- MA & PhD degree writers
- Outstanding customer service
- Wide services' range under the same roof
- Several payment methods accepted
- Quality & satisfaction guarantee
- Special discounts & bonuses
The name of this service speaks for itself: it’s mostly focused on delivering papers for cheap prices. As soon as we saw such a claim, we had one main question on our minds: is Affordable Papers legit? At first sight, it seemed pretty cool. The website is detailed, although it takes a bit of effort to find the info you need. The quality of the sample we received was below average, but that’s what you get for the cheapest price.
- Range of Writing Services Offered
- Pricing, Discounts & Payment Policy
- Quality Evaluation
- Customer Support
- Customer Reviews
Criteria #1: Range of Writing Services Offered (Mark - 17/20)
In the menu featured at the homepage, we could easily see that the company offered the most frequently-requested types of papers for students: assignments, essays, term papers, book reports, book reviews, research papers, speeches, theses, case studies, dissertations, coursework, and homework.
When we accessed the pricing section, we saw few other services in the dropdown menu: capstone project, research proposal, business plan, and admission essay. There is some space for improvement in this list. For example, Affordable Papers doesn’t offer programming assignments, statistics projects, lab report, and few other types of content that students need.
Criteria #2: Pricing, Discounts & Payment Policy (Mark - 15/20)
The prices are pretty low – they start from $9 and go up to $32, depending on the deadline and quality level you choose for the essay. We noticed that the shortest deadline was 8 hours, so this is not the right choice of a service for students who need extremely urgent essays. There are three academic levels available at this site: School, College, and University.
Unfortunately, there is no discount code for first-time users and returning customers. When we take that fact into consideration, this service is not much cheaper than other companies that offer slightly higher quotes, but reduce the final price with discounts. Still, the prices at AffordablePapers.com are reasonably low.
Criteria #3: Quality Evaluation (Mark - 11/20)
We’ll be honest with you: we did not expect impressive quality given the fact that the word affordable was mentioned numerous times at the website. This company doesn’t emphasize the quality; it gets attention with the claims for cheap prices.
We ordered an essay from the area of marketing. The paper wasn’t too bad, but it was too general. The writer did not produce clear, convincing arguments to prove the thesis statement. In fact, there wasn’t a clear thesis statement to begin with. The paper wasn’t a disaster, but we think that a student who pays for a paper should always get a little more.
Criteria #4: Customer Support (Mark - 14/20)
Before we could access the live chat feature, we had to complete a simple form that asked whether you’re an existing customer or a visitor, and then required us to select a question type. That’ wasn’t too bad, since we immediately accessed the live chat and started talking to a representative. She informed us that there were no hidden payments and we placed the order.
Unfortunately, the customer support wasn’t that accessible while we were waiting for the paper. They just kept saying “the writer is working on it, please be patient.”
Criteria #5: Customers Reviews (Mark - 12/20)
“I won’t lie. I chose AffordablePapers for the price. I didn’t even check the prices at other websites. This one said it was affordable, so I was silly enough to believe that. As it turns out, the quotes at other websites are not that high. Let me tell you about the research paper I received. It was too basic. Maybe a high school student will be happy with it. But I’m a college sophomore and this was not to my level.”
“The price is low, but the quality is not high.”
“I requested a 3-page essay with a deadline of 5 days, but the writer was late. That wasn’t too bad because I got a small refund and a promise to get the paper the next day. The writer completed the paper, but it lacked support and there weren’t any references in it. There wasn’t time for revisions and I had to submit that paper as it was. My teacher was not impressed.”
“Pay 10 dollars more and pick a better service – that’s my advice to all.”
- They accept PayPal
- Price calculator.
Conlcusion: The quality of the sample we received was below average, but that’s what you get for the cheapest price.
Written by: Kelvin Fogarty
Date published: 03/24/2016
6.9 / 10 stars