My view on the box itself is that it's a nice little surprise box of supplies and other teacher stuff we so often find we need. I liked the assortment of supplies for the money. However, I think the company may want to reexamine their service flow. I had to contact the Black Box folks themselves by e-mail in order to receive paid-for boxes. The response was quick and helpful, but I do wonder if there is a technical issue slowing down what ought to be a simple subscription.
Although I don't find everything in the boxes useful, I do enjoy getting them each month. I like the classroom supplies [pencils, markers, scissors, glue, etc.] more than the random personal items [mugs]. I live in a remote fly-in community, so I don't have access to any of these things. I am always excited when I pick this up from the post office.