My barstools just arrived.. .I was a bit nervous to get them for I was going from solid wood bar stools to leather...but I have to say that I love them...they are not pure white, more of a tint of cream in them..but overall they still look white and my counter top is not solid white either..so they go very well. They arrived in a large box...UPS guy brought right to my door... I cut the box open outside and removed each stool. Both were completely assembled (wonderful) .and were packaged extremely well.. about the best packing I have seen from Overstock as a matter of fact. the stools were in a card board insert that kept them from moving around...came with protector booties half way up each leg..and all wooden parts had been tediously wrapped with wrapping to avoid getting scratches.. I was very impressed with the packaging of these two stools. They are perfect for me...and I love the white .. it lightened up my kitchen counter and even makes it seem bigger! How they will hold up?? don't have a clue..but for right now... and right out of the box I love them! I did not give them a five star only because I have no idea how they will hold up yet...but if I am allowed to.. I will come back in a month or so and add to this and maybe change the rating to the five star.