I was really nervous and anxious about ordering and receiving my stools bc this was my first purchase from Overstock and there were not many reviews on this particular item. I was originally told to expect to wait approximately 10-14 days before I received my stools...they were shipped within 2 days and received to my house 2 days later! I didn't even have to wait a full week before receiving the stools at my doorstep. The shipping was only $1! The stools were very neatly packaged, no items were missing, and they were so easy to assemble...I assembled them myself in about 15-20 mins in front of the t.v. I did end up re-assembling the first stool I put together once I realized I inadvertently attached the seat backwards (the circular footrest should be facing the same directions as the front of the chair). At the end they look wonderful and as if I spent at least twice as much than they actually cost. I'm a young urban homeowner so they went along with the modern style of my house without being too over the top. They were the perfect little splash of art deco. I have two small kids and they love them too, however, their weight isn't enough to make the chairs go down when they pull the lever, but even better for me b/c I certainly don't want them playing on the stools. I did notice that the stools dropped just a little when a bigger male friend sat in one but not significantly or uncomfortably. All in all I'm soooo happy and I would definitely order from Overstock again and again. This was my first order but definitely not my last.