Had been subscribed since Sep'17, the first box.
As a seasoned collector, you know the quality of their cleaning is superb and usually the boiled and bleached $10 skulls on auction sites don't compare. I hate cleaning X-Small skulls so I felt I really got my money's worth with what ever little critter they sent along. As a bonus, all the other little goodies made great little gifts for my crafty friends. Not everything was perfect of course, a chipped or missing tooth, small broken bone here and there, I still was very happy.
This month received a Pocket Gopher skull and a Raccoon baculum. Gopher had a $35 price tag on it while missing majority of the molars. It couldn’t sit together in the cabinet so I inquired with them about possibly buying replacement teeth for it at least, but unfortunately don't offer those for sale. Also mentioned the skull had a price tag of a Grade A, didn't get any explanation for it, just some copy pasta of what may be in the box that’s posted everywhere. So I assume regardless of the skull’s quality, they’re all labeled the same value so you can win or really lose in the box lottery.
Whether it was mislabeled by mistake or maybe that's what they consider a Grade A for that type, I would've been happy with an actual explanation. They didn't seem to give a gopher’s butt about anything despite a year of loyalty. They offered a refund for returned goods,...
Overall I enjoyed the skulls that I received, but I was a bit disappointed and ultimately canceled my subscription due to a lack of variation in the sizes of the skulls. In the 4 months that I had this box I received a pond turtle, a turkey, a mole, and a hamster skull. Each of these were around 1" - 2". I guess I was expecting more of a variety of sizes, maybe some larger skulls too. Although each skull was unique and interesting, I think the box could use some variation.
I was a member for about 1 year and 3 months; I started off loving this monthly subscription but when I rolled into my 2nd year; the first 3 months I noticed I was receiving the same items I received during the first 3 months of my 1st year. I ended up extremely disappointed and cancelled my subscription after getting so many of the same skulls I already had... I would renew if there was a guarantee that I wouldn’t get the same stuff again..
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We have a 10 box no duplicate guarantee on our basic BoneBox subscription. After that 10th box, you do have the possibility of receiving duplicate species. Some people stay subscribed to use them for comparison pieces, art projects, or for use in the classroom as a teaching tool. Others cancel after the 6th box.
We are working on a new tier of BoneBox and hope to release it early 2020. Thank you for being a subscriber for so long!