I’ve been subscribed to Scribe since the beginning, & there have been some A-MA-ZING boxes. But, the last few months? SUCH A F’n BUMMER!!! Like, even according to their own calculations, this month’s box was worth $34! So, $5 more than subscription cost. And this month’s curation? Sooooo bad! I got a very, very small (2”x3” ish) journal (only redeeming quality is that there’s a Basquiat print on cover, but then again, it’s not one of his best works, so😤), a $3 Uni-ball pen (black ink) that they sell at Walgreens), 3 colored Uni-ball pens that don’t write smoothly & skip across the paper- I only received 2/3! (Also found at Walgreens), & a cheap ‘keyboard’ notepad- nothing special & not even quality paper. The letter describing everything said that the black ink uni-ball is requested soooooo often that they finally put it in the curation- who is requesting a $3 pen you can buy anywhere????? Idk if Chad has left the company & he was awesome, or if he’s given up, but COME ON!!! One of my boxes this month costs $15/ month- it contained $95 worth of product! I mean, why wasn’t this month's theme back to school? Totally dropped the ball. As I’ve said in previous reviews of Scribe, they could at least include fun writing exercises- like they did a couple years ago- & return to the concept of curating items that are new, unavailable/ not released yet, or aren’t readily available at the fn drug store. For about the last year I’ve been thinking of cancelling bc of the quality of products, but I kept thinking, oh, it was just an off month, next month will be better! WRONG!!! I’ve discovered some really cool new brands & products- Japanese brush markers, pens not yet avail in the US, French lined paper (who knew?!?!?!), hobuku techno journals, Write brand spiral notebooks, a kickass purse calendar/ planner... but last month’s products are all available at Target, the month before incl somebof the same brand as last no th’s, rec’d a few products that were already in previous shipments- one 3 pack was even the exact same cover prints as the previous, Rhodium notebook in previous shipment, etc. if you’re a writer looking for a great sub box for writers, skip Scribe & go with Scribbler! At least the Scribbler box includes little 10ish page booklets written to instruct or guide the recipient thru how to tackle that month’s theme- plot, fight scenes, editing, publishing, etc (it also includes a novel showcasing an example of the month’s theme & even cooler, that author offers info about their writing, be it editing- that month included an example in the form of a few pages from the novel of the month with the editor’s notes and the changes made bc of those notes- or plot or character development.
I love the delivery every month. They do a awesome job at picking the products that go in the box.
I have looked forward to every SCRIBEdelivery box and I am NEVER disappointed. I've received a variety of notebooks, cahiers, pads, writing tools and accessories, and it's all been wonderful and useful stuff. I highly recommend this box!