There’s a cool subscription box service that we were getting for years now. Loot Crate started small, and has grown exponentially. We started our subscription about three months after it’s launch. That means since 2012, a monthly box of cool junk has shown up at our home.
We have received exclusive Pop Vinyls, comics, and movie prop replicas. The past few months a geeky t-shirt has also been included. People often ask me where I get the shirts, so I explain Lootcrate to them. I have gotten many others to become “Looters”. For nearly four years we have enjoyed the knick-knacks that have appeared at our door step. Last night, we cancelled our subscription.
It’s not that there is anything wrong with the service- far from it- there’s just so many other reasons for us to leave. We enjoyed the exclusive merch, but have found that it’s not so exclusive if tens of thousands of people are getting it. At conventions, I see many people wearing the shirts that Lootcrate gave out and I don’t feel like a special snowflake anymore. We are also running out of shelf space for the items that we were getting. Even my kids were beginning to get tired of the “hand-me-down” loot. The biggest reason we cancelled is actually because of the exchange rate.
We tried to wait it out and hoped that the Canadian dollar would rise again, but no such luck. Because we have lived so close to the US border, we often shopped on a weekly basis in America. But for quite some time now, the value just isn’t there anymore.
So, it was with a heavy heart that we said goodbye to Lootcrate. Perhaps one day we will cross paths again.