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.
- Nice graphics
- Lots of card slots
- Nice size
- 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.
- Cool graphics
- Nice 16oz size
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Nice design
- Good screen printing
- Fit is great
- 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.
Davina Brewer is a freelance writer, stay-at-home mom, and owner of Just One Short and her writing site, Life Copy.