I ordered 3 of these barstools for my kitchen island. I placed my order on a Monday morning and they were here Wednesday afternoon. I saw several reviews stating that these ship quickly, but two days was a great surprise! The barstools look exactly as they do online and I believe the quality is right on par for the price, if not even better. My only complaint is that what I consider to be the key component of the assembly was not in the instructions: once you have all of the pieces put together, YOU MUST SIT ON THE BARSTOOL TO ACTIVATE THE HYDRAULIC LIFT. Maybe this is obvious to some, but since this was my first go at anything with such a lift, I thought we were missing parts until my friend found a tutorial for a similar barstool on YouTube. Hopefully this will be helpful to others :) Otherwise, I am super happy with these all around. Are they an investment that I will have for years to come? NO. But I wouldn't have expected that for the materials & price. They're stylish, functional and easy to assemble.