Thursday, August 2, 2018

Review: Mysterious Bolivian

Name:  Mysterious Bolivian/K&K Holdings/Novoandina Store
Location:  Boston, MA
Products:  Coca leaves, tea, liquids; kratom; hemp.  
Website:  www.mysteriousbolivian.com; www.novoandinastore.com
Rating:  1 of 5 stars




Mysterious Bolivian

Note:  This post is an update to a previous review of this vendor.  If you follow my blog, you might remember a post from 2017 about a seller called Mysterious Bolivian.  This vendor offers a variety of coca products to American customers from inside the U.S.  While their selection is quite impressive, some troubling signs have come up in the past few months that point to them being a scam (or at least unreliable). 

Firstly, they raised the prices of nearly all their items to insane--and I mean insane--amounts about a year ago.  100g of kratom costs $32 and a kilo goes for $180.  But that's not the worst of it.  You can also buy a kilo of coca leaves for $1,050 or some mouth-numbing, assy-tasting coca liquid for $52 a bottle.  And all of that would still be okay if you actually got what you paid for because, let's face it, coca products aren't exactly abundant in North America.  But that's not what happens.  Orders are often placed with the vendor accepting payment only to inform you they've run out of what you ordered.  You're then strung along for several weeks or months (or forever according to some customers) until you finally get what you overpaid for.  Sometimes with extra charges on your credit card.

Perhaps the most worrying thing is the post made on the company's Facebook page the other day.  It reads [paraphrasing]:

"Mysterious Bolivian (Reyes Avila) has not been reliable for some time.  They bring their products into the U.S. illegally & often don't ship after taking payments.  They will be under investigation soon, so don't place any orders with them going forward."

Yikes.  Of course the post is now removed from their Facebook page.  Last I checked, the post had one comment to the effect of "Yeah, it's been this way for years."  You can also find bad reviews on RipOffReport.com & probably other sites if you care to look.

In other words, this company does not appear to be trustworthy or safe to order from as of 2018. 

6 comments:

  1. Yup ... I've ordered from them three times. Every time there is some excuse about the product not being there. Sometimes follow up emails are ignored, sometimes a quick response that always feels like she is just buying time ... for what, is a mystery. After 3 to 4 weeks, I eventually received my orders but only after many emails ... and never what I actually ordered ... but close enough. In short, I have never worked so hard to make a purchase in my life. Not willing to do it again. I wish there were other options.

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    1. Wow, sorry that was your experience too. They better step their game up because there's another coca vendor in the States. Check out kokatonic.com. I've reviewed them somewhere on this blog. Search bar should take you there.

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  2. Wow...... If I would have come across this page sooner I would have not placed an order. I sent the money and my package says on hold. Emailed them and I haven't gotten a response. I don't know what to do right now. It's stressing me out

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  3. Yo, I hope you didn't drop too much money on your order. For what it's worth they've never ripped me off entirely. I just had to wait forever to get my order. Be persistent but polite in your emails and let them know you'll do a chargeback on Paypal or your credit card or whatever if they don't respond after a week or so. Best of luck and let us know how it turns out!

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  4. I only spent 43 dollars but its disappointing to know what they have become. I use to order from them on Amazon. They were always on time and of they made a mistake they would address it quickly.

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    1. Hey, a loss is a loss. I'd be livid about $43. Check out kokatonic.com in the future for similar products. They've never done me wrong. Hopefully you get your order soon!

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