Others are more enthusiastic about these than I am. They were cheap (though I wouldn't be surprised to find them for less) but adequate to have as extra counter stools for when I have guests and need another seat. They stack neatly and are very lightweight. Though not terribly comfortable, they are adequate for short periods of sitting. They are not lifetime chairs like you'd expect with well-made furniture, but I expect they will last several years. No odor (which can be an issue for items made in China) and were nicely packaged and arrived quickly. I would recommend them for apartment dwellers who already have 2 comfortable counter stools and need extras to bring out when guests arrive but if you hang out at the counter you'll probably want something with a better design.