123HelpMe.com is not a paper writing service per se, as you don’t get to hire a writer to craft you a custom essay from scratch according to your instructions. What do you get, then? 123 Help Me is basically an essay storehouse, so you get access to a large database of essays and term papers that you can use as a source of inspiration for your own writing.
The materials students can gain access to through 123 Help Me include essays of all kinds, research papers, speeches and term papers. They are grouped according to general topic, but you can also use the site’s search tool to look for a particular keyword or narrower subject. The papers are color coded to help you get a general idea of the quality level right from the start. For example, the grey ones are free, while orange papers are rated as “good”, but, weirdly enough, in the FAQ section of the website it states that orange is for materials that haven’t been reviewed yet. The yellow essays are rated as “better”, purple is for strong papers, blue is for powerful essays, aqua symbolizes term papers, while green stands for research papers.
Note that, by paying to get access to the site’s resources, you get only that – access. The original writer maintains the intellectual property rights, so you can only use the papers as a research material, not submit them as your own.
123helpme.com seems to have gone through a recent overhaul in terms of pricing policies. A while back, you were charged per paper, according to its color coding – or weren’t charged at all in the case of the grey (or red, before the “facelift”) essays. Now they operate on a subscription basis, so you can’t just buy one single paper, you need to pay for a whole month at least, but you get access to their whole database. Furthermore, we’ve searched the site diligently and simply couldn’t find any free papers anymore. Having used American Civil War as a search term, 300 papers were returned- not a single one was free.
As to the subscription – it’s very expensive. There are three different plans you can choose from. The monthly plan costs $29.95/month, the yearly one is $9.95/month, while if you opt for the middle plan, you pay $59.85 every three months. Although you do get access to all their documents regardless of the plan you subscribe for, it isn’t a good deal if you only need help with an essay or two. Furthermore, be warned that, once you opt for a plan and proceed with the payment, the subscription fees will automatically be renewed once the original term selected ends, unless you explicitly cancel the agreement – with 7 days’ notice!
Discounts and Special Offers
We haven’t been able to find any 123HelpMe discount code or special discounts for loyal customers, but you do get a price reduction if you opt for the longer-term subscription plans.
The quality of the materials is quite debatable. We’ve looked through their papers and, while some were pretty good, others were either poorly structured or badly written, even though their color coding ranked them as higher quality. Furthermore, according to 123HelpMe reviews we’ve found on third-party sites, some essays are only around 10-20 words longer than the free preview provided by the website, and therefore not worth paying for.
Customer support isn’t one of 123HelpMe’s strong points. There’s no phone number listed, no address, and no live chat, which isn’t very encouraging. All you get is an email address you can use if you encounter any problems.