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Tegu Scam on KIngsnake.com

Discussion in 'Reptile Vendor Reviews' started by AB^, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. AB^

    AB^ New Member 5 Year Member

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    Here is the ad of of someone selling a colombian as an argentine.
    The company is exotic pets las vegas

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    Now PuffDragon wrote them telling them it was not an argentine tegu and this is the response they gave him

    So after seeing this and talking to puff, I decided to email them myself with the following

    So there it is. Hopefully they change their ad and are more honest in future dealings. I will update this when they respond to me.
  2. AB^

    AB^ New Member 5 Year Member

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    haha I just realized how blurred the argentine picture I sent them was lol
  3. PuffDragon

    PuffDragon New Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    Thanks Kevin...hopefully they get their act straight.
  4. ColdThirst

    ColdThirst New Member 5 Year Member

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    Good eye and way to follow through
  5. COWHER

    COWHER New Member 5 Year Member

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    people are such butt heads
  6. AB^

    AB^ New Member 5 Year Member

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    Well, now it's out for the world to see

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    :lol:
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    dorton New Member 5 Year Member

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    Good job, I have seen a few of them on there in the last few months. Good looking out!
  8. AB^

    AB^ New Member 5 Year Member

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    If you or anyone else see's similar things please post them here
    that way we can let other tegu keepers know (and expose the sellers on other venues such as the BOI)
  9. VARNYARD

    VARNYARD Former Admin 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    That seller has been caught before misrepresenting animals, it is wrong to do so, he will now be called on his actions.

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    That is no Argentine, please do not be fooled by ads like this one.

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  10. shabazz

    shabazz New Member 5 Year Member

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    thats why this site is so good bcuz people who dont know would have got this tegu from him, people like me
  11. DZLife

    DZLife New Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    yeah, thank you EVERYONE for their neverending vigilance!
  12. AB^

    AB^ New Member 5 Year Member

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    Ken emailed me this morning.

    I do appreciate the email, and was suprised he hadnt posted on fauna and responded to me directly first. I do sort of beleive what he says about the thumbnails as I grabbed a crappy thumbnail of my argentine to send to him as well :?
    I'm just happy this is seemingly resolved for now. I wonder if he'll put up an ad for an actual argentine tegu now???
  13. Lexi

    Lexi New Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    good job guys!
  14. VARNYARD

    VARNYARD Former Admin 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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  15. AB^

    AB^ New Member 5 Year Member

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    You gotta be kidding me, back to the BOI we go lol
  16. VARNYARD

    VARNYARD Former Admin 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    Yea, it is going again. :roll:
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    joshandjack New Member 5 Year Member

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    wow thats amazing. this isnt the first stunt they have pulled. i watch the ks lizard and the monitor/tegu classifieds regularly and i have noticed several of thier scams. if it isnt extremely over priced, its usually the wrong reptile. for example they have several baby rock iguanas for sale, but no clue as to what species they are. they change the names back and forth every few weeks. one week they called them cuban rock x rhino iguana babies, then they call them cuban rock iguanas, and then later they call them cayman hybrid rock iguanas.