I've had a similar problem with other white furniture/accessories I've bought on Overstock. Although they look great in the picture, the actual white color is a little too "bluish/cool" for the warmer whites in my room. I also failed to read that they are coated with PVC rather than the porcelain I thought so they are rather cheap looking for what I paid and aren't all that sturdy. I've resorted to using them as decorative elements rather than actual bookends since they aren't sturdy enough to hold my books. Overall, nice but way too overpriced for the cement/PVC material they are made of.
This is a perfect gag gift for someone with habit of extending their arms out with a perfect 90 degree angle hands! I did expect it to be heavier since the description said it's made with cement but it seems adequate to do job. Overall I think it's properly priced.