Our 123HelpMe.com review will encompass all aspects of this writing service: customer support, list of services, prices, and discounts. But we’ll also talk about quality! We gathered several reviews from real customers, so we can form a final impression about the agency.
The good news is that the prices are low. The bad news is that the company charges more than you assume. There’s a monthly subscription at this website. It’s the first time for us to see something like that. That feature is the major complaint in most 123HelpMe reviews. Read on; there’s more to discuss about this writing service.
123 HelpMe is not a standard essay writing service. There’s no writing involved in the process. It’s basically a website that gives you access to pre-written essays once you sign up. You get access to seven categories of content:
These are samples on many different topics. If you’re looking for inspiration on what to write, you can use them. But if you want an essay that’s ready to be submitted, this is not the right website for you. The students who decide to submit a pre-written paper usually end up taking the blame for plagiarizing.
When you find an essay that looks like something you could use, you’ll be prompted to click View Document. At that point, you’ll be taken to the subscription page, where the website asks for your name and email. You think: “That’s it; I’m gonna access my essay now.”
But that’s not what happens here. You’ll be asked to provide payment information. The problem is that the subscription form tells you “Get Instant Access – It’s FREE!” And when you provide your payment information, your credit card will be charged for $29.99. That’s the subscription fee. You didn’t expect that? Wait ‘till you find out that it’s a monthly fee, which will be charged again if you don’t cancel the subscription. This fee is non-refundable.
Everything would’ve been just fine if that fee was transparently disclosed. But the students assume they would get free access to papers, only to be charged with a fee they didn’t expect.
How do we call that? SCAM is the only word we could think of.
Discounts and Special Offers
123 HelpMe does not give you any discounts. It does not disclose the fee, and it doesn’t give you a chance to get a discount.
You can go through the entire website, including the Terms of Service, but you’ll find no information about the actual price. The word FREE is mentioned too many times, but nothing is free here.
The quality is questionable, too. Even if you agree to the monthly fee, you won’t be happy when you start looking through the database. Keep in mind that 123 HelpMe doesn’t give you access to unique content. You must not use these papers as they are. So how could you use them? The first idea would be to rewrite the paper. But that still doesn’t give you unique content. Other students might have gotten the same inspiration as you.
If you want to get inspired, you can simply preview the papers. You get access to part of the content, and that should be enough for you, right?
Some of the essays are really, really bad. There are grammar issues, which you wouldn’t expect to see in content from a service you paid for. One customer summed it well: “The writing on the site is not on a college level.” Exactly!
This is not the kind of website where you order a paper and get updates on the progress. You don’t even get access to a customer support department. There’s an email that you can use to get in touch with the “team,” but don’t expect much from that. You’ll notice a pattern in every 123HelpMe.com review from real customers: they don’t get a response when they try to complain.
The Terms of Service are very protective towards the company. Once you sign up, you practically have zero chance to get your money back. They clearly state that subscription fees are NOT refundable if you want to cancel your membership. Yeah; they are clear on that. With every other information you need, they choose not to be transparent.
We’d strongly recommend students to avoid this service. It gives you access to pre-written papers that are usually not good. It charges an unexpected fee and it keeps charging it on a monthly basis if you don’t cancel the membership. If you’re not happy with what you get and you want to cancel your membership, you won’t be able to do that.
So you end up paying for nothing, really.