For Sale Texas-Bound October 19th!! Save $25 w/Pickups from Hamburg tomorrow, 10/16!!


Aug 9, 2010
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Central City, PA, USA
**Correct: I vend all Hamburg Reptile Expo events, and Pickups from there save $25 on transport!! We already have six (6) we are picking up, so, add onto them!!**

***NOTA BENE!! We have created a new price matrix for multiple Shipments going to one (1) Customer (Recipient), here it is in simplest form (even simpler than in the previous ad):

One (1) Pickup = $125
Two (2) Pickups = $225
A third or more Pickups will be $75/ea. on top of the $225.

Further NOTA BENE: This is when ALL Stops, id est all Pickups + Delivery, are within Standard Territory, id est: All of PA down the east coast to Tampa, across the Gulf down to San Antonio, over to Abilene and straight up through the eastern halves/portions of OK/KS/NE, lower portion of MN, lower halves of WI and MI, all of MO/IA/IL/IN/OH, and everything within.

Id est, exempli gratia; if just one (1) Stop, whether Pickup or Delivery, is in El Paso, this will incur a $50 surcharge; if in Odessa, a $25 surcharge. These examples are part of Extended Territory. Exceptionally large Shipments still incur their own surcharge (possibly on top of an Extended Territory surcharge), whether a single large animal (exempli gratia, an adult D. polylepis, O. hannah or Lachesis sp.), a large pair of animals (e.g., full-grown B. rhinoceros), or a gazillion animals.***

Greetings Everyone,

For those who were a part of any or all of the first 18 itineraries, or who at least followed the corresponding ads:

November 3:
November 17:
November 30:
December 15:
December 29:
January 11:
January 28:
February 8:
March 2:
March 23:
April 13:
May 4:
May 19:
June 15:
July 13:
August 10:
August 24:
September 15:

...Lois and I are returning to The Lone Star State on October 19th (actual arrival = 10/22). For those who are unaware of what all of this pertains to, please read my original ‘(VENOMOUS) ANIMAL DELIVERY SERVICE’ ad posted on September 4:, and read all of the positive feedback on the first of the aforementioned links (11/3). Nota Bene: This original ad needs some serious revamping, ha, but You will get the gist of it.

I will detail how the process works which is quite simple honestly, via a pre-typed description that I copy/paste to everyone, and/or over a phone call. In the meantime, please check out the previous ‘Texas-Bound’ ads for an idea of how these itineraries work, the smooth flow n’ logical order of Pickups and Deliveries that is, and infer what You can.

As of October 27, we have 38 Shipments/50 Stops lined up so far. See photos 2-4, and a Reply with three (3) photos, for Google Maps screenshots of the current itinerary, and the corresponding list here (id est, 'currently' because more Stops [Shipments] will likely be added which, logically, will alter the itinerary, but which all affected Sellers and Customers will be apprised of renewed ETAs ASAP):

Saturday, 10/16 (not depicted)
Hamburg Reptile Expo: Pickup x 6

Tuesday, 10/19
West Chester Twp.: Pickup x 2
Jackhorn: Pickup x 3
Wednesday, 10/20
Whitakers: Pickup x 2
Linwood: Pickup x 2
Newport: Delivery (from Whitakers Pickup)
Thursday, 10/21
Ridgeland: Pickup + Delivery (from Hamburg Expo Pickup)
Gainesville: Delivery (nonvenomous; from Whitakers Pickup)
Brandon: Delivery (from Jackhorn Pickup)
Friday, 10/22
Cleveland, TX: Pickup
Texas City: Pickup x 2, + Delivery (from Hamburg Expo Pickup)
Galveston: Pickup (for us)
Hockley: Delivery (from West Chester Twp. Pickup)
Denton: Pickup
Saturday, 10/23
Denton: Delivery (from Jackhorn Pickup) - Yes, different Stop than above
Arlington: Pickup
Clyde: Pickup
Kempner: Pickup
San Antonio: Pickup
Laredo: Delivery (from West Chester Twp. Pickup)
Sunday, 10/24
El Paso: Delivery (from Kempner Pickup)
Tucson: Pickup + Delivery (from Hamburg Expo Pickup)
Monday, 10/25
Lubbock: Pickup
Oklahoma City: Delivery (from Hamburg Expo Pickup)
Bella Vista: Pickup
Aurora: Pickup
Tuesday, 10/26
Marthasville: Delivery (from Linwood Pickup)
Grygla: Delivery (from Texas City Pickup)
Wednesday, 10/27
Pequot Lakes: Delivery (from Texas City Pickup)
Germantown: Pickup, + Delivery x 2 (from Hamburg Expo Pickups)
Indianapolis: Pickup
Dayton: Delivery x 2 (from Ridgeland & San Antonio Pickups)
Williamsburg: Delivery (from Bella Vista Pickup)
Thursday, 10/28
Seneca: Pickup
Warner Robins: Delivery (nonvenomous; from Aurora Pickup)
Fort Lauderdale: Pickup x 2 (frozen Burms)
Friday, 10/29
Savannah: Pickup x 2
Myrtle Beach: Delivery x 3 (from Denton, Arlington & Seneca Pickups)
Linwood: Delivery (from Tucson Pickup)
Saturday, 10/30
Chesapeake: Delivery (from Jackhorn Pickup)
Henrico: Pickup
Gore: Delivery (from Henrico Pickup)
Purcellville: Delivery (from Fort Lauderdale Pickup)
Woodlyn: Delivery (from [second] Clayton Pickup)
Collegeville: Delivery (from Linwood Pickup)
Rockledge: Delivery (from Indianapolis Pickup)
Levittown: Delivery (from [second] Clayton Pickup)
Whitehall: Delivery x 2 (from Clyde & Lubbock Pickups)
Matamoras: Delivery (from Cleveland, TX, Pickup)
Monday, 11/1
Sarver: Delivery (from Germantown Pickup)
Parma: Delivery (from Fort Lauderdale Pickup)
Concord Twp: Pickup (for us)

Nota Bene: Google Maps Stop times show to be sooner, therefore the overall itinerary to be completed a lot sooner, based on nonstop driving; however, though we drive “nonstop”, being realistic based on the first 18 itineraries (my gregarious, loquacious and personable nature being most culpable for delays, haha), I have adjusted for later days/times in creating more accurate ETAs. As Stops (Shipments) are added, ETAs will likely be affected, but we will apprise all affected Sellers and Customers of updated ETAs ASAP.

Further Nota Bene: Deliveries from us will not show a Pickup, nor will Pickups for us show a Delivery. As well, we occasionally perform a Pickup(s) for the following itinerary. This is to explain any discrepancy in number of Pickups to number of Deliveries--and essentially/ultimately, to the number of Shipments I claim--if You're bored and actually keep track of this, haha, but the real intention is to depict everywhere we are stopping and traveling through in case You have something to add. Also, added Shipments do not necessarily mean added Stops if both Pickup and Delivery are locations we are already hitting up. Id est, added Shipments will not necessarily add time (save playing Tetris to fit everything as well as more animals to inspect in our daily inspections).

Please share these ads like wildfire! The more Shipments the merrier! And as far as payment options ($125 [minor surcharges for multiple Pickups, and for Pickups and/or Deliveries outside of Standard Territory - be looking for a new colour-coded ‘territory map’ soon]), it is preferable for the Customer (Recipient) to pay me directly, but a few Sellers have preferred to pay me instead, and that’s fine. Payment will be due upon securing the Shipment from the Seller, whether from the Customer (preferable) or the Seller. My payment option details are:

Zelle: [email protected]
Cash App: $Burzum9
Venmo: Burzum999
PayPal: PayPal.Me/Burzum999/125 (main site), or send to [email protected] (app, mobile site)
Square: Over the phone unless You trust credit card details or photos via email or text which I would immediately delete, but this is NOT recommended

I thank You in advance for Your (continuing) patronage, especially in the wake of Delta’s dreadful return on Veteran’s Day 2020! which, word has it, they have failed several times already! ( surprise...) I offer so many benefits to my service, including but not limited to: Daily inspections with videos of each animal sent as proof (Customers love this!); live arrival guarantee (ask for terms or details); no special crating nor IATA labels; hand-delivery to Your home, work or public place of Your choice; flexibility and versatility including able to change course last minute (e.g. from home to work); direct communication (and timely responses) with the carrier of Your precious gems; et cetera.

Give Obscure Gems Reptiles’ Animal Transport Service a shot, You will NOT be disappointed!!


Timothy Gould
Obscure Gems Reptiles
[email protected]
Cell: (413) 427-4832


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Screenshots #4-6. Thirty-eight (38) Shipments/50 Stops as of October 27, keep'em comin'!!


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NOTA BENE: Between October 15-21, but not updated till this evening (10/26) due to technical difficulties, this itinerary severely changed - but for the Good!! We went from 28 Shipments/39 Stops down to 26/35, but then up to a whopping 37/46!! ...making this our second-largest itinerary to date, with the last one being our largest at 41/50, and coast-to-coast at that! We are ever-so-grateful for the continuing patronage of preexisting clientele and the trust n' patronage of new clientele. :)

And this itinerary isn't over with another potential three (3) Shipments/three (3) Stops to be added, which would make this itinerary the largest, so, there is still time to pour on the gravy!! ;)

Further NOTA BENE, though: We have promised my daughter trick-or-treating which we have always done in our nice, small, rural town, and that's on the 30th which is cutting it close to finish this itinerary in time. Id est; worst case scenario if need be, we may pause the itinerary for a day-or-so's worth and then immediately resume and finish thereafter - yes, back to driving that night, after we put my daughter down. (Trick-or-treating out-of-town, on the 31st perhaps, isn't out of the question, I just dislike change LOL.)