The five stars is for the product, not the buying situations (plural).
I purchased this unit for pantry purposes, and it's terrific. Sturdy, very easy to assemble and very functional. I wanted another, right away; but went in a different direction out of sheer confusion, if nothing else.
How much is it today? Is it on the free-shipping/Prime list? Is it available now, or is it maybe shipping in three or four weeks? All this changes almost daily. I finally gave up on it even though I gave it several days to settle down because I didn't want to wait four weeks nor pay more than I had previously (afraid that was at its highest). At one point, it was available at a good price and I hesitated a bit too long -- yep, then it suddenly was 2-4 weeks.
Is this a game or what?
I ordered something else. Next day, it was available, and at a good price. Then it was free shipping at a much higher price, of course (I understand that part). Today it's the lowest price I've seen; but not free shipping. It still is less totally (by about eight or nine bucks) than what I paid for it in the first place, on free shipping. Yep, and I first ordered it only 12 days before I'm writing this.
Yep, very nice shelving unit; but I'll be satisfied avoiding this frustration and using something else that's less efficient; but prettier.
Even though it's too late for me to afford another, can we please get this straight, Amazon? Makes a person feel that you're dealing with some flaky sellers. I can sympathize because you may be feeling the same frustrations I'm feeling.
In sum, I like the product enough to buy another; just try to keep your eye on the fast-moving target.