in the 1st package ( i got 2 packages of 2 stools each to put together) the screws for 1 of the stools were missing and i had to go out and find the right screws. 1 of the stools has a badly finished top and in consequence has a rough seat.
Stools came in good condition and were just what I wanted. There was one small flaw in the surface of one of the stools, but it's hardly noticeable and at this price I wasn't concerned. Very sturdy. Took a little shoving to get them together.