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G.pulchra slings

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Johnnyp1987, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Johnnyp1987

    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    Ive noticed that quite afew people on here are interested in owning a g.pulchra. I have been looking at getting a new T (female b.smithi, as i recently sexed mine as a male so i will be looking to breed him when hes mature), anyway i checked out my usual site that ive bought all mine from and they have some g.pulchra slings back on their site (i got my g.pulchra from these too). Anyone who is interested should have a look as im sure they will sell quite fast. Ive posted some screenshots of the pages, the website is www.thespidershop.co.uk
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    They will ship outside of the uk aswel, i dont know how much postage is though to a different country but you can change your country destination at the checkout.
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    Kymura Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    sure everywhere but here :p
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    Entity Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    they r cheaper in the UK....quite lucky on the other side of the pond!
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    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    How much is a sling in the states?
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    There is also a shop in Birmingham who advertises on preloved the has them about the size of a 1p piece (slightly bigger than the second option you postrd) but I think they are asking 27. I know a guy in Liverpool hoping for 2 egg sacs soon too. He has offered to put a load my way as I have loaned him another T for breeding.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I think from memory they are about €40. I had asked a similar question as our side of the pond is cheaper and generally have a better variety due to more interest here in the UK and closer to an even bigger industry in EU.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Apart from the weather! Lol
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    The only place i can find one for sale online is $120 for 1.5" sling Too rich for my blood.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @kormath Their packing is superb, a polystyrene box inside a cardboard box with a heat pad. Email them and ask about the time they'd take.

    A good chance to get a few Ts cheap and just pay one shipping charge.
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    Scoolman Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Not just shipping charges, but export fees as well. Bypassing customs is illegal, it is called "brown boxing". Several hobbiests have been caught over the las few years and brought very negative attention on the hobby.
    Make sure you follow customs procedures and apply for the proper export/import permits if you order from out of the country.
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  13. Kymura

    Kymura Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    They have a wonderful selection and prices, but sort of figured if it sounds to good to be true it probably is,
    Not to mention thats a long distance, I have all eight of my legs crossed for lots of springtime baby pulchras :p
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    Entity Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    less hassle to just buy in the states.
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    I'm sure they'll survive fine if packed well. I've had slings in the mail for 3 days in cold weather. However, like Scoolman said, it may not be worth the risk.

    For some reason I only hear of G. pulchra being rare in the US. They're not selling fast at all here in Canada, and they seem to be pretty available in Europe and the UK.
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    Kymura Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    We just need more folks to realize they are absolutely GORGEOUS and get them to talk to Schoolman about successfully breeding them dang it :p
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    Yeah i think i'll pass on ordering them from Poland. I've had a sling in the mail for 6 days that is doing very well, so i'm not really concerned on the shipping time, especially if they package them as well as @Enn49 says.

    It's the hassle of getting them into the US from outside. You have to pick a designated shipping port, and the closest ones to me are either Portland or Seattle. then there's a half dozen forms or so to fill out and additional fees for those, so it's not going to be nearly as cheap as i thought. Plus if you order through one of the smaller ports like Portland it may take longer for inspection as they don't typically deal with Ts like the major ports of LA or NYC, etc. So i could choose one of those but then you have to contact the wildlife inspector and let them know it's a personal shipment and not commercial. And they're grumpy and mark it as commercial it's another $100 for a license to receive the shipment.

    See what i mean? way to much hassle for 2 slings.
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    Will Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I picked up one of those G pulchra slings myself as don't see them that often
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I didn't realise that it was so much of a hassle to import them into the states. I shall have to stop taunting you all with the cheap prices in Europe, I feel guilty now :(.
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    Kymura Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    No don't be silly, doesnt mean we cant be happy for you !
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