I received my Black Tai salt lamp and it is absolutely the most beautiful himalayan salt lamp ever. not sure what the person rights about being dull... maybe they didnt know it was suppose to be salt! The box was a perfect white box - the cord was bubblewrapped in put in a separate bright red back so i could find it easily. there were so many extra pieces of himalayan salt chunk, i added it to my other piece that i bought from some discount online shopper. Black Tai is amazing! they always have the best prices, the best quality. Sometimes i shop on their website when they have bagains but I find overstock.com has the best pricing, and the shipping cost - come one! how can you beat it. Black Tai shipped it to me FedEx! I received it literally the NEXT MORNING! UNBELIEVABLE! I LOVE IT! Buy from them it is so worth it!