I love the look and the style, but it arrived triple boxed - the exterior box was fine, the middle box was wet as was the interior box - the chrome finish of the base is all pitted and discolored. I wouldn't use it in this condition, and now have the headache of repackaging and returning to get a replacement. Great price, but not sure the savings is worth the effort I will need to extend to actually get an item I can use. Can't answer yet if I would recommend it to a friend, at least not until I get one worth keeping and placing in my bathroom.
This stand does what it was meant to do: hold a roll of TP. However, aesthetically, I'm not 100% pleased with it. The base is very bulky, it's pretty short (the one I was looking to replace was taller), and I think it's only a few notches above looking cheap. I was at BBB a week later and saw a couple of really great options for only a couple of dollars more, and since I paid for shipping, I would have saved money if I had bought one of those instead.