Here are some of the things we did to ensure we gathered all the information we needed.
- Explored GradeMiners website
- Compared prices and discounts
- Analyzed the website for performance and content
- Received and reviewed a paper for quality, arguments, and style
- Searched for GradeMiners online to read other reviews, and conduct a reputation analysis.
- Read policy pages
Once we finished with our research, it was time to read through our notes. We spent several hours analyzing the information we had gathered. We were a bit on the fence with this service, but ultimately feel like we made the ideal recommendation.
Students are often on a budget, and we want to ensure that they get the best possible deal. So, we compare prices to other writing websites, but also take value into consideration. We were unable to find a prices page on GradeMiners. That means that customers have to go into the order placing screens to get a price. That’s not terrible, but not very convenient. Fortunately, you don’t have to enter a lot of personal information before you can get this information. We were able to determine that a single page essay at the college level was 18.19 per page. This isn’t terribly overpriced, but it is on the high side. Prices may vary according to the deadline, grade level, and document type. There are extra charges for requesting a premium writer, or top writer.
There is a place on the order form for a discount code. So, we assume they are available. Again, no more details that we could easily find.
Types of Services
GradeMiners is billed as an academic writing service. As you might expect, their products and services reflect this. Students may order writing from scratch. Some of the document types they might select include essays, research papers, term papers, lab reports, presentations, Capstone Projects, math problems, thesis, and dissertation, and more. It does appear the resumes and cover letters are also available. They also offer proofreading and editing as standalone services.
Things here are quite standard. They accept debit and credit card payments. The page lists American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. There is no mention of accepting PayPal. There is also no indication that Google Pay, Apple, or other digital payments are allowed. We didn’t see any place to pay using cryptocurrency. That’s disappointing as these are often very appealing options for tech-savvy students.
It does appear that they secure the payments they accept. That is always a good thing. However, we still encourage students to take precautions. For example, you could use a digital debit card or preloaded card to place your order. These can even be generated temporarily.
Other services often publish very long and complex documents regarding their policies and guarantees. That’s because there is simply quite a bit involved. GradeMiners has not done that. Instead, they have a single, ‘guarantees’ page. Here they have a paragraph or so on topics like editing, quality assurance, confidentiality, money back, and support. Here is what the folks at GradeMiners has to say about each of these things:
This is not really a guarantee, but more of an attempt to sell their editing services. Students are encouraged to order this as an extra service when they buy a paper from GradeMiners.
According to this policy, they employ several checks to ensure that papers meet quality standards. This includes plagiarism checks. This policy mentions that GradeMiners will not resell a paper once it has been written. They also state that they assign writers who have a degree in the student’s academic field.
The guarantees page at GradeMiners mentions confidentiality. This states that they protect customer data, and that they also keep financial information private. GradeMiners provides contact information for anyone who has questions or concerns.
In addition to this, they also have a separate privacy document published on the GradeMiners website. This goes into much more detail on the type of information that is collected, and how they use it. It also speaks on how long they keep the information, what customer’s responsibilities are, and how cookies are used. The policy is quite impressive as it even details technical features of their encryption capacities.
According to GradeMiners, refunds may be requested in certain circumstances. They will be provided upon approval. This policy is very vague. It appears to state that they only provide refunds if they agree to do so.
GradeMiners guarantees that support is available 24/7. Customers are encouraged to contact representatives for questions or concerns.
Is GradeMiners Legit?
GradeMiners is a legitimate website. It is owned by a European corporation that also owns several other online writing services. Students may sign onto the GradeMiners.com website, place an order, and make payment. For the most part, they receive the documents that they order, although quality is in question.
Unfortunately, when it comes to other factors, there are definitely some problems. We found numerous reviews online from frustrated students. Many complained of late papers, or low quality work. Some accused the company of hiring unqualified workers who clearly had not mastered the English language. Even revisions were seen as problematic with customers stating they were refused, or that they simply received another poor quality paper.
Our experience was not that extreme. Instead, the paper we received was simply mediocre. Our dealings with customer support via GradeMiners.com were less than optimal.
There are a few good things to say. Here they are.
- Attractive and easy to navigate website.
- Website content is engaging, and very well done.
- Safe payment options.
- Good discounts
- Lots of really cool tools like spell checkers
So, let’s get the bad news over with. We are sad to say that we found many issues with GradeMiners.com. Here they are in one simple list.
- They receive a lot of bad reviews. Some even call them a scam.
- Customer support borders on rude and unprofessional.
- They don’t provide acceptable documents.
To Sum Up
It should be obvious at this point that we cannot recommend GradeMiners. While some concerns about honesty regarding the foundation and reach of GradeMiners.com did have some influence over our decision, it wasn’t a key factor. Instead, we were more concerned with the lack of quality in the paper we received, poor customer support response, and negative reputation among students. These are our reasons for urging students to use an online writing provider other than Grademiners.
Wait a minute! You guys listed more pros than cons! Yes, it’s true that we did. Here’s the deal. If this was a website created to give students some writing advice and tools, that would be one thing. Unfortunately it isn’t. Grademiners.com takes money from students in exchange for writing papers. The problem is that they don’t do a very good job at it. That’s what we are here to evaluate.
Of course, we are always happy to reconsider our negative review of any business. However, we must be given a compelling reason to do so. Have you had a more positive experience with GradeMiners.com? Contact us, and let us know. If not, please take some time to read one of our other reviews. We have happily endorsed several other providers. We are confident that one of these can meet your needs.