I received these fine, no dings, well packaged. about the color: based on other reviews, i was worried the silver might be too shockingly bright or sparkly and look cheap, but it was just like in this picture. Some pictures of other chairs with the same finish looked much brighter, but these were like this picture. stable, not too small to sit on (as other reviews suggested). light enough to move easily--i like that they slide right under the counter when not in use. HOWEVER, the same product is now also listed on o.co as a doorbuster for cheaper and with an EXTRA STOOL ***. just sayin'.