Rated 1 out of 5Â by Reader Not as pictured
The bookends I received did not in any way resemble the picture. They are made from real gears which should be a plus. However, the large gear on each book end was damaged, not in shipping, in the original use.
On one bookend the large gear is so severely bent that it is an ugly distraction. I bought these for a gift and I was embarrassed. This is too much money to be embarrassed and to have something that will never be used. I would return these but the oversized box was damaged in shipping as it was too big for the items and packed only with airbags - inadequate for something that weighed this much. These will never be used.
June 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by NoStyleSense Manly bookends!
I bought these for my boyfriend for Christmas and he LOVED them! They are a touch shorter than I envisioned but, then again, I should have read the dimensions more closely. They are quite heavy, as bookends should be, so I don't think it matters. The ones I received looked a bit different than those pictured - one large gear in the back, with a smaller one in front and a second smaller one to the side. The two weren't exact mirror images, which we liked. A bit expensive, I suppose, but worth it for a unique, quality gift. The boyfriend even wants to order more!
p.s. I'm from Canada, and paid $5 for shipping - a bargain given the weight!
January 11, 2013