Loot Crate is a site with a very interesting premise; pay a monthly fee (the base price is $13.37, clever), and near the end of the month, they send you a box. What's in the box? That's the fun part, you don't really know! You can get anything from video game swag, to geeky food items, even neat little electronics. One crate sent out a month is also the 'Mega Crate', which has a ton of neat stuff... you could get an iPod, a game console, or some really rare gaming swag. At even the base price, there's more than $15 dollars of goods inside, so you'll definitely get a good deal, and it adds the excitement of not knowing what you get!
The best part is that there are ways to lower the price. The first is to sign up for an extended subscription--The base price is a per month basis that can be cancelled at any time, but you can also sign up for three or six month periods to discount the price a bit. These can be cancelled at any time as well, so if you're confident that you'll enjoy what you'll get, it's a good idea to buy in bulk!
In addition, you can get coupons to lower the prices further... in fact, after talking to a coordinator for the site, he gave me a coupon to give out that lasts until September 20th: LOCKERGNOME gets you 10% you purchase; it basically takes care of shipping for you!
So, what do you think of Loot Crate? A great idea, or just a great way to clutter your living space with useless junk? Are you going to give it a try? Let me know!