Ordering anything online involves a certain amount of risk as far as quality of the item or timeliness of delivery. It's hard to tell from a small picture exactly what you're going to get. I was very pleased that the item arrived in a few days and in perfect condition. Assembly was fairly easy, though the instructions could have been a bit more clear. I had it together by myself in about 45 minutes and am very happy with the desk. It is a solid piece of furniture with a modern classy look. The black tempered glass surface is very attractive as well as easy to clean. The desk looks terrific in my office and has enough surface space to satisfy most anyone. My initial reservations about ordering online turned out to be unfounded. The price was great, the delivery was cheap, and the desk... beautiful. I love it.