Furniture shopping can be frustrating, especially when you have to deal with annoying and pushy sales clerks. That's why I decided to buy online. Although I was a bit nervous about the idea at first, I am so happy with the decision! Within a week of placing my order for this bed, it was delivered in perfect condition. The freight company was great to work with. They called mid-week and scheduled delivery for the Saturday after I purchased the bed online. The bed was delivered in three boxes, and my husband was able to carry them upstairs on his own. When we pulled the pieces out of the boxes we realized that assembly was going to be easier than expected. Less than 3 hours later (with a few breaks for beer and wine :-), the bed was fully assembled and ready to go. The deep brown faux-leather looks like the real-deal and has an expensive feel that definitely adds class and elegance to our bedroom. My one recommendation to those who decide to buy the bed is to either go without box springs OR use low-profile box springs with your mattress. We went the low-profile route, but the mattress still rises above the footboard by approximately 4-5 inches. I love the look with the towering mattress (opulence, we have it), but those looking for a more modern and stream-lined piece (like the photo) should go sans box spring or choose another bed. Overall, I give this bed and purchase experience 5 stars!!! I'll definitely check out overstock.com for future furniture purchases.