Kratom 5280 overview
There are very good reasons why we prefer Kratom suppliers who source their stuff from South East Asia. You must understand that this is the native region for Kratom. This is where Kratom first came to be. This is where farmers have been cultivating this tree for centuries, with the practices getting passed from one generation to the next. Most importantly, it is the area with excellent weather conditions and soils that make Kratom strains what they are. However, the surge in popularity of this tree has seen opportunist pop up from all corners of the world. The worst part is that not all of them will take the necessary steps to get you the quality stuff that you deserve.
With the increase in popularity, not only do we have different Kratom products in the market i.e., powder, capsules, and vape products, but you can actually buy Kratom trees. We know of vendors that sell live trees, and we also understand that some of them are taking short cuts and sourcing their Kratom from other cheaper places.
Here is the thing, you can buy a Kratom tree and grow it in your backyard, but it’s never going to be similar to one that is grown in say Indonesia or Malaysia. The vendors will tell you that buying Kratom trees will give you an unlimited supply of Kratom, but what they won’t say is that the alkaloid content won’t be the same. And that’s if the trees manage to grow in the first place. In the same way, some suppliers are getting their supplies from other regions that have no history with the strains. And what’re the results of all this? Weak, ineffective, and completely useless strains. It’s for that reason that we encourage Kratom lovers to only deal with suppliers that are getting their stuff from Northeast Asia.
Kratom 5280 claims to be one such vendor. According to their website, they’ve established long-term relationships with the Kratom farmers in Indonesia to supply them with potent and fresh products that are also safe. The funny thing is that finding information on the vendor is a massive headache.
Getting reviews on legit vendors is never an issue unless they are new in the market or if they deal with a very small market. Is it possible that we’ve been sitting on Kratom 5280 all this time? This review covers all the information you need to know about the seller.
I honestly have mixed reactions to the Kratom 5280 website. The moving green Kratom trees in the background and the floating words are definitely a nice touch. On the other hand, the bold font and highlighted words give a rather odd appearance.
The good news is that they’ve done an incredible job of making it easier for you to find the items you need. When you click on the Products section, you will see that they’ve grouped the strains available based on the vein color i.e., Reds, Greens, and Whites. There’s also a category on Signature strains.
They also have a brief description of all the strains on offer. It doesn’t tell much about the properties of the strains, but at least you’ll get some information on where it comes from. If you need information on how to use the strains or which Kratom is best for, you’ll need to do the research beforehand.
Kratom 5280 has a very short product catalog even though they claim to have “ALL” strains on their shelves. These are the only ones that you can buy unless they have some other strains that are not uploaded on their website:
- Maeng Da
- Red Horn
- Green Horn
- White Horn
- Wahyu’s Best
We also saw users complaining that some of these products are frequently out of stock. Like at the time of writing this review, Bali Kratom was available. Do you know what’s the craziest part, though? You cannot place your order on the website. You have to contact the supplier and tell them the strains you want and quantity, and they’ll reach back telling you whether your order is being processed or not.
The only quality-related practice mentioned by the supplier is that they work with farmers who have the experience and commitment to taking care of the Kratom trees throughout their lifespan. That’s it. We couldn’t find any details to do with lab tests or anything of the sort.
The good news is that most of the user reviews we came across were quite positive. So, they might not have mentioned anything critical to do with cGMP, but if a significant number of previous customers are providing positive feedback, then we have to give them the benefit of the doubt.
The fact that you cannot purchase from the website directly makes it difficult to gauge their prices. The worst part is that they have not attached a price tag on each strain. Instead, they’ve given us a general price list summary that looks like this:
- 500g – $75
- 1Kg – $130
- 3Kg – $390
- 5Kg – $500
As you can tell, these are bulk purchases, and not many people are willing to splash over $70 on an item from a new supplier. This leaves you with only one option; you have to contact them and enquire about the prices of smaller orders.
We did some digging and found that you can buy some strains for as little as $5. You can also make a 100g purchase for around $12.5.
The unprecedented drawback of holding the prices is that the supplier can manipulate them as they wish. I mean, I could contact them, and they’ll tell me that the price for a particular strain is say $12.50 and another buyer can enquire about the same strain later in the day, and they could tell them it’s $14.00.
It’s for this reason that I believe if you are going to buy from Kratom 5280, then you should make a bulk purchase whose prices are fixed and published on the website.
Kratom 5280 accepts Bitcoin and Money Order payments. If you pay using USPS Postal Money Order, you will get a free upgrade to priority processing.
Shipping and Return Policy
All the quoted prices on the website are inclusive of the shipping fees. The company utilizes USPS Priority shipping. They’ll also give you a tracking code.
All items are shipped inside Mylar moisture barrier bags. They are all hermetically sealed with no branding or other details about what’s inside the bag.
Orders are typically processed and shipped within 48 hours, and this is inclusive of Saturdays.
Kratom 5280 does not accept returns. They claim that the nature of their products does not allow them to accept returns, which is funny because almost all other Kratom vendors have generous money-back guarantees. That’s a major red flag. The only thing you can do here is to cancel your order, and that can be done if they have not yet shipped.
Kratom 5280 has so many red flags at every corner. Right from failing to disclose the prices for each strain to the non-existent return policy. It’s insane to think that anyone could spend over $100 on a bulk purchase from a new vendor without a return policy in place.
On the brighter side, we have some guys who’ve done business with Kratom 5280, and they were very impressed with the quality.
So what’s the bottom line here? The best advice is to go for the 500g strains that are going for $75. If they agree to sell a smaller order, then take it instead. You can then try it out for some time and see how well it works for your unique case. In case it disappoints you, at least the losses will be minimal. But if you’re impressed with the results, you will have the confidence to make a bigger purchase.
Here are some of the user reviews from Reddit – they are all pretty old though dating way back in 2015.
“Yeah, it’s great, Kratom, at a fantastic price. There’s something in my head telling me it can’t be the best because it’s so cheap, but trying it right next to another vendor that’s 2.5x more, it stands up well.” By Rockervotex
“I ordered from them last week, and they said they were out of white horn and wayhus best and gave me the option to receive the 4 now and those 2 later. When did you order and did you get all 6? It isn’t bad stuff by any means but kind of disappointed. Shipping was quick, though.” By Verysarizer
Hi there, I’m Michael and the owner of Buds & Blossoms. I’m a former opioid addict and I survived a three-year addiction. With the help of kratom I managed to get my life back on track and the main goal of this site is to inform and help people. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.