigSam

    BigSam Arachnoprince Old Timer

    yeah those are real good prices!!! I would be taking those red knees too,
    are those cobalts CB? They say that WC cobalts don't live as well as the capive bred ones.

  3. Mendi

    Mendi Arachnowolf Old Timer

    Yeppers! I'd by the smithi for sure
  4. da_illest

    da_illest Arachnoprince

    the size of it makes a big difference in its price.. if your canadian could you PM me and tell me where you got it? thanks.. i'm interested in cobalt blue, i'm dying to see one in person.. anyways, one guy was selling redknee slings at around half an inch or less for 30 bucks a while back so you got an amazing deal if it actually turns out being what you paid for..
  5. MichaelH

    MichaelH Arachnosquire

    Just seen a B.smithi in a pet store here in Indiana a couple days ago. It was about
    3 1/2" and the price on it was $125.00. Thats the goin pet shop for smithis around here. $25.00 for a 1 3/4" is a damn good price in my book, considering you'll pay $20-$25 for one thats 1/4"-1/2" from a dealer.
  6. Sheri

    Sheri Arachnoking

    The most inexpensive I have seen in a store is $149 Cdn, but I picked up mine (2") from a breeder for $80. Do purchase it, and after the transaction is complete ask why the low price... is this a Petco?
  7. manville

    manville Arachnoking Old Timer

    yeah that is a really cheap price
  8. The Juice

    The Juice Arachnoangel Old Timer

    They range from $50-$80 around these parts depending on which petstore you go to, they are usually about 2"
  9. Frostbyte

    Frostbyte Arachnobaron Old Timer

    This wasnt a Petco. This is the Red Knee and the Cobalts Im not sure if they were captive bread or not. I can call and ask them. Im supposed to go back there Tuesday ( a girl that works there is giving me her brothers emp. scorpion . For whatever reason he doesnt want it after 3 weeks and being the nice guy I am .. I decided to give it a good home ) I was surprised how good this T looked for the price. It looks almost as good as the one Ive raised from a speck .

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  10. Frostbyte

    Frostbyte Arachnobaron Old Timer

    And heres another one.

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  11. genious_gr

    genious_gr Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Hmmmm, what's with the substrate? Vermiculite?
  12. Nich

    Nich Curator of glass boxes Arachnosupporter

    i too found screming deals at stores

    Petco in my area sold me 3 3" b. smithi's for 90.00 even and they were all female!!!! They have specials all the time as it seems i am the only one who buys thier T's regularly. Petco has had the best prices on the few t's they do get ive ever seen, but i know the guy who puts orders in so that helps a lil.... ;) So if you live near a petco keep your eye out...the big ones get crazy deals on color variant leapord geckos too.
  13. luther

    luther Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Good deal! Congratulations on your find.
  14. That's a beautiful T. Where did you get it from? All of the B. smithi T's that I've seen in the stores are like $120.
  15. Good Deal the cheapest I have seen online is $35 for a 2" and we paid $50 for our 2" (didn't know about the $35 one till a yr later lol)
  16. Wade

    Wade Arachnoking Old Timer

    Look for smithi prices to gradually come down. Newly emerged slings are fairly cheap, but these spiders grow at a pretty slow rate relative to most other tarantulas, so when larger sizes are offered they come at a premium price. It usually takes at least a year or more to get one to the 2" range. However, as more and more hobbyist succeed at breeding them, more and more individuals will be out there. The prices will start to drop when hobbyists start selling/trading their extras to make room for other stuff.

    $20 is a good price for that size. If I'd put that much time into raising that spider, I wouldn't let it go for that.

  17. lhoy

    lhoy Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Good prices on smithi's

    I can buy several B. smithi's in the Austin area at PetCo's in the 2 to 2.5" range for $29.99 all day long. They started out about 1" and have been in the stores for some time.

    Lee Hoy
    Georgetown, TX
  18. oogieboogie

    oogieboogie Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I was at the petstore today....

    One of the pritiest looking Red Knees i have seen. It was a female and about 5.5".

    Awesome colors and very healthy looking. Her but was completely bald though. Not sure if that is any indication to anything.

    She was priced at $90 bucks.

    Im debating about going back and picking her up! What do you all think?
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2004
  19. Sheri

    Sheri Arachnoking

    I'd say go for it! Does she look pre-molt?
  20. oogieboogie

    oogieboogie Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Im not really sure how to tell if thye are pre molt. Any tips?

    Im really debating about it. I really dont want to spend $90 on a spider. She is pretty and all but not really my thing. I think the only reason I would buy here is to breed her or sell her. Which is what im wrestling with.

    If anyone is interested in her and lives in the chicagoland area LMK.
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