uneven quality control--not worth the $
elw from Brooklyn, NY– Verified Buyer
I bought two half-trees for my narrow space. I assembled one without any problems. It didn't help that the illustrated instruction sheet showed an obviously different connection (two metal pieces in the upper piece), but it's not rocket science, and having dealt with artificial trees before, I could figure it out.
It was tedious spreading the branches, but I was satisfied with the results - not wonderful, but satisfactory.
HOWEVER! The second one is probably going back after Christmas. I couldn't put it together myself, and had to wait until my guests arrived for the tree-trimming party. With some extra power, the bottom two pieces finally went together.
The top connecting piece would not go all the way into the trunk, no matter how much force was used. I do not maintain a wood-working shop in my apartment, so I could not drill a larger hole. Surely the manufacturers know the size of the metal connecting piece - I see no reason they could not use the same size drill bit for the trunk so that the pieces would fit together properly.
Then some of the branches were so loose that they could not be spread properly, or hold anything but the lightest (paper) ornament. In addition, the twisted wires were exposed at the end of some of the branches, and I was badly scratched by the exposed metal.
I thought the price of the trees was fairly high, but I expected good quality in return, and I was willing to pay for it. I did NOT get what I expected.