Where have you bought most of your Ts?

Where have you bought most of your Ts?

  • Lps

    Votes: 14 16.7%
  • Classifieds (Craigslist, Newspaper, etc.)

    Votes: 4 4.8%
  • Internet (Arachnoboards and any other site)

    Votes: 50 59.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 16 19.0%

  • Total voters
    84

Chris_Skeleton

Arachnoprince
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So where have you got most of your Ts? I have got most of my Ts from different pet stores. I've bought a couple off craigslist and about to get two more. I haven't ventured into buying online.... YET!
 
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MichiganReptiles

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It was a tough call for me because I have a local reptile expo every month, but I think my online purchases have passed up my expo purchases.
 

WARPIG

Arachnoangel
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Most have come off of hobbyists off this site and I have over 100.

PIG-
 

Warren Bautista

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I acquired most of my Ts on two seperate occasions, from hobbyists selling their entire collections.

I also visit shows once in a while and I also also scour through the ads on an hourly basis. lol
 

JoeRossi

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Ab

AB all the way & love it:D I have met some great T enthusiast like myself. Not to mention all the dealers are on here as well.
 

Redneck

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Almost all of my collection has been bought or traded from members right here on AB.. Except 3 from a LPS when I first got into the hobby.. Then another 3 that I bought from a dealer...
 

BrettG

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I am lucky to have a GREAT LPS here,and CL has treated us VERY well as of late..........(30 dollar versi females)
 

Lucara

Arachnolord
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I've purchased a few off of Craigslist, local shows and from dealers I know personally in the area but 90% of what I have/used to have came from dealers online.
 

Terry D

Arachnodemon
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Hey y'all, Why does it not surprise me most purchases were done online?! :rolleyes: I do have one lps purchase- my big ole Theraphosa sp. I would have gotten more there but selection is low due to the arachnid hobby not being too popular here. You know....the old "if it ain't a dog or a cat and you can't eat it" adage applies well here. :razz:

Terry
 

J.huff23

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Most of mine have come from the classifides section on the boards. I got a decent amount at a local-ish reptile expo. I have only bought a small number from dealers (websites).
 

sharpfang

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I put "Other"

As most have come from Private Breeders, Importers & Hobbyists...a few @ shows, and a couple Baboons, Rose-hairs & Pink-Toes from LPS {Only in rescent Year, have they been acquired from various Forums/Sites}.

My 1st breeding was w/ a Petco purchased Pink-Toe Female = $24.99 :p & LPS MM = $19.99 *Wink*
 

malevolentrobot

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all of my Ts so far are LPS finds. i am very fortunate to have two in the area that have a few employees with at least some semblance of knowlege of inverts and a decent selection. the one closest to my house actually goes way over and above though, most of my slings are CB from the owners own Ts :) some seriously awesome, stuff.

i occasionally scout other stores for Ts, but the only other place that actually takes care of their Ts here is petco. we also have a pet extreme, but... ugh, lets not go there. i was so mad the last time i went in there and the employee "justified" how they were housing and treating their poor rosehairs.

My 1st breeding was w/ a Petco purchased Pink-Toe Female = $24.99 :p
ha, my wonderful, not pyscho, rosehair is a petco girl! she's the best tempered of my entire collection, oddly enough.
 
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Vespula

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Three out of my current 4 tarantulas I got from KenTheBugGuy's online store. I have one rosie who I got from a LPS as a rescue, they were NOT taking great care of him... So I have him now and he's doing better. I'd get more locally, but no where in my area sells them.
 

smallara98

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AB all the way & love it:D I have met some great T enthusiast like myself. Not to mention all the dealers are on here as well.
Sorry to get off topic , but is that a balfouri in your avatar ? I wouldn't have the guts too do that stunt lol
 

NikiP

Arachnobaron
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Apr 16, 2006
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Mine have all either come from the classifieds here, or in the past I used the breeder links on here to buy from. Only a handful of my t's I've ever bought in a petstore.
 

Zavia

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Jun 22, 2013
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My first 2 tarantulas were ones I caught 1 is from petco 3 from jamiestarantuls.com i traded another wild caught texas brown for 2 others on aracnoboards.
When my boyfriend brought home the first tarantula i told him he could keep me or her. a few beers later I was holding her and told him if she goes im going too :) and our collection grew from there.
 

Hersh77tess

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Mar 24, 2013
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1 from Lps. ($100 5" Acanthoscurria Juruinicola) and the other 13 from ken and Jamie. Going to my first expo later this month!
 

PeaceBee

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Jan 16, 2013
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I am lucky to have a GREAT LPS here,and CL has treated us VERY well as of late..........(30 dollar versi females)
Hey, Brett! You're close to me! :D We're very lucky to have a couple of great ones out here!
Also, Ken the Bug Guy isn't too awfully far away. My Ts have all come from our local LPS' and Ken so far. :)
 
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