This was and still retails in some places for about 500 bucks in my area. It is probably the BEST purchase I ever made at Overstock. The bed is just as pictured, a beautiful dark chocolate metal that is easy to clean with a slightly damp cloth. It looks so GREAT, anchors the room and can be adapted to go with traditional or more modern decor. I LOVE the fact that it has a great middle support bar with 2 extra support legs. I noticed that it supported my box springs better and thus my mattress and provided a better nights sleep. In other words, it's STURDY, STRONG/ HAS GOOD LOOKS and is EASY to assemble. I have had the bed for about 3 years now. This is a GREAT deal, I was timid about buying a bed online but this proved my reservations wrong. I put it together myself in a very short period of time, The hardware never loosened up from the metal the way that cheaper metal beds do. You will be amazed at the quality of this bed and not sorry about purchasing it. Plus, you get the great Oveerstock low delivery price and can quit shopping for the perfect bed.