I saw this same ottoman listed on many other sites, where it was described as bi-cast leather. The description on Overstock.com listed as "genuine leather". I went ahead and purchased, because even if this stool product was bi-cast leather, the price was fair and I thought it looked great in the photos. Upon receipt, I noticed the tag on the stool also said genuine leather. I know there has been a lot contoversy as to weather or not bi-cast leather should be classified as "genuine leather". That said, if this product is bi-cast leather, it is the highest grade I have ever seen, because I can't tell. Compared to bi-cast ottoman's we looked at in stores, this one looks 100 times better and is of higher quality. It does not have that cheezy plastic look that most bi-cast products seem to have. The leather is very durable, as is the overall construction, and it feels great!
While this was pricier than a lot of ottomans out there, totally worth it. This piece is substantial and looks nicer than any I've seen around. It's pretty hard - easy to set plates, trays, even glasses on. Not comfortable for sitting, but we're using it for a coffee table so it works fine.
I returned this item due to gouges and scratches in the leather, loose seams, and a bulging frame. I ordered a replacement, certain that the problems I had seen with the first one were unique to that piece, and that a second item would be infinitely superior in quality. The second one was worst. It's just simply a cheap 'made in China' piece of junk. I refused shipment with the freight carrier with the second one and O.com refunded me the full amount. BUYER BEWARE: this item is sold from a third-party manufacturer on consignment via Overstock.com, and none of these pieces are ever seen or inspected by an Overstock.com quality control analyst. You get what you pay for with this piece. It's probably worth about $** at a garage sale at best.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is the poorest quality bicast leather piece of furniture I've seen.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very