I read all the reviews and only 3 actually had something bad happening with this umbrella others just stated it might be bad with most saying great. I ordered mine the day before yesterday and it arrived today along with a stand I got from Amazon! The color is great, but I will know if it is awesome after I install it tomorrow when it stops raining here. To me the poles and etc., look sturdy for the 64 bucks I paid for it after Overstock's store credit, 10% discount, + overstock member credit + free shipping for members. I suggest getting touch up paint to cover blemishes if any, a pipe fitting attachment if you want the pole to be durable, and anything that you can find at Home Depot/Lowes. Based on the negative ratings I asked Overstock and another company selling same product for just the cloth, and was told no. So, if it does break I will buy another umbrella that I can replace the cloth on with this one. Not much can be found for the price with this quality and beauty. The pole looks great when I opened the box, I wondered what is the negativity about really, I will learn as I go but love it so far and will keep positive throughout.