I received the cat tree today (Aug 11th), I had ordered in on the 4th of August. Considering it had not processed until the 8th, shipping time was very fast. I was wary about purchasing a non assembled cat tree, but it looked easy enough so I figured I would. I opened the box, which had a few little rips and tears from the shipping and was relieved to find everything was in one piece. I was however, slightly disappointed with the instructions. A one sheet piece of paper with a diagram. But with the diagram and the actual picture it went together surprisingly fast. All hardware/tools needed were included. I have carpet in my home and was a little worried about how well it would stand up. It is slightly wobbly, very slightly. Not enough so that I have to anchor it to anything, but I will most likely put it up against a wall to be safe. It's a great space saver for those in cramped living quarters, and the little pouch on the side is movable so it can stick out on the side or towards the front. The top tube/tunnel isn't long enough for an adult cat in my opinion, but it is stable. It comes with the toy rope, but it hangs down in to the opening so I'm not sure if that portion will be used. I think it is a well priced product and hope my cats will like it as much as I do!