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U.K. Phil - The Spider House

Discussion in 'Tarantula and Invert Vendor Reviews' started by Enn49, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Enn49

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

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    He's a great bloke to deal with and Ts are all active and healthy. I have just received 3 Ts from him and they were very well packed. This isn't the first dealing I've had with Phil and I'm sure it won't be the last.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Another healthy arrival from @Phil . As always great packaging and brilliant communication. Please don't hesitate to deal with him, you won't be disappointed.
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    Received my T’s today from @Phil perfectly packaged, arrived in great conditions and fast delivery.
    All round easy going, helpful guy! Would highly recommend and will be ordering from Phil again.
    Thanks @Phil!!
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Thank you for the review. Glad your new additions arrived safe and well and that you are happy with them. It was may pleasure to help you. :):T::)
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    Another great package with my perfect additions from @Phil
    Extremely impressed with my Balfouri, an absolute credit to @Phil
    Thank you!
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Thanks again for the feedback. I pride myself in only moving on spiders that I know are healthy and ready for a new forever home. Really pleased they arrived safely and that you are happy with the new additions. The larger balfouri made it all worthwhile now didn't it
    Enjoy your new additions and an absolute pleasure again to help you.
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    2 more lovely new arrivals from @Phil. Wonderful service as always, thank you Phil.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    glad they have arrived safe and well.
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    Can also recommend Phil! Very nice and helpful fella. Personally picked up a beautiful Harpactira Pulchripes, 10/10 would deal with again!
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    thank you for the feedback. I really appreciate it :)
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    Another great purchase from @Phil. Received a beautiful Ephebopus murinus today.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Thank you for your comments. much appreciated and I hope you enjoy your new addition. How many is that now? lol
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    With the 2 coming from Jakub it will be 96 :rolleyes:
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    you need to round up to 100...LOL. 206 so far for me.
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    Another beautiful T from @Phil, this time a Holothele cf. sericea. Well packaged and arrived healthy and lively.

    All you folks in the UK and Europe really need to buy from him.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Enjoy your new addition. I told you you had to round up didn't I? :D:T::D
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    I just recived a couple of T's (C, versicolor x2) from a fellow forum user, The spider house (Phil).
    I must say, very good communication and amazing spiders and packaging.
    All arrived safe and well.
    If any one is thinking about ordering from Phil, go a head 5 star service in my opinion.
    Thanks for the T's phil.
    Regards
    Andy
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    I'm new to Tarantulas, having only started keeping them since going to the Southern Invert Show in Brighton this November, and I wanted to write this review as I think there isn't enough credit or recognition given to independent breeders in the UK.
    I Bought my first T in Brighton, a beautiful juvenile Caribena Versicolor from Portsmouth Tarantulas. It was the one I really wanted to start off with. Shortly after, I bought 3 slings from The Spider Shop. Poecilotheria Miranda, Psuedoclamoris Gigas & Avicularia Kwitara. I have to say that I was extremely happy with my purchases, but knew I wasn't going to stop there. I wanted more.
    I kept looking at Portsmouth Tarantulas, The Spider Shop & So Many Legs (the 3 big suppliers here in the UK), but nothing else really caught my eye. So I started to look further afield, scouring the internet for other shops or breeders to see what they had in stock. But still nothing really grabbed me.
    Then, on Instagram I saw someone handing a juvenile Ybyrapora Diversipes, and I knew then exactly what I wanted. Hours more searching and the only place I could find slings for sale was here on the forum, from a man named Phil. His list of spiders is seriously impressive, both his own collection and what he has for sale. You really need to check them out. I started a conversation with him and he confirmed that he still had the Y.Diversipes, an Avicularia sp Blue Velvet & a Nhandu Coloratovillosus for sale (I couldn't help myself :D).
    Payment was safe and easy through PayPal, so no questions about being covered should the worst happen. A delivery date was set, and he kept me informed every step of the way, updating me on progress daily. Any questions I had were answered swiftly and I couldn't have felt more confident about the deal.
    Needless to say, I was like a kid in a sweet shop when they were delivered and I couldn't have been any happier when I opened the box. The spiders were very carefully packed, wrapped up nice and tight so they had no chance of being bounced around by even the most careless postie. I'm glad to say that they were sent along with a heat pack, which was still warm on arrival, as the weather here is utter crap at the moment.
    The Spiders themselves are amazing, I'll add some photos at the end. All are healthy and happy in their new homes. The A. sp Blue Velvet has about 3/4 inch span, the Y.Diversipes has roughly 1 inch span, and the N.Coloratovillosus is close to 2 1/2 inches. That one was an interesting rehouse too. It was so comfy in it's travel pot that it even gave my paint brush a threat posture and a strike when I tried to coax it out. :eek:
    And here is the point of everything I've written. If you're new to Tarantulas like I am, you're obviously going to start looking at the big name shops when buying your first T. But can I suggest you try looking in a different direction? Talk to Phil. You'll get the best quality spiders at great prices from a man who is clearly passionate about what he does and wants you to be as happy with his Tarantulas as he is. And believe me, you will be. I am.

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