um, rick is pretty much AMAZING. great communication. great packing. he really cares about the spiders, which is great to see. had a little bump in the road, but he took care of it promptly which shows how concerned he is with service. i could not be any happier with all he did. he made everything great. thank you rick, i will definitely do business with you again given the chance.
Rick is nice. We did a trade and everything went well. There was some delays but the reasons were valid. The main item is a 5" female Hysterocrates gigas and she is perfectly fine. Rick threw in 3 free scorps but 1 died during shipping (I believe due to old age) - not his fault! Overall a pleasant experience.
Did a trade with Rick and every thing came in very healthy and packed exceptionally well. My package however seems to be lost in the mail , sorry Rick let me know when every thing gets to you. Gulp.... If it doesn't ever arrive I will work something out with you. Any way, Rick did a great job and I feel really bad that my end of the deal is in limbo.
Sorry to be the negative one but I feel I have no other choice.
I worked out a trade with Rick - 1 P.ornata sling from me for some isopods from him. I shipped the P.ornata sling on 03/23/09. I had to contact Rick numerous times about my isopods and I ended up having to wait almost a month. I received the isopods on 04/20/09 and all of them were dead. The containers smelled so foul, I actually had to open them outside - they smelled like wet garbage that's been sitting outside for a few weeks. Just horrible. I immediately contacted Rick and told him what happened. He said he was sorry and that he would send out more ASAP. I waited about 3 weeks and after receiving nothing, I contacted Rick again and told him that if I didn't hear something soon, I would be forced to post a negative review that included the video below of me opening the package. He replied back that I could post it if I felt I needed to but that he was sending out all of his isopods - since he's getting out of the hobby - to me the following Monday. That conversation was on 05/15/09. I waited and still nothing. I contacted him again on 05/20/09 and he said that he'd wanted to do some 'testing' to make sure he knew what caused the previous shipment of isopods to all die. He said he'd figured it out and would be shipping the following Saturday - 05/23/09. It's been a week and I've heard nothing and received nothing. I now am posting this review. I've waited over 2 1/2 months for isopods, I've been polite and very patient but still nothing. I don't, in good conscience, feel that I can recommend doing business with Rick.
PS - Rick, just keep the ornata - I don't want it back.
Here is a video of me opening the package:
Here are two screen shots of PMs showing that he'd stated he'd be sending more out:
Here are the shipping reciepts showing that I shipped out to him on 03/23/09 (some info is blurred out, there were other customers on there):
I bought a nice female rosea for breeding, some slings, and he threw in some orange headed roaches. A female false widow too. All in perfect condition and packed great! He shipped the same day I ordered them!!! What a great guy to do businness with! Thanks rick!
another positive review for rick. received a BEAUTIFUL P. irminia from him. the spider was gorgeous and in perfect health. included some widows, and even threw in a couple extra freebies. good communication, good critters. have done business before, will do business again.
did a trade with Rick and I am very satisfied ...
the quality of the spiders I got from him are A+...a couple things I have wanted for some time and he offered to collect them for me:worship:
Thanx young man