GradeMiners.com – 4/8
Sooner or later students face the same problems of completing numerous assignments within strict deadlines. Often it seems that all this endless writing is more than enough for one person and you are ready to give up. But wait, we are living in the digital era, why not turn for some professional help? And here it comes, hundreds of online services, thousands of reviews, millions of comments. While you are searching for some reliable company, time flies even faster. What is even worse, it’s not getting you anywhere.
The reason why we are writing these reviews is to help students like us save their time and money. We order an essay from every company we write about. We know exactly what you may face if you decide to become their customer. We are taking your risks and openly write about them.
Today we want to share our experience with GradeMiners custom essay writing service. It belongs to WritePerfect Ltd, a Ukrainian company that owns PaperNow, and SameDayEssay and we already made reviews on those services.
GradeMiners has a very appealing black and yellow colored website with a handy calculator and price tables. It gives you the feeling of control and you may not notice that there is no clear information about discounts, refund policy or qualifications of their writers.
The company has been on the market since 2009 so they deliberately keep these important details in their Terms and Conditions written in the smallest font at the bottom of the website.
Types of Services
GradeMiners provide quite a long list of academic writing services but it doesn’t differ much from the other alike companies. You can order essays and research papers, case studies and theses, dissertations and courseworks, presentations and cover letters, reviews and lab reports, resume writing and math problem solving, different writing assignments and help with homework.
The papers can be done for all academic levels from high school up to PhD.
GradeMiners offer additional services like free papers, their blog with tips and guidance, citation and title page generators, plagiarism, grammar and spell checkers, and a referral scheme that can get you $50 if you bring your friend.
- The impressive list of additional services together with the good selection of regular services give 8/10 for GradeMiners from us.
Is GradeMiners company trustworthy?
To answer this question people usually look at the reviews and comments left by the customers. So did we. To our surprise, GradeMiners have either 5-star or 1-star reviews with nothing in between. Are the reviews real? From what we understood, GradeMiners can do a very good writing job and meet the deadlines, or they may end up losing the order if the customer is unhappy.
They do not have a clear refund policy and in their Terms and Conditions they say you can get a full refund only if your paper is incomplete or the order is cancelled.
All other cases are evaluated by their own Quality Assurance Department and you may end up with a low-quality essay and a discount for the next order as an apology for their poor performance.
The company offers revisions within 14 days for papers with less than 20 pages, and 30 days for longer papers. They also extend this period up to 180 days if you complain about confirmed cases of plagiarism. This sounds quite reasonable and reliable.
GradeMiners have a pool of more than 1,200 writers from all over the world. They claim to have some multi-level interview system and get only 9% of all the candidates hired. Based on our personal experience and customer reviews, this system is not flawless and these 9% still require higher qualifications.
- After the negative comments and weak refund policy we cannot rate them more than 4/10.
What is the Ordering Process?
To order an essay from GradeMiners you don’t need to sign up to the website. You click the Order button, fill in the form, leave your email and a phone number. They have a very handy calculator and you may also choose a top or premium writer to do your paper. The top writer means – one of the top-30 authors in the subject you need according to the customers’ reviews. The Premium author is one of the top-10 writers of GradeMiners.
To place an order, you must pay with your credit card and add all the necessary information about your paper. During the writing process, you can communicate with your author directly in the website chat. This is a very positive feature and most comments assure that writers respond quickly and you can make some clarifications or answer their questions about your paper. This communication is anonymous and you don’t need to provide any personal data to the writer.
- For the availability of a Live Chat with the writers and a clear pricing policy we give Grade Miners 8/10.
Prices and Discounts
GradeMiners state they provide value for money and their prices are low for the market. Well, it is true and you can get a 5-page essay within 10 days for only $59. The price will be higher if you choose a top or premium author to write your paper. For the top one you would pay $17.70 extra and for the premium one $35.40 accordingly for the same essay.
There is a 15% off discount on your first order and then GradeMiners offer a loyalty program which adds bonus points on your Balance account. You use them as the payment method for your next orders.
- The prices seem to be transparent and fair. Their discount system is quite appealing. They get our 8/10.
As all the other WritePerfect Ltd’s services, GradeMiners accept credit cards only. This seems to be not convenient and insecure. There are also questions about privacy issues especially if the minor decides to use his or her parents’ credit cards to pay for the writing service. There are usual Visa, MasterCard, Discovery and American Express options.
No PayPay, Payoneer, ApplePay or Google Pay variants. Nowadays when you face this, you get the feeling there’s something fishy about the company. It surely complicates the refund procedures and you can’t have any guarantees that you can prove your right if something goes wrong with your order.
Anyway, based on the reviews, you have to think twice before you put your money on your GradeMines Balance account.
- Credit card only payment method gets 2/10 from us.
To grade the quality you need to test it yourself. That’s what we do to provide an unbiased opinion on top custom essay writing services. We asked GradeMiners to write a 5-page college essay about Innovative learning tools in the world education. We chose 10 days’ deadline and gave the author the reference list. The essay we received did not rise above the mediocre and wasn’t of top notch quality as the website claimed.
There were a few sentences that didn’t make much sense and the whole paper didn’t look consistent. When checking the list of sources, we realized that there was a lot of rewriting or maybe even translating from some other language. We would have no problem with that, as long as it sounded English and met the college standards. The paper looked quite the opposite so we asked for a revision. The editing was done carelessly and lots of things were left unchanged.
We would not leave a one-star review, but it definitely didn’t deserve a 5-star one either. We received higher-quality papers that didn’t require revisions for the same money.
- So our grade is 3/10.
We couldn’t complain about timely delivery of our paper. Although it was finished on the last 10th day and not earlier like some other companies did. But you can’t complain as meeting the deadline is not even mentioned in the GradeMiners Guarantees page. The revision took 3 days more and we would ask for another one if we had more time.
Some of the GradeMiners deadlines didn’t make much sense to us. Their Prices page says that the shortest time you can ask for an essay writing is 3 hours and the longest is 20 days. At the same time the longest due date you can ask for writing a case study is 7 days.
GradeMiners state they can write your thesis or dissertation in 48 hours. Sounds promising but we’d rather play it safe when it comes to serious writing assignments.
- GradeMiners didn’t fail the deadline in our case but according to the reviews they rarely complete the papers ahead of time. That’s why we grade it 5/10.
GradeMiners have a LiveChat and a toll phone number that function 24/7. They also have their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts. We didn’t have a reason to turn to Customer Service for help as we communicated directly with the writer and he agreed to edit his work without hesitation. If we had more time, we would ask Customer Service for assistance with the quality check. The point was that we had to turn in the paper 2 weeks after we placed an order and it took the writer 13 days to write the essay and make a revision.
From what we read from the comments the Customer Service team is not native English speaking and they prefer to forward you to their colleagues without actually solving your issue.
- We couldn’t check it ourselves so let it be 5/10.
GradeMiners seem to be an average essay writing service with no particular difference from the other online academic writing companies. It is not the worst one but you surely have to be careful when time is an issue for you. Their team of writers and experts includes not only ENL speakers, which means you should be prepared to get mediocre writing for reasonable money.
Their positive side is their prices and online communications with an author. Unlike many competitors Grademiners don’t have any hidden costs. 24/7 Customer Service means a lot in this business too.
Their weakest points are lack of secure payment methods and an implicit money-back policy which takes only one paragraph in the Terms and Conditions. Their objection handling is at an all time low. Some comments showed that GradeMiners reacted to negative feedback by admitting that they lost the order. Most negative reviews about low quality of writing or plagiarism issues were left unnoticed. This kind of attitude towards the customers speaks volumes.
If you don’t have high expectations and ready to edit your paper afterwards, then GradeMiners can be your option.
GradeMiners is a custom essay writing service that is a part of a Ukrainian company WritePerfect Ltd with the website domain in Nicosia, Cyprus. It offers assistance with writing different types of academic assignments and has a pool of more than 1,200 writers.
GradeMiners are constantly looking for authors. They say they hire only 9% of candidates after a multi-step interview. First, you send them your CV and have a screening interview. If it goes well, you pass to the next round.
When you place your first order, you get 15% off promo code on the website. Then you get bonus points after each next order you place and use these points as money to pay for the writing service. You can receive some news about discounts to your email after you get your GradeMiners account.
Yes, it is legit as it follows the law and sticks to its Terms and Conditions. They provide unlimited revisions within 14 days after the essay is completed and give a refund if you cancel your order or if the writing you ordered is not finished by the author.