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- Updated: January 11, 2023
- Based on 5 reviews
- Author: Will Martins
We don’t recommend this service
- Good quality of paper
- Solid revision policy
- Fast support
- Fake reviews and information about writers
- Aggressive marketing
|Owned by||Writeperfect Ltd|
|Years in operation||6|
|Minimal price per page||$13.50|
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Hello guys! I was several times asked to do the review of GradeMiners.org by my friends, so here we go. Well, what should I start with? I always try to read reviews of other people and this time I did the same. I read many Grademiners reviews saying that this service has a great design, and another Grademiners review mentioned that the webpage is user-friendly. I cannot say that my impression was 100% but I didn’t like it. The first thing that caught my eye was these pictures. I know that it’s a minimalistic style, that maybe it can remind someone of sketches or simple pictures that people sometimes paint on the sides of their notebooks. But I have to be honest, I hate them. I would prefer either no pictures at all or something more traditional or maybe photos of real people.
The choice of colors is also questionable. Maybe their web designer decided that orange is the new black, but for me, it was too much of it.
For some reason I also had some issues with the scrolling bar; it was “disappearing” from time to time, so when I wanted to move it down, the page was jumping to another place. It was distracting and a bit annoying.
In one Grade Miners review I read that they have a lot of interesting and unique stuff on their webpage, but actually, there were few things that I thought were cool on their page, and the main one is a price calculator. I like when writing services have it because it’s great to have the possibility to check the price beforehand, without even communicating with the managers or support).
Generally, I would add more sections to their webpage in order to make it easier to perceive the given information. And would definitely delete the link to YouTube with the video that is an advert. I’m sure now exactly this video will interfere when I am watching some music videos. So, is Grademiners legit? We’ll try to find it out further.
To summarize my first impression - great design, questionable content. 3.5 out of 5
Customer support is okay. Chat support replied to me within a matter of minutes, whereas the support working on messages took over 9 minutes to provide me a reply to a simple query. Support Josh was okay, not overly friendly but he knew his job. He told me that the company, including support, was located in Albany, New York. According to Glassdoor, the average salary of a support agent in Albany is $48.872 per year! https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Salaries/albany-support-specialist-salary-SRCH_IL.0,6_IM13_KO7,25.htm?countryRedirect=true Can you really imagine that a company would hire people from New York state to support their business?
So, is Grademiners reliable? I have 2 assumptions: either they make tons of money and are willing to share, or they simply lie to you about the location. I will elaborate on my mathematics later on while touching the question of writers' salaries and the quality of their writing. Anyways, support was quite helpful and I have no reasons to diminish their professionalism. 4 out of 5. Good job!
I've read many Grademiners reviews and got mixed feelings. That's why I decided to write this review. For the price they offer, GradeMiners came up with a surprisingly good quality of work. I ordered a 5-page research paper on Sociology with a deadline of 7 days.
The price for the undergraduate level was $99.75 without extras. The only negative experience I had was their very aggressive marketing! When I picked everything I needed in the order form, I saw the price of $133.64 and automatically pressed the Pay button. It turned out that they set TOP writer and SMS notifications as picked by default.
Of course, I asked for a refund and ended up with a decent paper without that extra crap. Dear Grademiners Management, if you are reading this, please do not behave like assholes by making the customer pay for the features they don't want! It's not a good business practice and I had to spend another 30 minutes negotiating with support about a refund. Is Grademiners scam? I just say, please value our time!
The order form has only one step where you put all paper details and upload the files. GradeMiners offer a huge variety of paid features:
- According to support Jackie, Top writers are the best writers that we have. These writers have been working with us for a prolonged period of time. They built up a great reputation in our company; have the best results and statistics and the highest success rate, according to our customers' feedback. To me, this basically does not mean much, but they charge around an additional 30% for TOP writer. Not really worth the deal.
- Plagiarism report will cost you $14.99, which is 5 bucks more expensive than on competitors' sites. As I said many times before, they do not protect you from paraphrasing and fake sources, only online copy and paste. Quite a useless feature.
- VIP support for $9.99 promises to give faster support via phone, messages, email, but since their support is quite ok even without it, I consider VIP support to be a waste of money.
- The initial draft for $2.99 can actually be a good deal. At least it's not that expensive and allows you to see the quality of writing before the main body of the paper is completed.
- Professional quality check and high priority, both are the ripoffs. If you like to pay more for nothing, go for them lol
- Updates via SMS for $3.99 can be a good deal if you don't have a stable internet connection. Otherwise useless.
- 1-page summary for $29.99? No, thanks! I am not paying 30 bucks for a 5-minute work.
Discounts and pricing
I saw one Grademiners.com review saying that the price they ask for their services is considerably higher than average. But in my opinion, Grademiners offer quite a reasonable pricing and a huge variety of different options that allow you to save more. For example, that’s what I saw when I just entered their page:
I always say that the golden standard of the industry should be $15 per page of an undergraduate paper in 7 days. If the company charges you more, then you should clearly understand the benefits of overpaying. I was given a 15% grademiners promo code in chat, which made my cost per page $16.95. More expensive than I usually pay but the quality was worth the amount overpaid. In my personal opinion, the GradeMiners is too expensive for urgent orders. I would never pay over $35 per page for something that's urgent. Your risk to get bad quality and lose money at the same time.
I also cannot quite understand the difference in quality between College and Undergraduate offered by GradeMiners. Like if you are a 2nd-year student in the university, would choose College level to jeopardize your grade?
Everything is just fine here. The revision period is 14 days for regular papers, 30 days for theses or dissertations, and 180 days for cases where plagiarism occurred. Just make sure to provide clear details, because you may not add any more information for revision.
To be quite honest I didn’t know what to expect from my essay. I’ve read some Grademiners.com reviews on their webpage and they all seemed to be too perfect or fake as if they asked some teenagers to write something for a couple of bucks. Here is my favorite one.
In the end, the quality of the essay was more or less fine. Yes, I’ve found some typos, but after I requested the revision, the paperwork was corrected and finally, I received a good essay that was obviously written by a writer who had experience in the topic chosen by me. So, answering the question “is Grademiners legit?”, I would probably say “Yes”.
The writers seem to be quite proficient in their fields, however, the company clearly misleads customers by stating that their top writers are Ivy League graduates. If you check the Facebook profiles of their TOP writers, you will see some similarities:
- They all post once in a few months;
- They all graduated from reputable universities, some of them even from Berkeley
- They post pictures with their friends on a barbecue, playing football, etc. but NO ONE EVEN COMMENTS on them
- All of them added Grademiners as their employer. If I had graduated from Berkeley, I would embarrass myself by putting a paper writing company in my resume, not saying FB page. My verdict - the FB writers' profiles are fake
I am not saying that their writers are bad, they are just not those old-fashioned people GradeMiners are trying to fabricate on Facebook. 3 out of 5 for misleading your customers!
While examining GradeMiners website, I noticed 3 big fat lies! If you are still reading my grademiners review then I have something interesting food for your thoughts.mLie #1 GradeMiners were registered at the end of 2013 and not in 2009
According to WhoIs.net, GradeMiners got their website domain registered in December 2013. However, when you visit their About Us page (https://grademiners.com/about), they claim that they operate since 2009. I do not believe that they operated those 4 years offline! We are living in the 21st century when all similar businesses work online.
Lie #2 The picture of their grand opening is actually taken from Main Street Hub opening
Just compare these two pictures! It seems that GradeMiners have the same team as Main Street Hub does. Dear GradeMiners Management, you cannot steal someone's office pictures and pretend they are yours.
Pray gods that big companies don't sue you for stealing their content. As a paper writing website, you should know what plagiarism is and why it matters. Seems like the rules are not written for you. And don't say that this picture was merely taken for illustration purposes. This is theft and we both know it!
Lie #3 The picture of their office where people work all day and night belongs toa| Lloyd GroupYou may thank me for being too lazy to check every single picture you post, but this one is clearly not your office but an office of the New York branch of Lloyd Group (http://www.crainsnewyork.com/gallery/20121202/FEATURES/120209870/16).
I am not going to check what other fake reviews you guys post, but you ruined all good impression with a few pictures. 1 out of 5, very shady service
GradeMiners offer a pretty sweet loyalty program that gives $50 for each referred customer (who has paid for his/her order) and gives the referred person another 15% off.
|Is grademiners trustworthy?||In general, this service can be trustworthy because they did a good job with my paper. But the fake information on their website makes me doubt it.|
|Is grademiners a good service?||I hate their aggressive marketing! As I wrote above, I automatically pressed the Pay button, where the paper cost was $133.64! Fortunately, I got my money back, but it made me nervous.|
|Is grademiners reliable?||It seems to be a reliable service. The first paper version needed some improvements, but my writer quickly did a free revision, so it became perfect.|
|Is grademiners legit?||I delved into information about the company's location, and it looked fake. Some facts make their location impossible, and you can read about it in the "Сustomer support" section.|
|Is grademiners scam?||They offer 14 days for requesting free revisions and polishing regular papers, as for the large ones, the time limit is 30 days. They also provide a 180-day period for plagiarized papers.|
at 2021-01-10 12:56:00
2.8 out of /5.0
The customer service was great. However, I had to send multiple emails and contact the online messenger before I could request a revision. Lastly, the work product was not what I expected. The latter was a huge turn off, especially since all my prior experiences have been great.
at 2021-04-10 18:52:00
3.2 out of /5.0
The worst of the worst writing services ever
at 2021-04-29 08:58:00
3.1 out of /5.0
Basically copied my researched direction without any real additions. Not what I was hoping for!
at 2021-06-05 23:05:00
3.0 out of /5.0
The issues I had was - the assessment didn't follow the marking criteria - I had to explain the same things multiple times and it did get changed - the ref style was not correct - in text ref wasn't done correctly -grammar was not done correctly I didn't change the assessment at all and I feel paying $200 Australian dollars for this was a waste of money to only pass just and to have the assessment criteria not followed. Really disappointed
at 2021-06-28 17:27:00
3.0 out of /5.0
Utterly disappointed poor work all the instruction i asked for wasn't followed . I give up this is hopeless work for a top writer