First of all, shipping was very fast. The quality of the equipment is great. Packaged well. We are using this as a family aged 18 to 57 so it is a great investment. We wanted to change from a gym machine to free weights. We looked at various websites before choosing and we are not disappointed. It is a great set to have. When we unpacked it, there was a strong smell but that did go away. We have been working out with this set for a few weeks now.