The bars come shipped with bubble wrap around the parts to protect the finish. No problems there. It only took about 20 minutes or less to assemble and the parts fit together well so, another plus. The bars felt very sturdy and the grip padding plenty adequate. My only complaint is that for my height, 5'-8", I wish the bars were just a couple inches taller. If I don't bend at the waist when doing a dip my knees will hit the floor before I feel I've gone through a full movement. But, easily solved by bending a little at the waist. Or maybe I'll get a couple of 2 x 6's to raise them up a bit.
I like that the feet are not as wide as some other brands and I can get the bars closer together to better suit my shoulder width. For the price, I'm very satisfied with the dip bars.