I was VERY hesitant to purchase barstools online, but I read the reviews and decided to take the chance. I am so picky when it comes to furniture and don't like to buy items that are mass-manufactured. I have a habit of buying and returning items.... These arrived within 2 business days of ordering them and they came so nicely packed, without ANY damage. The box was HUGE!!! There was nothing to put together! I just took them out and pushed them right up to my bar! The leather is so soft and shiny! They really are beautiful and such a steal! Really, you cannot beat this price! Overstock is the best thing out there right now! You will NOT be dissapointed in these!