Friday, May 10, 2013


Something Store - Suprise and Delight!

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This is the general review page for SomethingStore. Each time I review them, it can affect its total score. I will award a score of 1 (awful) through 5 (awesomeness) on each of the following: content, value, uniqueness, shipping, customer service, and perks.

Service Type: Online store

About: You pay them $10, and they send you...something. Yep. It's kind of a genius idea, really. The MSRP of any item they send is guaranteed to be at least $10..and some lucky people will get things valued at much more, like Amazon Kindles. Their website shows some examples of what they've sent out. Definitely a grab bag of random stuff.

Cost (in USD): In the US: $10 per item with free shipping, and they allow you to purchase 20 items at one time (with no shipping charge). Canada: $10 per item, plus $2.75 shipping per order (you can get up to five items at once and still only have to pay $2.75 total for shipping!) All Other Countries: $10 per item, plus $5.75 shipping per order (you can get up to three items at once and still only have to pay $5.75 shipping!)

Shipping From: Long Island, NY

Shipping Schedule: It takes them for-ev-eeerrr to ship things out. You can expect 7 business days to pass before they even ship.

Countries They Ship To: Pretty much anywhere in the world.

Bonuses: None. They don't even have you make an account with them, you just go through Google Wallet or Paypal.

Customer Service: N/A - I haven't had to contact customer service.

Individual Product Reviews: May 2013

Total HM! Score:
Content: 1 Items I received weren't high quality and I felt they were useless. Value: 3 One item retailed for 1.5x what I paid for, but the other item had no tag or indication of brand/etc, so I have no idea what its value was. Uniqueness: It's certainly unique, I don't know of any other sites quite like it. Shipping: 2 They are at least upfront about it, but it takes a ridiculous amount of time just to process your order - 7 business days before it's even sent, and that's not counting for any other delay. Maybe they're understaffed? Customer Service: N/A I didn't have to contact customer service about anything.  Perks: 1 No rewards or loyalty system in place at all - you don't even make an account with them!.

Total Score: 3