At first look, one is almost tempted to completely ignore the Great Lakes Genetics Seedbank. First, they don’t tell you exactly where they are on their website. It’s only when you select a product and go through the check-out procedure that you discover they are in Clio, Michigan.
Second, when you go to their website at https://www.greatlakesgenetics.com/ you are given exactly 60 minutes to go all the way through checkout. Otherwise, your shopping car completely disappears.
Third, there are no frequently asked questions section on their website, they do provide minimal information on their shipping/payment page, but even then, it is bare minimal.
Finally, Great Lakes Genetics only accepts two types of payments, either cash in the form of U.S. dollars, or a blank U.S. Postal, or Money Gram money or Western Union money orders. That’s it. No credit cards. No wire transfers. No bitcoin. Nothing.
Stack up all of these things together and our first tendency is to be like Aria Grande and shout, “Thank you, Next!”
Sure, there are plenty of great cannabis strain products, but really? That’s it?
However, if do a Google Search for Great Lakes Genetics you will find, at least for U.S. customers that it has a reputation as one of the most reliable seed banks in the United States.
Time and time again, customers rave about how they placed their order, and within a week received their order safe and sound in a discreet, mailed package.
Like all USA cannabis seedbanks, they sell their cannabis seeds as novelty items only, so there is no cultivation information provided as well. But you can’t beat satisfied customers and Great Lakes Genetics has a lot of them.
In fact, based upon numerous reviews, Great Lakes Genetics may be listed as one of the top 10 seed banks in the US.
One of the things that Great Lakes Genetics excels in is offering freebies. In fact, freebies are offered with every order.
Another reason for their success is volume pricing. While many seed banks offer perhaps 4 to 6 seeds, the vast majority of Great Lakes Genetics offerings come in a pack of 13!
Is Great Lakes Genetics perfect? Far from it. All seeds are sold as is and there is no guarantee of germination. And we personally don’t like the idea of sending either cash or blank money orders in the mail.
But it is what it is, and Great Lakes Genetics has built quite the reputation within the United States for not only reliability, but shipping products quickly.
This is apparently a mom and pop store, so don’t expect a vast customer service team. If there is a question or a problem you need to send an email and wait for a reply.
However, reports are that they do respond quickly.
If we were rating them, we’d probably give them a 3.5 or maybe 3.8 overall, but a 4.0 or more for quick service, free seeds, and volume selling.