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By Ralph Little (Dunghunter) on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 11:27 pm:

Hello all,

My question for today is if anyone happens to have the email address for The Hawk's Eye. I placed my order about 3+ weeks ago to an international destination and still have seen nothing. Luckily I paid with a money order. I'm definately not bashing Hawk because I have heard good things about him/her. I guess you can say my impatience is getting the better of me!


By Brad (Raze) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 02:47 am:

[email protected]

I personally decided to go w/ the spore lab after asking this guy for prices. When I told him I was going elsewhere, he went beserk on me. I would have maybe dealed with him later on, due to his nice stock and varriety. But now I never will, I lost all respect for him.

By gnas (Psystep) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 04:35 am:

is this Hawk's Eye, a Canadian supplier? I only know SporeLab as the only Canadian spore supplier, and he has the best prices EVER (for a Canadian).

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 04:51 am:

Hey Brad, if you don't mind me asking, how did he "go beserk" on you? I assume this was over e-mail, what did he say/write? Did you do or say anything that might have provoked him? I was considering doing business with him but I don't want to encourage (even tolerate) such behavior so maybe I might go elsewhere.

By Brad (Raze) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 05:17 am:

First of, gnas, SporeLab is not the only CDN supplier. I think their prices are best, anywhere. Becuse if americans order from there, its only 16USD for 3 syringes... Thats amazing. 3M i think used to be a Canadian Supplier, but they went the way of the dinosaurs. has them (bad prices) as well as a few places that sell herbs.
And Jim brown, I didnt provoke him at all. I just said I had found a nice guy in Canada, that was gonna give me a better rate, and I didnt want to deal out of country if I didnt have to, considering for the number of syringes I wanted it was gonna cost me like 120 canadian from him.
He went on saying that "you get what you pay for" and that his spores are the best around, most sterile and such. When I asked Cap'n Max if his were in anywhere inferior, he simply stated "Spores are spores. But I really wish you didnt mention my name, I'd really hate to take business away from Ryche"
Anyways, I had already made my decision on going with Captain Max Mushroom, but this only made me more confident on that. For three syringes from Hawk it would have cost me 60 bucks Canadian, thought I was gonna get like 7 or something (buy 6, get one free I think it was?)
I've I need more, I'll deal with max. I'd like to get my hands on some B+ (might trade witha friend, he has B+ and Talapa) as well as Golden Teachers (my favourite).

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 05:31 am:

Brad, I meant no offense when I asked if you provoked him (if you took any). But, if that's all he said, that doesn't seem so bad. By the way, under the Wollongong (sp?) post in growing, somebody says Capt Max is not so great. I don't have any idea, that was the first I've heard of him. You might want to check it out, though. Maybe ask around. I don't want you to get anything bad.

By Brad (Raze) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 07:23 am:

I already ordered from him long ago. I have 12 jars of his Matias Romero's in my incubator beside me here. Afterall, spores are spores.
Wollogongs are just an odd breed

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 09:00 am:

"spores are spores"...check out the spore trading post.

By Jim (Jim) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 11:29 am:

Becuse if americans order from there, its only 16USD for 3 syringes...

brad you would think that wouldn't you! but no that's not the way max works. if your in the US, you pay in US, if in canada you pay in canadian. he says his policy is you pay with the currancy from whatever country you live in. but if you live in say .. australia, where their dollars are worth less than canadian, you pay in canadian. he actually charges people living in the US more than people in canada, or anywhere else for that matter. buy from whomever you want, but max is anti-american. and he's right spores are spores, but in my opinion, he has a high contam rate. over at the FF there's a couple of threads with photos of some of his "exclusive" spores. there would be more people posting about his spores there, but nobody will buy from him. he will replace any contaminated syringes, he's good like that, but what about your time and effort, not to mention the expense of the other ingredents? ryche is right, you get what you pay for

By Brad (Raze) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 01:01 pm:

I've had no problems with any contams on his syringes, nor have I talked to anyone that has. I was unaware of the pricing differences, but oh well. Sure he maybe "antiamerican" (dont know for myself, but I'm asuming you're not lying here) but who can blame him (not like americans dont bash Canadians 50 times a day).
I wouldnt try his "different" strains, nor would I try anyone elses

By Jim (Jim) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 01:53 pm:

once you start making your own syringes you'll wind up trying all kinds of strains. just send away to the free spore ring and your on your way. don't even think twice about making them either, it's easy. been making them myself for almost two years now and never had a contam problem

By Cbee (Cbee) on Saturday, December 08, 2001 - 01:11 am:

i got some spores from max that didnt grow, asked him about it and no reply, emailed him like 10 times asking whats up and he never replied, i wouldnt order from him again. Id go to sporeworks, they are great.. lots of variety in the prints/syringes and such... fun stuff!

By Kaijan (Kaijan) on Saturday, December 08, 2001 - 06:40 am:

sporeworks is excellent IMO.


By Mind Enhancing (Peyotl) on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 04:19 am:

whats the free spore ring addy? are they reliable and trustworthy?

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 05:01 am: