I bought these sheets with very high expectations. I have a set of Egytian cotton 500 thread count that I bought at a department store on sale.- which I LOVE. While the department store sheets were a bit more expensive, I feel their quality is far superior to the sheets I bought on Overstock. The sheets I purchased were not as soft as my other ones and they seemed to lack that decadence that I've come to associate with my store bought set. Overall, I was a bit disappointed. On a positive note, the color was exactly what I wanted.