I received the sofa with a week of ordering it. The assembly was quite easy once you realize the instructions are poor! If you purchase this sofa you have to open the velcro closure under the sofa to access the arm assembly. The instructions does not provide that level of detail and trying to figure how to attach the arms and getting frustrated I happen to look under the sofa and realized the bottom was removable - giving access the the inside. Once I did that it was assembled in less than 10 minutes. Overall I am pleased with the sofa. It's very comfortable, lots of cushioning, very attractive and looks a lot more than what I paid for it! The vinyl does look like real leather or at least a very high end vinyl. For less than *** dollars you won't go wrong with this one!