I was wary of buying a bed without seeing it in person first, but friends assured me the return policy at Overstock.com was quick and easy, and after shopping around I knew the price of this bed was almost too good to be true. It arrived very quickly, in 2 boxes, very well packaged with no flaws or dings. Best of all I was thrilled when I opened it; this is not a discount bed or something that someone else couldn't get rid of - it is a beautiful piece with a lovely finish (yes, it's shiny, but I have some very expensive ***** curtain rods with the identical finish.) I assembled the bed by myself in about 30 minutes, although I needed my husbands help to put the mattress and box spring on the frame. I added felt pads to the legs to protect my hardwood floors, and a bed skirt so I wouldn't see the legs. Overall this bed is a huge bargain; it's a great price, it's beautiful, very sturdy and everyone I've shown it to thought it looked very expensive. Thanks, Overstock.com!!!