We bought this futon for an extra sleeping place in our home office. It was so inexpensive I thought I would give it a try. I think it is priced to match the value. It will work for what I need. It has a super firm top that is comfortable to sit on but a little stiff to sleep on. I had no trouble getting it out of the box and after reading the other reviews I was careful with the black fabric on the backing. I didnt think it was any worse than what is on the bottom or back of lots of furniture. The beige color is a little odd. It does have some green undertones that give it an odd tint. Most of all it looks a little too shiny and the stitching looks like it was done with a large needle so that each stitch hole shows. It is also a bit shorter than most futons but I knew that from the product specs. It looks inexpensive. Overall it will work for me as I didnt want to spend any more than I did but I would not recommend it.