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What’s in an $8 Mystery Box?

I just received the $8 Mystery Box that I ordered to see how other sellers are listing these and what I would get for the money. I like opening surprises, so I was pretty excited to see this in the mail.

Well, right away there was a tiny letdown in getting a poly shipping envelope instead of a box. I know this sounds petty, but somehow it’s genuinely more exciting to open a box than a shipping envelope. No one wraps a present in an envelope unless it’s cash or gift cards, and don’t we all want to feel like we’re opening a present?

So here’s the list of contents:

Two P8 tempered glass iPhone screen protectors

Pink sleeping mask

New York souvenir keychain

Collapsible travel brush and mirror compact

Calculator

The screen protectors have already been listed since I have an LG Android phone and can’t use them. Hopefully I can recoup some of the cost of this box.

The calculator will probably go into the shoebox I’m filling for Samaritan’s Purse.

The sleeping mask and keychain might get regifted, or packaged with some other nicer things in another mystery box that I sell.

I’ll keep the compact brush/mirror. I have one exactly like it already, but it doesn’t hurt to have a backup.

I give this Mystery Box a 7 out of 10. It arrived quickly, all the items were brand new as stated, shipping was free and there probably was $8 worth of stuff in there, even though I am only keeping one item.

I don’t see myself doing this too often. It’s fun, but I don’t want to accumulate a bunch of stuff I don’t need on the off chance I’ll get something I want.  I would probably purchase one or two more just for fun, maybe at a different price point or from a different seller so I don’t get the same things.

Leave a comment if you’ve received a mystery box from me and let me know what you think!