Like most posts on the reviews I've read on these stainless steel carts, mine arrived with numerous dings and one fairly big scratch on the top. I did not want to bother with returning it and trying to get another one after reading all those reviews. I am using this as an island in my kitchen and placed my stainless steel wine rack on top of the scratch. I guess the dings just give it character. I've looked at many kitchen islands (and had a butcher block prior) and decided I like the stainless steel look. I would recommend to anyone looking for a contemporary touch in the kitchen and it's a good deal for the price.