Spencer’s Online Shopping Review

In my search for the perfect Christmas gifts I found myself at one of my favorite stores. Spencer’s was the one place in the mall I never skipped over. It has always been my go-to place for gag gifts, novelty items, band merchandise, and creepy cool stuff. I had never shopped on their online store though, and in my search for anime gear I decided to give them a shot.

I took advantage of the free shipping on orders over $30 deal that was running. My order arrived quickly and nothing was damaged. Overall, I am very happy with the ordering process.

Now, we’ll look at what I got and see how we did.

Please note that I have NOT been asked to write this review. I am in no way affiliated with Spencer’s, and am not receiving anything in return for writing this. This is just my opinion having shopped on their site, and I have chosen to share it with you.

Item #1: Black Butler Bi-Fold Wallet

This is the Black Butler bi-fold wallet from Body Rage.

I didn’t expect a super high-quality item for $14.99 but I did expect something that could be used for a while. It has a very plastic feel to it and the material is thin. I don’t think it will hold up very well to being used regularly. The graphics are nice though, and I like having all the pockets.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics
  • Lots of card slots
  • Nice size

Cons:

  • Flimsy material
  • Will not hold up well to regular use

Item #2: Black Butler Straw Cup

This piece was normally marked at $9.99. It was on sale for $7.48, and for some reason I got it for $1.00.

The cup is just a plastic tumbler with a paper inserted inside. The lid screws on, but doesn’t always want to thread properly and will pop right off if you don’t get on there right. I would not put this in the dishwasher, and if you drop it I think it would crack pretty easily. For $1.00 I am happy with it, but I would not have paid full price for this item.

Pros:

  • Cool graphics
  • Insulated
  • Nice 16oz size

Cons:

  • Too cheaply made for the retail price of $9.99
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Thin plastic will crack if dropped
  • Lid isn’t very easy to get on properly

Item #3: Black Butler Book of Circus Travel Coffee Cup

This item was $5.98. It features a screw-on flip top, and graphics based on the Book of Circus series of the Black Butler anime. It’s plastic and rather thin. Again, it’s just a clear plastic insulated travel mug with a paper insert. I would not run this through the dishwasher, or drop it too many times. It does have a non-skid bottom though, which is nice and the lid screws on easily.

Pros:

  • Lid threads on easily, and seals tight
  • Flip-top stays in place
  • Non-skid bottom
  • Nice graphics on the insert
  • 12oz size
  • Will fit in a standard cup-holder

Cons:

  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Cheap plastic insulated mug with a paper insert
  • Not durable for regular use

Item #4: Assassination Classroom T-shirt

The last item in our box is an Assassination Classroom T-shirt. I will admit that I have never bought a shirt from Spencer’s. This one was regular price $21.99 and I got it on sale for $9.97.

For the price I paid I am happy with it, but I would not have paid regular price for this piece. The material is rather thin, and I think for $21.99 it should have been much higher quality. The screen printing is very good though and I am pleased with that. The size seems to be in line with other stores. Overall, I am happy with it since it was on sale.

Pros:

  • Nice design
  • Good screen printing
  • Fit is great

Cons:

  • Thin material for the price

Overall, I am very pleased with my experience shopping at Spencer’s online store. I would recommend them to people looking for unique gifts. However, be careful about what you buy and make sure it’s worth the money before purchasing.

 

543731_10151175683197729_142951322_nDavina Brewer is a freelance writer, stay-at-home mom, and owner of Just One Short and her writing site, Life Copy.

 

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