Saw this in a catalog and loved it, but not the price. Started looking elsewhere on line and found it at Overstock.com for a much better price. I have ordered from Overstock before and was not surprised at the prompt delivery. My husband put it together with a little trouble getting the "trunk" of the tree together. Once he got the threads started, he had no problem. Took him maybe 15 minutes to assemble. The paint is chipped somewhat in places, but since it is black, it is not much of an issue. I am quite pleased with the tree and my two daughters loved it. Am thinking of ordering one for each of them..