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GearXS Spring Surprise Mystery Box Review – April 2016

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GearXSย is a daily deal site that offers deep discounts on a wide variety of products. Once per season they offer a mystery box of assorted items.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out ourย review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: GearXS Spring Mystery Box (no longer available for purchase)

The Cost: $24.99

The Products: A completely random assortment of items

Ships to: US

Good to know: This box is currently sold out, but you can sign up for news alerts at the bottom of this post to get an email the next time a mystery box is available.

Check out the Lifestyle Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add GearXS Surprise Mystery Box to your subscription list or wishlist!

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This is the only information or paper of any kind that was in the box. The mystery deepens!

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Home Basics Magnetic Spice Rack – Value $13.99

Wow, I totally wanted one of these! Cool!

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iit Swivel-Mount Socket – Value $14.69

It’s hard to get too excited about electrical sockets, but this is one of those things I’ll be really glad we have some day. Note that the value and link are for a very similar product – I couldn’t find this one online anywhere!

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Colgate MaxFresh Toothbrush – Value $1.87 each

This is another item that’s hard to get excited about, but I guess we always need new toothbrushes.

Wireless Gear Stylus & Pen in 1 – Value $5

The link goes to where you can buy it online at full retail value ($7.99), but I’m using the price on the Big Lots Sticker. The best thing about this item is that the front of the package says, “Lightweight let’s you write or draw longer”. Because regular pens totally wear me out!

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Home Solutions 5 Piece Stainless Steel Bowl Set – Value $9.94

I was, however, excited to see this in the box! We are constantly losing lids in my house, so we can never seem to have enough food storage. I also love that the bowls are stainless steel, both for durability and health reasons.

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The Can Top 2 Pack – Value $3?

I feel like we have little use for these, but I guess I’ll put them in the car for when the boys have canned drinks they don’t finish. Maybe we can seal and save them this way?

LED Decorative Tealight 2 Pack – Value $1

If you read my kid box reviews, you may know that the kids and I craft something that uses one of these little lights all the time, so these will totally come in handy when we lose one!

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Swiss Pocket Knife – Value $3.99

My husband loves these things, so he was happy to receive this! It feels heavy and looks like it can do pretty much anything!

Silicone Tea Infuser – Value $3.99

I actually do need another tea infuser, so this was great to find in this box.

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Banana Slicer – Value $3

After an exhausting day of writing with my heavy pen, I can’t fathom having to slice a banana, nature’s softest food. This item is cracking me up! The slicing elements are not even thin enough to slice – I think they would mush the banana and then force it back into shape. Wow. I’m just going to leave this.

Verdict: Well, it certainly wasn’t a dull package, and yes, it was chock full of surprises! Even though I was only really excited about two or three items, we will probably end up using most everything (not the banana slicer). The value of the contents totals about $61, which is of course wonderful for a $25 box. I think all in all it was a fun gamble.

What did you get in your GearXS Spring Mystery Box?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

14 Comments

  1. Omg you guys are killing me all these reviews. Its sooo sad but I can’t help but giggle alittle. After a long day writing with my heavy pen….. So Funny?Thankfully I missed out on this box.

  2. A year or so ago I got a random mystery box from a different site. I don’t remember which one. It made all kinds of promises: The box could contain all these amazing things. It promised a minimum retail value, something like $80 on a $20 box. It met the retail value, but except for a few random pieces that I gave away, it is still just sitting there. It was mostly electronic attachments that don’t match any device I have.

    It is good to read reviews like this to remind myself that mystery boxes are such a gamble, at least if I go for a more narrow category I know I will use it.

  3. Funny review – I really enjoyed reading it! I have learned my lesson on these types of mystery boxes but still am curious as to what “treasures” they hold. I skip them personally but am glad I can still get a peek!

    • Thanks Rebecca! Lol

  4. I bought this box too, and I paid a bit more to add a “mega upgrade”. It was an impulse buy, and I’m pretty optimistic, so I figured, why not. Lol. It brought my total to $49.98.

    Never. Again.
    Your box looks pretty great in comparison to what I got, even with the banana slicer. I received:
    A webcam compatible with only Windows Vista, with one star reviews on Amazon (from years ago).
    A couple smartphone camera lenses that don’t work.
    Three plastic bracelets.
    Three light up key covers that break when you try to put them on your keys.
    An ugly vinyl wall decal.
    A pair of cheap ear buds.
    A belt hanger/organizer – the one thing I’m excited about ๐Ÿ™‚ – and a value of under $5.
    My expectations were low… but really?
    Please learn from my mistake, everyone.

    • This is so random. My name is also Angie. I also upgraded to the mega box. We got almost the same exact things.

      A webcam compatible with only Windows Vista, with one star reviews on Amazon (from years ago). – Same
      A couple smartphone camera lenses that donโ€™t work. – Same but just one
      Three plastic bracelets. – Same
      Three light up key covers that break when you try to put them on your keys. – Same but I got five
      An ugly vinyl wall decal. – Same
      A pair of cheap ear buds. – Same
      A belt hanger/organizer โ€“ the one thing Iโ€™m excited about ๐Ÿ™‚ โ€“ and a value of under $5. – Same

      I also got a hanging closet organizer, 3 touch lights, a camo light and a hose attachment.

      My value was $99.76

      I will also never buy this type of box again, lol.

      • Haha we’re actually box twins, because I also got those things but I got tired of typing on my phone. That webcam is pitiful. Lesson learned!

    • OMG! Rofl! Ppl who invented the banana slicer are pure geniuses! ?

    • Thanks for the banana slicer review! I laughed sooo hard!
      Btw, this box is a joke. Full of dollar tree junk.

    • You beat me to it! I was going to suggest these reviews as well. So funny! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Those reviews are hilarious ??

  5. I love reading reviews for these kinds of boxes – mostly for the WTF factor. They’re SO random that they’re funny. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. This box looks interesting if you’re into random surprises, but I’ve had such bad experiences with GearXS as a company that I would never order anything from them again. I ordered a few things from them for Christmas a couple of years ago and almost all of it was defective. When I returned it after getting a RA, I had to complain to the BBB to get them to respond to my emails/calls and actually refund my money. Worst customer service I’ve ever experienced.

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