Top positive review
A bit of a hassle to assemble, but so far, so good
9 June 2019
Before buying this, I had read in one of the reviews that the shelves were actually to be placed with the "border" down. That was not such a problem for me because I was mainly wanting it to store a pile of books (in which case the border would not be of that much help). Read on for the review.
Delivery & Packaging:
This product got delivered on time, but within a minute of delivery, another delivery guy came up and mentioned that the product had been cancelled and he needed to take it back. I showed him the order tracking, and he then confirmed with the DC (distribution center) that the product was recalled back and would be delivered afresh. The next day, I again received the message that the product would be delivered, but it was not delivered. It was finally delivered 2 days after the first delivery.
The packaging looked like it was opened up and shabbily sealed with tape again. After opening the package, the inner contents which were supposed to be packed in smaller plastic covers were all strewn throughout the box. A wrench that was supposed to supplied with the product was also missing. Apparently, it looked like a case where it had been purchased by someone and then retured. Too bad that Amazon.in could not re-package it nicely again.
I wanted to return it, but I did really want to use the product. So I decided to assemble it, and return it if it didn't work out.
The product came with fixed legs, which can be removed and replaced with the wheels provided. This is good because if one wanted the self to be unmovable, the legs could be used instead of the wheels.
The plastic sleeves which are supposed to hold the shelves do not fully close around the legs. Also, the manual mentions that the shelves are supposed to be placed on the sleeves. However, if I did that for the bottom most shelf, the whole trolley becomes unstable. To overcome that, I finally used the bottom shelf upside down. That way, the shelf was able to go completely over the sleeves and get a tight grip for the bottom shelf. I was able to place the rest of the shelves with the "border" on the top side.
The assembly itself should not take more than 10 to 15 minutes, but I feel because of the sleeves not closing completely, it took me much longer. I think this could be a manufacturing defect.
So far, I have been able to use it for the purpose I needed (keep large quantities of books). The wheels are smooth, and moving the trolley is a breeze. I am a bit skeptical on the amount of load it can take (mentioned load in the manual is 68 kg when in motion, and 100 kg when it is stationary). Its stability is also questionable for me due to the assembly issues I had. I will know that in due course.
So far, it looks good and serves my purpose quite well.
Update (August 2019): The shelf sleeves were looking a bit unstable. So, finally decided to fit all the shelves with their "border rim" down. This resulted in the shelves fitting around the sleeves. It is now looking sturdy. Note that the product image (zoomed) in the product description shows the shelves fitted with the border rim down.