Before purchasing these chairs i read the reviews and I too agree with most of what has been said. The chairs arrived quickly. The boxes were not damanged. The assembly of the chairs on the other hand was not so simple. It took my husband a little longer than we both thought to put the charis together. You NEED two people. Overall quality is excellent, they look great in my living room. The colors are vibrant and exactly like the picture. I'm very pleased with my purchase.