1. Site overview
Hello comrades! Today I am going to roast another bidding writing service Studybay.com. My experience with bidding services was never good because they are usually time-consuming and require you to chat with tens of writers to find someone adequate.
For those of you who is new to custom paper writing services, there are two types of sites: bidding sites and regular sites with customer support.
Bidding sites are generally:
- More time-consuming
- Less control over the quality of paper
- Slow or no support
Regular sites are:
- More expensive
- Better support
- Quality check
- No direct contact with the writer
Both services have their benefits and drawbacks. To my mind, it’s way better to entrust your order details to support and have them communicate with the writer.
Is Studybay legit? It is a writing platform that offers papers in 6 different languages – English, Chinese, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Arabic.
The site has a calculator, but I cannot say it is too precise – while bidding the writers will be negotiating with you.
What I did not like about it, is the way they portray competitors: according to the StudyBay “research,” their prices are 6.5 times cheaper than those offered by competitors. With all due respect, their research is total bullshit. I admit that StudyBay business model allows them to offer very competitive prices, but it’s not a reason to mislead the customers.
Another good thing is that StudyBay has tons of samples! I cannot say that I was impressed with their site and its functionality, but they deserve 4 out of 5 without a doubt.
2. Customer support
I would say that customer support is the most problematic issue at StudyBay. Basically, there’s only one way to contact support – via live chat. I do not consider email as an option, it will take ages to get a reply, and I would not dare to waste my precious time more than required.
The chat support is horrible.
The support agent Igor replied to my first message in 2 minutes, which is not that fast but acceptable. Then I started talking to him about their writers. Igor simply did not reply to my question and ignored me for more than 10 minutes! I did not want to wait any longer, so I left the chat. To make a long story short, 2 out of 5 for their support.
Pray God that you don’t get into problematic situations that require the support assistance; otherwise, you will regret using the service.
Last, but not least. StudyBay support does not work 24/7! Unlike 99% of competitors, they work from 10 AM till 8 PM, but they do not specify GMT. 1.5/5 for support.
3. My experience
Is Studybay reliable? I am not a big fan of bidding service, so this is my only time using StudyBay just to do a review. I ordered a 6-page paper on Trump’s policy regarding migrants and picked a ten days deadline. Once I pressed the Place an Order button, I got overloaded with tens of messages from their writers.
I keep repeating how much I value privacy, and this is what I received within the first 10 seconds after placing an order. The writers kept bombing me with their requests, and I felt myself a person surrounded by beggars asking for bread.
I decided to end this hell up quickly, and after a couple of conversations, I picked the writer to work on my assignment. His bid was $50, but in the end, I was charged $61 because of a StudyBay commission. Is Studybay scam? I don’t think so. I got a B- for the paper, which is quite a good result for such a price. I would rate the overall experience 3.5 out of 5.
4. Order form
I started hating the order form right after opening it. First of all, they ask you for an email and don’t let you proceed without it. I really hate to share my personal information before I am 100% confident in a service. I like to play with the order form, check different prices, search for the most suitable option for me, and only then, I place an order.
Then you are being moved to the one-page order form, which is quite convenient and does not consume a lot of time. StudyBay does not offer any bundles or extras like other sites, everything you can do is to make an order Premium for $5 to make it more visible to writers.
Once you place an order and pick a writer, you need to proceed with payment. StudyBay offers PayPal/credit cards/Payoneer payment options.
5. Discounts and pricing
StudyBay does not have any fixed pricing list. Most writers prefer to negotiate the bid with you in chat. The Studybay.com prices may go as low as $4 per page (we will discuss the writer’s issue later on), but be ready to go through a constant flow of requests.
StudyBay does not have a discount policy either, but you can get a $5 credit for your first order. I assume you can negotiate with their support to get a Studybay promo code, but it would not exceed the one-third of the StudyBay commission.
It’s funny to expect a discount from such a cheap service as StudyBay. 4.5 out of 5 for pricing!
Is Studybay.com safe? I have a doubt about it. I have not noticed any clear revision policy, but it’s written on their site about the 20-day Warranty Period. It means that you have 20 days to send the paper for revision after it is delivered. They don’t specify the number of free revisions, but I assume that they don’t have a limit on revisions.
What bothers me more, is their statement that “If the Writer does not complete his work, the money will be returned to the Student. He may choose a different Writer to complete the assignment.” Basically, StudyBay is hesitant to return your money if they fail to deliver a good paper. They will try to offer you a new writer.
7. Final quality
The final quality was mediocre. The paper was written by someone whose English is not the first language, and who had no idea about American politics. My writer did simple online research and wrote everything he could within his scope of abilities. I didn’t even ask for the revision, it was easier for me to revise the paper on my own, and fix the mistakes.
Anyway, even that draft version for $61 saved me a lot of time, so I believe it was a good deal. Lifehack: use this service if you are planning on adding your own research. I usually edit the paper on my own to make it more personalized. Profs won’t think I am using the ghostwriters.
8. Writer`s proficiency
This is one of the many useless chats I had with their writers. Basically, they don’t even read your requests and keep asking for an order being assigned. The writer did not tell me his country of origin.
Neither he told me about his qualifications. I cannot say anything particularly bad about my writer, but he definitely had some comprehension problems. 3 out 5 for writer’s proficiency.
9. People talking
I always check what people say about the service, so, I decided to find some Studybay reviews. The website is surprisingly well represented online. On their site they refer to 3 review platforms:
ReviewCentre looks like a fake reviewing site. Despite the fact that they have many FB subs and studybay reviews, just check what people write about it on credible reviewing sites:
ReviewCentre looks like a fake reviewing site. Despite the fact that they have many FB subs and Studybay reviews, just check what people write about it on credible reviewing sites:SiteJabber is a reputable reviewing site, and their feedback is quite impressive:
TrustPilot is one of the reviewing leaders and StudyBay gets really high ratings here:
My verdict: sometimes StudyBay provides misleading statements by referring to fake review sites, but overall it’s reputation is well recognized across most social media.
10. Loyalty program
The prices are already at their minimum, so the maximum you can expect is a $5-10 discount on your orders. Just try to be persuasive in chat.
11. Pros and Cons
- On-time delivery.
- Good value for this money.
- Poor customer support working only for several hours.
- Time-consuming business model
- The platform could be a bad choice for people searching for ENL quality writing.