No surprises. It came within a few days, it looks like it did in the picture and operated fine. The material is a little thin, so I don't think it will provide as much sun protection as I would like, but other than that, so far, so good.
I have owned this umbrella for the past two years and have no complaints quality is excellent. I enjoy the lighting and they have been trouble free. The lighting is so beautiful in the evening and all my friends want to know where they could purchase the same umbrella.
The umbrella is neither the best nor the worst in terms of build quality that I've seen. I wouldn't call it flimsy. Amber LED lights are built into the spokes with three modes - blinking alternating spokes, simultaneous blinking of all spokes, and steady on. I found the first two annoying, but you have to click through them to get to the steady on mode.
Power is fed from a laptop-like power pack, with a 2 foot AC power cord, and 18 foot low voltage power that feeds into a barrel connector on side of the pole. The two piece pole has a self-aligning RCA plug on the centerline that automatically connects electrical during assembly.