Has anyone tried The Mysterious Package Company?

I’m considering buying one of the scenarios for my wife this Christmas and I’m looking for real people who’ve tried to to help me decide if it’s worth it. Anyone tried it? Did you and/or the recipient like it? I’m interested in providing an experience for her, more than a thing. We’ve got enough stuff. But she’s not super into eldritch horror stuff, so I don’t know if the tone of the stories is right for her. Are they super creepy?

For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s the website: www.mysteriouspackage.com

They are “purveyors of strange and unannounced deliveries, designed to intrigue, befuddle, and delight.” They deliver surprise mail/packages to the recipient that involve mysterious artifacts and circumstances. It’s kind of like a mystery/puzzle by mail.

Any advice welcome!

Various hints my roommate has dropped imply I should be expecting one of these for my birthday, but I have no experience with it yet. However, last month I got myself a subscription to the Mystery Experiences Company and thoroughly enjoyed the one mystery I’ve received so far. Everything is contained in one box that shows up at your door. There are multimedia links and hints available online, as well as a Facebook support group that help each other out a great deal.

I have heard some good things about MPC, but it’s all been outweighed by how expensive they are. However, most of their items are handcrafted and very well done, so it might balance out.

Is there any way to find out what the actual costs might be without becoming a member?

Here’s are some reviews, it does sound interesting:

http://www.geek.com/geek-culture/the-mystery-of-the-mysterious-package-is-revealed-1634345/

Mysteriously, this company’s packaging is the best part of its product.

Date purchased: January 3, 2016

Price: $199.00

I signed up for a membership to find out. They range from $200 to $300.

As long as the mysterious package isn’t an angry bobcat.

In about 1950, my mother joined a worldwide gift club. Every two months, a package would arrive containing a thing made in a foreign country, shipped from there with foreign stamps on it… In those days, America imported or outsources practically nothing, so any object in your house that was not American made was a curiosity that would be proudly shown to visitors. There weren’t even any Volkswagens yet. Thins Europeans bought were actually different from things Americans bought. They might have been figurines or useful tools One that comes to mind was a small cuckoo clock from Liechtenstein. It was not junk, (plastic had not yet been invented either), things were reasonably well-made and attractive. She was quite happy with what she got, and the surprise/excitement value was worth the subscription.

So that explains this:

For some reason, this reminds me of this old chestnut:

The premise is intriguing but at $199 too rich for my blood. It did remind me of this xkcd.

Hah, I heard that on Doctor Demento’s show. Thanks for the memory.