Q: The six month subscription cost $29.99 a month yesterday. Why did the price go up by $10 a box?Asked by Kathy S., November 2021
The price of the Matter box varies based on the duration of the subscription and any coupons applied to your cart. There are currently some promotions on our page that can get the cost of the box down to near that price for a 12 month subscription before shipping and tax.
Q: I have sent TWO messages asking where my box is that I ordered on Oct 1st! It’s now Nov 5th and still no box and no response from your company! I will give until the end of today before I cancel!Asked by Tammy B., November 2021
Your first box will ship in the first week of next month, no matter what day you subscribe. All boxes ship in the first week of each month.
Q: We subscribed Sept 9, it's now the 27th, and we're wondering when subscription will start. We sent two messages to Box of Matter through account email, but have yet received no response. Please adviseAsked by Margaret B., September 2021
Thank you for subscribing in September! Your box will begin shipping out the first week of October.
Q: Are boxes always different or do they repeat? Thinking of renewing a third time and want to make sure it's not the same box. Asked by Phoebe B., May 2021
The items are new every month.
Very disappointed in the latest Matter Box. We opened it, pulled out the flask and the mobius strip and that was it. Honestly we felt ripped off.
We have subscribed to this box previously and feel this one was not up to the usual standards.
I am very disappointed at the fact that I ordered and paid over three weeks ago yet I have I not received anything in the mail and I was so excited to see what I was getting this box actually is the most interesting box the cratejoy has to offer in my opinion.i hope that something shows up soon or Im gonna have to cancel
Great box - I look forward to it every month. There's no other box like this - fun and educational. I can't wait to show my collection to my great-nieces and nephews when they're older.
This box is amazing. We got it for our son thinking it might be fun for a few months. He asked to renew it because it is so great. Opening it is a family event now. The box has contained some truly astounding and unique objects such as a piece of a Mars meteorite, NASA film, antique medical supplies, fossils, gems and pearls, historically interesting pieces....it is a joy to have a subscription box that is so inspirational.
I was really excited about this but our first box was a snooze fest. We have two more and, unless they get more interesting, I will not renew.
Best item yet? Ferrofluid. (Or Marian meteorite)
I got the Matter Box. I agree with some of the reviews, the price does seem a bit high compared to what you get with this box. One of the vials came shattered so be careful opening your box, you may have some broken glass. I ordered 3 months and am only on month one.
------ Month 2 update -------
I decided to come back and update this. They sent only 3 items this month, one being a tube of powdered dye. Some must have spilled in the boxes during shipment (the tube was sealed on arrival). However, there was dye all over everything including our hands and floor. Please don't ever do this again. the other two items (also covered in the dye) were some film from a NASA mission and a rock. Didn't quite feel like this one was really worth it either. I'll be back with my review of the 3rd box when I get it.
Hopefully no glass or dyes. eek.
We have loved our two boxes so far! The items included are unique and super cool! It has become a family affair opening our box!
The first box was great fun, and we enjoyed the array of cool artifacts and objects to learn about. However, the second box arrived without any of the explanation cards, so we have no idea what some of the items are, rendering them effectively worthless. I have sent two messages to the seller with no response.
I enjoyed getting fossils and rocks. Other stuff was neat as well though.
A prehistoric fossil, a specialty tool, a piece of one of the oldest computer programs, the tooth of a beast, and a unique mineral specimen.
A prehistoric fossil, an elegantly simple tool, like items from around the world, a very old mineral, a material with a memory, and an essential tool for geologists.
A prehistoric fossil, a naturally-shaped crystal, a metal with a long history, an industrial tool, a cutting tool, and our first digital item.
A prehistoric fossil, a material made for space travel, a tool for measuring the wind, a mineral with an optical phenomenon, and a radioactive element.
A tool to demonstrate the power of the sun, a precision optical device, a fragile piece of a creature, and more...
A piece of one of the most advanced machines ever built, a pure element, a half-billion year old fossil, and more...
Woolly Mammoth fur from the permafrost, an artifact of tech history, a useful bag, and more...
This box includes a piece of film technology, an unusual fossil, and a scientific bag.
This box includes an electrifying fossil, chemical energy, an interesting metal, and more.
This box includes an ancient scientific document, a radioactive substance, a piece of the world's largest organism, and more.
Our most valuable box yet! This box includes a PIECE OF ANOTHER PLANET and more.
This box will contain a hand-blown glass Klein Bottle—a mathematical object to help think about higher spatial dimensions.
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