Bad reviews can scare you away and there are so many variations on all these different types of sheet sets offered on overstock that I just had to take the plunge and pick one (well I order a 350 count one too). I'm a 30 something bachelor so I'm not too versed. I just know good comfort and to have nice sheets (thanks Mom). I ordered the grey cali-king set. My bed is a cali-king and is probably is 15+ inches deep. The sheets come in the typical plastic zipper package. The front tag reads "Andiamo Fine Linens, Ispirato en Italia per la casa, 500 thread count, 100% Egyptian Cotton - Single ply yarn, 15" Deep pockets fits mattresses up to 17" The back does read "Made in India" and "...500 threads per square inch" With that said, I tried the sheet over my bed first to check the fit and was happy to see elastic all around and that it fit. I then immediately washed the sheets following the instructions. Although I missed the gentle cycle but will do that moving forward. There was very little lint in the lint screen before and looked no different after. The sheet has a nice sheen that remained after washing. Use some type of fabric softner. I think a few of these complainers don't know how to wash clothes. And bathe your skin before hitting the nice clean sheets. Makes no sense hopping in the bed on clean sheets with your skin from a day of activities. After drying on low heat, you will definitely have to iron the wrinkles out if you're a stickler for that. I'm not. I just wanted to go to bed. The sheets are soft people!...and comfortable. I usually am up late but I was knocked out by 930p and missed the rest of MNF after getting in these sheets. They are not thin and not thick. Just right for me, because I am typically warm. I can probably just sleep in them without a comforter even into the winter months for a little while. No pilling ocurred so far. These are good sheets. Maybe it's helped by my pretty awesome bed and vice versa. You have to take a chance somewhere though. Glad I did. I recommend!