The link springs are included even though in the description it says that they are sold separately. In the order confirmation email we were notified of this. Very nice color, very sturdy, and matches our furniture nicely. My 9 year old and I put this together in under an hour. We already had a pop up trundle, and it fits perfectly underneath. Our mattress that we're using is a pillow top, so the sides and back of the bed don't show as much as I'd like, but that's ok. My 9 year old is thrilled with his new bed! After pricing this bed online, we found that we'd save more than $250 by purchasing this from Walmart. Very happy with our purchase indeed!