When students are having issues with completing their academic assignments and projects, they often seek out online writing services and hire an expert to do the job. However, not every company is as competent as they claim. The purpose of our website is to assess these services so that you can make the best decision.
For this review, we are taking a look at BuyEssayFriend.com. At first glance the website looks really nice. We like the color schemes and graphics. One particularly striking thing is that the homepage does not contain any blocks of unnecessary text. Instead, it provides the reader with stats about the company and contains links to all of the important things such as some background describing who they are and what they do, their prices, guarantees, and their process. They even have a useful blog that is available to anybody whether or not you use their services. It is updated pretty regularly. Of course, it is not enough to order a company’s services just because we like their website. What matters most is how well the writers carry out their responsibilities. Check out what we discovered.
BuyEssayFriend.com does not contain a page devoted to listing its services. Some visitors might find this mildly irritating. The good news is that there is a price calculator that allows you to scroll through their options. They really offer a full variety of services. For instance, you can purchase custom essays, book reviews, partial and complete dissertations, business plans, case studies, Capstone projects, and much more. Aside from writing services they can also you can request editing/proofreading and even typing help. Professionals might like their CV, resume and cover letter services as well. It is all pretty impressive.
Formats + Spacing & Number of Words per Page
They can format a paper according to any style with the most common being APA, MLA, Harvard and Chicago/Turabian. They measure pages by word count (275 words per page), which means if a customer requests single-spaced pages containing 550 words, they will be charged for two pages.
The prices at BuyEssayFriend.com start at $9.97 for an undergraduate paper with a 14-day deadline. This is a fairly good deal, although you should keep in mind that if your assignment requires 300 words, you will end up paying for two pages even if you only need those extra 25 words.
Here are a few add-ons that you can purchase:
- Access to a preferred writer
- Plagiarism report
- VIP customer service
- Copies of the sources used
- Outline/Table of Contents
You will notice that a lot of companies offer several of these services for free, including the plagiarism report, editing/proofreading and outline. So this seems to be more geared towards customers who are less concerned about their budget. Prices are in dollars, but you can purchase services in Canadian dollars, Euros, Australian Dollars and British Pounds.
If you are ordering a paper for the first time, you are entitled to a 10% discount. They also have a loyalty program that works as follows:
- 5% off all future orders once you have purchased $500 worth of services
- 10% off after the total cost of all your orders reaches $1000
The ordering process at BuyEssayFriend.com is very straightforward. First, we filled out all the details of our order - a bachelor’s level paper with a 7 day deadline on the topic of college sports in America. It needed to be 5 pages long, double spaced, and required 5 good sources. We also asked for MLA formatting. Regarding payments, they accept PayPal, credit cards, and the option to have the money held in escrow by Split until 14 days after you have paid. Once we paid, a manager contacted us to make sure all of the details were clear and then they choose a writer. We were able to check up on the status of the order throughout using our account.
Our Experience with the Site
We have ordered a paper from a whole lot of companies, so it is always interesting to compare. Based on what we received, BuyEssayFriend.com is right in the middle. There are writers who have done a lot worse, but we have also received better papers. The paper only contained a few minor mistakes, but the big problem is that the writer was clearly not familiar with the topic of our paper. We could understand how somebody who does not have much knowledge about American college sports might struggle with this, but we had been promised a writer who was an expert on the subject, which was clearly not the case here.
Qualification of the Writer
According to the website, the writers are English speakers with advanced degrees. They have to pass two tests before they are hired, although we question how difficult these tests really are. When we looked at the profile of “John Blacksmith” we found it really odd that his grammar is so poor. He wrote, “Now when I have become certificated specialist, I would like to share my knowledge and be go-to guy rare creative tasks and topics.” It really makes you wonder how guys like him made it through the hiring process.
Site Usability and Design + Grammar
As we mentioned the website is easy to navigate and all of the information is kept simple. But it appears that “John Blacksmith” is not the only employee at the company who struggles with their English. The “About Us” page is full of grammar mistakes and awkward syntax throughout. Based on this, it is safe to say that the website content was definitely not written by native English speakers.
Support Team/Live Chat/Contacts
There are multiple ways to get in touch with the support team. The most common are through email, live chat and by phone, although you can also fill out a contact form or call them on Skype. They have links to several social media sites, and we noticed that they do post things on their Facebook page with great frequency.
As noted on the website, the customer support agents are available 24/7. During peak hours we sometimes had to wait 20 minutes to get a response, but that is probably to be expected. We found the agents to be friendly and helpful. Some of them had accents, but there were no problems communicating. Everybody is outsourcing their call center these days.
Revision Policy/Availability of Free Revisions
They have a fairly standard revision policy that operates as follows:
- If your writer fails to follow your initial instructions, you can make a revision request
- Revision requests can be submitted via the order page found on the customer’s account.
- Customers have a 7 day window to request revisions
Money back Guarantee (Refund System)
While we have plenty of criticisms about BuyEssayFriend.com, they are definitely not a scam. They offer several conditions for full and partial refunds.
- 100% Refund applies if...
You accidentally pay twice for the same order
The refund was requested before the writer has started
The company fails to find a suitable writer
If you get your order past the deadline
- 70% refund
You cancel the order after it has been assigned and less than 50% of the deadline has passed.
- 50% refund
When your paper is in need of revisions, but the company fails to find an appropriate writer to complete the request.
Amount of Time in the Industry
We did a Whois.net check and found that the company has been around since 2016. We looked through reviews on various third party websites such as Sitejabber to determine how good the company’s reputation is. We found that feedback is mixed. Nobody trashed the company or claimed that they were the worst, but a lot of customers were disappointed with the quality of the work. On the other hand, there is also plenty of positive feedback.
Pros and Cons
After our experiences with BuyEssayFriend.com, we were left unimpressed. Our paper was not done by an expert as promised, which probably would have been enough to demand a refund if we had so wished. On the other hand, it was not a complete disaster. It might have gotten a C had it been submitted in an actual class. We have a lot of praise for the customer support team and the user friendliness of the website. But it is not enough for us to give this company a recommendation.
Pros of BuyEssayFriend.com:
- Reasonable prices
- Professional customer support
- Easy ordering process
- They are not a scam, even if they are not entirely truthful
Cons of BuyEssayFriend.com
- Writers are not as qualified as the company claims
- A paper that follows the customer’s instructions is not eligible for a refund even if the paper gets a poor grade.
Leave Your Comment
Very clear communication, great customer service and great essays! I got only very good grades during my MBA. I strongly recommend it!29 Dec 2018 at 6:43 PM
Maybe your friend has chosen the wrong writer. Because mine definitely knew what to do. I got my work well-done.28 Nov 2018 at 9:53 AM
I remember the day when my friend was so upset because she couldn’t submit her assignment she ordered from the website. They didn’t send her work on time and when it was sent it was a shoddy piece. She warned me never order from BuyEssayFriend.com14 Nov 2018 at 10:49 PM