Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 2 out of 5 by SuSu1956 Was Hoping for the Best
Despite the negative reviews for both new and "as is" silver trees, I decided to throw caution to the wind and order one set of silver trees. Upon delivery, the package contents was clanging...not a good sound. Opened the package and the battery packs literally fell out of the bottom of 2 out of the 3 trees. Decided to order another set with the hopes of better luck. Ironically, the second set of trees had no problems.. timer works fine in all 3 trees and the mercury glass is beautiful. So now I have 4 trees out of 6 that work. Ordered a third set with the hopes of securing the 2 trees to complete 2 sets. Intend on returning remaining defective trees. Sadly, I have a small tree with the battery pack falling out of the bottom. The remaining two trees need the help of a glue gun to secure the battery pack. Hoping the glue gun solves the problem. No guarantee.
Rated 5 out of 5 by WisconsinMom What a SURPRISE!
I saw these new trees and finials by Valerie during their very first presentation and instantly knew then that I wanted them. They're so beautiful with the vintage finish and treatment to the glass, and they definitely appear to be different from anything VPH has ever done before. I wanted silver which promptly sold out in record time so I was forced to wait for some "as is" or waitlist...and then came the reviews. I truly cannot imagine why there are so many negative reviews or furthermore, why my set specifically that I was sent was ever sent back to begin with. So GORGEOUS! Mine are absolutely a perfect set - all three trees light, they are not damaged or chipped in any way, batteries went in easily, stand nice and straight, and no "oily" substance that so many others mentioned. They really are striking! I waited so long and held off on these due to the horror stories found within the reviews but thankfully I was given a great set. I am so happy because this was one of the main components I wanted for my Christmas display this year. I was not expecting much but I really got everything I had hoped for and more with these silver trees. Such a welcomed surprise opening them up this evening, so very pleased. I also ordered the matching silver finials and am looking to have the same luck with those too!
Rated 1 out of 5 by booey28 Disappointed! !!!
Just received these in the mail. I have ordered as is items before. They have always been a good purchase. This one not so much. One tree doesn't work at all. The battery compartment on all the trees is almost impossible to open. Top of one tree is chipped. I didn't think as is meant broken and defective. The trees are very pretty and just what I want unfortunately they have to go back.
Rated 1 out of 5 by RichieSZ Really Bad New or As-is
I purchased the silver trees new and as-is. Each tree in the new set that arrived was covered in some sort of stinky oily residue that I couldn't wash off my hands, and the tallest tree was crooked. I thought I'd try them as-is. Unfortunately, the smallest tree arrived shattered and the battery compartment was falling out of the tallest tree. The as-is set is also covered in the same smelly oily residue. These trees are very pretty, but with the oily residue that so many have complained about and the overall poor quality, these trees are just awful.
Rated 3 out of 5 by missmomiss Beautiful item, but does have an oil smell
I did read the reviews on this new item before buying the "as is".
After reading about the oil and the oil smell I took this item out of my cart.
I looked around for other glass trees and found them not as nice and more expensive than these. I took a chance and ordered this set in gold "as Is". I am glad I did. They are beautiful, but the bottoms do smell like home heating oil. No oil has come out so maybe
It was cleaned up before being resold. I am living with the oil smell because these are beautiful and look amazing on my mantle.